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|Best Narrative Short
|This category is for a fiction-based film project with a runtime of 60 minutes or less.
|Best Documentary Short
|This category is for non-fiction based film projects with a runtime of 60 minutes or less.
|Best Animated/Experimental Short
|This category is for a fiction-based Animated/Experimental film project with a runtime of 60 minutes or less.
|Best Documentary Feature
|This category is for a non-fiction based film project with a runtime of greater than 60 minutes.
|Best Narrative Feature
|This category is for a fiction-based film project with a runtime of greater than 60 minutes.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and supporting emerging and established Asian and Asian-American filmmakers and sharing the rich diversity of Asian culture through the medium of cinema.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Asian Film Festival of Dallas celebrates its 15th year of bringing our ever-growing audience films that often cannot be seen on the big screen outside of their countries of origin. For one week each summer in Dallas, Texas, at the Angelika Film Center, festival-goers and filmmakers escape the Texas heat with a variety of feature films and shorts, from all genres, from around the globe.
The AFFD is open to any feature film or video productions by Asian American and Asian International filmmakers, or with subject matter concerning Asian issues from any year, country, state, age, category, and serving any theme.
The AFFD was founded in 2002 and has grown to become the largest showcase of Asian and Asian American films in the southern United States. Because of the unique films we exhibit, the AFFD is often the only opportunity for these filmmakers' work to be exhibited in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
AFFD also presents advanced screenings of upcoming films, and participates in numerous cultural, community, and member activities throughout the year.
Welcome to the AFFD!
Alicia Chang (Executive Director ); David Gibson (Dir Operations/Assoc Programmer); Shawn S (Festival Registrar)
Festival Submission Guidelines
Rules and Regulations for the Annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas
– Feature/Short Film Competition Program -
Currently we are accepting payment by Check, Money Order (US Dollar), and Credit Card through WAB.
Absolutely No refunds.
Make checks payable to ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF DALLAS
Feature film, short film, or video productions by Asian Americans and Asian International filmmakers, or with subject matter concerning Asian issues from any year, country, state, age, category, and serving any theme. No limit on the number of entries per person. Entry fee applies to each project submitted.
All entries should be on DVD. Please label the DVD with your project title and your name. You may submit a work in progress (no trailer), however, if the project is not finished and turned in by deadline, it will not be eligible to be screened at that year’s festival (films received AFTER deadline will be automatically deferred to the following festival year). Secure online screeners also accepted.
*Screener copy will be returned ONLY IF a self-addressed and stamped envelope is enclosed at the time of submission.
Entries chosen for the festival may be exhibited in the following formats but is dependent on the venue and screening room of each particular program. In other words, even though we can exhibit 35 mm, doesn’t mean we will – it is dependent on the program your work is selected for. So be prepared to offer an alternative such as DVD.
35mm, Digibeta, HDCAM, DCP, and BetaSP are accepted exhibition formats.
*We are not responsible for lost or damaged entries.
IF YOUR WORK IS ACCEPTED, PLEASE NOTE:
• Exhibition film prints and/or tapes must be sent to the Festival pre-paid.
• Return shipping of the exhibition copy within the United States will be covered by the Festival.
• AFFD does not pay rental fees for submitted films. Instead, we choose to invest our resources in producing the best possible showcase for your work, and promoting your work as widely as possible.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
Winners will be announced on the AFFD website and social networks.
ENTRY SUBMISSION CHECKLIST
1. Completed and Signed Entry Form (if submitting from AFFD website)
2. Press Kit (if available) or digital stills from film.
3. Screener DVD
4. Entry Fee
5. One-paragraph description of your film.
6. Self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of your preview tape (Optional).
7. Self-addressed stamped postcard for confirmation of received entry materials (Optional).
All entries selected for the Festival grant AFFD the rights to use footage, stills, titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.
BE SURE TO KEEP US INFORMED OF ANY CHANGES IN YOUR ADDRESS, PHONE OR EMAIL.
ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING SUBMISSION SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO firstname.lastname@example.org.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By submitting your entry to the Festival, you represent that you have the authority to do so and that you have reviewed all the AFFD submission rules and information. You agree to hold AFFD harmless and without liability for the statements you make, and you assert that there are no assigned rights, agreements, distribution agreements, production deals or any arrangements whatsoever attached to this work that would in any way interfere with the showing or screening of your entry to the public within the terms of AFFD. You further acknowledge and agree that if your entry is selected for the Festival then you grant AFFD the rights to use footage, stills, titles and information from the film for promotional purposes. All entries selected for the Festival grant AFFD the rights to use footage, stills, titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.