The Chinese American Film Festival (CAFF) and Chinese American TV Festival (CATF) are organized by EDI Media Inc. The goal of CAFF and CATF is to be the platform that brings leaders of the Chinese and American film and TV markets together for cultural exchange and more co-production opportunities.

CAFF is the only U.S. and Chinese Film and TV cultural event that has received letters of recognition signed by two U.S. Presidents: Barack Obama and George W. Bush. It is the only Chinese and American film cultural event that has been officially written in the U.S. Congress Report, making it the earliest film festival recorded as an achievement list in the China-U.S. high-level Cultural Exchange Activities as a national event.

From 2016 to 2022, CAFF was also the only film cultural event that has been honored an official Month (November) and an official Day (Opening Ceremony Day) by the Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles respectively.

Every year the festival holds panel conversations between guests from both countries, showcases, award ceremonies, and film screenings. The participants include executives from major Chinese studios such as China Film Group and Shanghai Film Group. etc., top producers, directors, and more in addition to chairmen and studio executives from major Hollywood studios such as Universal, Disney, 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 filmmakers in the USA. Films must be produced between 1/1/22 and 9/15/2023 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 7th.
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
  • Aki Aitos

    I had an awesome experience! Thank you!

    December 2021
  • Songhuan Li

    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