21st Annual

Vancouver Asian Film Festival

November 02, 2017 to November 05, 2017

 
Category

Documentary

 

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, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 15, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Late Deadline
May 31, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 15, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 minutes
Features: minimum 30 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

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
English
OTHER

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
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Canadian Feature Award
Best independent dramatic narrative/documentary feature, primarily live action, over 30 minutes by a Canadian 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 primarily live action, but both dramatic narrative and documentary genres accepted; • The film must be over 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 or have received commercial theatrical distribution prior to the festival screening; • The director must have final creative control of the work. The award winner will be determined by an adjudication of industry professionals and announced during the current year four-day November festival.
Sponsor:Directors' Guild of Canada - British Columbia
Cash Award Value: 500 Canadian Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Canadian Short Award
Best independent dramatic narrative/documentary short, primarily live action, 30 minutes or under TRT by a Canadian 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 primarily live action, but both dramatic narrative and documentary genres accepted; • 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 or have received commercial theatrical distribution prior to the festival screening; • The director must have final creative control of the work. The award winner will be determined by an adjudication panel of industry professionals and announced during the current year four-day November festival.
Sponsor:National Film Board of Canada
Value of Goods/Services: 500 Canadian Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

People's Choice Awards
The People’s Choice Awards are presented at the Closing Night Screening and Awards Ceremony. The audience selects the best Overall Feature, Overall Short, and Overall Performance. Online voting will be open throughout the current year four-day November festival.
This prize is shared with other categories.

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, 2015. Submissions completed prior to this date will not be considered.
• Acceptable exhibition formats are Blu-ray, DCP, and digital exhibition formats H.264 (.MOV or .MP4) files – in either 1080p or 720p resolutions – and with either 24p or 29.97 fps frame rates.
• Other exhibition formats, e.g. 16mm, DVD, HDCam, Digibeta, VHS cannot be considered.
• The applicant must hold the necessary rights for the submission and exhibition of this work. The applicant agrees that if his/her title is selected, that any photographs and/or video submitted to VAFF may be used by the festival or a third party authorized by the festival for the purpose promoting the festival (online, in print and media).