35th Annual

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

May 02, 2019 to May 10, 2019

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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, 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 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 (installations, multimedia performances, virtual and augmented reality experiences, etc.), Length of invited works is variable.
Episodic
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. Episodic submissions should have ongoing storylines, where multiple episodes will be shown. Works eligible for this category. Must submit at least 3 episodes in the series, with a combined total running time not to exceed 40 minutes. If selected, the Festival reserves the right to exhibit 2-3 episodes during one festival program. Episodic works will be presented at the Festival as a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) or as otherwise required.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival celebrates the achievements of Asian Pacific cinematic artists and communities.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Established in 1983 by VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS, the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is the largest film festival in Southern California dedicated to showcasing films by and about Asians & Pacific Islanders around the world. We were recently named one of "The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2017" by MovieMaker Magazine!

The Film Festival's GOLDEN REEL AWARD for Narrative Live Action / Animated Short Film is eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film / Live Action Short Film category of the ACADEMY AWARDS®.

The Festival presents approximately 150 films and mediaworks that celebrates Asian Pacific filmmakers and stories. The Festival's highlights include an Opening and Closing Night Celebration, a Festival Centerpiece presentation, a full complement of industry panels and workshops, and a variety of special events. Positioned to lead-off annual activities in support of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Festival attracts entertainment celebrities, civic and community leaders, industry professionals, and film enthusiasts in a week-long celebration of the ongoing accomplishments by Asian Pacific cinematic artists.

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


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Awards & Prizes
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 – INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM (Narrative and Documentary Feature)
• FESTIVAL AUDIENCE AWARD – NORTH AMERICAN FEATURE FILM & INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM (Narrative and Documentary Feature)

AWARDS FOR SHORT FILMS include:
GOLDEN REEL AWARD* (Narrative/Animation and Documentary Short)
Presented to a short film that demonstrates overall excellence in content and cinematic technique.

*Recipients of the GOLDEN REEL AWARD for Narrative/Animated Short 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.

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

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 individuals 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, 2018.

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

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

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

PREVIEW FORMATS:
Password-protected Vimeo (720p optimal) preferred, or secured online screener.

The Festival accepts all entry materials electronically in an effort to be environmentally responsible.

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

The Festival does not provide waivers. We understand the severe financial restrictions among many of our artists. As a non-profit organization, we also operate under limitations on resources, and the entry fees sustains us to produce the best possible space to showcase your works. We encourage all artists to submit by the early deadline.

SUBMIT YOUR FILM ONLINE ON FILMFREEWAY: FilmFreeway.com

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 – INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM (Narrative and Documentary Feature)
• FESTIVAL AUDIENCE AWARD – NORTH AMERICAN FEATURE FILM & INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM (Narrative and Documentary Feature)

AWARDS FOR SHORT FILMS include:
GOLDEN REEL AWARD* (Narrative/Animation and Documentary Short)
Presented to a short film that demonstrates overall excellence in content and cinematic technique.

*Recipients of the GOLDEN REEL AWARD for Narrative/Animated Short 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.

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

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:
If your feature-length film is selected for exhibition, the Festival will use your materials for print and online promotion. We may also request various other items (posters, etc.) to maximize exposure for your film.

SHIPPING:
Digital media of invited entries must be sent to the Festival pre-paid at a date to be determined prior to the Festival. 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.

GRANT OF PERMISSION
Signatory of submission grants Visual Communications permission to screen the aforementioned work at the 2019 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 solicit and use stills, excerpts and other materials from such accepted work for promotional purposes.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

GRANT OF PERMISSION
Signatory of submission grants Visual Communications permission to screen the aforementioned work at the 2019 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 solicit and use stills, excerpts and other materials from such accepted work for promotional purposes.