32nd Annual

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

April 21, 2016 to April 28, 2016

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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 DCP or BluRay.
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 DCP or BluRay.
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 (web series, installations, multimedia performances, virtual and alternate reality experiences, etc.), especially as invited entries incorporate real and online platforms to drive audience participation and usage. 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 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 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); 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 (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
VIDEO: D-Cinema (DCP); BluRay (NTSC-format ONLY)

EXHIBITION FORMATS (Short Subjects):
FILM: 35mm
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


PREVIEW FORMATS:
Password-protected Vimeo (NTSC-format); secure online screener


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 23, 2015
FINAL DEADLINE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2015
WITHOUTABOX EXTENDED DEADLINE: MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016

The Film Festival accepts all entry materials electronically; any physical DVD screeners and accompanying materials should be sent 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.


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, color slides, 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 11, 2016. 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.