Submission Terms & Conditions

Submission Terms & Conditions

If a film is in a language other than English, it must have subtitles (or be dubbed into English) in order to be considered.

Return of Screening Copies: APFF does not guarantee the safe return of any Screening Copy of films submitted; and Screening Copies will only be returned if a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope with correct postage is included. Films submitted from outside the festival hosting country cannot be returned without postage being covered in $US in advance by the filmmaker. Please email us in advance if you are submitting a film and will want the Screening Copies returned to an address out of the festival hosting country.



The cost of shipping to the festival of the Selected Films will be the responsibility of the entrant, unless otherwise indicated by the festival. Shipping must be prepaid. If your submission is accepted by APFF, APFF requires three physical copies: one for exhibition, one for press and one for back-up. The back-up DVD will remain as part of the APFF library with the understanding that no license for public performance is implied or assumed. APFF will handle shipping of the Selected Film from the festival back to the submitting producer. Any special shipping arrangements, e.g. shipping to another festival or return to an address other than the return address, must be made at least two weeks prior to the festival. If the filmmaker plans to attend the festival, APFF can release the copy of the Selected Film to the filmmaker after its final screening at the festival. Selected Films must be in the festival office at least one week before the festival. If, for any reason, this is not possible, you must contact us in advance to request an exception.


All submissions will be screened by a APFF selection committee. Submission does not guarantee selection. Selection does not guarantee festival passes. Electronic publicity materials for Selected Films will be appreciated. The festival will exercise all due care with materials sent. However, we cannot accept or assume responsibility for damage or loss of materials submitted.

If your film is selected, APFF reserves the right to use its title and press materials in promotion of the festival in various media.

In addition to the Orlando festival, APFF is programming sections for sister festivals in cities worldwide, as well as other related programs, including an online festival. Inclusion in any of these associated programs is through prior agreement of filmmakers/distributors of selected films.

Please contact us with any questions you have about any of the above instructions.


The festival will screen only digital video. Selected Films may be submitted for projection ONLY in BluRay or DVD (PAL preferred). If you are submitting a film from outside the Festival Hosting Country, you may provide APFF with a high-resolution link from which the exhibition, press and library copies can be ripped to avoid costly shipping and customs fees.


By submitting your Screening Copy, you agree to allow your work, if it becomes a Selected Film, to be promoted by GPFF for the festival, and screened during the festival in public theaters where admittance tickets may be sold. You affirm that you hold sufficient rights in your work to make this submission and grant this Release to APFF , and you indemnify APFF should the festival be claimed liable for such permitted use of the film. You also affirm the screen credits and billing on the film (and any other related materials you furnish) are accurate and reflect proper releases from those named.

APFF is released and will not be held liable for any mistakes that may occur in the display or reprinting of the screen credits.