The Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival (HAAPI Film Festival) , started in 2004 by OCA­-Greater Houston, was created to highlight and celebrate thediversity of culture, food, and stories of the AAPI community, to support AAPI artists and filmmakers, and to share the messages, issues, hopes, and dreams of the AAPI experience for the Greater Houston metropolitan area through edutainment.

Awards & Prizes

National Films
-Grand Jury Prize - Narrative Feature Film
-Grand Jury Prize - Documentary Feature Film
-Grand Jury Prize - Best Short Film
-Audience Award - Narrative Feature Film
-Audience Award - Documentary Feature Film
-Audience Award - Short Film

Local Student Film Competition

Rules & Terms

The Film Festival will only accept shorts and feature films that fulfill either of the following required criteria:
1. The film must either be directed by, produced by, or feature an Asian American/Pacific Islander and/or
2. The content of the entry must contain material that relates to Asian American/Pacific Islander culture/experience.

*If submitting through mail*
Please mail one DVD/Blu-Ray copy of the film to 10905 Bellaire Blvd, Suite C Houston, TX 77072, and make sure to write the name of the film, the name of the filmmaker, the total running time, and your email address on the disc.

Please include a press kit with your entry, including (electronic version ONLY):
• Still images (Please provide captions and photo credits for all images)
• Synopsis
• Director’s biography/photo
• Director’s filmography
• Director’s statement
• Cast and crew listing
(If your film is selected, the Festival will also request the following items: posters, video clips.)

The entry submission deadline is March 1st, 2017. Filmmakers selected for the festival will be notified via email by April 1st, 2017.

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