DC APA Film Festival is holding a trailer contest to help promote its 2017 Film Festival. We are looking for the trailer that best encompasses the missions and goals of DC APA Film. See the Rules for full details.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
DC Asian Pacific American Film was established to be the beacon of creative output of Asian and Asian American media arts through community outreach, social media platforms, collaborative efforts with other Asian Pacific American organizations, and a film festival.
The mission of the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival is to bring attention to the creative output from Asian Pacific American communities and encourage the artistic development of Asian Pacific American films in the greater Washington DC metropolitan region.
Our mission embodies the following goals:
1. To raise public awareness of Asian Pacific American media arts
2. To encourage and promote the artistic development of Asian Pacific American media artists
3. To provide arts education opportunities, with particular outreach to Asian Pacific American youth and adults
4. To raise awareness and act as a catalyst for the discussion of issues affecting Asian Pacific American communities
5. To bring diverse people together, to promote artistic and social interactions
6. To sponsor a DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival annually
We are so excited that our 17th Annual DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival is set for May 19-21, 2017.
Awards & Prizes
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Rules & Terms
We are seeking short promotional videos from 1-3 minutes in length of any genre or style that will be used to promote the upcoming 2017 Film Festival. It can be anything from a narrative, documentary, silent film to a montage of clips, animations, experimental, or purely motion graphics; the sky is the limit.
Any films not in English must have appropriate subtitles in English.
The winning trailer will be judged on its creative and technical merit, and its ability to pique public interest to come to our festival and support Asain Americans in film.
Please ensure that your submission is COMPLETELY filled out. Those who do not fill out their submission completely will be disqualified.
No limit on the number of entries per person. Entry fee applies to each project submitted.
We accept digital files only, either via online links (youtube, vimeo, etc..) or a direct download link. If the project is not finished and is turned in by deadline, it will not be eligible to be screened.
Entries chosen for the festival may be exhibited in the formats listed below. We are not responsible for lost or damaged entries...please ensure that they are packaged accordingly.
*A direct digital download file is preferred. DVD, Blu-ray's are also accepted*
IF YOUR WORK IS ACCEPTED, PLEASE NOTE:
• APA FILM does not pay rental or screening 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.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
Winners will be announced on the DC Asian Pacific American Film website and social networks.
ENTRY SUBMISSION CHECKLIST
1. Completed and Signed Submission Entry Form
2. Digital Files (Email to firstname.lastname@example.org with RE: Submission)
3. Entry Fee
4. One to two paragraph description of your trailer
All entries selected for the Festival grant DC Asian Pacific American Film the rights to use footage, stills, titles and information from their films for current and future promotional, archival, and community engagement purposes.
BE SURE TO KEEP US INFORMED OF ANY CHANGES IN YOUR ADDRESS, PHONE OR EMAIL. ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING SUBMISSION SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO email@example.com.
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 of the DC Asian Pacific American Film submission rules and information. You agree to hold DC Asian Pacific American Film 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 DC Asian Pacific American Film. You further acknowledge and agree that if your entry is selected for the Festival then you grant DC Asian Pacific American Film the rights to use footage, stills, titles and information from the film for current and future promotional, archival, and community engagement purposes.