Apocalypse Later International Fantastic Film Festival

Apocalypse Later International Fantastic Film Festival
1616 N 56th Ln
AZ 85035
Phoenix, United States

Sat 12th Oct to Sun 13th Oct
Submission deadline: Thu 15th Aug 19

Festival Overview

The Apocalypse Later International Fantastic Film Festival (ALIFFF) is the only annual dedicated genre film festival in the fifth largest city in the United States: Phoenix, AZ.

We will always remain true to our core ideals, which are to find the very best genre films from anywhere in the world and screen them to audiences at as low a cost as is possible without sacrificing quality. We want 'fantastic' to refer to our quality as much as our genres! We pride ourselves on opening our audiences up to new experiences.

Our fourth year will fill the two days of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October, 2019, our regular weekend. There will be Q&As with any filmmakers present and intermissions between the sets to emphasise the social environment. An award ceremony will run on Sunday evening.

Our content is features and short films from across the fantastic genres, not only horror and science fiction but also fantasy, crime, action, grindhouse, the punked genres and what can only be described as cult film. We love the depth that features can explore but also firmly believe that every opportunity to screen quality short films to a live audience is a good opportunity! We believe that we screen more short sets than any other genre festival in state.


3 awards for short films, chosen by a panel of judges: Best Horror Short, Best Science Fiction Short and Best Other Short.
1 award for Best Feature, chosen by the audience.
1 additional award, the Festival Director's Award for any film, chosen by the Festival Director.


Action Adaptation Adventure Animation Art-house Asian Black Comedy Comedy Crime Experimental Fantasy Foreign Language Horror Independent Martial Arts Murder Mystery Mystery Noir Science Fiction Short Silent Spy Student Supernatural Thriller Western

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Hal Astell
Festival Director
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Open to the public


Short films should be shorter than 30 minutes. Features should be longer than 70 minutes.


Entries should be submitted through FilmFreeway at https://filmfreeway.com/ALIFFF.


Short films:
Earlybird - $20 ($15 student)
Regular - $30 ($25 student)
Late - $40 ($30 student)

Earlybird - $30 ($20 student)
Regular - $45 ($30 student)
Late - $60 ($40 student)

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