Writer Saroo Brierley, Nicole Kidman, Priyanka Bose and Dev Patel at AFI FEST 2016 Presented by Audi Special Screening of LION in Hollywood, CA, on November 11, 2016.

AFI FEST 2017 has officially announced its dates and call for entries. The 31st edition of AFI FEST will take place in Hollywood, California, from November 9 to 16, 2017.

Entries are now being accepted and filmmakers are invited to submit feature, documentary, experimental and short films. AFI FEST will have three submission date deadlines — early, official and final — for both short films (under 30 minutes) and feature films. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for the Live Action and Animated Short Film categories for the annual Academy Awards®.

Early Deadline – March 31
Official Deadline – May 5
Final Deadline – July 14

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