AFI AWARDS SUBMISSION CRITERIA
MOTION PICTURE SUBMISSIONS
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, 2016, which have been publicly exhibited in a commercial theater in Los Angeles for paid admission and screened for at least seven days.
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, 2016.
AFI SPECIAL AWARDS
AFI SPECIAL AWARDS are given to outstanding achievements in the moving image that do not fit into AFI's criteria for the other honorees – for example, foreign films and television programs, documentaries, web narratives, video games and other forms of storytelling that made an indelible mark on the art of the moving image in 2016.
Thursday, October 20, at 5:00 p.m. PT
Deadline for television submissions
|Thursday, October 27, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. PT||
||Deadline for film submissions
|Thursday, December 8, 2016||
||AFI Awards honoree announcement
|Friday, January 6, 2017||
||AFI AWARDS 2016 luncheon