Call for Entries

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
Date: October 7th – 14th, 2021
Place: Yamagata, Japan
Deadline: April 15th, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: International Competition (Feature Documentaries)
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44th Asian American International Film Festival
Date: August 11th – 22nd, 2021
Place: New York, United States (Online Festival)
Deadline: April 15th, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 10 – 65 USD (Depending on the category and deadline)
Category: Short & Feature Films
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33rd Gawad Alternatibo
Date: August 6th – 15th, 2021
Place: Philippines (Online Festival)
Deadline: April 19th, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short Films (Under 45 minutes | ONLY for Filipino Filmmakers)
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16th Japan Film Festival Los Angeles
Date: October 4th – 10th, 2021
Place: Los Angeles, California (USA)
Deadline: April 20th, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 20 – 100 USD (Depending on the Category and Deadline)
Category: Short Films & Feature Films (Films from Japanese directors or about Japan)
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26th Aichi International Women’s Film Festival
Date: September 2nd – 5th, 2021
Place: Aichi, Japan
Deadline: April 24th, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short Films (Under 50 minutes directed by Female director)
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74th Festival de Cannes
Date: May 11th – 22nd, 2021
Place: Cannes, France
Deadline: April 26th, 2021
Entry Fee: 50 – 350 Euros (Depending on the film format)
Category: Feature Films
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25th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival
Date: July 8th – 15th, 2021
Place: Bucheon, South Korea
Deadline: April 30th, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short and Feature Films (Fantastic Films)
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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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3rd Abrenian Heritage Film Festival
Date: September 25th – 30, 2021
Place: Philippines (Online Festival)
Deadline: April 30th, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short Films (Between 3 – 5 minutes)
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17th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival
Date: August 12th – 17th, 2021
Place: Jecheon, South Korea
Deadline: April 30th, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short & Feature Films (related to the music-themed subject)
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5th SeaShorts Film Festival
Date: August 25th to September 2nd, 2021
Place: Malaysia
Deadline: April 30th, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short Films below 30 minutes (Only for directors from Southeast Asia)
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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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16th Sapporo International Short Film Festival & Market
Date: October 13th – 30th, 2021
Place: Sapporo, Japan
Deadline: May 2nd, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 5 – 30 USD (Depending on the deadline)
Category: Short Films (Under 30 minutes)
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Docs By The Sea Accelerator 2021
Date: August 16th – September 6th, 2021
Place: Bali, Indonesia
Deadline: May 3rd 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Incubation program, Storytelling Lab, Editing Lab, Creative Producing Lab (Only for Asian filmmakers)
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74th Locarno Film Festival
Date: August 4th – 14th, 2021
Place: Locarno, Switzerland
Deadline: May 14th, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 30 – 160 USD Depending on the category and deadline
Category: Feature & Short Films
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Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
Date: October 7th – 14th, 2021
Place: Yamagata, Japan
Deadline: May 15th, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: New Asian Currents (Short & Feature Docs)
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23rd Seoul International Women’s Film Festival
Date: August 26th until September 1st, 2021
Place: Seoul, South Korea
Deadline: May 16th, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: New Asian Currents (Short & Feature Docs)
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Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival
Date: September 16th – 20th, 2021
Place: Yubari, Hokkaido (Japan)
Deadline: May 17th, 2021
Entry Fee: 3,300 JPY ($ 32 USD)
Category: Any genre (narrative, animation or doc) but it should be a fantastic film
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13th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival
Date: September 9th – 16th, 2021
Place: Goyang City and Paju City, South Korea
Deadline: May 17th, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: International feature documentaries
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Viet Film Fest
Date: September 9th – 16th, 2021
Place: Fountain Valley, California, USA
Deadline: May 20th, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 20 – 55 USD (Depending on Deadline and Category)
Category: Short and Feature Films (Only for Vietnamese filmmakers)
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32nd Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Date: September 11th – 25th, 2021
Place: Hong Kong
Deadline: May 28th, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 10 – 25 USD (Depending on the deadline)
Category: Short Films (Under 20 minutes – LGBTQ+)
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6th Melbourne Documentary Film Festival
Date: July 21st – 27th, 2021
Place: Melbourne, Australia
Deadline: May 30th, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 20 – 55 USD (Depending on the deadline and category)
Category: Short & Feature Documentaries
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18th Experimental Film & Video Festival in Seoul
Date: Mid September, 2021
Place: Seoul, South Korea
Deadline: May 31st, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Experimental FIlms
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18th EBS International Documentary Festival
Date: August 23rd – 29th, 2021
Place: Goyang , South Korea
Deadline: May 31st, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Documentaries
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15th Asian Film Awards
Date: TBA, 2021
Place: Hong Kong
Deadline: May 31st, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Feature Films over 60 minutes (Asian Filmmakers)
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25th Vancouver Asian Film Festival
Date: November 4th – 14th, 2021
Place: Vancouver, Canada
Deadline: June 5th, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 30 – 45 USD (Depending on the category and deadline)
Category: Short & Feature Films (For Asian Filmmakers)
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78th Venice International Film Festival
Date: September 1st – 11th, 2021
Place: Venice, Italy
Deadline: June 11th, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 150 Euros (Feature Films) – $ 70 Euros (Short Films)
Category: Short & Feature Films
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69th San Sebastian International Film Festival
Date: September 17th – 25th, 2021
Place: Donostia, Spain
Deadline: June 15th, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 100 – 200 Euros (Depending on the format)
Category: Feature Films
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21st Kaohsiung Film Festival
Date: October 15th – 31st, 2021
Place: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Deadline: June 15th, 2021
Entry Fee: Free (1 stamp in ShortFilmDepot)
Category: Short Films (uner 25 minutes)
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13th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival
Date: September 9th – 16th, 2021
Place: Goyang City and Paju City, South Korea
Deadline: June 18th, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Korean and International Short Docs & Koran Feature Docs
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17th Indie-AniFest – Korea Independent Animation Film Festival
Date: September 9th – 14th, 2021
Place: Seoul, South Korea
Deadline: June 23rd, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short and Feature animation films (Asian Filmmakers)
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22nd San Diego Asian Film Festival
Date: November 4th – 14th, 2021
Place: San Diego, CA, United States
Deadline: June 25th, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 30 – 60 (Depending on the deadline and category)
Category: Short Films (For Asian filmmakers)
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14th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival
Date: November 24th – 30th, 2021
Place: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Deadline: June 25th, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 10 – 35 USD (Depending on the deadline and category)
Category: Feature Docs and Short Films & Docs
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23rd Bucheon International Animation Festival
Date: October 22nd – 26th, 2021
Place: Bucheon, South Korea
Deadline: June 30th, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short Animated Films
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9th Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival
Date: September 6th – 19th, 2021
Place: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Deadline: July 4th, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 50 – 150 USD (Depending on the deadline and category)
Category: Short & Feature Documentaries
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13th Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
Date: November 4th – 14th, 2021
Place: Philadelphia, USA
Deadline: July 5th, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 10 – 40 USD (Depending on the deadline and category)
Category: Short and Feature Films (Only for Asian filmmakers)
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13th Boston Asian American Film Festival
Date: October 20th – 24th, 2021
Place: Boston, United States
Deadline: July 15th, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 15 – 40 USD (Depending on the deadline and category)
Category: Short & Feature Films (Asian American filmmakers)
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22nd San Diego Asian Film Festival
Date: November 4th – 14th
Place: San Diego, CA, United States
Deadline: July 16th, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 30 – 60 (Depending on the deadline and category)
Category: Feature Films (For Asian filmmakers)
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16th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival
Date: October 1st – 31st, 2021
Place: Seattle, United States
Deadline: July 19th, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 15 – 75 USD (Depending on the deadline and category)
Category: Short & Feature Films (Asian filmmakers)
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25th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
Date: November 10th – 19th, 2021
Place: Toronto, Canada.
Deadline: July 28th, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 15 – 50 USD (Depending on the deadline and category)
Category: Short & Feature Films (Asian filmmakers)
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Singapore International Children’s Film Festival, Big Eyes, Big Minds
Date: November 20th – December 19th, 2021
Place: Singapore
Deadline: July 31st, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 25 – 45 USD (Depending on the deadline and category)
Category: Short Films
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23rd Bucheon International Animation Festival
Date: October 22nd – 26th, 2021
Place: Bucheon, South Korea
Deadline: July 31st, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Feature Animated Films
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25th Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival
Date: October 1st – 4th, 2021
Place: Seoul, South Korea
Deadline: July 31st, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short and Feature animated films
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13th Film Southasia
Date: December 2nd – 5th, 2021
Place: Kathmandu, Nepal
Deadline: July 31st, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short and Feature Documentaries from Asia
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28th Kineko International Children’s Film Festival
Date: November 3rd – 8th, 2021
Place: Tokyo, Japan
Deadline: August 10th, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 15 – 35 USD (Depending on the deadline and category)
Category: Feature & Short Films (Films should be produced & suitable for 1-12-year-old children)
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2nd Calcutta International Short Film Festival
Date: December 17th – 19th
Place: Calcutta, India
Deadline: August 31st, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 15 – 40 USD (Depending on the deadline and category)
Category: Short Films (Under 30 minutes)
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12th Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival
Date: October 9th – 16th, 2021
Place: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Deadline: August 31st, 2021
Entry Fee: $ 8 USD
Category: Short Films (Under 10 minutes)
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Cinemapúa Student Short Film Festival
Date: November 8th – 13th, 2021
Place: Manila, Philippines
Deadline: September 30th, 2021
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short Films (from Students in Philippines)
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