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20-Apr-2014 2:20pm PDT  

 

Asian American International Film Festival

37 Annual: July 24, 2014 to August 02, 2014

  Shorts Competition

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DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

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

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
 
January 25, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
Student Fee 20.00 15.00
ACV Member 20.00 15.00


March 7, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 30.00 25.00
ACV Member Fee 30.00 25.00


March 17, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00
ACV Member Fee 35.00 30.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 31-May-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Dec-2012


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution



3 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
MiniDV    
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  CD-ROM
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Excellence in Short Filmmaking
The Excellence in Short Filmmaking Award is a competition award given to the best short film by a filmmaker of Asian descent and/or about the Asian/ Asian American community. The winner will be picked by a panel of judges and stand to win attractive prizes. Past winners POL POT'S BIRTHDAY by Talmage Cooley (2005); STATIONERY by Monica Rho (2006); PINPOINT by James Kim (2007); GOD ONLY KNOWS by Mark Reyes (2008); CROSSING MIDNIGHT by Kim Snyder (2009); MOCHI by Chung Lee (2010), SCUMBAG, PERVERT AND THE GIRL IN BETWEEN by Bruce Hwang Chen (2011), MY SPIRITUAL MEDICINE by Liang Cheng (2012), THREE LIGHT BULBS (Narrative Short, 2013), THE TRAIL FROM XINJIANG (Documentary Short, 2013).
Sponsor:TBA


CATEGORY RULES
The AAIFF accepts completed film and video submissions produced, written, or directed by media makers of Asian descent from any nationality, or about the Asian community. Do not submit works-in-progress, which has its own submission category.

- Works must have been completed after January 1, 2012.
- Check to make sure your DVDs play smoothly on standard DVD players from beginning to end without skipping or getting stuck. Malfunctioning DVDs may be disqualified.
- Each entry must be clearly labeled with: director's name, work title, total running time, WAB tracking number.
- Please send three (3) submission DVDs. Submission DVDs will not be returned.
- Each project must be on a separate DVD. Do not submit compilations and/or other projects not intended for this CFE.
- If selected, exhibition DVDs and tapes must be sent PRE-PAID to the festival.
- If selected, AAIFF will cover return shipping of exhibition tapes. DVDs will not be returned unless specified.
- All applicants will be notified by email late-April 2013.
- You must contact us immediately if you desire to withdraw your work from our consideration.
- The festival does not pay rental fees.