Submissions

Andrew Berends Film Fellowship 2022 is currently accepting submissions! The ABFF Round 1 Deadline is

Submission Guidelines

  • The Fellowship accepts applicants, 18 years or older, from all backgrounds and locations, working on their first, second, or third feature length documentary.
  • Projects must be in production, with at least 25% of production completed.
  • Applicants must have a trailer or sample, between 4 and 10 minutes, of their current project, consisting primarily of original material.
  • Projects should be in the spirit of Andrew Berends’ work:
    • The project's primary story must take place in the present, ie no historical documentaries or primarily interview-based documentaries will be considered.
    • We recommend screening at least 2 of Andy’s films, available here, before applying. 
    • Note that while many of Andy’s films take place in conflict zones, the Fellowship is not limited to films about war; all stories are welcome to be submitted.

Video Guidelines

For the first round of applications, we ask that you upload a video sample or trailer of your current project, consisting primarily of original material. We will not accept video samples of previous projects.

Your sample must be between 4 minutes and 10 minutes. If your video is not in English, please include subtitles.

ABFF Round 1 Deadline $0.00