AFI AWARDS SUBMISSION CRITERIA
Each year, AFI Awards honors excellence in American film and television by recognizing the creative ensembles which collaborate to create the year's outstanding movies and television programs, all of which:
- Best advance the art of the moving image;
- Enhance the rich cultural heritage of America's art form;
- Inspire audiences and artists alike;
- And/or make a mark on American Society.
RULES OF ELIGIBILITY – MOTION PICTURES
AFI will consider eligible any film that fulfills the following criteria:
- Feature-Length Motion Picture
Narrative fiction format, over 60 minutes in length.
Motion Picture with significant creative and/or production elements from the United States.
The motion picture need not be presented in the English language if it is incontrovertibly American.
Motion pictures originally released between January 1 and December 31, 2018, which have been publicly exhibited in a commercial theater in Los Angeles for paid admission and screened for at least seven days.
Each submission requires a completed form, synopsis (100 words or less) and 20 screeners (blu-ray preferred) of the motion picture. The DVD provided must be identical to the film as originally released.
RULES OF ELIGIBILITY – TELEVISION
AFI will consider eligible any television program that fulfills the following criteria:
- Television Program
Narrative fiction format, originated either as a series, mini-series or feature.
Television program with significant creative and/or production elements from the United States. Program need not be presented in the English language if it is incontrovertibly American.
First-run programs originally released or transmitted to American audiences on network television, cable, pay-per-view, interactive cable or broadband between January 1 and December 31, 2018.
Each submission requires a fully completed submission form, synopsis (100 words or less), $150 administration fee and 15 screeners of the single submitted episode. Please include a short description of the program along with the episode synopsis. The submitted episode must be identical to the one as aired on television with commercials removed.
Please send DVD screeners to:
2021 North Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
AFI SPECIAL AWARDS
Regarding submissions that do not fit AFI AWARDS’ eligibility criteria, AFI may confer an AFI SPECIAL AWARD on outstanding achievements that have made an indelible mark on the art of the moving image in 2018 – including foreign films and television programs; documentaries, reality and variety programming; video games; and other forms of storytelling outside of AFI’s conventional consideration.
Submissions for AFI AWARDS 2018 are now closed.
October 18, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. PT
Film and television submission deadline
December 4, 2018
AFI AWARDS honoree announcement
January 4, 2019
AFI AWARDS 2018 luncheon