5th Annual

Asia Pacific International Filmmaker Festival and Award

May 30, 2018 to June 08, 2018

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DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Feature Films
Feature length narratives and documentary with a minimum running time of 60 minutes.
Short Films
Narrative and documentary films with run time below 60 minutes.
Rising Star
Newcomers and/or students. Applicable for all students and newcomers to the industry. He/she should mention the movie is his/her first/second/third movie.


The festival is established to encourage newcomers and students to explore their talents and give the best of their efforts and passions for the beauty of art, the deliverance of message/information, the variety of life, and for the film industry itself through freedom to express their voices.

It aimed to support independent filmmakers but also to serve any filmmakers from various parts of the world to extend their movies to Asia Pacific regions by joining this film festival.


We are looking for feature/short narrative and documentaries films.


Joshua Andrew (Festival Registrar)


More than one entry may be submitted. Each must be submitted with its own entry form and fee.


- Films could be from any year.

- When your film is officially selected, we will e-mail you latest on the April 28, 2018.

- If chosen for festival screening, one DVD and one blu-ray, and/or DCP (optional), must be sent. Mark case and DVD, with title, length, and director’s name. Please mark your film with "No Commercial Value

- For Cultural Purposes Only" either on the envelope and the shipping invoices. Although every possible care will be taken with DVDs while in our possession, however, we cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen loss or damage of entries. Please do not send originals.

- All transportation/shipping costs (including customs clearance) to Jakarta, plus fees for insurance while in transit, must be borne by the participants (SELECTION PURPOSE / CULTURAL PURPOSE only - Not for commercial use). The Festival Director reserves the right to refuse any shipment involving unpaid costs.

- All submissions should be sent pre-paid.

- We will not return your screening and exhibition copies.

- All submission fees are non-refundable.

- All selection committees' and juries’ decisions are finals.

- Only producers or directors can receive the physical awards at the award ceremony.

- Regardless of their winning status, winning filmmakers who can't attend the Awards Ceremony in Jakarta, will only receive laurels.

- The festival has the right to disqualify a winning film for any reasons, without having to explain the reasons to the submitter.


• Accepted films may be exhibited, photographed, locally telecast, and reproduced either in part or whole, for educational or publicity purposes during the 2018 festival. Filmmakers can request that their material continue to be used for such purposes after the Festival.

• The Festival Management reserves the right to make changes in the profile of the Festival, if it becomes necessary to do so due to circumstances beyond his/her control.

• All filmmakers/submitter, their correspondents, publicists, etc., are expected to keep communications with the Festival and public communications professional and in good taste. Failure to do so may result in disqualification at any point in the adjudication process, including the nullification of Official Selection status or nominations. That stated, the Festival may elect to communicate only with the person who submitted the film to the festival for consideration, and should not be expected to communicate with any other persons.

• Any dispute arising as a result of submission to the Festival will have a recourse limited to the lesser of A) the submission fee paid, or B) the cost of correcting the issue.

• Not all winning films will be screened. The festival has the full right to select the winning films to be screened. The Festival Directorate may deny participation to any film unable to meet the technical requirements for a public screening of good quality.

• The festival has the right to work with any institution and partner festivals for all kind of cooperation, including joint events or promotions.

• The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.

• By submitting your film, filmmakers agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to the ASIA PACIFIC International Filmmaker Festival & Awards.

Accepted films may be exhibited, photographed, locally telecast, and reproduced either in part or whole, for educational or publicity purposes during the 2018 festival. Filmmakers can request that their material continue to be used for such purposes after the Festival.

All disputes in respect of any matter relating to the ASIA PACIFIC International Filmmaker Festival & Awards shall be subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts in Jakarta.

The duration of this agreement shall commence as of the date of submission by Owner and terminate at the close of the 2018 Festival.