Years running: 36 (since 1983)

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

International film festival of the Asian Pacific American and Asian cinema

About

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival celebrates the achievements of Asian Pacific American and Asian international cinema artists.

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.

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. 

Awards

Awards for feature films:

  • Grand jury award – feature narrative film 
    • Presented to select feature-length Asian Pacific American narrative films
  • Grand jury award – international feature narrative film 
    • Presented to select feature-length Asian International narrative films
  • Grand jury award – feature documentary film 
    • Presented to select feature-length Asian Pacific American documentary films
  • Audience award 
    • Presented to an audience favorite feature-length film, as chosen by audience ballot

Awards for short films:

  • Festival golden reel award 
    • 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 

Rules

  • Films and mediaworks 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
  • All submitted works should have been completed on or after January 1, 2017
  • Signed entry form, screener, press kit and entry fee must be filed via FilmFreeway.com
  • The Film Festival accepts all entry materials electronically; physical DVD screeners are strongly discouraged
  • Physical entry materials will NOT be returned
  • ALL submissions for site-specific and transmedia productions MUST BE accompanied by a detail proposal for how the work should be exhibited
  • Visual Communications Members at the Filmmaker level submit for FREE

Submission format: Password-protected Vimeo (NTSC-format, 720p optimal) preferred, or secured online screener

Subtitles: Invited entries in language(s) other than English must be subtitled in English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Festival co-directors:
Abraham Ferrer
Anderson Le
David Magdael

Festival manager:
Chanel Kong

 

 

Documents

Place

United States

Official website

festival.vconline.org

Contacts

Address:
120 Judge John Aiso Street, Basement Level
Los Angeles, California 90012
United States

Phone: 213-680-4462

E-mail: festival@vconline.org

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    July 17, 2017
  • Earlybird Deadline
    September 29, 2017
  • Regular Deadline
    November 03, 2017
  • Late Deadline
    December 01, 2017
  • Notifications
    March 09, 2018
  • Event dates
    3 — 10 May 2018
Categories & Fees

Run-time over 50 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $55

Run-time over 50 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $55

Run-time under 40 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $55

Run-time under 40 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $55

Works eligible for this category typically combine elements of film, art, and new media technologies.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $55

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