Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival Call for Entries!

2013 Call For Entries is now CLOSED. Sign up for our mailing list to hear about our next call.

All genres, lengths, and types of project can be submitted. Our submission fees start at just $15.

The simplest way to submit is through Withoutabox:

We are an imdb-qualifying festival!

Submissions of short or feature-length films made through Withoutabox will be granted an imdb page! How cool is that? (Note: As of now, music videos are not eligible.)

Early Deadline for all entries is April 29th.


If you do not have a Withoutabox account, you may download and print out our PDF submission form, and follow the instructions. You will need to mail 1) your Submission Form, 2) Your Entry Fee by check or money order, and 3) of course, your film!

Our submission categories for 2013 are:

  • Short Film
  • Feature Film
  • Short Animation
  • Feature Animation
  • Music Video
  • Web Series
  • Student Film

Within these categories, we accept fiction and non-fiction, experimental, documentary, drama, horror, comedy, action, sci-fi, fantasy, mockumentary, and everything in between!

“Short” projects are those up to 45 minutes.
“Features” are anything over 45 minutes.

Awards and prizes will be administered for Best Film in each of the above categories. You can read more about them via the WAB link above.

If you are a student, you pay the same low entry fee (starting at $15) regardless of your film’s length, and for the first time, you will compete in a special student category. You will need to prove that you are a student with a student ID.

More details on all of the above are available on Withoutabox.

or if you do not have a WAB account, download our PFAF Submission Form here and follow the instructions.

Official Selections

Official Selections will be announced on or before August 31st, 2013. All submitting filmmakers will be notified at that time by email.

Official Selections will screen at the 2013 Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival in the 350-seat Ibrahim Theater in University City, Philadelphia, PA, USA. If you opt to become a part of our Film Library (no additional fee!), you will qualify to screen at future programs, including our 2014 Movies from the Hill series and assorted partner programs.

Official Selections must provide an exhibition copy on DVD, BluRay, or digital file to be RECEIVED in our office by September 1st, 2013. If we only have a screener copy (for example, only a copy with watermarks) on September 1st, we will replace your film in the program.

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