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48th American Indian Film Festival 

San Francisco, United States, November 3 to 11, 2023

Call for entries

(Feature and short films, all genres) 

The American Indian Film Festival is currently accepting applications for its 2023 edition. 

Please note that films must be submitted directly to the festival via FilmFreeway. 

Competitive: Yes  

Entry fees: Yes ($52 – 62 US) 


Please see the festival website.


Celebrating its 48th edition, the San Francisco-based festival has become a trusted guide to contemporary Native American life. A reliable, celebratory and empowering event, the Festival works to replace stereotypes with authentic representations of Native traditions, history and present-day life. 

AIFF48 showcases feature films, shorts, documentaries, animation, music videos and public service works of Native American/American Indians by filmmakers all around the world. Highlighted by Indian Country Today’s as “Seven Events Worth Experiencing” and voted as one of the “Best Native American Experience” by USA Today, the American Indian Film Festival is an event not to miss. 

Telefilm Canada recognizes the selection of a feature film in the Festival for application to its International Promotion Program. 

International Promotion 
Telefilm Canada, Montreal 
1 800 567-0890