Atlanta Film Festival 

Call for entries 

(Features and shorts, episodic, virtual reality) 


The Atlanta Film Festival  is currently accepting entries for its 2022 edition. 

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

  • Competitive: Yes 
  • Submission fees: Yes 


  • Foreign language films must have English subtitles 
  • Must be completed on or after October 1, 2019 
  • Films should not have been screened in the greater Atlanta area publicly released online, on VOD, or DVD prior to the 2022 Atlanta film festival. Films that are not Georgia premieres will not be eligible for competition. 


The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is the Southeast’s preeminent celebration of cinema and the flagship production of the Atlanta Film Society. One of the largest and longest-running festivals in the country, ATLFF showcases the work of both emerging and established artists. In addition, the Atlanta Film Festival is one of less than twenty US film festivals that is Academy Award®-qualifying in all three categories: Narrative Short, Documentary Short, and Animated Short. Recent festivals have seen audiences of over 28,000 film-lovers joining over 300 attending filmmakers in support of works that push the boundaries of independent cinema. 

Last year, they received over 9,500 (consisting of 7,000+ films and 2,500+ screenplays) works submitted from more than 120 countries across all 6 populated continents. The festival looks for groundbreaking works in narrative and documentary features and short films, animations, experimental films, puppetry films, music videos, virtual reality films, episodic pilots, food films and family friendly features. 

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


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890

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