Around Films is a network based film collective which gathers the international colleagues all around. Alongside the aim of creating a custom approach, also provides the essential elements of filming in the field of all around production.

Around Film Festival is an International, Independent, online event for all Short, Documentary, Feature, Commercial, Music Video and Animations and Student Films. Goal of Around Film Festival is to provide homes to group of film enthusiasts who are committed in creating spaces for film industry  and devoted to spreading of the knowledge of the modern visual art form to all interested for all around the globe to present it all on one single platform. Monthly Festival's library has some very remarkable award winning films from across the globe.  Your film will be viewed by the international community and will be judged by the final jury of film professionals. Filmmakers competing in festivals that require they not to show their films online,  they can submit their films and share the trailer, teaser or behind the scenes video. Judges and the participants will award the best films through private screenings. 
Submit your film to Around Film Festival and join our network.


Rules & Terms

1.Application starts on 1st of every month-ends on 30th, the winners will be announced on the following day.
WE'LL NOT SCREEN YOUR FILM ONLINE unless you want us to do it.

2. Our judges has an access to all films and they vote without sharing your work publicly. Please be sure that you have the proper english subtitle
on the trailer and the full movie. In any case, trailer is a mandatory.

3. All films participate in Audience Category, so if you want to increase chances for your production you can allow your film to be accessible online, with password if needed.

4. ARFF International never post your creation online. Also, we only screen your film regarding to a mutual agreement in the end of the year.

5. All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway, Withoutabox, Reelport...with an online screener. Please don't send discs or any downloadable files to us.

6. By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film.

7. Festival keeps the right of changing the section of the selected film from the section which is submitted. Same film can be submitted on different sections
to have more opportunity.

8. Festival has the right for using snippets from the submitted material for promotional videos.

9. Music video and Animation works has the chance to be the winner of specified categories such as; Best Director, Best Cinematography, Jury Award, Globe Award and Best Trailer. Beside this monthly winning potential, the both sections are out of competition and the monthly selected ones will be screened on the specified events.

10. We don’t offer any refund through withdraw or the movies haven’t selected for the festival. All selected participants will get our ‘’Official Selection’’ and all the winners ‘’Official Winner Laurel’’. Each year we select Best Of The Bests to Screen on our Annual Festivals. The Award Ceremony will take place at Acud Macht Neu, Veteranenstraße 21 Mitte | 10119 Berlin Screenings will be at Acud Kino I & II simultaneously. (Festival keeps the right to change the venue till the Official Award Event.) Amsterdam, Paris and Barcelona events will be focused on screenings, Award Ceremony takes place only at Berlin.

ARFF Festival Program

Around Network Meeting Cocktail

Short Cutz Selected Screening

Best of the Bests Screening

Around Films Award Ceremony

Live Acts

After Party

Get in Touch

We’re currently accepting the new projects. We look forward to serving you.

  • *Send your online screener link to submit to festival.
    *Please indicate the password if needed.
    *Award Winners Board will be announced every month on our official facebook page.
    *By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the material.
  • Thank you for sharing your unique creation and being a part of our network. *See you Around*
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