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VAEFF 2020 - Submission Guidelines




  • Length: Films/videos may be no longer than 30 minutes. We do not accept feature-length films.
  • Genres: VAEFF welcomes all genres including visual narrative, animation, music video, fashion film, documentary, dance, and more.


Notification of Acceptance

 September 15, 2020.

Refund Policy

Submission fee is non-refundable.



VAEFF 2020 will run from November 12-14 across several venues in NYC. November 13th will feature an “Attending Artist Screening” at the Tribeca Film Center, where all artists and filmmakers will be invited to discuss their work and answer audience questions. The festival will conclude with a final celebratory night at the landmark DCTV firehouse building in Downtown Manhattan.


  • Do you accept multiple submissions?
    Yes, we do accept multiple submissions. We do not offer fee discounts for multiple submissions at this time.
  • Do you offer submission fee waivers?
    No. We only offer submission fee waivers under very special circumstances. 

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