Calling Photographers and Videographers for the 2017 AJFF


Love the idea of covering Atlanta’s largest film festival? Want exposure to 23 days of non-stop international and independent cinema? How about the chance to cover one of Atlanta’s premiere events at seven different venues?

Then you should probably sign up to help cover this year’s AJFF.

We're looking for great photographers and videographers to help document all things AJFF 2017. This includes capturing actors, directors, and other filmmakers in a wonderful environment full of exciting, moving, and poignant moments.

If you're interested in growing your skills and lending your talents, we will be holding a workshop/audition on December 6, 2016 at 6:30 PM. We'll tell you what we are looking for and assess your capacity to be a part of the official AJFF photo/video team. 

Some things that will be included in the workshop:

  • An overview of what AJFF is about and a look at what we have captured through photo and video in the past.
  • Discussion of:
    • What we are trying to capture going forward.
    • The style of photo/video we are looking for.
    • The challenges of shooting in a dark environment.
    • How to capture great portraits of the talent that will be present at this year's festival.
    • Review the gear you'll need to shoot this event.
  Sign-Up to Be Part of the Official AJFF Photography Team  

Requirements for AJFF's Official Photography Team

All photographers and videographers for AJFF will have to have their own gear and a strong desire to learn. Access to professional grade equipment is a must, as well as an availability to fulfill a tight production schedule, including next-day turnaround of edited imagery. When you attend the workshop, please bring both your gear and a portfolio of your work with you.

Videographers will tape key events, and they must be able to take direction and plan all shoots from concept to finished product. You'll be required to collect names of artists and other key guests you record, and we'll need quick turnaround of edited, compressed video assets.

What You Get For Your Efforts

Please also know this is a volunteer opportunity. We incredibly appreciate your participation, so participants will be provided with vouchers for the festival, as well as full photo credits and mention on One of the best parts of getting involved with AJFF is the ability to enjoy every aspect of Atlanta's foremost provider of world-class independent and foreign film. We want you to enjoy the festival, as well as help cover it.