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AFF News Recap – #Week31, 32 & 33

In case you missed it, these were the articles published between August 1 – 21, 2022.

News

Just Another Summer Day by Yoshika Matsuoka (Japan) won the Grand Prix Award at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival (Japan)

We started the month with the announcement of the programme (See Article) from the 46th Hong Kong International Film Festival (August 15 -31, 2022). We also published news about the closing film, Tori and Lokita directed by Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne (See Article).

The Janes directed by Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes (See Article) will open the Seoul International Women’s Film Festival which will take place from August 25 until September 1, 2022. Dark Red Forest directed by Huaqing Jin (See Article) will open the EBS International Documentary Festival which will take place in cinemas and online from August 22 – 28, 2022, in Seoul, Korea.

We announced news about the programme (See Article) of the 34th Gawad Alternatibo (Philippines) which took place from August 6 – 14, 2022 (The festival is now online until October 2022). We also announced the programme (See Article) of the 13th Korean Film Festival in Australia which is taking place until September 10, 2022 in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, and Brisbane, Australia.

Finally, we announced the projects selected for the Asian Project Market 2022 (See here). The APM is co-production platform that offers emerging filmmakers the opportunity to meet international leading film professionals. We also announced the people (See Here) that will attend the Chanel x BIFF Asian Film Academy program this year.

Awards

A Sabbath on the Longest Day of the Year by Edmund M. Telmo won the
Best Short Feature Award at the 34th Gawad Alternatibo (Philippines)

We published the winners of the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival (Japan) which took place July 28 until August 1, 2022 (See Article). We also announced the winners of the 18th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival which took place in Jecheon, Korea from August 11 – 16, 2022 (See Article). The Gawad Alternatibo, an independent Filipino film festival that took place during the Cinemalaya also had their Award Ceremony (See Article). The good news is that you can watch the short films online at their website until October 2022.

Film Recommendations

HOMMAGE by Shin Su-won is one the films you shouldn’t miss at the
13th Korean Film Festival in Australia

We published our recommendations for the 46th Hong Kong International Film Festival (See HERE) that is taking place until August 31, 2022. We also recommended films from the 13th Korean Film Festival in Australia (See Article) which is taking place until September 10, 2022 in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, and Brisbane, Australia.

Call for Entries
These past weeks we added the following call for entries:

69th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
Country: Germany
Aimed at: Short Films (Below 45 and 35 minutes)
Deadline: February 1, 2023
Submission Fee: FREE
Submission Platform: Direct submission
Go to the Call for Entry HERE <—

Kyoto Filmmakers Lab
Country: Japan
Aimed at: Asian Filmmakers
Deadline: September 2, 2022
Submission Fee: Free but selected filmmakers will need to pay their expenses
Submission Platform: Direct Submission
Go to the Call for Entry HERE <—

52nd International Film Festival Rotterdam
Country: Netherlands
Aimed at: Feature and Short Films
Deadline: Ffeature films (October 4, 2022), and short films (September 20, 2022)
Submission Fees:
* Feature Films – €55 (ex. VAT)
* Short Films and Mid-length films (up to 60 minutes) – €30 (ex. VAT)
* VR/Immersive Works – €30 (ex. VAT)
Submission Platform: Direct Submission
Go to the Call for Entry HERE <—

53rd International Film Festival of India
Country: India
Aimed at: Feature Films (over 70 minutes)
Deadline: International Productions – August 31, 2022
Submission Fee: FREE
Submission Platform: FilmFreeway
Go to the Call for Entry HERE <—

20th Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival
Country: Nepal
Aimed at: Feature and Short Films
Deadline: September 2, 2022
Submission Fee: FREE
Submission Platform: Direct Submission
Go to the Call for Entry HERE <—

3 Shots Film Festival
Country:  Philippines
Aimed at: Short Films
Deadline: September 9, 2022
Submission Fee: FREE
Submission Platform: Direct Submission
Go to the Call for Entry HERE <—

Sundance Film Festival
Country: United States
Aimed at: Feature and Short Films
Deadline: Short Films (until September 5), and Feature Films (September 26)
Submission Fee: Ranges from $ 58 USD to $ 103 USD
Submission Platform: FilmFreeway
Go to the Call for Entry HERE <—

27th International Film Festival of Kerala
Country: India
Aimed at: Feature Films (over 70 minutes)
Deadline: September 11, 2022
Submission Fee: FREE
Submission Platform: Eventival
Go to the Call for Entry HERE <—

17th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival
Country: United States
Aimed at: Short and Feature Films
Deadline: September 2, 2022
Submission Fees:
* Features Films – $ 75 USD (Students $ 60)
* Short Films – $ 45 USD (Students $ 40)
Submission Platform: FilmFreeway
Go to the Call for Entry HERE <—

Platform BUSAN
Country: Korea
Aimed at: Emerging independent filmmakers
Deadline: August 31, 2022
Submission Fee: FREE (selected people will need to pay for their expenses)
Submission Platform: Direct Submission
Go to the Call for Entry HERE <—

25th Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia
Country: Japan
Aimed at: Short Films (under 25 minutes)
Deadline: January 31, 2023 (Branded Shorts: February 28, 2023)
Submission Fee: From JPY 2,500 to JPY 4,500 (depending on the deadline). Cinematic Tokyo and Smarthphone Film Competitions are FREE
Submission Platform: FilmFreeway
Go to the Call for Entry HERE <—

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