MOTION PICTURE SUBMISSION
Each year, AFI Awards honors excellence in American film and television by recognizing the creative ensembles which collaborate to create the year’s outstanding movies and television programs, all of which:
- Best advance the art of the moving image;
- Enhance the rich cultural heritage of America’s art form;
- Inspire audiences and artists alike;
- And/or make a mark on American society.
AFI will consider eligible any film that fulfills the following criteria:
FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE
Narrative fiction format, over 60 minutes in length.
Motion Picture with significant creative and/or production elements from the United States.
The motion picture need not be presented in the English language if it is incontrovertibly American.
Motion pictures originally released between January 1 and December 31, 2016, which have been publicly exhibited in a commercial theater in Los Angeles for paid admission and screened for at least seven days.