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2020 AOF Festival XVI

     Based on recent global events, COVID19, federal and state mandates, and circumstances beyond our control, many of our vendors and partners COULD NOT provide their business or service to us.  
     In response to these developments, and with very heavy hearts, the AOF MEGAFEST has postponed the 2020 event until 2021. Other local festivals such as Anthem and Electric Daisy carnival have canceled their events entirely.  We fought postponing up to the very last moment and we are deeply saddened by the turn of events. All accepted 2020 works will be screened live during the combined 2020/2021 event that will run 7.26.2021 to 8.1.2021. 2020 Award winners will be honored at the live award show that is dedicated to them. Seminars, after-parties, events, screenings, and the film market will all be live.

     So, here is what we are going to do and what you need to do if you have questions:

A.  2020 Officially Selected Filmmakers and Writers:

You don't need to do anything. 

      You will receive by e-mail an Official Selection Certificate for the 2020 Season.

      You will receive 1 fee waiver to submit a project of choice to be entered into our 2021 Season At NO COST TO YOU.

      Your film or video will be scheduled to screen live during the 2021 Season.

      Your film, video or script submission will be in Competition for Special Awards for the postponed 2020 Season.

       If you submitted to any of our Partner Festivals, i.e.,  Hollywood Dreams, Newsfest, Conquering Disabilities,

       Next Action Star, TMIFF, X-World etc., you will receive the same benefits listed above and a fee waiver

       to enter your 2020 project into AOF 2021.

B.  Advertisers for the AOF Megafest 2020 OfficialProgram and Award Show Ticket Sales

      You may request a full refund for any specialty Award Show Tickets or Advertisements purchased for the 2020 Season or you may use them for the 2021 Season.  

       Please allow 30-45 Days for your refund.
       Please send your refund request to:


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