Organizer:
Asian Film Festival Committee
American International Chamber of Commerce
Sponsor: Confederation Institute of Education
Host: AMTV USA
Event Date: Nov 14th, 2020

Asian Film Festival founded by Asian Film Festival Committee and American International Chamber of Commerce, we are a International non-profit organization with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Beijing and other cities. We know how to support creative people & deliver visionary films & television dramas.

The American International Chamber of Commerce has been a dedicated partner of Asian countries on diversified economic and cultural development and exchanges from the since the establishment in 1990. In keeping with our long-term commitment, we encouragement and recognition that support from Asian entrepreneurs and investors, filmmakers ’s creativity and production and build strong, each institutions, production companies and studios will lead to greater economic opportunities in film industry for all Asian countries.

We believe film also in the future of Asian same as Hollywood as well.

The American International Chamber of Commerce and Asian Film Festival reiterates its unwavering commitment to working with all Asian countries in film industry as they build a A brilliant, rich and successful future. We send our warmest wishes for continued prosperity and success of Asian Film Festival in the years ahead.

Press Conference :
March, 7th 2020, Los Angeles
AMTV USA Studio
Chino, Los Angeles

Screening Start:
Start Date: Aug, 1st, Los Angeles
Mobile media, TV, cinema, library, city hall theater

AFF Global Film Cooperation Forum:
Oct 23rd 2020, China
2:00 to 5:00 PM

Screening End:
Close Date: November, 1st, Los Angeles
Mobile media, TV, cinema, library, city hall theater

Asian Film Cooperation Forum:
Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071
Event Date: Nov 14th,2020
8:30PM-11:30PM

Asian Film Festval Red Carpet
Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071
December, 12th. 2019, Los Angeles
3:30PM – 5:00PM,

Asian Film Festival Golden Diamond Awards Ceremony
Event Date: December 12th, 2019
Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071
5:00-8:00 PM

AFF Hollywood Night Celebration Party:
November, 15TH. 2019
Los Angeles
Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071
5:30 PM -8:30 PM

Welcome to the 2020 Asian Film Festival,
Los Angeles Hollywood!
Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071
Event Date: November ,14th, 2020

Dec 12, Los Angeles, The 2019 Asian Film Festival winners have been announced! This is the place to be to see who won big at the First Golden Diamond Awards including who took home Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress honors at AFF 2019!

Check out the full list of AFF winners below and check your picks for the Official AFF Challenge. See the AFF winners 2019 on the red carpet and see photos of the winners and much more.

2019 AFF Golden Diamond Awards List:
Best Feature, Across The Ocean, India
Best Co-Production, Champa Flower, Laos/China
Best Foreign Language Film, Kung Fu Stories,U.S.
Best Short Film, Father’s Day, U.S.
Best Short Documentary, I am Angkor Wat,Australia/ Cambodia
Best Student Short Film, Descendants of String, U.S.

Best Short Director, Lee Chambers, Copenhagen Road, Canada
Best New Director, Yunbing Li, Evasion, China/U.S
Best Student Director, Anshu Zeng Yuan, Perfect Resonance, U.S.
BEST SCREENPLAY, Brian K. Palmer, Diamond in the Rough, U.S.
BEST STUDENT SCREENPLAY, Cai Jing, Plum Raindrops, China

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, Hummingbird, U.S.
Best Production Design, The Passport, China
Best Music, Lovers on Borders, Portugal/ Japan
Best Editing, Alternate Ego, U.S.
Best Producer, Treasure Hunt, U.S.

Best Actor, Travis Lee Eller, The Debt Of Maximillian, U.S.
Best Actress, Jennifer Finely, The Helping Hand, U.S.
Best Child Actor, Atticus Guo, Love Never Forgets, U.S.
Best Child Actress, Vartika Pandey, Chumbak, UK/India

Award of Excellence, Dan Zhao, China
Award of Lifetime Achivement, Grace Guei, China Taiwan
Award of Outstanding Contribution, You Ning Lee, China Taiwan

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The 2020 AFF (Asian Film Festival ) will present Golden Diamond Awards trophies and certificates to all winners and recipients.

All top films, filmmakers, director, actors and actress will screen live at our red carpet event at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles with our celebrity jurors in attendance (schedules permitting).

2020 Golden Diamond Awards List:

The 2020 AFF (Asian Film Festival ) will present Golden Diamond Award trophies and certificates to all winners and recipients.

All top films, filmmakers, director, actors and actress will screen live at our red carpet event at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles with our celebrity jurors in attendance (schedules permitting).

Best Director
Best Picture
Best Drama
Best Foreign
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Best Drama Short
Best Foreign Short
Best Experimental
Best Animation Short
Best Web Series/New Media Live-Action
Best Web Series/New Media Animation
Best Documentary Short
Best Music Video
Best Screenplay Short
Best Screenplay Feature
Best Editing
Best Producer
Best Cinematography
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Child Actress
Best Child Actor
Best Audience
Best Original Screenplay
Best Adapted Screenplay
Outstanding Film Artist
Outstanding Contribution Award
Outstanding Achievement Award
Lifetime Achievement Award

Rules & Terms
Welcome submitting to the Asian Film Festival 2020

This is the first Asian Film Festival organized by the Asian Film Festival Committee and American International Chamber of Commerce, it will also look back at the best Asian films and Asian American films, outstanding Asian filmmaker, actors, screenwriters, producers, etc.

What are the submission categories and how do I choose the right tone for my film?

Asian Film Festal selects several films to screen at the festival from various categories. Not all categories will be selected and/or screened.

Narrative Feature Films:

Any narrative work of fiction of Asian, Asian American or Asian International with a running time of 50 minutes or more that are shot in narrative feature film style.

In order to encourage and support the development of Asian film industry, to qualify as an Asian, Asian American feature film, the even that have previously screened at up to other festivals anywhere in the world are eligible for our out-of-competition programs. Narrative Feature Films that have been or will be exhibited publicly at one or more non-festival screenings, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blu-ray, DVD, video on demand, YouTube etc.) submitted project are eligible for our program.

Documentary Feature Films:

Any non-fiction film of Asian, Asian American with a running time of 50 minutes or more, not including entirely scripted or improvised fictionalizations of actual events. If your documentary contains some dramatization of actual events, you may submit in this category, but we will ultimately decide which program is best suited for your project. Films that have previously screened at other festivals anywhere in the world and that have been or will be exhibited publicly at one or more non-festival screenings, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blue-ray, DVD, video on demand, etc.) are eligible for our programs.

Short Films:
Any narrative fiction or documentary film of Asian, Asian American with a running time of less than 50 minutes, including credits. Short Films have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions to retain eligibility. Short Films may have been screened at any number of public theatrical exhibitions in the world, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform.

How old can my film be and still qualify for submission?

Any film submitted for 2020 Asian Film Festival consideration must have been completed before our festival. If your film was completed prior to 2021, it is eligible for submission. If your film’s production took place prior to 2020 or in 2021, your film is eligible.

What submission formats do you accept?

All films could submitted via FilmFreeway, Vimeo link, or Dropbox entered on the submission application, or mailed to us on a single physical disc (DVD). We cannot accept links via e-mail, and we are unable to accept digital download or streaming links other than Vimeo at this time.

In addition to Physical discs may be submitted to AFF in format: MP4 or MOV. Please refrain from submitting multiple films on a single disc. If you do so, we will view your film on the disc. You could include menus, trailers, production stills, photos and trailers on your disc.

If my film includes non-English dialogue, do you require English subtitles?

All films that contain significant non-English dialogue MUST include on-screen English subtitles at the time of submission. A translated list of dialogue on paper will not suffice. If your film is mostly in English and you wish to intentionally leave out subtitles for any non-English dialogue included in the film as an artistic choice, you do not need to provide subtitles for those particular sections. If submitting a physical disc or via a Vimeo link , we would prefer that all subtitles are hardcoded to your video file as opposed to including discreet subtitles that need to be turned on in order to be viewed.

Where do I send my submission?

If you choose to submit a physical disc to us instead of a secure online screener or via a Vimeo link, it should be mailed to us at the address below. Please be sure to write a UPS or FedEx tracking number on the front label of your envelope. This will help ensure that your submission is processed as quickly as possible.

Submission Mail Address:
Asian Film Festival
530 S. Lake Ave., Unit 368
Pasadena, CA 91101
Email: usa@asianfilmfestival.us

* Please submissions the tracking number:
(Write you’re tracking number please)

Please do not send us a physical disc if you have already provided a FilmFreeWay or Vimeo link systems. If you are not satisfied with any aspect of your digital upload and would prefer to send a disc instead, please contact AFF that we can modify your previously selected submission format.

Am I required to obtain rights clearance for music or other copyrighted material included in my film?

From a legal standpoint, you must clear all copyrighted materials included in your film before you can publicly screen it. However, Asian Film Festival does not check to ensure that you have obtained clearance for these materials at any point during the application process, nor will we be held responsible for any inclusion of unlearned materials in your film. It is the sole responsibility of the entity submitting the project to secure permission from the copyright holders of the material in question, whether it is music, stock footage, or any other elements that could violate an existing copyright. Films that are accepted into the Asian Film Festival must sign a waiver stating that materials used in the film do not violate any existing copyright. Quite often, rights holders offer reduced rates for independent films, so you should contact them directly to avoid any potential rights infringements.

What should I include with my submission?

After you have completed an online application, you could send to Asian Film Festival a single copy of your film, your printed press or promotional materials to us also. Quite often, films sent to us in standard size retail DVD or Blu-ray cases will become dislodged during shipping, resulting in scratched, unplayable discs, so we recommend mailing your film in a paper sleeve or slim jewel/clamshell case. Please refrain from taping your disc to any surface, as tape residue may also render your disc unplayable. Our preferred method of packaging is a medium (approximately 6” x 9”), bubble padded envelope. It is not necessary to wrap your disc in bubble wrap and mail it to us in an oversized box. Doing so will only make it more difficult for us to process your film once it is received.

Please do not use a paper label on your disc! There are many different variables with stickers and paper labels that could render your disc unplayable– a permanent marker (such as a Sharpie) will work just fine. Discs with text or graphics printed directly on the surface are also acceptable.

What happens if you are unable to get my film to play?

Asian Film Festival will make every effort to view your disc or online screener, but in the event that we are unable to watch your film, we will attempt to contact you to request another copy using the primary contact information that you provided on your application. However, there is no guarantee that we will get your replacement disc in time, and we must give preference to those who sent in a working copy to begin with. For this reason, we ask that you make absolutely sure that your disc or online screener plays all the way through before you send it to us! If your disc arrives broken, we will also make every attempt to contact you for a replacement. Through before you send it to us! If your disc arrives broken, we will also make every attempt to contact you for a replacement.

Will you notify me if you do not receive my film?

Due to the volume of submissions we receive we are unable to contact each applicant individually if we do not receive his or her film. It is your responsibility to ensure that your package arrives at our office before the deadline you have selected. Once your film has been marked as received in UPS or FedEx, you will be able to see that it has been marked as such. Please allow up to process your submission once it has been mailed. If your film has still not been marked as received within this period of time, contact us at for further instructions.

When the submission deadlines and what are are the fees?

The following deadlines are the dates by which we must receive your film. They are NOT postmark deadlines. We must receive your digital upload or physical disc by the deadline date for which your film has been registered.

All applicants must agree voluntarily and without reservation to the decision of the Asia Film Festival to have a final evaluation without any objection. When you submit your film to the Asian Film Festival, We automatically assume that you have agreed to our rules.

All submissions are handled identically, regardless of which deadline you choose. Late deadline submissions are processed and screened in exactly the same manner as early and official deadline submissions are– the only difference is the submission fee. We encourage you to submit your film as early as possible to take advantage of lower submission fees.

Overall Rating
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  • Thank you for being part of your festival. We are very happy about being selected in the festival. Your swift response in any requests is highly appreciated. Good luck with your next festival!

    February 2020
  • Scripts EyeWryte

    Thank you! I am honored that my script, ‘Diamond in the Rough’ won the award for Best Feature Script. I enjoyed the festival and met some awesome people. I will certainly enter again! I hope to see you all again next year!

    January 2020
  • arshia zeinali

    hi
    Thank you so much for your great film festival.
    I was with my short script "CRUSHER" in this event.
    Congratulations to all of you who won awards.

    Best regards
    Arshia Zeinali

    January 2020
  • Olivier Hero Dressen

    Great festival, communication and organization!
    The staff was really amazing, the festival legit, and I had the chance to win another award for my movie The Passport!

    Thank you!

    December 2019
  • Javid Farahani

    Dear

    I’m honored to be announced that my short film “Under the Blade” got accepted in such a good festival.

    Thank you very much

    December 2019