Asian World Film Festival
Signature Film Series · Short Film Days
Presented by MoRedii

About AWFF
The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) brings the best of a broad selection of Asian World cinemas to Los Angeles in order to draw greater recognition to the region's wealth of filmmakers and strengthen ties between Asian and Hollywood film industries.

All films that participate in the Festival will have a unique chance to be guided through the challenging awards season, showcasing their foreign films to members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and to all Guilds for enhanced exposure, media attention, and awards consideration. In 2016, AWFF was proud to screen 21 of the 89 submissions to the 89th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film (the Oscar®).

Asian World Film Festival
Signature Film Series · Short Film Days Awards
Sponsored by MoRedii, USC-AFMA, Houqi Movie & Television Culture

• Best Short Film
• Best Film Editing
• Best Director
• Best Screenplay Award
• Best Score
• Best Cinematography

1. Films that fall into any following categories are accepted by the committee:
* Contains Asian world languages. (including Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Mongol, and Turkic etc.)
* Shows Asian society and culture.
* The cast and/or production member(s) with Asian ethnic background.

2. Short films are under 30 minutes in length.

3. All shooting formats accepted.

4. Films must have been completed after Jan 1, 2013.

5. All non-English Films must have English subtitles.

6. Work-in-progress will be considered, provided they will be completed prior to the festival. Films should be marked as either a "Rough Cut" or "Work In Progress/WIP".

7. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and its usage of all music, images, and content in the entry. Films using non-licensed, copyrighted musical, or literary properties without legal permission are NOT eligible.

8. Film selection for the festival will be made by the screening committee (with MoRedii and USC). All filmmakers will be notified via email of acceptance.

9. There is no submission fee for this event.

10. By submitting your film, you are agreeing to screen your film during the Festival, and your film will be used for promotional purposes.

11. By submitting your film, you are agreeing to all the regulations stated above.

Overall Rating
  • Liudmila Komrakova

    I am honored to participate in such a wonderful festival. Unfortunately I could not present in person at festival but all the communication was at top level and the hospitality and attention to the submitters was very much appreciated. I hope to participate next year and years after

    November 2017
  • Majid Khorasani

    One of the best festivals I've ever had. I'm very glad to attend this festival

    November 2017
  • Yiheng Guo

    We have had a wonderful experience with our first time at AWFF! We saw tons of celebrities and they were very nice to us(We met Angelina Jolie)! Everyone involved has been very welcoming and kind, thank you for the awesome festival and for all of your encouragement!

    November 2017