The Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and supporting emerging and established Asian and Asian-American filmmakers and sharing the rich diversity of Asian culture through the medium of cinema. Since its creation in 2002, the annual film festival has grown to become the South’s largest showcase of Asian and Asian American cinema. Over the last ten years, the festival has provided opportunities for nearly 400 Asian and Asian American filmmakers and doumentarians to share their vision, often providing the only venue for their films to be shown in Dallas. The films have also allowed festival goers a chance to experience other lives and cultures without leaving their seats.
Awards & Prizes
Best Narrative Short: This category is for a fiction-based film project with a runtime of 60 minutes or less.
Best Documentary Short: This category is for non-fiction based film projects with a runtime of 60 minutes or less.
Best Animated/Experimental Short: This category is for a fiction-based film project with a runtime of 60 minutes or less.
Best Documentary Feature: This category is for a non-fiction based film project with a runtime of greater than 60 minutes.
Best Narrative Feature: This category is for a fiction-based film project with a runtime of greater than 60 minutes.
Women’s Showcase: The Asian Film Festival of Dallas plans to present a Women’s Showcase, which will provide a platform for Asian and Asian American Women Filmmakers to present their films to the broader public and provide much needed exposure for the filmmakers and their films. This category is for a fiction or non-fiction based film project with any runtime.
Rules & Terms
Feature film, short film, or video productions by Asian Americans and Asian International filmmakers, or with subject matter concerning Asian issues from any year, country, state, age, category, and serving any theme. No limit on the number of entries per person. Entry fee applies to each project submitted.
2. EXHIBITION FORMATS:
Entries chosen for the festival may be exhibited in the following formats but is dependent on the venue and screening room of each particular program. In other words, even though we can exhibit 35 mm, doesn’t mean we will – it is dependent on the program your work is selected for. So be prepared to offer an alternative such as Blu-Ray.
35mm, HDCam (29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 compression), DCP, Digibeta, HDMOV, HDAVI and Blu-Ray are accepted exhibition formats.
*We are not responsible for lost or damaged entries.
3. IF YOUR WORK IS ACCEPTED, PLEASE NOTE:
• Exhibition film prints and/or tapes must be sent to the Festival pre-paid.
• Return shipping of the exhibition copy within the United States will be covered by the Festival.
• AFFD does not pay rental fees for submitted films. Instead, we choose to invest our resources in producing the best possible showcase for your work, and promoting your work as widely as possible.
4. ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS:
Winners will be announced on the AFFD website and social networks.
5. RIGHT TO USE:
All entries selected for the Festival grant AFFD the rights to use footage, stills, titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.
Be sure to keep us informed of any changes to your address, phone number, or email address.
7. ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING SUBMISSION SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO: firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. NO REFUNDS:
Absolutely no refunds.
9. TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
By submitting your entry to the Festival, you represent that you have the authority to do so and that you have reviewed all the AFFD submission rules and information. You agree to hold AFFD harmless and without liability for the statements you make, and you assert that there are no assigned rights, agreements, distribution agreements, production deals or any arrangements whatsoever attached to this work that would in any way interfere with the showing or screening of your entry to the public within the terms of AFFD. You further acknowledge and agree that if your entry is selected for the Festival then you grant AFFD the rights to use footage, stills, titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.