MISSION & OBJECTIVE

DisOrient Asian American Film Festival promotes the diversity of Asian American and Pacific Islander experiences. We break open the one-dimensional stereotypes of the “Oriental” in mainstream media. DisOrient believes in the power of film to educate and positively transform our communities and the world.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

DisOrient is the premiere Asian American film festival in Oregon. For 13 years, we have presented the rich diversity of Asian American and Pacific Islander stories. We use the W.E.B. DuBois standard "for us, by us, or about us" when selecting films for our program, and we particularly encourage social justice topics.

Our film program and Q&A’s bring significant exposure to filmmakers and serve as a launching point for understanding, inquiry and action. There is a growing demand to showcase the work of AAPI filmmakers and actors--DisOrient provides a platform to celebrate and support their artistry.

With the spectacular Willamette River rushing through town and the Cascade Range to our east, Eugene basks in its natural setting. Home of the University of Oregon and nicknamed Tracktown, USA, Eugene celebrates the arts and intellectual curiosity with earthy hospitality and light-hearted quirkiness. Come see why many filmmakers rave about DisOrient and call it their favorite film festival!

13th Annual DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon
BELIEVE THAT FILM CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.
April 20 – April 22, 2018
www.disorientfilm.org

Awards & Prizes

Awards are given for Best Feature Narrative, Best Feature Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Short Doc, and the Jason D. Mak Award for Social Justice.

Rules & Terms

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
• To be considered for competition, entries must have completed production within two years of the late submission deadline.
• Entries must have either a principal (writer, producer, director, main actor) that identifies as Asian/Pacific Islander –or- be about an Asian/Pacific Islander experience or subject –or- be made with Asian/Pacific Islander Americans as the target audience. (“For us, by us, or about us”)
• Filmmakers of Films and videos with educational and socially conscious messages dealing with Asian/Pacific Americans are highly encouraged to submit.

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR ENTRY
1. Entry Deadlines & Fees: Early Deadline October 9 $20
Regular Deadline November 20 $30
Late Deadline December 11 $40
• If paying by check, please make checks or M.O. payable to “C.A.B.A” and mail to:

DisOrient Film Festival
1430 Willamette Street #30
Eugene, OR 97401-4049

• Entry Fees waived for Northwest filmmakers before regular deadline.
• NOTE: The festival does NOT pay rental or appearance fees.

2. On-line screeners (no expiration date, please) must be submitted by the deadlines.

3. Electronic Press Kit Packet & Materials
• 2 OR MORE Print quality still images (at least 300 dpi) - required!
• Synopsis (long and short versions)
• Director’s biography & photo
• List of cast and crew, awards, and festival appearances
• Link to a downloadable theatrical trailer (in full quality DV or QuickTime format)
• Link to a separate, downloadable 10 second video excerpt from the film that is not watermarked

5. Digital presskit can be uploaded to Film Freeway or mailed on DVD/thumbdrive to:

DisOrient Film Festival
1430 Willamette Street #30
Eugene, OR 97401-4049
Inquiries:
info@disorientfilm.org

Please include:

TITLE OF WORK
DIRECTOR
ETHNICITY (optional)
PRODUCTION COMPANY/CONTACT PERSON
PHONE
MAILING ADDRESS
EMAIL
WEBSITE
ALL AVAILABLE EXHIBITION FORMATS
*Projection Notes
ASPECT RATIO
LETTERBOXED?
SOUND FORMAT(S)
RUNNING TIME
COUNTRY
YEAR COMPLETED
GENRE
ONE SENTENCE SYNOPSIS
World Premiere / National Premiere / Oregon Premiere Status

Are you a student?
*If yes, grade and school:

Required Questionnaire

How does your film qualify under the “For us, by us, or about us” standard? Indicate all that apply.
- Has a principal (writer, producer, director, animator, main actor) that identifies as Asian/Pacific Islander.
- Please describe who(m), the role they played, and their ethnicities
- Subject matter addresses Asian/Pacific Islander experience. How?
- Target audience are Asian/Pacific Islander Americans.

By submitting, the filmmaker or authorized representative of the submitted work, hereby grant the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon a program of the Chinese American Benevolent Association (CABA) to publicly display the submitted work both during the festival and for “Best of” and special screenings held at the discretion of the festival (if selected) and understand that the festival does not pay rental fees or appearance fees. In addition, you agree that the DisOrient Film Festival and CABA are not liable for any loss or damage to screeners or exhibition prints and cannot be held financially responsible for any other damages. Submitted preview materials will not be returned. You also agree to allow use of stills, audio, and video clips from the submitted work for promotional purposes. Your signature also certifies that you have received all appropriate copyright clearances and assumes full liability for any and all copyright infringement. DisOrient reserves the right to amend policies at its discretion.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By submitting, the filmmaker or authorized representative of the submitted work, hereby grants the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon, a program of the Chinese American Benevolent Association (CABA), to publicly display the submitted work both during the festival and for special screenings and promotional events for the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon held at the discretion of the festival (if selected) and understand that the festival does not pay rental or appearance fees. In addition, you agree that the DisOrient Film Festival and CABA are not liable for any loss or damage to screeners or exhibition prints and cannot be held financially responsible for any other damages. Submitted preview materials will not be returned. You also agree to allow use of stills, audio, and video clips from the submitted work for promotional purposes. Your submission to DisOrient also certifies that you have received all appropriate copyright clearances and assumes full liability for any and all copyright infringement. DisOrient reserves the right to amend policies at its discretion.

DisOrient is a program of the Chinese American Benevolent Association (CABA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural arts organization that also runs youth groups such as the Chinese Lion Dance Troupe, which is comprised of middle school, high school, and college age students. CABA also offers college scholarships for local Asian American youth and aspiring filmmakers.