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24-Apr-2014 2:19pm PDT  

 

Asian American International Film Festival

37 Annual July 24, 2014 to August 02, 2014

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30 John Street
Made in NY - IFP Media Center
Attn: Asian CineVision
Brooklyn NY 11201
USA
Phone: 212-989-1422
Fax: 212-727-3584
info@asiancinevision.org
http://www.asiancinevision.org

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Shorts Competition
The AAIFF Short Film Category is open to all completed film and video films produced, written or directed by media makers of Asian descent from any nationality, or about the Asian community. Shortlisted films will vie for the Excellence in Short Filmmaking Award.
Features
The AAIFF accepts completed film and video submissions produced, written, directed by media makers of Asian descent from any nationality, or about the Asian community.

First- or second-time directors are eligible for the Emerging Director Award.
Music Videos
The AAIFF Music Video category is open to all completed film and video rendition of a recorded song. Works must be produced, written or directed by media makers of Asian descent from any nationality.
For Youth by Youth
The AAIFF accepts completed film and video submissions produced, written, or directed by youth media makers of Asian descent from any nationality between 15-20 years old. The films must be short form of length 40 minutes and under. The subject matter must be relevant to and about Asian American youths. Selected films are eligible for the One to Watch award, which will be voted on and decided by the audience.
Works-in-Progress
The AAIFF Works-in-Progress (WIP) category is open to all uncompleted film and video submissions produced, written or directed by media makers of Asian descent from any nationality. The works must be feature-length of any genre. The selected work will be part of a WIP workshop at the festival.
AAISC - Screenplay Competition
Asian American International Film Festival proudly hosts the Asian American International Screenplay Competition and embraces the influx of great writing talents. The winner of AAISC gets a reading by local NYC actors during AAIFF. Past winners of the Asian American International Screenplay Competition include Michael Kang’s THE MOTEL, Mora Stephens’ GEORGIA HEAT and Isaac Ho's THE CHINESE DELIVERY MAN.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Mission of Asian CineVision:

Founded in 1978, the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) is organized by Asian CineVision (ACV), a non-profit media arts organization dedicated to promoting and preserving Asian and Asian American media expressions.

Asian CineVision aims to:

• Develop and support both emerging and experienced Asian American film and video makers and other media artists working in a range of genres and styles.

• Ensure that the full spectrum of Asian and Asian American media works reach diverse audiences in Asian American communities and beyond.

More than 30 years later, AAIFF continues to be a leading showcase for independent Asian and Asian American film and video. In 2014, we celebrate our 37th Anniversary and we hope you can join us!


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) is proudly known as "The First Home to Asian American Cinema." It's the first and longest-running festival dedicated to screening works by media artists of Asian descent from any nationality and about the Asian community. The Festival takes place in New York City, the second-largest Asian American market in the U.S. Every year, AAIFF attracts audiences from all five boroughs of New York City and the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT).

AAIFF curates The Emerging Director in Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature competitions; Excellence in Short Filmmaking competition; Q&A sessions with filmmakers; networking events and receptions. Additionally, AAIFF presents The Asian American Media Award to those who have contributed significantly to Asian American media. Since its inception in 1987, recipients have included:
Wayne Wang(1987); Loni Dong (1988); Christine Choy (1989), James Yee (1990), Steven Okazaki (1991); Mira Nair (1992), Ang Lee (1993); Joan Chen (1994); Kayo Hatta and Freida Lee Mock (1995), Russell Wong (1996); Jessica Yu and Arthur Dong (1997), Michelle Yeoh (1998); Sammo Hung(1999); Andy Lau (2000); Tamlyn Tomita (2001); Marilou Diaz-Abaya (2002); Jet Li and Maggie Cheung (2005); Janet Yang (2012).

After AAIFF ends, we go on a National Festival Tour, which enables participating filmmakers to reach broader audiences across North America through a rental service for cultural and educational institutions. In 2007, The National Tour made its international debut screening at universities in Hong Kong and Macau. Hundreds of thousands of viewers and readers follow the festival in local, national and international media coverage.

For ACV's year-long programming, we collaborate with DramaFever.com to present the best short films from AAIFF. We also produce content for CineVue, an online pubilcation of original content for ACV, which features upcoming films, emerging artists, interviews with filmmakers and actors, and community events.



ORGANIZERS
Lesley Qin (Program Associate)

GENERAL RULES
The AAIFF accepts completed film and video submissions produced, written, directed by media makers of Asian descent from any nationality, or about the Asian community.

- Works must have been completed by January 25, 2014.
- Check to make sure your DVDs play smoothly on standard DVD players from beginning to end without skipping or getting stuck. Malfunctioning DVDs may be disqualified.
- Each entry must be clearly labeled with: director's name, work title, total running time, WAB tracking number.
- Submission DVDs will not be returned.
- Each project must be on a separate DVD. Do not submit compilations and/or other projects not intended for this CFE.
- If selected, exhibition DVDs and tapes must be sent PRE-PAID to the festival.
- If selected, AAIFF will cover return shipping of exhibition tapes. DVDs will not be returned unless specified.
- All applicants will be notified by email late May, 2014.
- You must contact us immediately if you want to withdraw your work from our consideration.
- The festival does not pay rental fees.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

- Works must have been completed after January 25, 2014. - If selected, exhibition DVDs and tapes must be sent PRE-PAID to the festival. - If selected, AAIFF will cover return shipping of exhibition tapes. DVDs will not be returned unless specified. - You must contact us immediately if you want to pull your work from our consideration. - The festival does not pay rental fees. - AAIFF is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. - The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. -The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless AAIFF from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.