33rd Annual

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

April 27, 2017 to May 04, 2017

 
Category

Documentary Short Film

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Early Deadline
October 21, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Final Deadline
November 25, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 2, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately March 17, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2016

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required with the entry form, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Golden Reel Award
Presented to a short film that demonstrates overall excellence in content and cinematic technique.

Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award
Presented to a short film that demonstrates unique and innovative use of cinematic language.

Category Rules

ELIGIBILITY
The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival accepts films and mediaworks by and/or about Asian Pacifics with themes involving, but NOT limited to, Asian Pacific American and/or Asian Pacific diasporic culture, history and experiences. All lengths and genres are eligible for consideration.

Entries that are characterized as experimental film or video are welcome and encouraged. When specifying category (Narrative or Non-Fiction), please indicate in the section "Niches" if the entry is experimental.
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AWARDS ELIGIBILITY

AWARDS FOR SHORT FILMS
Select Asian Pacific American and Asian International short films are eligible for the Festival's AWARDS FOR SHORT FILMS, which includes:
• FESTIVAL GOLDEN REEL AWARD
• LINDA MABALOT NEW DIRECTORS/NEW VISIONS AWARD

All awards will be presented on Closing Night of the Festival.
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EXHIBITION FORMATS (Short Subjects):
FILM: 35mm
DIGITAL: D-Cinema (DCP) with required .MOV file conforming to Apple ProRes 422 HQ (1920 x 1080 24p 48 kHz)
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PREVIEW FORMATS:
Password-protected Vimeo (NTSC-format, 720p optimal; URL and password should be embedded within your cover letter); secure online screener
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ENTRY DEADLINE:
Signed entry form, screener, press kit and entry fee must be filed via Withoutabox.com; to be RECEIVED by one of these dates:
EARLY DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016 5PM PST
FINAL DEADLINE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2016 5PM PST
EXTENDED DEADLINE: MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2017 5PM PST

The Film Festival accepts all entry materials electronically; in an effort to be environmentally responsible, physical DVD screeners are strongly discouraged. Physical submission materials will not be returned.
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ENTRY FEES:
EARLY DEADLINE: $25 U.S. and International Entries
FINAL DEADLINE: $35 U.S. and International Entries
WITHOUTABOX EXTENDED DEADLINE: $55 U.S. and International Entries
In U.S. funds, payable to VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS.

Visual Communications Members at the Filmmaker level submit for FREE! Limit one waiver per member. Find out more about Visual Communications Membership at vconline.org/membership.
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SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:
If your entry is selected for exhibition, The Festival will also request the following optional materials to maximize exposure for your film: posters, postcards, broadcast-quality clip reel, etc.
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SHIPPING:
Exhibition film prints and/or digital media of invited entries must be sent to the Festival pre-paid to arrive by March 17, 2017. Return or forward shipping will be covered by the Festival.
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SUBTITLES:
Invited entries in language(s) other than English must be subtitled in English.
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RENTAL FEES:
The Festival does not pay rental fees. Instead, we choose to invest our resources in producing the best possible showcase for your work, and promoting your work as widely as possible.