Chinese American Film Festival is based in Los Angeles. It is the ONLY film festival recognized by the Chinese Government and the U.S. Government. Our Chinese American Film Festival and Chinese American TV Festival are the only festivals that are endorsed by SART (Formerly SAPPRFT). Every year the festival holds panel conversation between guests from both countries, showcase, award ceremony and film screenings. The participants include executives from major Chinese studios such as China Film Group, Shanghai Film Group. etc., top producers, directors and more in addition to chairmen and studio executives from major Hollywood studios such as Universal, Fox, Sony, Paramount, Warner Bros, etc.

We receive hundreds of entries from China and the U.S. every year. This would be your best opportunity to show off your work to film giants from both China and the United States!

Golden Angel Awards

The festival is ONLY open to the filmmakers in the USA. Films must be produced between 1/1/20 and 9/11/2021 for consideration.

Digital copies of your DVD and trailers for feature films need to be sent to:

Movie posters need to be submitted with a signed application form through E-mail.
Please send the filled out and signed application to

A confirmation letter will be sent once we receive all the documents. An application fee waiver is available if the request is approved by CAFF committee.

If the film was selected, You will be contacted via E-mail no later than Oct 2nd.
Certificate/Laurels are available upon request.

The CAFF committee reserves the right to refuse any entry
CAFF will receive the rights for screenings at designated locations or on iCiTi TV
*Selected films could be aired on iCiTi TV
*Selected films are NOT guaranteed for screenings or screenings at theaters

Overall Rating
  • Lee Dorje

    Perfect and honored, really thanks to the CAFF!

    December 2020
  • Richard E Haywood

    confusing on who can attend, what days.

    December 2018
  • Nadine Asmar

    A very professional film festival ! It was a great pleasure taking part in it !

    April 2018
  • Betty Ouyang

    I was honored that our film “Father’s Day” was nominated for a Golden Angel Award, and happy to share it with the Chinese and American Entertainment Communities.

    December 2017
  • Leiqi Lin

    Great film festival experience !!!

    July 2017