Call for Entries

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

Festivals cover by AFF

BIFFindia 14th Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival
Date:
July 9th – 15th, 2019
Place
: Busan, South Korea
Deadline: March 19th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short Films (< 30 minutes)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia Sine Abierto
Date:
April, 2019
Place
: Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
Deadline: March 20th, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 150 PHP
Category: Short Films (< 15 minutes) from senior HS and college students
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 41st PIA Film Festival
Date:
September, 2019
Place
: Tokyo, Japan
Deadline: March 21st, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 30 USD
Category: Feature & Short Films (Independent Productions)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 3rd Istorya Ng Pag-asa Film Festival
Date:
June – October, 2019
Place
: Philippines
Deadline: March 25th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short Films (Filipino Filmmakers)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 68th Melbourne International Film Festival
Date:
August 1st – 8th, 2019
Place
: Melbourne, Australia
Deadline: March 29th, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 90 – 130 (Depending on the category)
Category: Feature and Short Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia New Zealand International Film Festival
Date:
July 18th – August 18th, 2019
Place
: Various Cities, New Zealand
Deadline: March 29th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: International Films (Feature, Short & Docs)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 23rd Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival
Date:
July 17th – 21st, 2019
Place
: Seoul, Seoul, Korea
Deadline: March 30th, 2019
Entry Fee: Free
Category: Animation Films (Features & Shorts)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia Asian Film Festival of Dallas
Date:
July 18th – 25th, 2019
Place
: Dallas, United States
Deadline: March 31st, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 20 – 40 USD (Depending on the category)
Category: Feature and Short Films (Only for Asian Filmmakers)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 26th Women Make Waves Film Festival
Date:
October 5th – 14th, 2019
Place
: Taipei, Taiwan
Deadline: March 31st, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 10 USD
Category: Films directed by a female Director.
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival
Date:
June 15th – 24th, 2019
Place
: Shanghai, China
Deadline: March 31st, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Features, Shorts and Documentaries
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 4th Ulju Mountain Film Festival
Date:
September 6th – 10th, 2019
Place
: Ulju, South Korea
Deadline: March 31st, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Features, Shorts and Documentaries (Mountain Themes)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 15th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival
Date:
August 8th – 13th, 2019
Place
: Jecheon, South Korea
Deadline: March 31st, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: All Categories (Music Related)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 22nd Revelation Perth International Film Festival
Date:
July 4th – 17th, 2019
Place
: Perth, Australia
Deadline: April 1st, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 30 USD (All categories)
Category: Feature and Short Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 21st Taipei Film Festival
Date:
June 27th – July 13th, 2019
Place
: Taipei, Taiwan
Deadline: April 1st, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Feature Films (1st or 2nd Film)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 33rd Image Forum Festival
Date:
September 14th – 23rd, 2019
Place
: Tokyo, Japan
Deadline: April 1st, 2019
Entry Fee: 1000 Yens | $ 9 USD
Category: Experimental Films (From East Asian ONLY)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia CineSpectra Short Film Festival
Date:
August, 2019
Place
: Philippines
Deadline: April 1st, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: HIV/AIDS Awareness(ONLY for Filipino Filmmakers)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia ARKIPEL Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival
Date:
August , 2019
Place
: Jakarta, Indonesia
Deadline: April 7th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Documentary and Experimental Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 1st Southern Voices Film Lab
Date:
2019
Place
: Philippines
Deadline: April 12th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Feature Film Projects (Only for Filipino Filmmakers)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 15th Experimental Film & Video Festival
Date:
mid-July, 2019
Place
: Seoul, South Korea
Deadline: April 15th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Experimental
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 11th Shanghai Pride Film Festival
Date:
June 8th – 16th, 2019
Place
: Shanghai, China
Deadline: April 15th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: LGBTQ Theme Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
Date:
October 10th – 17th, 2019
Place
: Yamagata, Japan
Deadline: April 15th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: International Documentaries (Non asian docs over 45 minutes)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia QCinema International Film Festival
Date:
October 13th – 22nd, 2019
Place
: Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Deadline: April 15th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short Film Grant (Only for Filipino Filmmakers)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia New Zealand International Film Festival
Date:
July 18th – August 18th, 2019
Place
: Various Cities, New Zealand
Deadline: April 18th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: NZ, AUS and Pacific Island (Feature, Short & Docs)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 9Film Fest
Date:
May 22nd – 23rd, 2019
Place
: Bangkok, Thailand
Deadline: April 21st, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 25 – 35 USD (Depending on the deadline)
Category: Short Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 14th Sapporo International Short Film Festival & Market
Date:
October 16th – 20th, 2019
Place
: Sapporo, Japan
Deadline: April 21st, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 10 – 40 USD (Depending on the deadline and category)
Category: Short Films (less than 30 minutes)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 4th Melbourne Documentary Film Festival
Date:
July 19th – 29th, 2019
Place
: Melbourne, Australia
Deadline: April 22nd, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 25 – 60 USD (Depending on the Deadline)
Category: Only Documentaries
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival
Date:
July 11th – 21st, 2019
Place
: Bucheon, South Korea
Deadline: April 30th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Feature and Short Films (Fantastic Themes)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia Taiwan International Queer Film Festival
Date:
August-September, 2019
Place
: Taipei, Taiwan
Deadline: April 30th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Feature & Shorts (Asian Filmmakers Only)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 5th Seoul Webfest
Date:
August 23rd – 25th, 2019
Place
: Seoul, South Korea
Deadline: May 1st, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 50 – 90 USD (Depending on the Deadline)
Category: Web Series
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 17th Freedom Film Fest
Date:
September 20th – 28th, 2019
Place
: Klang Valley, Malaysia
Deadline: May 1st, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Feature & Short Documentaries
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 24th Aichi International Women’s Film Festival
Date:
September 4th– 8th, 2019
Place
: Nagoya, Japan
Deadline: May 4th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Feature & Short (Only for Female Filmmakers)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia Hong Kong International Documentary Festival
Date:
September, 2019
Place
: Hong Kong City
Deadline: May 10th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Feature & Short Documentaries
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
Date:
October 10th – 17th, 2019
Place
: Yamagata, Japan
Deadline: May 15th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Asian Documentaries (Feature or Shorts)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 3rd Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino
Date:
September 12th – 18th, 2019
Place
: Nationwide, Philippines
Deadline: May 15th, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 5,000 PHP – $ 10,000 PHP (Depending on the deadline)
Category: Finished Films or Film in Post-Production (Filipinos Only)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 11th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival
Date:
September 19th – 26th, 2019
Place
: Goyang City and Paju City, Korea
Deadline: May 15th, 2019
Entry Fee: Free
Category: Any length | International and Asian Competition
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 10th Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival
Date:
September 7th – 14th, 2019
Place
: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Deadline: May 17th, 2019
Entry Fee: Free
Category: CINEBALU (Non-Competitive) *Only Asian Filmmakers*
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 30th Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Date:
September 7th – 21st, 2019
Place
: Hong Kong
Deadline: May 20th, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 25 – 50 USD
Category: Short Films (LGBTQ Topics)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 2nd Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival
Date:
September 20th – 22nd, 2019
Place
: London, United Kingdom
Deadline: May 31st, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 15 USD
Category: Only for Japanese Filmmakers
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 13th Bali International Film Festival
Date:
September 24th – 30th, 2019
Place
: Bali, Indonesia
Deadline: May 31st, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 30 – 60 (Depending the category and deadline)
Category: All type of films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 9th Antenna Documentary Film Festival
Date:
October 17th – 27th, 2019
Place
: Sydney, Australia
Deadline: June 4th, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 25 – 50 USD
Category: Documentary (Feature & Shorts)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 11th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival
Date:
September 19th – 26th, 2019
Place
: Goyang City and Paju City, Korea
Deadline: June 9th, 2019
Entry Fee: Free
Category: Any length | Korean Competition-Youth Competition
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia Binisaya Film Festival
Date:
September, 2019
Place
: Cebu, Philippines
Deadline: June 12th, 2019
Entry Fee: 1,000 PHP (19 USD approx)
Category: Short Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 15th Indie-AniFest Korea Independent Animation Film Festival
Date:
September 19th – 24th, 2019
Place
: Seoul, South Korea
Deadline: June 23rd, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Animation (from Asian Filmmakers)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 24th Busan International Film Festival
Date:
October 3rd – 12th, 2019
Place
: Busan, South Korea
Deadline: June 26th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Feature Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia Cebu International Film Festival
Date:
September 24th – 28th, 2019
Place
: Cebu, Philippines
Deadline: June 30th, 2019
Entry Fee: $35 (Filipinos) and $55 (International filmmakers)
Category: Documentaries (Feature or Shorts)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 10th Bengalore Queer Film Festival
Date:
August, 2019
Place
: Bangalore, India
Deadline: June 30th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: All Categories (LGBTQ Films)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 21st Bucheon International Animation Festival
Date:
October 18th – 22nd, 2019
Place
: Bucheon, South Korea
Deadline: June 30th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short Film Animations
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 10th Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival
Date:
September 7th – 14th, 2019
Place
: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Deadline: July 31st, 2019
Entry Fee: Free
Category: PESTA10 (Short Films) *Only Asian Filmmakers*
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 24th Busan International Film Festival
Date:
October 3rd – 12th, 2019
Place
: Busan, South Korea
Deadline: July 31st, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Asian Short Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 21st Bucheon International Animation Festival
Date:
October 18th – 22nd, 2019
Place
: Bucheon, South Korea
Deadline: July 31st, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Feature Film Animations
—–>Go to the Call For Entry

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Other International Film Festivals for Asian Filmmakers

BIFFindia 44th Toronto International Film Festival
Date:
September 5th – 15th, 2019
Place
: Toronto, Canada
Deadline: June 14th, 2019
Entry Fee: Canada $65 – 160 (Depending on the deadline and category)
Category: Feature, Doc and Short Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 7th Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival
Date:
September 9th – 15th, 2019
Place
: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Deadline: July 1st, 2019
Entry Fee: $20 – 50 USD (Depending on the deadline and category)
Category: Documentary Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
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