Rules & Terms

Welcome to the 12th annual Addis International Film Festival (AIFF). For the last eleven years AIFF has provided new and experienced filmmakers from around the world an opportunity to showcase their work, interact with other aspiring filmmakers, and network among industry professionals. After last year's success, the 12th Edition of the festival is scheduled to take place from May 1 to May 6, 2018.

AIFF is now accepting film submissions until March 15, 2018.


  • Only films completed after January 2015 are eligible to apply.
  • AIFF accepts shorts (under 30min) and Feature length films (over 50min).
  • Genres shown at AIFF include Documentary, animation, experimental and narrative.
  • Films made in languages other than English should have subtitles in English.
  • No film selected may be withdrawn from the festival program after its publication.
  • AIFF no longer accepts DVD submissions. All films must be submitted digitally via the online submission form below.

The list of selected films will be published on the festival website and unless otherwise requested, all information contained on the entry form will be made public on the official festival website:

Once a film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the festival program during the event.

During the entire duration of the festival none of the films invited may be shown outside the festival's official theaters before its official screening.

Submission of films to the AIFF indicates acceptance of the festival rules, regulations, and submission guidelines.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Addis International Film Festival with films, music and lots of networking!!