34th Annual

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

May 03, 2018 to May 10, 2018

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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, Asian 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, Asian 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, Asian 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, Asian 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, Asian 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, Asian 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. It was recently named one of "The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2017" by MovieMaker Magazine.

The Film Festival's FESTIVAL GOLDEN REEL AWARD for narrative live action / animated film is eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film / Live Action Short Film category of the ACADEMY AWARDS®. This Festival is the only one of its kind in the world to have earned this qualification.

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.


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AWARDS FOR FEATURE FILMS may include:

GRAND JURY AWARD – NORTH AMERICAN FEATURE FILM (Narrative and Documentary Feature)
Presented to select feature-length Asian Pacific American narrative and documentary films.

GRAND JURY AWARD – ASIAN INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM (Narrative and Documentary Feature)
Presented to select feature-length Asian International narrative and documentary films.

FESTIVAL AUDIENCE AWARD (Narrative and Documentary Feature)
Presented to an audience favorite feature-length film, as chosen by audience ballot.

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AWARDS FOR SHORT FILMS include:

FESTIVAL GOLDEN REEL AWARD (Narrative Live-Action/Animated Short; Documentary Short)
Presented to a short film that demonstrates overall excellence in content and cinematic technique.

LINDA MABALOT NEW DIRECTORS/NEW VISIONS AWARD
Presented to a short film that demonstrates an innovative and creative use of cinematic language.

Recipients of the LAAPFF's FESTIVAL GOLDEN REEL AWARD for Short Narrative Live-Action/Animated Film will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/Live Action Short Film category of the ACADEMY AWARDS® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy® rules.

ORGANIZERS

Anderson Le (Festival Co-Director); Chanel Kong; Chanel Kong (Festival Manager); David Magdael (Festival Co-Director); Sheryl Santacruz

GENERAL RULES

ELIGIBILITY
The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival accepts films and mediaworks that are principally made by and/or about Asian American, and/or Asian Pacific, individual(s) or communities around the world. All lengths and genres will be considered.

FILM COMPLETION DATE
All submitted works should have been completed on or after January 1, 2017.

SUBMISSION
Visual Communications Members at the Filmmaker level submit for FREE! Limit one waiver per member. Find out more about Visual Communications Membership at vconline.org/membership.


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

AWARDS FOR FEATURE FILMS may include:
• GRAND JURY AWARD – NORTH AMERICAN FEATURE FILM (Narrative and Documentary Feature)
• GRAND JURY AWARD – ASIAN INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM (Narrative and Documentary Feature)
• FESTIVAL AUDIENCE AWARD (Narrative and Documentary Feature)

AWARDS FOR SHORT FILMS include:
Select Asian Pacific American and Asian International short films are eligible for the Festival's AWARDS FOR SHORT FILMS, which includes:
• FESTIVAL GOLDEN REEL AWARD* (Narrative Live-Action/Animated Short; and Documentary Short)
• LINDA MABALOT NEW DIRECTORS/NEW VISIONS AWARD

*Recipients of the LAAPFF's FESTIVAL GOLDEN REEL AWARD for Short Narrative Live-Action/Animated Film will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/Live Action Short Film category of the ACADEMY AWARDS® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy® rules.

EXHIBITION FORMATS (FEATURES):
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)

EXHIBITION FORMATS (TRANSMEDIA):
ALL submissions for site-specific and transmedia productions (including, but not limited to, multi-episodic web series, multi-channel digital, video, and installation productions, online exhibitions, cross-platform productions, image-mapping projections, and virtual and augmented-reality experiences) MUST BE accompanied by a detail proposal for how the work should be exhibited.

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

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.

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:
If your film is selected for exhibition, the Film Festival may also request various other items (posters, etc.) to maximize exposure for your film.

SHIPPING:
Exhibition film prints and/or digital media of invited entries must be sent to the Festival pre-paid to arrive by March 9, 2018. 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.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

GRANT OF PERMISSION
Signatory of submission grants Visual Communications permission to screen the aforementioned work at the 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival if accepted, and warrants that all necessary steps have been taken to obtain the rights to use, exhibit and display the work. Signatory also gives Visual Communications permission to use stills, excerpts and other materials from such accepted work for promotional purposes.