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®

If you are either 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: Monday, August 15, 2018 at 5pm PST

EARLY DEADLINE: RECEIVED by Monday, October 1, 2018 at 5pm PST |  $35 USD entry fee

2ND DEADLINE: RECEIVED by Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 5pm PST |  $45 USD entry fee

FINAL DEADLINE: RECEIVED by Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 5pm 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.


Read about eligibility, required materials and other details here.


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


Read some frequently asked questions regarding film submissions here.

Please Note:

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival consistently strives to maintain its commitment to be environmentally responsible. We invite our participants to apply online through the exclusively paperless process via FilmFreeway.