Call for Entry

45th Asian American International Film Festival – Call for Entry 2022

The Asian American International Film Festival (United States) is accepting films until April 22nd, 2022. * Films must have at least one person of Asian decent from any nationality in a key creative role i.e Director, Writer Producer, etc. OR must represent the Asian diaspora experience.

About the festival:
The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) is proudly known as “The First Home to Asian American Cinema.” Organized by Asian CineVision, it’s the first and longest-running festival dedicated to showcasing the moving image work by media artists of Asian descent for and about the Asian diaspora experience. The Festival takes place in New York City, the second-largest Asian American market in the U.S. Every year, AAIFF attracts audiences from all five boroughs of New York City, the tri-state region, and around the world.

Important: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic AAIFF45 will be a hybrid festival, primarily virtual with limited in-person events designed for as much safety as possible in New York City. We are aiming to have the virtual portion available to as much of North America as possible.

General Rules:
– The festival accepts films that have at least one person of Asian descent from any nationality in a key creative role i.e. Director, Writer, Producer, DP,etc. OR represent the Asian diaspora experience.
– Submissions must be completed after January 1st, 2021.
– The festival accepts feature and short films from any genre (fiction, documentary, experimental).
– Submissions must be done via FilmFreeway.
– Submission Fees and Deadlines:

* Prices for Students
Highlighted prices are for FilmFreeway Gold Members

Notification Date: July 1st, 2022

We recommend filmmakers to read the full Rules and Regulations here: https://filmfreeway.com/aaiff

We remind readers that the 45th Asian American International Film Festival will take place from August 3rd – 13th, 2022 New York City, United States.

*People of Asian descent includes but is not limited to people from and are descended from areas now known as Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia, China, Russia, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, and the Pacific Islands*

To see other Calls please follow the next link: “Call For Entries”.

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