Submit Your Film

So you’ve made a film — and you think it’s good. Better yet, you’re an Asian or Asian American filmmaker looking for a platform, or your work sheds new light on Asian communities, expands our knowledge of Asian cultures, or shows new possibilities for Asians onscreen. Guess what? We want to see it!

Submit your film for an opportunity to be part of the largest showcase of Asian cinema on the West Coast and one of the premier festivals for Asian American cinema anywhere. Compete for prizes in categories for narrative, documentary, animation, and short films. Interact with our lively audiences and meet fellow filmmakers.

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2018 Deadlines

In January, we will begin to accept submissions for the 19th San Diego Asian Film Festival, to be held in November 2018. Watch this space for updates or follow us on our social media for the latest information.

Two ways to submit: