Call for Entry

8th Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival – Call for Entry 2023

The Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival is accepting Short Films (for the ASEAN Short Film Competition) and Feature Films (for the SEAPITCH – Southeast Asian Project Pitch) until October 24, 2022.

About the festival:
The Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival, organized by Thailand’s Ministry of Culture, aims to promote the film of Southeast Asia to acquire a more prominent status in the international film community and to foster a co-operation between the regional film industry and other film industries around the world.

Eligibility for the ASEAN Short Film Competition:

– Director(s) or Producer(s) must be from Southeast Asia.
– The country of production can be Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
– All genres are accepted.
– Films must have been completed no earlier than 1 June 2021.
– Films must at least be a Thailand premiere, meaning entries must not have been broadcasted on TV, made available on the Internet or screened publicly in Thailand prior to the Festival.
– Short Films should be less than 30 minutes (running time includes end credits).
– Films in any other language other than English must have English subtitles.
Submission Fee: FREE
Deadline: October 24, 2022
Notification Date: End of November 2022.

To read the rules and regulations please visit: RULES AND REGULATIONS

To submit to the ASEAN Short Film Competition, please go here: https://forms.gle/TuXiACWkc6vsa48m9

Eligibility for the SEAPITCH – Southeast Asian Project Pitch:

– The producer and director must be based in the Southeast Asian countries. Southeast Asia countries are: Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
– The director must be developing their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd feature film projects.
– The project must be represented by both a producer and a director. A director cannot apply as the producer of his/her own film project.
– Applicants can only submit one project.
– Applications must be completed in English.
– Applicants and selected participants must speak English (all meetings are in English).

Material to be submitted:
– Log Line (max. 60 words)
–  Film Synopsis (max. 2 pages)
–  Treatment (max. 12 pages)
–  Director’s Statement (max. 2 pages)
–  Director’s Biography and Filmography
–  Producer’s Statement (max. 2 pages)
–  Producer’s Biography and Filmography
–  Estimated Production Budget in USD
–  Financial Plan in USD
–  Production Company’s Profile
–  Development and production timetable
–  Previous work(s) of the director (Links to shorts and/or feature-length films on Vimeo or YouTube ONLY)

These materials should be compiled into one PDF or Word document. All materials should be written in English.

Benefits for selected projects:
– Members of the selected projects will join two Zoom workshops to prepare for the pitch. The workshops will focus on document preparation and presentation skills.
– In the final session, each selected project will present an online pitch to the jury consisting of three internationally renowned members, who will decide on the following prizes:
*SEAPITCH Award – The winner will receive 5,000 USD and a trophy.
*Runner-Up Prize – The winner will receive 3,000 USD and a trophy.
*SPECIAL MENTION – The winner will receive 2,000 USD and a trophy.

Submission Fee: FREE
Deadline: October 24, 2022
Notification Date: Mid of November 2022.

To read the rules and regulations please visit: RULES AND REGULATIONS

To submit to the SEAPITCH – Southeast Asian Project Pitch, please go here: https://forms.gle/R36ywcMHj5hG42m76

For more information, please visit: https://www.baff.go.th/

We remind readers that the 8th Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival will take place from January 20 – 25, 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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

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