The AFMA Film Festival of Young Cinema is hosted and organized by Annenberg Film Marketing Association (AFMA).

Starting from 2014, it is an annual showcase of new film arts from young talented filmmakers. It also serves as a platform for student filmmakers, industry professionals, and investors to meet and share with each other.

AFMA has successfully launched four film festivals (2014-2017), demonstrating great works from more than 40 young filmmakers. As an annual celebration of the emerging Chinese film talents in North America, our film festivals have been reported by many mainstream televisions, print media and online media.

This year, we collaborate with major production companies in China which are specialized in film, TV and new media. Also we work with digital platform like Youku and Everybody Digital to maximize our winner films' exposure to the public.

The 2018 AFMA Film Festival of Young Cinema will take place at Arclight Hollywood (subject to change) this April in Los Angeles and features screenings, Q&As, industry panels, and ceremony.

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1.Award for Best Picture
2.Award for Best Director
3.Award for Best Screenplay
4.Award for Best Cinematography
5.Award for Best Leading Actor
6.Award for Best Leading Actress

JURY PRIZES (A Sample from Last Years Prizes)
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We offer the most rewarding opportunities for selected filmmakers:

• Screenings of selected short films in major US and Chinese cities such as New York, LA, San Francisco, Boston, Beijing, and Shanghai

• After-screening parties and networking opportunities for filmmakers and industry professionals to connect with each other

• Press conferences along with screening events to gain media coverage

• Join established filmmakers and producers to discuss the most current and relevant topics around filmmaking and Chinese film market at multiple themed panels

• Selected films have the opportunity to be released on major Chinese online streaming sites, like Youku.

• Selected filmmakers have the opportunity to collaborate with major film production companies in China to work on feature films and receive fundings and resources from them.

• You are a Chinese filmmaker (regardless of nationality)

• The length of your film must be no longer than 45mins

• We accept various genres (narrative, documentary, and animation are all acceptable)

• The film MUST have Chinese and English subtitles

• NO restrictions on the premiere status

• NO submission fee

• Submission Deadline: 02/28/2018 (Filmmakers are strongly encouraged to submit sooner than later for the chance to participate in pre-selection showcase)

• Late Submission Deadline: 03/11/2018 (10$ submission fee)