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10 Asian film festivals to submit on FilmFreeway

We present a list of ten highly-recommended Asian film festivals to send your productions on FilmFreeway.

24th Shanghai International Film Festival
Date
: June 11th – 20th, 2021
Place: Shanghai, China
Deadline: March 31st, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short Films & Feature Films
Note submission via FilmFreeway only for Animation Short Films
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About the festival:
Founded in 1993, Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) is the only competitive film festival in China approved by FIAPF. SIFF focuses on awards, markets, forums and film exhibitions so as to build an international platform, and promote the development of the Chinese film industry.

23rd ShortShorts Film Festival & Asia
Date: June 11th – 21st, 2021
Place: Tokyo, Japan
Deadline: January 31st, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 20 – 40 USD (Depending on the deadline and category)
Category: Short Films (Under 25 minutes)
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About the festival:
The Short Shorts Film Festival (SSFF) started in 1999 and became an Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences accredited festival in 2004, where the winner of the Short Shorts Grand Prix is eligible to receive an Academy Awards® nomination. SSFF has now become one of the largest short film festivals in Asia. In 2004, SSFF received a request from the Governor of Tokyo to develop film programs showcasing Asian short films. This led to the establishment of the Short Shorts Film Festival Asia. Now, these two festivals take place in Harajuku and Omotesando, Tokyo simultaneously in June as the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia.

21st Korea Queer Film Festival
Date: June 17th – 20th, 2021
Place: Seoul, South Korea
Deadline: February 28th, 2021
Entry Fee: 2 – 10 USD (Depending on the category and deadline)
Category: Short & Feature Films
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About the festival:
Since our founding in 2001, Korea Queer Film Festival (KQFF) is an annual event held in Seoul, Korea, as part of the Seoul Queer Culture Festival (SQCF)—the largest LGBTQ+ festival in Korea visited by more than 150,000 people. Starting from a small screening event, KQFF has achieved significant growth, programming more than 70 films last year and marking its 20th anniversary next year. As a non-profit organization run by volunteers, the mission of KQFF is to celebrate diversity and develop cultural resources for the LGBTQ+ community, bringing the queer’s voices on screen. KQFF works as the public sphere for cultural/political agendas, including anti-discrimination law and its legislation, the possibility of identity politics, and irregularities in social structures.

9th Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival
Date: July 1st – 7th, 2021
Place: Seoul, South Korea
Deadline: March 1st, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short Films & Feature Films (For kids)
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About the festival
The principal objective of Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival (GUKIFF) is to present the most outstanding films for children, youth, and families produced in all over the world. Established in 2013, GUKIFF is striving to encourage young generations who will lead the film industry and support them to get various opportunities. GUKIFF realized the importance of culture that all the family members can share. GUKIFF wants to introduce various genres of domestic and foreign films dealing with children, family, and dream themes.

16th Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival
Date: July 5th – 12th, 2021
Place: Busan, South Korea
Deadline: March 16th, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short & Feature Films
THIS FESTIVAL WILL OPEN THE CALL SOON. STAY TUNED!

About the festival:
BIKY is the one of the best festivals that has provided a venue for children and teenagers to communicate through various films from all around world. BIKY has one competition called ‘Ready~Action!’ for films directed by children and teenagers. BIKY aims to discover films by young directors and develop new contents in the relevant fields for the future.

7th Seoul Webfest
Date: August 19h– 22nd, 2021
Place: Seoul, South Korea
Deadline: May 2nd, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 50 – 90 USD (Depending on the deadline)
Category: Web Series
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About the festival:
The Seoul Webfest is South Korea’s first web series festival and the only web fest in Asia. In 2018 they shown 200 web series and 5 VR360 Series. The Festival partners with the LAWEBFEST, Marseille Webfest, Melbourne Webfest, Roma Webfest, Bilbao Seriesland Webfest, Die Seriale, Webfest Montreal, Rio Webfest, Berlin Webfest, Sicily Webfest, Wendie Webfest Hamburg, South Florida Webfest, Austin Webfest, BA Webfest, Baja Webfest, DC Webfest and Dublin Webfest.

7th Minikino Film Week
Date: September 3rd – 11th, 2021
Place: Bali, Indonesia
Deadline: April 30th, 2021
Entry Fee: $2 – 9 USD (Depending on the category and deadline)
Category: Short Films (Under 25 minutes)
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About the festival:
MINIKINO FILM WEEK has been held annually since 2015. This festival was founded and organized by the Minikino committee as its parent organization, which has been working since 2002 in this field. Furthermore, the Minikino organization is under the Indonesian legal entity; Yayasan Kino Media.

Minikino Film Week International Short Film Festival reaffirms that short films are cultural products with cultural and social values from the artists who live in that society. The short film presents artistic achievements in a contemporary product that describes the latest cultural, aesthetic and social trends.

28th Women Make Waves Film Festival
Date: October 15th – 24th, 2021
Place: Taipei, Taiwan
Deadline: February 25th, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 10 USD
Category: Shorts, Features & Documentaries
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About the festival:
Established as a non-profit organization in 1993, Women Make Waves Int’l Film Festival, has been one of the major film festivals in Taiwan and has established itself as the biggest one dedicated to supporting female talents. The Festival aims to celebrate the achievements of outstanding female talents, to explore different aspects of women’s lives as well as to promote equality and rights of all genders. By covering a wide range of genres, issues, and representations of women, the WMWFF seeks to promote great cinematic arts by female directors and to advocate gender equality through films with feminist consciousness and various subjects.

28th Kineko International Children’s Film Festival
Date: November 1st – 5th, 2021
Place: Tokyo, Japan
Deadline: August 31st, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 15 – 35 USD (Depending on the category and deadline)
Category: Shorts and Feature Films
THIS FESTIVAL WILL OPEN THE CALL SOON. STAY TUNED!

About the festival:
Kineko International Children’s Film Festival has made an official decision to cancel this year’s festival. It was a very hard and heavy decision for us to make. However, with the concerns about the spreading COVID-19 worldwide, and the potential effect on festival events, we have made this decision together.

2nd Bangkok International Documentary Awards
Date: December 16th – 19th, 2021
Place: Bangkok, Thailand
Deadline: July 31st, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 25 – 105 USD (Depending on the category and deadline)
Category: Short and Feature Documentaries
SOON WE WILL UPLOAD INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CALL, STAY TUNED

About the festival:
Bangkok International Documentary Awards (BKK DOC) is the documentary international award competition and film festival based in Bangkok, Thailand.

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