39th Annual

Asian American International Film Festival

July 21, 2016 to July 30, 2016

 
Category

Shorts Competition

 

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
January 22, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Student Fee 15.00 *
ACV Member 15.00 *
Regular Deadline
February 19, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 20.00 *
ACV Member Fee 20.00 *
Late Deadline
March 22, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 30.00 *
ACV Member Fee 30.00 *

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately June 1, 2016

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 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

3 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

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
  Other - Digital
  CD-ROM
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit 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 by Min Ding (Narrative Short, 2013), THE TRAIL FROM XINJIANG by Dongnan Chen (Documentary Short, 2013), SUTURES by Tiffanie Hsu (2014).
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, 2015.
- 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 June 1st, 2016.
- You must contact us immediately if you desire to withdraw your work from our consideration.
- The festival does not pay rental fees.