40 Annual – April 12, 2013 to April 18, 2013
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Athens International Film and Video Festival‘s purpose is to celebrate independent and alternative motion picture arts. This entails a commitment to: educating our regional audiences about the cinematic arts; and supporting, through presentation, the work of artists from around the globe.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Athens International Film and Video Festival started in 1974, has continuously since then maintained a vision and identity that celebrates avant-garde, independent, alternative, and world media, from 35mm feature films, 16mm films, video, and now digital media and interactive installations.
We are located in rural southeast Ohio, and often take advantage of our beautiful location to sponsor outdoor screenings and media events.
Our competition for independent media artists includes a broad diversity of artists, genres, and approaches. Prizes are determined by jurors consisting of guest artists, and other professionals in the field.
We are an Academy Qualifying Festival in the short and animated short film categories.
The Athens International Film and Video Festival also sponsors guest artists screenings, that often include workshops and additional opportunities for artists to meet with audience members and students.
Our Festival also includes a Feature Film Showcase, highlighting the latest in global cinema.
OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.
|Works that strive to expand the formal and content boundaries of motion picture arts, and that express personal involvement with the medium.|
|Works that utilize nonfiction material to construct a story, an argument, and/or a statement about the real world. The total running time for a documentary short is no longer than 40 minutes.|
|Works that tell a fictional story. Narrative shorts must have a running time of 40 minutes, or less.|
|Works that utilize nonfiction material to construct a story, an argument, and/or a statement about the real world. The total running time for a documentary feature is a minimum of 40 minutes.|
|Works that tell a fictional story. Narrative features must have a running time of 40 minutes, or more.|
|Works, of any length, that utilize animation techniques, including but not limited to: traditional drawing, stop-motion, computer animation, and other technical processes for generating non-live-action films.|