The mission of the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival is to bring attention to the creative output from Asian Pacific American (APA) communities and encourage the artistic development of APA talent, arts, and films in the greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Region.
The festival is accepting feature, documentary and short film submissions by Asian Americans and Asian international filmmakers with a focus on stories relating to people of Asian descent living and working in the diaspora. Now in it’s 22nd year, the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival will be held Thursday, July 14 through Sunday, July 17, 2022 as a hybrid event, online and in-person. All festival details, including dates, format, and venues, are subject to change.
Our mission embodies the following goals:
* To raise public awareness of APA talent, arts & media
* To encourage and promote the artistic development of APA artists of all creative arts
* To provide arts education opportunities, with particular outreach to APA youth and adults
* To raise awareness and act as a catalyst for the discussion of issues affecting APA communities
* To bring diverse people together, to promote artistic and social interactions
* To sponsor and operate the annual DC APA Film Festival.
The DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival recognizes the efforts of Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islander/Pacific Islander American filmmakers. Based on the number of submissions, awards will be given in the following categories:
Best Narrative Film
Best Documentary Film
The Audience Award
Each awardee is present with plaque and a $500 cash award.
ENTRY SUBMISSION CHECKLIST
1. Filmmaker's name, email, mailing address.
2. Production Credits.
3. Film Summary.
4. Production location, run time, on-screen language, production completion date.
5. Press kit and/or hi resolution promotional stills.
6. Website, social media links and trailer.
7. *Student Filmmakers, please attach a copy of School ID (Student Discounts available, please email us for code).
Feature film, short film, or video productions by Asian Americans and Asian International filmmakers, or with subject matter concerning Asian issues from any year, country, state, age, category, and serving any theme. No limit on the number of entries per person although a separate entry form must be submitted for each entry. Entry fee applies to each submission.
We require *secure online screeners or digital files*. Films must be completed at the time of submission (no rough-cuts or works-in-progress will be considered).
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
Winners will be announced on the DC Asian Pacific American Film website and social networks.
All entries selected for the Festival grant DC Asian Pacific American Film the rights to use their submitted film, as well as, footage, stills, titles and information from their films for current and future promotional, archival, and community engagement purposes in perpetuity.
BE SURE TO KEEP US INFORMED OF ANY CHANGES IN YOUR ADDRESS, PHONE OR EMAIL. ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING SUBMISSION SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO firstname.lastname@example.org.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By submitting your entry to the Festival, you represent that you have the authority to do so and that you have reviewed all of the DC Asian Pacific American Film submission rules and information. You agree to hold DC Asian Pacific American Film harmless and without liability for the statements you make, and you assert that there are no assigned rights, agreements, distribution agreements, production deals or any arrangements whatsoever attached to this work that would in any way interfere with the showing or screening of your entry to the public within the terms of DC Asian Pacific American Film. You further acknowledge and agree that if your entry is selected for the Festival then you grant DC Asian Pacific American Film the rights to use the submitted film, your footage, stills, titles and information from the film for current and future promotional, archival, and community engagement purposes in perpetuity.