Atlanta Independent Film Festival

December 1 -18, 2016 / Dates & Showtimes TBA


The Atlanta Independent Film Festival furthers the art of filmmaking by inspiring and encouraging the work of directors, filmmakers and all artists who use the language of film to tell a story. This year's festival will be held at Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre in Atlanta, GA. The festival will accept feature films, shorts, and TV series.


Festival inquiries email: Grant McGowen, Festival Director,


The mission of the Atlanta Independent Film Festival (AIFF) is to advance the vitality and diversity of Independent film by nurturing artists, encouraging repeatable creative relationships, and offering filmgoers the gift of engaging storytelling that meets them where they are today. 


This December, Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre will host the 2016 Atlanta Independent Film Festival. The festival is now accepting submissions for feature films, shorts, TV series, and music videos. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winner of each category.  

Awards & Prizes

"Best Feature"

"Best Short" 

"Best Web Series" 


Submissions for the 2016 Atlanta Indepedent Film Festival will be officically open on January 2, 2016. Please refer back to this website for information on how to submit. Filmmakers will also be able to submit online directly through

Click here for selections and winners of the 2015 Atlanta Indepedent Film Festival.