Submit Your Film

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.

If you have any questions, contact us at entries@sdaff.org.

2017 Deadlines

Unfortunately, our 2017 Call for Entries deadlines have passed. But if you’re sitting on a brand new feature-length film that you know is a masterpiece and you’re convinced you’re the next Ava DuVernay or Andrew Ahn, then by all means, let us know! Make your case to entries@sdaff.org.

Two ways to submit: