2017 Call for Entries Now Open


Every year, AJFF spends roughly six months considering hundreds of film submissions for inclusion in our annual 23 day festival. It all begins with the Call for Entries, and the 2017 call has officially gone out. Filmmakers may submit their films now for consideration.

What does AJFF look for in film submissions?

While AJFF is, first and foremost, a Jewish film festival, we also seek out films that speak to the broader human experience, including those that showcase the intersection between Jewish life and the larger world, and films that promote dialogue between communities. The selection process takes into account both questions of artistic quality, but also subject matter and its relevance to our festival mission.

AJFF is open to U.S. and international entries, in English or with English subtitles. To qualify for consideration, all submissions must have some cultural or historical relevance to the Jewish experience, or life in Israel. Industrial and instructional works are not eligible. We only consider new works that have been produced within the last 12-24 months.

Submission Deadlines and Entry Fees

Entry Deadline: Friday, August 19, 2016. $15.00 (USD) nonrefundable.
Late Deadline: Friday, September 16, 2016. $20.00 (USD) nonrefundable.
WAB Extended Deadline: Friday, October 7, 2016. $30.00 (USD) nonrefundable.
FilmFreeway Extended Deadline: Friday, October 7, 2016. $30.00 (USD) nonrefundable.

Get full details, including deadlines and submission methods, both offline and through Withoutabox and FilmFreeway.