Hollywood, California – USA
November 5 to 10, 2012
September 23, 2012 – Final Deadline, No Entry Fee
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
The Arclight Documentory Film Festival – ADFF – offers a top-notch screening opportunity in the bustling center of Hollywood, allowing filmmakers to display their works in the strongest possible environment and to the broadest possible audience.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
In addition to celebrating feature-length documentaries of all kinds, ADFF accepts short documentary films with runtimes of 2 to 30 minutes. All films will be judged based on creativity, cinematography, editing, and story. The festival jury includes documentary producer Lesley Chilcott (Waiting For Superman), KCRW’s Matt Holzman, and International Documentary Association President Marjan Safinia.
U.S. Documentarians: Submit your film’s trailer today, and unleash your talent upon a global online audience for the chance to reach industry insiders and take home great prizes!
The 2nd Annual Arclight Documentary Film Festival (ADFF), is offering talented independent documentary filmmakers valuable exposure right in the heart of Hollywood, California. Held at the Arclight Hollywood – renowned for reserved seating, no advertising, and outstanding customer service – ADFF offers its visitors full immersion in the Hollywood experience. Synonymous with the premier film-watching experience, Arclight Cinemas is proud to align its name with some of the most incisive and thought-provoking documentarians working today and is equally excited to help discover the brightest up-and-coming talents of tomorrow.
Competitive categories include Biographic/Historic Documentary, Social Issue Documentary, and Short Documentary, to name just a few. Through its online selection process, the festival also gives film-lovers across the country and globe the chance to participate; voters on Facebook and YouTube select their favorite films based upon submitted trailers of 2-4 minutes each. The top five films in each category will be screened at the festival and then evaluated by a panel of industry professionals.
One finalist in each competitive category will be selected to receive the ADFF “Best in Category” prize, valued at $500 USD each. What’s more, one lucky ADFF finalist will be selected as the overall festival winner, receiving a cash prize of $10,000. As any documentarian knows, financial support is a fantastic asset, but it’s no substitute for great networking opportunities with industry experts who can pave a path towards new projects. ADFF is not only proud to offer its winners support on both of these fronts, it is dedicated to ensuring a fun and exciting experience along the way.