39th Annual

Asian American International Film Festival

July 21, 2016 to July 30, 2016

 
Category

Features

 

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 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 25.00 *
ACV Member 25.00 *
Regular Deadline
February 19, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 30.00 *
ACV Member Fee 30.00 *
Late Deadline
March 22, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
ACV Member 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 June 1, 2016

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 50 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in New York

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

4 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
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
DCP    
DigiBeta    
HDCAM    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BetaSP    
Film Gauge
  35mm

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
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Emerging Director in Narrative Feature Award
The Emerging Director in Narrative Feature Award is a competition award that honors the best narrative film by a first- or second-time feature filmmaker, who is of Asian descent. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges. Past winners include Greg Pak (ROBOT STORIES); Steve Mallorca (SLOW JAM KING); Julia Kwan (EVE AND THE FIREHORSE); Kim Tai-Sik (DRIVING WITH MY WIFE'S LOVER); Jennifer Phang (HALF-LIFE); Nian Liu (LI TONG) Hakon Liu (MISS KICKI), Zhang Meng (THE PIANO IN A FACTORY), Vincent Sandoval (SEÑORITA), Guillaume Giovanetti and Cagla Zencirci (NOOR), Charles Chu, Gavin Kelly (CHU AND BLOSSOM).
Sponsor:TBA

Emerging Director in Documentary Feature Award
The Emerging Director in Documentery Feature Award is a competition award that honors the best documentary film by a first- or second- time feature filmmaker, who is of Asian descent. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges. Past winners include Lisette Marie Flanary (NA KAMALEI: MEN OF HULA); Ann Kaneko (AGAINST THE GRAIN: AN ARTIST'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING PERU); Ngawang Choephel (TIBET IN SONG), Stephanie Wang-Breal (WO AI NI MOMMY), Kathy Huang (TALES OF THE WARIA), Jason DaSilva (WHEN I WALK) and Tenzin Tsetan Choklay (BRINGING TIBET HOME).
Sponsor:TBA

Category Rules

FEATURES 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 four (4) 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, 2015.
- You must contact us immediately if you desire to withdraw your work from our consideration.
- The festival does not pay rental fees.