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AAG 2017 Shorts Competition 

What kinds of films do geographers make? What makes a film geographical? Come and find out at AAG Shorts. Two special screenings for the first time at the AAG, showcasing the best geographical films from around the world. Short films (or highlights from feature films) that set out to explore some of the most important geographical debates today including the agency of nature, climate change, migration and gentrification. Accompanied by a short Q & A with the filmmakers.


The AAG Shorts screenings will take place in Independence West, Sheraton, Second Floor, from 7:10 p.m. to 9:10 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday evenings. Add these sessions to your conference program today!

Call for submissions

Are you a geographer who has produced a short film – or are you thinking of using film in your research? If so then submit your film to AAG shorts launching at next years AAG meeting in Boston. Successful applicants will be invited onto a panel for a special Q&A session. A selection of the films will also be uploaded to the AAG website.

How to apply

1. Send your film via a file transfer service such as wetransfer or myairbridge to or if a DVD by date-stamped post to: Jessica Jacobs Queen Mary University of London Mile End E1 4NS London UK

2. Submit your film details here:

Terms and Conditions

  • Films can be made specifically for AAG Shorts – or already have been produced for other reasons.
  • Because this is the first year any year of production and length will be accepted. However the preferred length is 20 minutes or less.
  • Preview Format DVD or online secure screener (e.g. Vimeo). You can also submit your digital film (H.264, mp4, avi etc.,) via file transfer (e.g. myairbridge) Trailers will not be accepted.
  • Applicants need to say whether they will be registering to attend the meeting.
  • No film may be withdrawn from the programme once it has been selected
  • A copy of each selected film will be kept by the AAG Shorts Panel as part of the archive and for internal purposes.