Vancouver Asian Film Festival

19 Annual November 05, 2015 to November 08, 2015

 
Category

Narrative

 

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
Earlybird Deadline
April 30, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00
Regular Deadline
May 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
Late Deadline
May 31, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 15, 2015

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 minutes
Features: minimum 30 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2013

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
OTHER
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Canadian Short Award
Best Independent Narrative short, live action, under 30 minutes by a Canadian Asian Filmmaker. May include a cash prize if funding is available. To qualify, filmmakers must meet the following criteria: • The director or writer must be a Canadian citizen or Canadian resident; • One of the key members (director, writer or producer) or one of the lead actors/subjects (if a documentary) must self-identify as being of Asian or part Asian heritage; • The film must be live action; • The film must be under 30 minutes in length; • The film must be independently produced without majority funding from institutions (public or federal organizations, film schools, broadcasters etc.); • The film must not have been broadcast on television prior to the festival screening; • The director must have final creative control of the work. The award winner will be announced during the VAFF at the industry luncheon featuring visiting and local filmmakers, producers and other industry professionals, Best Canadian Short judges, corporate sponsors, community partners and the media.
Sponsor:National Film Board of Canada

Category Rules

• Independently produced films and videos by Asian North American artists (including Asian-Canadian or Asian-American artists), or
• Films or videos produced in East Asia (including People’s Republic of China [incl. Hong Kong], Macao, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Taiwan), Southeast Asia (including Myanmar [Burma], Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Timor-Leste) or South Asia (including Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh), in English or with English subtitles, or
• Films or videos produced internationally where at least one member of the creative team (director, writer or producer/production company) or one of the lead Actor(s)/subjects (if documentary) must self-identify as being of Asian or part-Asian heritage.
• Please specify how your submission meets our eligibility criteria above, in your submission notes/cover letter.
• Films and videos must have been completed no earlier than January 31, 2013. Submissions completed prior to this date will not be considered.
• Acceptable exhibition formats are Blu-ray and DCP. Other exhibition formats, e.g. 16mm, DVD, HDCam, Digibeta, VHS cannot be considered.
• Digital exhibition formats will also be accepted via download sites as H.264 (.MOV or .MP4) files – in either 1080p or 720p resolutions – and with either 24p or 29.97 fps frame rates.