Call for Entries

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

Festivals cover by AFF

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 DMZ Industry
Date:
September 19th – 26th, 2019
Place
: Goyang City and Paju City, Korea
Deadline: May 31st, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Documentaries
—–>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 23rd Vancouver Asian Film Festival
Date:
November 7th – 10th, 2019
Place
: Vancouver, Canada
Deadline: June 10th, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 25 – 40 USD (Depending on the category and deadline)
Category: All Categories (Asian filmmakers and North American/Canadian Asian filmmakers)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 19th Kaohsiung Film Festival
Date:
October 10th – 27th, 2019
Place
: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Deadline: June 10th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short Films (International 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 3rd Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino
Date:
September 12th – 18th, 2019
Place
: Nationwide, Philippines
Deadline: June 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 Colors of Asia 2020
Date:
November 4th – 7th, 2019
Place
: Tokyo, Japan
Deadline: June 20th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Proposals for Short Asian Documentaries (25 minutes)
—–>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 12th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival
Date:
October 7th – 13th, 2019
Place
: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Deadline: June 30th, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 15 – 35 USD (Depending on the Category and Deadline)
Category: Environmental Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia Tokyo FILMex International Film Festival
Date:
November 23rd – December 1st, 2019
Place
: Tokyo, Japan
Deadline: June 30th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Special Screening for International Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 19th Kaohsiung Film Festival
Date:
October 10th – 27th, 2019
Place
: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Deadline: June 30th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short Films (Taiwanese Short)
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 10th Boston Asian American Film Festival
Date:
October 24th – 27th, 2019
Place
: Boston, United States
Deadline: July 1st, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 15 – 40 (Depending on the Category and Deadlines)
Category: All Categories *Only for Asian American filmmakers*
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 23rd Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
Date:
November 7th – 15th, 2019
Place
: Toronto, Canada
Deadline: July 5th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE – $45 (Depending on the Category and Deadlines)
Category: All Categories *Only for Asian Filmmakers*
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 12th Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
Date:
November 7th – 17th, 2019
Place
: Philadelphia, United States
Deadline: July 5th, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 20 – $40 (Depending on the Category and Deadlines)
Category: Feature, Docs & Shorts *Only Asian Americans Focus*
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 24th Canberra Short Film Festival
Date:
September 8th – 22nd, 2019
Place
: Canberra, Australia
Deadline: July 7th, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 30 – $35 (Depending on the Category and Deadlines)
Category: Short Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 9th Chicago South Asian Film Festival
Date:
September 19th – 22nd, 2019
Place
: Chicago, United States
Deadline: July 15th, 2019
Entry Fee: $30 – $110 (Depending on the Category and Deadlines)
Category: Feature, Docs & Short Films Only *Only for South Asian Filmmakers*
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival
Date:
October 28th – November 5th, 2019
Place
: Tokyo, Japan
Deadline: July 12th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE (Until May 31st then $ 27 USD)
Category: Feature Films Only *Only for Asian Filmmakers*
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 17th Asiana International Short Film Festival
Date:
October 31st – November 5th, 2019
Place
: Seoul, South Korea
Deadline: July 15th, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 2 – 3 Euros (Depending on the Submission Platform)
Category: Short Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 20th San Diego Asian Film Festival
Date:
November 7th – 16th, 2019
Place
: San Diego (California), United States
Deadline: July 16th, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 40 – 60 USD (Depending on the Category and Deadlines)
Category: Feature and Short Films *Only for Asian Filmmakers*
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 14th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival
Date:
September 26th – October 6th, 2019
Place
: Seattle, United States
Deadline: July 26th, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 25 – 60 USD (Depending on the Category and Deadlines)
Category: Feature and Short Films
—–>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
BIFFindia 12th Film Southasia
Date:
November 14th – 17th, 2019
Place
: Kathmandu, Nepal
Deadline: July 31st, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Feature & Short Documentaries
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia Tokyo FILMex International Film Festival
Date:
November 23rd – December 1st, 2019
Place
: Tokyo, Japan
Deadline: July 31st, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Asian Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 9th Tokyo Docs 2019
Date:
-, 2019
Place
: Tokyo, Japan
Deadline: July 31st, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE (if selected you will need to pay $ 270 USD)
Category: Asian Documentaries
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 30th Singapore International Film Festival
Date:
November 21st – December 1st, 2019
Place
: Singapore
Deadline: August 19th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE (Until August 4th then $25 USD)
Category: Feature, Docs & Short Films *Only for Asian filmmaker*
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival Davao
Date:
October 25th – 31st, 2019
Place
: Davao City, Philippines
Deadline: August 25th, 2019
Entry Fee: $5 – 50 USD(FREE for Mindanao Filmmakers)
Category: Feature, Docs & Short Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 10th Cambodia International Film Festival
Date:
March 14th – 22nd, 2019
Place
: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Deadline: December 31st, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 10 – 60 USD (Depending on the Category and Deadline)
Category: Feature, Docs & Short Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry

(*) – AFF is not responsable for any date modification. We encourage directors and producers to read well the Rules & Regulation of each festival before submitting. If you find a festival is scamming directors please send us a email so we can advice the community.

Other International Film Festivals for Asian Filmmakers

BIFFindia 38th Uppsala International Short Film Festival
Date:
October 21st – 27th, 2019
Place
: Uppsala, Sweden
Deadline: May 31st, 2019
Entry Fee: 12 Euros
Category: Short Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
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
BIFFindia 17th Tirana International Film Festival
Date:
September 23rd – 29th, 2019
Place
: Tirana, Albania
Deadline: July 13th, 2019
Entry Fee: $17 – 55 USD (Depending on the deadline and category)
Category: All Categories
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 17th Bogotá Short Film Festival
Date:
December 3rd – 10th, 2019
Place
: Bogotá, Colombia
Deadline: August 6th, 2019
Entry Fee: $ 5 – $ 10 USD (Depending on the Category and Deadline)
Category: Short Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
BIFFindia 42nd Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
Date:
January 31st – February 8th, 2020
Place
: Clermont-Ferrand, France
Deadline: October 7th, 2019
Entry Fee: FREE
Category: Short Films
—–>Go to the Call For Entry
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