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“Creative, fun, local — inspired!”

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

The 6th Annual Albany (Short and Really Short) FilmFest is back!

Call for Entries opens: August 15, 2015 – OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Earlybird Deadline: November 30, 2016

Regular Deadline: December 15, 2015

Late Deadline: December 31, 2015

Extended Deadline: January 15, 2016

We want to see your very best short films — 30 minutes or less, please. As always, we’re looking for innovative and original narrative, documentary, and animated shorts. Enter via FilmFreeway or Withoutabox.

Albany FilmFest is a true community celebration thanks to the support of the City of Albany, local businesses, and our dedicated team of volunteers and City staff. Watch films all day, and meet guest directors, judges, and emerging filmmakers from the Bay Area and across the United States in a casual, creative, and friendly atmosphere. (Albany residents (or former residents): Learn how you can enter our free, fun, noncompetitive Albany Filmmakers Showcase.)

AFF welcomes new and experienced filmmakers of all ages. We watch every film that is submitted and finalists are judged by a panel of respected film industry professionals.

Proceeds go to support youth media education in Albany.


We want to see your short films! Call for entries opens today! All submissions will be accepted digitally through or only — no paper submissions. Digital submissions are easy and green. They allow your entry to be processed quickly and efficiently, provide a place for your bio and other information, and make it easy

Albany FilmFest

Albany FilmFest Presents begins its third series of FREE film events at the Edith Stone Room, Albany Library, 1249 Marin Avenue, Albany. A co-presentation of Albany FilmFest, the Albany Library, and Friends of the Albany Library. The Library is wheelchair accessible and will provide an ASL interpreter for these events with at least seven working