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The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

30 Annual May 01, 2014 to May 11, 2014

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120 Judge John Aiso Street, Basement Level
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Phone: (213) 680-4462 x68
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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.

Narrative Feature Film
Works produced 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 CELLULOID-BASED FILM PRINT; or in D-Cinema or HDCAM.
Documentary Feature Film
Works produced 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 CELLULOID-BASED FILM PRINT; or in D-Cinema or HDCAM.
Narrative Short Film
Works produced 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 CELLULOID-BASED FILM PRINT. Shorts Intended to be exhibited as a video or digital presentation MUST conform to the following codec: Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) 1920x1080 24p 48kHZ.
Documentary Short Film
Works produced 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 CELLULOID-BASED FILM PRINT. Shorts Intended to be exhibited as a video or digital presentation MUST conform to the following codec: Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) 1920x1080 24p 48kHZ.
Digital and Transmedia Projects
Works produced 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, especially as invited entries incorporate real and online platforms to drive audience participation and usage. Length of invited works is variable.
Youth Media
Works produced 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. For this category, we define "youth" as filmmakers age 20 and under. Filmmakers attending elementary, intermediate, and senior high school; or a preparatory academy or a community media arts workshop geared to youth are also eligible.

Unless entered as feature-length, works eligible for this category are typically categorized as short subject, please see the categories "Short Narrative Film" or "Short Documentary Film" for additional details. Works intended to be exhibited as a short video or short digital presentation in this category MUST conform to the following codec: Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) 1920x1080 24p 48kHZ.

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, The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is Southern California's premier showcase for film and videoworks by Asian Pacific American and Asian international cinema artists. The Festival encompasses screenings, panels, workshops, and artists' awards.

Starting as a weekend-long series showcasing 20 productions, the Film Festival has grown into an eight-day festival encompassing approximately 150 films and videos by Asian and Asian diasporic makers. The Festival's highlights include a Gala Opening and Closing Night Celebration, a Festival Centerpiece presentation, a filmmaker's Project Market, 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 of Asian Pacific cinema artists.

The Festival has brought established, emerging, and award-winning filmmakers to the public's attention, including Gregg Araki, Lino Brocka, Chen Kaige, Christine Choy, Curtis Choy, Michael Kang, Ang Lee, Chris Chan Lee, Justin Lin, Miike Takashi, Greg Pak, Renee Tajima-Pena, Wayne Wang, John Woo, Jessica Yu, and many, many others.

The Festival recognizes filmmaking achievement through presentation of juried and ballot awards. These include:

GRAND JURY AWARDS:
For feature-length narrative and non-fiction film.

FESTIVAL GOLDEN REEL AWARD:
For Excellence in Short Film.

LINDA MABALOT NEW DIRECTORS/NEW VISIONS AWARD:
For innovative and creative use of cinematic language, for Short Film.

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

ORGANIZERS
Abraham Ferrer (Senior Programmer ) ; Anderson Le ; Anderson Le (Festival Artistic Director) ; David Magdael (Festival Co-Producer) ; Shinae Yoon (Festival Executive Producer) ; Susan Soohoo (Bookkeeper) ; Susan Soohoo (Bookkeeper)

GENERAL RULES
ELIGIBILITY
The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival accepts films and videos by and 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 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, May 8, 2014


EXHIBITION FORMATS (Feature-Length):
FILM: 35mm, 16mm
VIDEO: D-Cinema (NTSC-format ONLY)
NOTE: For Feature-Length Works exceeding 90 minutes, the Festival will also accept HD CAM; or in extreme instances, DV Cam on a case-by-case basis ONLY.

EXHIBITION FORMATS (Short Subjects):
FILM: 35mm, 16mm
VIDEO: The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival presents short video and digital works in an exclusively tapeless exhibition environment. Exhibition copies of invited short video and digital works MUST be submitted as an .MOV file and conform to the following codec (or equivalent):
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) 1920 x 1080 24p 48 kHz

ENTRY DEADLINE:
Signed entry form, screener, press kit and entry fee must be filed via Withoutabox.com; or postmarked by one of these two dates:
EARLY DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013
FINAL DEADLINE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
WITHOUTABOX EXTENDED DEADLINE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014

Send completed entry materials to:
Festival Director
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
c/o Visual Communications
120 Judge John Aiso Street, Basement Level
Los Angeles, CA 90012 U.S.A.


ENTRY FEES:
EARLY DEADLINE: $25 U.S. and International Entries
FINAL DEADLINE: $35 U.S. and International Entries
WITHOUTABOX EXTENDED DEADLINE: $45 U.S. and International Entries
In U.S. funds, payable by check or money order to VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no fee to submit an entry in the Youth Media category.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: If your feature-length film entry is selected for exhibition, the Festival will also request the following optional materials to maximize exposure for your film: posters, color slides, broadcast-quality clip reel, etc. SHIPPING: Exhibition film prints and/or videotapes of invited entries must be sent to the Festival pre-paid to arrive by March 25, 2014. 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.