"DOPE" - Audience Award winner at AFF 2015
"DOPE" - Audience Award winner at AFF 2015

Submissions for the 2016 edition of American Film Festival are now open till July 15, 2016.

Set in Wroclaw, the 2016 European Capital of Culture and host city of T-Mobile New Horizons IFF, American Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 7th edition, to take place October 25- 30, 2016. As one of the "25 Coolest Film Festivals 2015" according to MovieMaker Magazine, AFF programs some of the most exciting American movies of the year. And in particular honor of Wroclaw's title as the 2016 European Capital of Culture, AFF aims to highlight and connect the traditions and influences between American and European cinemas.

Submissions can be made online here.

Selected films compete to win a $10,000 prize in Spectrum's narrative competition and a $5,000 prize in American Doc's documentary competition. In addition to the BNY Mellon funded awards, movies selected to screen at AFF are featured in various sections that highlight acclaimed American masterpieces, diverse indies and documentaries, and newly discovered experimental films. Submission is free of charge.

Filmmakers selected for US in Progress, an industry event for feature films in the final stages of production, also have the chance to win $40,000 in the form of post-production services from Poland's leading studios and executives. Participants of US in Progress include top European sales agents, distributors, festival programmers, and journalists, who attend the program's private screenings, networking events, and one-on-one meetings. Submission for US in Progress is open from April 8 to August 21 2016.

For more on submissions and AFF's competitions, prizes, programs, and events, you can visit www.americanfilmfestival.pl.