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ATTENTION FILMMAKERS! 

(A) Have you made a feature-length film, short film, or emerging media (VR, AR, etc) project? Are you anxious to share your work with an enthusiastic audience hungry for stories made by and/or about Asian Pacific Islander individuals and communities around the world?

(B) Are you a filmmaker who'd like to have a chance for your Narrative/Animated Short Film to win the Film Festival’s GOLDEN REEL AWARD, which would be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/Live Action Short Film category of the ACADEMY AWARDS®

(C) Would you like to enter your film in the fourth annual HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition, with the opportunity to win cash prizes and have your project premiere on HBO platforms after its theatrical screening?

If you are any of the above, SUBMIT your film or mediawork to the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Southern California’s leading showcase for new Asian Pacific American and Asian international cinema. Since 1983, the Film Festival has provided a crucial launching point for the discovery and sustained support of Asian Pacific independent filmmakers and media artists from around the globe.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS OPEN: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 9am PST
HBO APAV Short Film Competition Submissions will open Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 9am PST

FEATURES:
• EARLY DEADLINE - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 11:59pm PST | $40 USD entry fee 
• REGULAR DEADLINE - Friday, November 1, 2019 at 11:59pm PST | $50 USD entry fee 
• FINAL DEADLINE - Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 11:59pm PST | $65 USD entry fee

SHORTS, EPISODICS, AND EMERGING MEDIA:
• EARLY DEADLINE - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 11:59pm PST | $35 USD entry fee 
• REGULAR DEADLINE - Friday, November 1, 2019 at 11:59pm PST | $45 USD entry fee 
• FINAL DEADLINE - Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 11:59pm PST | $65 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.

ENTRY GUIDELINES

Read about eligibility, required materials and other details here.

AWARDS

Read about the Film Festival’s juried competition and audience awards here.

FAQs

Read some frequently asked questions regarding film submissions here.