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

Earlybird Deadline: March, 31, 2017
Regular Deadline: May 26, 2017
Late Deadline: June 9, 2017
Extended Deadline: June 16, 2017 (shorts and documentaries)
Extended Deadline: July 17, 2017 (narrative features)

Three ways to submit: