Twenty-five films have been submitted for the 2000 AFI (Australian Film Institute) Awards, the biggest number of entries for nearly 10 years.

Titles range from box office winners The Wogboy and Looking For Alibrandi, to highly-anticipated features such as Chopper and Bootmen, to tiny privately-financed fare such as Chasing Parked Cars and Starring Duncan Wiley.

Also among the submissions are Better Than Sex, Innocence and Mallboy, which have had a good festival run but not yet been tested at the box office.

The nominations will be announced on October 18 and the winners will be named at a presentation at Fox Studios on November 18, immediately following Australia's annual producers' conference.