Call for Entries

Here you can find a curated selection of Film Festivals with open calls.

Festivals cover by AFF

BIFFindia 15th Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival
Date:
July 7th – 13th, 2020
Place
: Busan, South Korea
Deadline: March 27th, 2020
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Feature & Short Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia Skip City International D-Cinema Festival
Date:
September 26th until October 4th, 2020
Place
: Saitama, Japan
Deadline: March 31st, 2020
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Feature Films (International Filmmakers)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia Asian Film Festival of Dallas
Date:
July 16th – 23rd, 2020
Place
: Dallas, Texas (United States)
Deadline: March 31st, 2020
Entry Fee: $ 25 USD (Shorts) | $ 40 USD (Feature Films)
Category: Feature & Short Films (Asian Filmmakers)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 18th Freedom Film Fest (Documentary Grants)
Date:
September 12th – 19th, 2020
Place
: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Deadline: March 31st, 2020
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Only for Malaysians and Singaporeans.
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia ARKIPEL Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival
Date:
August, 2020
Place
: Jakarta, Indonesia
Deadline: March 31st, 2020
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Documentary & Experimental Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 18th Hiroshima International Animation Festival
Date:
August 20th – 24th, 2020
Place
: Hiroshima, Japan
Deadline: April 1st, 2020
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short Films (within 30 minutes)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 22nd Taipei Film Festival
Date:
June 25th – July 11th, 2020
Place
: Taipei, Taiwan
Deadline: April 1st, 2020
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Feature Films (above 70 minutes)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 34th Image Forum Festival
Date:
July 11th – 19th, 2020
Place
: Tokyo, Japan
Deadline: April 1st, 2020
Entry Fee: ¥ 1000 Yens
Category: Feature & Short Films (Asian Filmmakers)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia Docs By the Sea International Documentary Forum (Call for Grants)
Date:
August 21st – 28th, 2020
Place
: Bali, Indonesia
Deadline: April 5th, 2020
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Documentary (Southeast Asian filmmakers)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 12th Shanghai Pride Film Festival
Date:
June 13th – 21st, 2020
Place
: Shanghai, China
Deadline: April 12th, 2020
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Feature & Short Films (LGBTQ+ Films)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 17th Experimental Film & Video Festival in Seoul
Date:
mid-July, 2020
Place
: Seoul, South Korea
Deadline: April 15th, 2020
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Feature & Short Films (Experimental)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 6th Seoul Webfest
Date:
August 20h– 23rd, 2020
Place
: Seoul, South Korea
Deadline: April 15th, 2020
Entry Fee: $ 70 – 90 USD (Depending on the deadline)
Category: Web Series (Less than 30 min each episode)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival
Date:
August 28th – September 1st, 2020
Place
: Yubari, Hokkaido (Japan)
Deadline: April 24th, 2020
Entry Fee: ¥ 3,300 JPY
Category: Feature & Short Films (Fantastic Films)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 25th Aichi International Women’s Film Festival
Date:
September 3rd – 6th, 2020
Place
: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture (Japan).
Deadline: April 25th, 2020
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short Films (Under 50 mins. director must be a female)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 24th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival
Date:
July 9th – 16th, 2020
Place
: Bucheon, Korea
Deadline: April 30th, 2020
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Feature & Short Films (Fantastic Films)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 15th Sapporo International Short Film Festival & Market
Date:
October 13th – 18th, 2020
Place
: Sapporo, Japan
Deadline: April 30th, 2020
Entry Fee: $ 5 – 30 USD (Depending on the deadline)
Category: Short Films (under 30 minutes)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 4th SeaShorts Film Festival
Date:
September, 2020
Place
: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Deadline: April 30th, 2020
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short Films (under 20 minutes) Only for directors from Southeast Asia
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 4th Istorya Ng Pag-asa Film Festival
Date:
June – October, 2020
Place
: Manila, Philippines
Deadline: April 30th, 2020
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short Films (Filipino Filmmakers ONLY)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 5th Melbourne Documentary Film Festival
Date:
July 15th – 29th, 2020
Place
: Melbourne, Australia
Deadline: May 8th, 2020
Entry Fee: $ 33 – 63 USD (Depending on the deadline and category)
Category: Feature & Short Films (Documentaries)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 11th Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival (CINEBALU Category)
Date:
September 5th – 12th, 2020
Place
: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Deadline: May 15th, 2020
Entry Fee: $ 8 USD
Category: Feature & Short Films (Asian Filmmakers)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 18th Freedom Film Fest
Date:
September 12th – 19th, 2020
Place
: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Deadline: May 31st, 2020
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Feature & Short Documentaries
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 11th Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival (PESTA10 Competition)
Date:
September 5th – 12th, 2020
Place
: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Deadline: July 15th, 2020
Entry Fee: $ 8 USD
Category: Short Films under 10 minutes (Asian Filmmakers)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry

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Other International Film Festivals for Asian Filmmakers

BIFFindia 8th Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival
Date:
September 9th – 20th
Place
: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Deadline: July 13th, 2020
Entry Fee: $ 12 – 50 USD (Depending on the Deadline & Category)
Category: Documentaries (Feature & Shorts)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry