The Athens International Film and Video Festival maintained a vision and identity that celebrates avant-garde, independent, alternative, and world media, from 35mm feature films, 16mm films, video, and now digital media and interactive installations. Competition for independent media artists includes a broad diversity of artists, genres, and approaches. Prizes are determined by jurors consisting of guest artists, and other professionals in the field. The Athens International Film and Video Festival also sponsors guest artists screenings, that often include workshops and additional opportunities for artists to meet with audience members and students. Festival also includes a Feature Film Showcase, highlighting the latest in global cinema.
1st prize winners in Short Narrative and Animated Short are Academy Qualifying.
Awards for each category:
No premiere requirement
Jury and Organizers
Ruth Bradley (Festival Director).
Athens Center for Film and Video
P.O. Box 388
Athens, OH 45701
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Works that utilize nonfiction material to construct a story, an argument, and/or a statement about the real world. The total running time for a documentary short is no longer than 40 minutes.
Works that tell a fictional story. Narrative features must have a running time of 40 minutes, or more.
Works that strive to expand the formal and content boundaries of motion picture arts, and that express personal involvement with the medium. Generally films entered into in this category are non-narrative.
Works, of any length, that utilize animation techniques, including but not limited to: traditional drawing, stop-motion, computer animation, and other technical processes for generating non-live-action films. Works under 40 minutes are considered short.
Works that tell a fictional story. Narrative shorts must have a running time of 40 minutes, or less.
Works that utilize nonfiction material to construct a story, an argument, and/or a statement about the real world. The total running time for a documentary feature is a minimum of 40 minutes.