ANNOUNCEMENT: OPEN SUBMISSIONS FOR AFFD 2015
The Asian Film Festival of Dallas Begins Their 14th Year
DALLAS – On Saturday November 1, 2014, the Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) (www.asianfilmdallas.com) opens the door for submissions of feature and short films for its 14th annual festival week, to be held July 16-23, 2015 at the Angelika Film Center.
The Dallas-based festival is a 501(c)(3) 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.
AFFD celebrates its 14th year of bringing our ever-growing audience films that often cannot be seen on the big screen outside of their countries of origin. For one week each summer at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, TX, festival-goers and filmmakers escape the Texas heat with a variety of feature films and shorts, from all genres around the globe.
The AFFD is open to any feature film or video productions by Asian American and Asian International filmmakers, or with subject matter concerning Asian issues from any year, country, state, age, category, and serving any theme. The AFFD was founded in 2002 and has grown to become the largest showcase of Asian and Asian American films in the southern United States. Because of the unique films we exhibit, AFFD is often the only opportunity for these filmmakers’ work to be exhibited in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
AFFD also presents advance screenings of upcoming films, and participates in numerous cultural, community, and member activities throughout the year.
Submissions can be processed and details obtained at the AFFD’s WithoutABox festival page here:
Categories in Consideration
|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 ShortThis 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.|
Festival Submission Guidelines
Rules and Regulations for the Annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas
– Feature/Short Film Competition Program -
DEADLINES AND ENTRY FEES
Early Deadline: February 14, 2015 (postmarked)
Early Deadline Entry Fee: $35 (Feature film), $20 (Short film)
Final Deadline: March 31, 2015 (postmarked)
Final Deadline Entry Fee: $40 (Feature film), $25 (Short film)
Fees are discounted if submitted through Withoutabox.
Currently we are accepting payment by Check, Money Order (US Dollar), and Credit Card through WAB and Paypal.
Absolutely No refunds.
Make checks payable to ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF DALLAS
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.
All entries should be on Blu-Ray/DVD. Please label the Blu-Ray/DVD with your project title, WAB tracking#, and your name. You may submit a work in progress (no trailer), however, if the project is not finished and turned in by deadline, it will not be eligible to be screened at that year’s festival (films received AFTER deadline will be automatically deferred to the following festival year). Secure online screeners also accepted.
*Screener copy will be returned ONLY IF a self-addressed and stamped envelope is enclosed at the time of submission.
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 DVD.
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.
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.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
Winners will be announced on the AFFD website and social networks.
ENTRY SUBMISSION CHECKLIST
1. Completed and Signed Entry Form (if submitting from AFFD website)
2. Press Kit (if available) or digital stills from film.
3. Screener DVD
4. Entry Fee
5. One-paragraph description of your film.
6. Self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of your preview tape (Optional).
7. Self-addressed stamped postcard for confirmation of received entry materials (Optional).
SUBMISSION MAILING ADDRESS
Please see http://www.withoutabox.com/login/4793 for details.
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 IN YOUR ADDRESS, PHONE OR EMAIL.
ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING SUBMISSION SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO firstname.lastname@example.org.