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, individual(s) or communities around the world. All lengths and genres will be considered.

All submitted works should have been completed on or after January 1, 2017. 

AWARDS ELIGIBILITY

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 – ASIAN INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM (Narrative and Documentary Feature)
•  FESTIVAL AUDIENCE AWARD (Narrative and Documentary Feature)

AWARDS FOR SHORT FILMS
Select short films are eligible for Audience Awards as well as Festival Awards such as: 
• FESTIVAL GOLDEN REEL AWARD* (Narrative Live-Action/Animated Short; and Documentary Short)
• LINDA MABALOT NEW DIRECTORS/NEW VISIONS AWARD

*Recipients of the LAAPFF's FESTIVAL GOLDEN REEL AWARD for Short Narrative Live-Action/Animated 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.

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Your signed entry form, entry fee, screener, and press kit must be RECEIVED by one of the following dates:
EARLY DEADLINE - Friday, September 29, 2017, 5 p.m. PST -  $35 USD entry fee
FINAL DEADLINE - Friday, November 3, 2017, 5 p.m. PST - $45 USD entry fee
WITHOUTABOX.COM and FILMFREEWAY.COM Extended Deadline – Friday, December 1, 2017, 5 p.m. PST - $55 USD entry fee

**Visual Communications Members at the Filmmaker level submit for free! Limit one waiver per member. Find out more about Visual Communications Membership here. **

Additionally, WITHOUTABOX members are eligible for a $5 discount for entry fees over $30.

EXHIBITION FORMATS

EXHIBITION FORMATS – Feature-Length Film
FILM: 35mm
DIGITAL: DCP with required Blu-Ray disc (NTSC)

EXHIBITION FORMATS – Short Film
FILM: 35mm
DIGITAL: DCP with required .MOV file conforming to Apple ProRes 422 HQ (1920 x 1080 24p 48kHz)

EXHIBITION FORMATS – Transmedia 
ALL submissions for site-specific and transmedia productions (including, but not limited to, multi-episodic web series, multi-channel digital, video, and installation productions, online exhibitions, cross-platform productions, image-mapping projections, and virtual and augmented-reality experiences) MUST BE accompanied by a detail proposal for how the work should be exhibited.

SUBTITLES:  Invited entries in language(s) other than English must be subtitled in English in all exhibition media.

For ease and accuracy of online submission, follow the link below to submit your film to the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival via The International Film Festival Submission System (BrigitFest) at Withoutabox.com; or via FilmFreeway.com.

Submit on Withoutabox

SUBMISSION MATERIALS

PREVIEW FORMATS FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS:
Password-protected Vimeo (720p optimal) preferred, or secured online screener. DVD screeners are strongly discouraged.

Please include a press kit with your entry, including (electronic version ONLY):
• Still images (300 dpi). Please provide captions and photo credits for all images.
• Synopsis
• Director’s biography
• Director’s filmography
• Director’s statement
• Cast and crew listing

If your feature-length film is selected for exhibition, the Film Festival may also request various other items (posters, etc.) to maximize exposure for your film. 

SHIPPING

Exhibition film prints and/or digital versions of invited entries must be sent to the Festival pre-paid to arrive by March 9, 2018.
Return or forward shipping will be covered by the Festival.

RENTAL FEES

The Festival does not pay film rental fees. We choose instead to invest our resources in producing the best possible showcase for your work and promoting your work as widely as possible.

SELECTION NOTIFICATION

You will be notified of Festival selections by no later than March 9, 2018.

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