It is with great pleasure that I announce the dates for the 2018 Art is Alive Film Festival will be August 16-19, 2018. The location will remain in my second home of NYC. I am still seeking one additional screening judge, and always could use extra volunteers. We anticipate this year's event to be even bigger and better, and hope to be able to screen 75 films this year. 

Listed below is the criteria for submission:

Film submissions must not have any distribution deals, be available online, or be available for purchase at the time of festival screening.

Films of a taboo nature (incest, porn, highly sexual or abuse of animals or children) are not accepted. 

We do not accept rough cuts or work in progress. 

All international films submitted must have English subtitles. 

You may submit to AIA FF while having submitted to other festivals. 

We accept films in the following categories: Romance, Sci Fi, Horror, Animated, Youth, Comedy, Documentary, International, and LGBT. This year, we are also allowing entry of web series. Projects that run 5-40 minutes in length are considered shorts; 55 minutes and longer are features. 

All filmmakers must secure any and all necessary licenses or permits associated with showing said film. 

Youths wishing to submit films must fall within the age bracket of 10-17. All content must be created and filmed solely by said filmmaker. 

As to screenplay submissions, all must be original content and in the English language. Shorts are from 1 to 35 pages; features are 40 to 100 pages in length. Files must be submitted in PDF format only. Any screenplay having won an award or other competition is disqualified from entering the AIA FF. 

All submissions are to be done via direct submission to the festival. If your film is selected, we will contact you about press kits and a screener. 

No refunds are to be given on entry fees.

Deadlines for Entry are as follows:

Early Bird Deadline - February 9, 2018

Regular Deadline - April 14, 2018

Late Deadline -  June 29, 2018

Notification Date: July 9, 2018

To submit for the short/feature film or screenplay competition, click below. Upon receipt, you will receive a written confirmation code. 

Thank you for considering Art is Alive Film Festival!!

2018 AIA Web Series Submissions

$ 30.00 USD

2018 AIA Screenplay Submissions

$ 20.00 USD

2018 AIA Youth Film Submission

$ 10.00 USD

2018 AIA Short /Feature Film Submission

$ 30.00 USD