Presenting Partners
Tribeca Film Festival
Television Academy
Goldman Sachs
Most asked
Does the film I’m submitting have to be created with Runway?
Creating your film with Runway is encouraged, but not required to submit. However, all work must be submitted via a Runway asset link (follow the instructions here on how to upload your video). Films created with or using Runway will not receive an advantage in judging vs films created elsewhere.
Do I need to have a Runway account to submit?
Yes, you do need to have a Runway account to be able to submit your work via a Runway link. It is not required that you have a paid subscription.
What are the prizes?
Grand Prix (1st Place): $15,000 cash prize & 1,000,000 Runway credits
Gold (2nd Place): $10,000 cash prize & 500,000 Runway credits
Silver (3rd Place): $5,000 cash prize & 500,000 Runway credits
Honoree (4th - 5th Places): $1,000 cash prize & 100,000 Runway credits
Merit (6th - 10th Places): $500 cash prize & 100,000 Runway credits
How long should my submission be?
Submitted films must be between 1-10 minutes long.
Can I submit more than one film?
No, each applicant may only submit one film.
Can I edit my submission after I submit?
No edits are allowed after your work is submitted.
Can a team submit work?
Teams of multiple artists may submit films, but each applicant must only be attached to one piece of submitted work. If a team is entering the AIFF, one individual must be appointed as a representative to represent, act, and enter the AIFF on the team’s behalf. Any prizes will be provided by Runway to such representative and it is up to such representative to decide how to allocate the prize among the team members.
How should AI be incorporated into my film?
AI can be incorporated into your film either through AI generated content using tools similar to Runway’s Gen-1 or Gen-2, or through AI-powered editing techniques including but not limited to Runway’s Green Screen or Inpainting.
What are the judging criteria?
The judging criteria include:
  • Quality of the overall film composition
  • Cohesion of the film narrative & artistic message
  • Originality of the film
  • AI techniques incorporated

Each film will receive a 1-10 grade for each category, from each judge, for a maximum of 40 points per judge. The highest average score across all judges will determine the winners.
Can I apply from any country?
AIFF 2024 is open to residents of any location where the festival and the awarding of prizes in connection with the festival is not prohibited or restricted by law. AIFF is not open to residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Quebec, Russia, Syria, the Crimea, Donetsk People’s Republic, and Luhansk People’s Republic regions of the Ukraine, or any other jurisdiction where the Film Festival would be restricted or prohibited by law.
How will I know if my submission has been received?
You will receive an email acknowledging your submission shortly after submitting.
Will my submission be made public?
You are granting Runway the right to showcase all eligible submissions on the Runway website and channels and use such submissions in marketing and promotion, as further described in the Official Rules.
Where can I find the submission guidelines?
Among other guidelines: a submission must be original to you/your team; your submission cannot contain content that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to, privacy, publicity, copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent, or any other intellectual property rights; and you/your team must have all rights necessary to submit your submission, including without limitation, the title or rights in any content, trademarks, artwork, text, and/or music featured in the submission.
There are other guidelines as well; the full list is set out in the Official Rules.