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** Our Late Deadline is extended to November 15th due to the Withoutabox data loss. **

The Call for Entries is now CLOSED for the 51st Ann Arbor Film Festival!

The 51st AAFF provides at least $20,000 in cash and film stock/services to more than 20 filmmakers, serves as a qualifying festival for Academy Award® nomination in the short film category and provides touring opportunities for select filmmakers.

The 51st Festival will take place March 19 – 24, 2013 in downtown Ann Arbor, MI.

Each film should only be submitted with one option (either on, with a paper form or an electronic form). For example, you do not need to fill out a paper entry form if you are submitting via

We are currently accepting submissions in the following formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Internet Link (URL) and 16mm.

If you would like to submit your work via an Internet Link (URL), choose from one of the three submission options above, then send an email to with the films URL, director's name, title of entry, tracking number (if applicable) and password information (if applicable).


Early Deadline: August 20, 2012 - $30 Shorts / $40 Features

Official Deadline: October 8, 2012 - $40 Shorts / $50 Features

Late Deadline: November 8, 2012 - $50 Shorts / $60 Features

Packages must be postmarked on or before each deadline and can be mailed to:

Ann Arbor Film Festival

PO Box 8232

Ann Arbor, MI 48107


All submitting filmmakers will be notified regarding acceptance by approximately February 22, 2013 by the email address provided at the time of submission (please add to your email address book to ensure receipt of notification).

If you have questions regarding your submission or the submission process, please contact Maria Feldman at

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