Bring Your Camera:

Quickly becoming one of our favorite traditions, this contest lets everyone see the fest through your lens. Did you travel by plane, train, or horse? Did you face obstacles? Funny moments in your hotel room? Everything is game in this contest! Just be yourself and show some of your unique personality while highlighting the best of AAHSFF.

2018 Winners have been announced!
Scroll down to see the winning film and photograph!

Rules and Guidelines:

  • Video: Create a short documentary of your fest experience (2 minutes or less).

  • Photo: Send us your best shots from the fest (max of 10 photos)

  • Submission dates and deadlines are posted below.

  • Keep it PG-13

  • All music and other copyrighted material (images, videos, etc.) used in the films must be properly licensed. There are various resources that offer free music and images. Please see our resources tab for more information.

  • By submitting an Entry, you hereby grant to the Festival the right to use your Entry for promotional reasons (social media, website, etc.). For more in depth rules about submitted entries please view our submission rules page.

Submission Deadlines:

  • Winners for the 2018 contests have been announced! Stay tuned for 2019 submission deadlines.


The winning film and winning photo will receive an awesome AAHSFF/IMAX prize pack including t-shirts, movie posters and more. And of course some serious bragging rights!

2018 Experience Contest Winning Film

"My AAHSFF Experience 2018"
by Angel James

2018 Experience Contest Winning Photo

"1,026.2 Miles to be Reunited"
by Orchee Sorker

"My friends and I worked on our film which got selected to AAHSFF. I met these people during the summer when attending the TN Governor's School for the Arts. After that, there was no way for us to meet back because they live in Knoxville, TN and I live in Jackson, TN. It's funny because we flew 1,026.2 miles to meet each other again, instead of driving 307.9 miles. If it wasn't for AAHSFF, I don't think we could've been reunited."