33rd Annual

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

April 27, 2017 to May 04, 2017

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Narrative Feature Film
Works principally created by and/or about Asian Pacifics with themes involving, but NOT limited to, Asian Pacific American and/or Asian Pacific diasporic culture, history and experiences. Works eligible for this category MUST have a running time of at least 50 minutes, and is expected to be presented at the Festival as a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) or as otherwise required.
Documentary Feature Film
Works principally created by and/or about Asian Pacifics with themes involving, but NOT limited to, Asian Pacific American and/or Asian Pacific diasporic culture, history and experiences. Works eligible for this category MUST have a running time of at least 50 minutes, and is expected to be presented at the Festival as a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) or as otherwise required.
Narrative Short Film
Works principally created by and/or about Asian Pacifics with themes involving, but NOT limited to, Asian Pacific American and/or Asian Pacific diasporic culture, history and experiences. Works eligible for this category MUST have a running time not to exceed 40 minutes, and is expected to be presented at the Festival as a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) or as otherwise required.
Documentary Short Film
Works principally created by and/or about Asian Pacifics with themes involving, but NOT limited to, Asian Pacific American and/or Asian Pacific diasporic culture, history and experiences. Works eligible for this category MUST have a running time not to exceed 40 minutes, and is expected to be presented at the Festival as a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) or as otherwise required.
Transmedia Projects
Works principally created by and/or about Asian Pacifics with themes involving, but NOT limited to, Asian Pacific American and/or Asian Pacific diasporic culture, history and experiences. Works eligible for this category typically combine elements of film, art, and new media technologies. We also encourage transmedia experiences (web series, installations, multimedia performances, virtual and augmented reality experiences, etc.), especially ones which incorporate real and online platforms to drive immersive audience participation. Length of invited works is variable.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival celebrates the achievements of Asian Pacific American and Asian international cinema artists.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Established in 1983 by Visual Communications – the nation's premier Asian Pacific American media arts organization – The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is Southern California's premier showcase for film and mediaworks by Asian Pacific American and Asian international cinema artists.

Currently an eight-day event, the Film Festival presents approximately 150 films and mediaworks by Asian and Asian Pacific American makers. The Festival's highlights include a Gala Opening and Closing Night Celebration, a Festival Centerpiece presentation, a full complement of filmmaker seminars and workshops, and a variety of special events. Positioned as a lead-off event attraction of the annual activities in support of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Festival attracts entertainment celebrities, civic and community leaders, movieworkers, and film enthusiasts in a week-long celebration of the ongoing accomplishments by Asian Pacific cinema artists.

The Festival has brought established, emerging, and award-winning filmmakers to the public's attention, including Gregg Araki, Shonali Bose, Lino Brocka, Tanuj Chopra, Davy Chou, Chen Kaige, Christine Choy, Curtis Choy, Michael Kang, Stanley Kwan, Ang Lee, Chris Chan Lee, Justin Lin, Raymond Red, Miike Takashi, Renee Tajima-Pena, Ham Tran, Wayne Wang, Wong Kar-wai, WongFu Productions, John Woo, Ruby Yang, Jessica Yu, and many others.

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival recognizes filmmaking achievement through presentation of juried and balloted awards. These include:

GRAND JURY AWARDS:
For feature-length narrative and documentary films.

FESTIVAL GOLDEN REEL AWARD:
For Excellence in short Film.

LINDA MABALOT NEW DIRECTORS/NEW VISIONS AWARD:
For innovative and creative use of cinematic language in a short Film.

AUDIENCE AWARD:
Presented to an audience favorite feature-length film, as chosen by audience ballot.

ORGANIZERS

Abraham Ferrer (Festival Co-Director); Anderson Le (Festival Co-Director); Chanel Kong (Festival Manager); David Magdael (Festival Co-Director)

GENERAL RULES

ELIGIBILITY
The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival accepts films and mediaworks by and/or about Asian Pacifics with themes involving, but NOT limited to, Asian Pacific American and/or Asian Pacific diasporic culture, history and experiences. All lengths and genres are eligible for consideration.

Select invited short entries will be eligible for the Festival's GOLDEN REEL AWARD and LINDA MABALOT NEW DIRECTORS/NEW VISIONS AWARD.
Select invited feature-length entries (narrative and documentary) will be eligible for the Festival's GRAND JURY AWARDS.
Additionally, all invited feature-length entries will be eligible for the Festival's AUDIENCE AWARD.
All awards will be presented on Closing Night.

EXHIBITION FORMATS (Feature-Length):
FILM: 35mm
DIGITAL: D-Cinema (DCP) with required Blu-Ray disc (NTSC)

EXHIBITION FORMATS (Shorts):
FILM: 35mm
DIGITAL: D-Cinema (DCP) with required .MOV file conforming to Apple ProRes 422 HQ (1920 x 1080 24p 48kHz)

PREVIEW FORMATS:
Password-protected Vimeo (NTSC-format, 720p optimal) preferred, or secured online screener. DVD screeners are strongly discouraged.

ENTRY DEADLINE:
Signed entry form, screener, press kit and entry fee must be filed via Withoutabox.com; to be RECEIVED by one of these dates:
EARLY DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016 5PM PST
FINAL DEADLINE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2016 5PM PST
WITHOUTABOX EXTENDED DEADLINE: MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2017 5PM PST

The Film Festival accepts all entry materials electronically; in an effort to be environmentally responsible, physical DVD screeners are strongly discouraged. Physical entry materials will NOT be returned.

ENTRY FEES:
EARLY DEADLINE: $25 U.S. and International Entries
FINAL DEADLINE: $35 U.S. and International Entries
WITHOUTABOX EXTENDED DEADLINE: $55 U.S. and International Entries
In U.S. funds, payable to VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:
If your entry is selected for exhibition, the Festival will also request the following optional materials to maximize exposure for your film: posters, postcards, broadcast-quality clip reel, etc.

SHIPPING:
Exhibition film prints and/or digital media of invited entries must be sent to the Festival pre-paid to arrive by March 17, 2017. Return or forward shipping will be covered by the Festival.

SUBTITLES:
Invited entries in language(s) other than English must be subtitled in English.

RENTAL FEES:
The Festival does not pay rental fees. Instead, we choose to invest our resources in producing the best possible showcase for your work, and promoting your work as widely as possible.