“Connecting and inspiring communities through stories of Asian American and Pacific Islanders from Silicon Valley and North America”

“The Silicon Valley Asian American Pacific Film Festival provides a platform for the artistry of story telling of the Asian and Pacific Islander through the lens of the American experience, the imaginable and the unimaginable connecting our lives and communities through written words, song and performance.”

ANNOUNCEMENT: This year, 2024, we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary! We will be doing both In Person and an Online Film Festival. In person is October 18-20 in Sunnyvale, CA and online will be from October 18 - October 27, 2024.

Please, submit films that can be shown in person or online. We are only accepting AAPI films that are from United States and Canada and United States Territories.

Submissions do not guarantee a spot in our film festival.

Early submission fee is $25.

Late submission fee is $50.

Submission fees are non-refundable.

For questions, please contact us. Thank you.

Online screening of film open to the public.
Prefer films from United States, United States Territories, or Canada
Films must have a connection (filmmaker, actor/actress, story, etc.) to Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders.

Overall Rating
  • Silicon Valley was a memorable experience. Great theaters and screening events. We're honored to come out of this festival with so much love and support! Thank you for honoring A GREAT DIVIDE for the best feature award!

    November 2023
  • Bradford Uyeda

    What a fantastic festival. Thank you for screening my film online and for being so organized. This festival had such a great curation of films that absolutely impressed me. I can't to see what they show next year!

    November 2023
  • Milton Kaka

    Im so grateful my movie Tala was selected to be apart of this amazing festival. Thank you all who made this possible, aloha.

    November 2023
  • Loved my experience at SVAP! The organizers were wonderful and warm - the ladies really gave me a lot of encouragement to keep making art… it was very heartening to see and FEEL such support from the community.

    November 2023
  • Nicole Dizon

    Thank you so much, Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest, for screening my directorial debut short, Morena! The festival organizers were so communicative and supported the promotion of my film on their social media. It was a privilege to be elevated with other emerging AAPI filmmakers.

    November 2022