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.

2019 Deadlines

If you’ve got a brand new feature-length film (narrative or documentary), your film won’t be world premiering anywhere before November 2019, and you’re convinced this is the film we’ve been waiting for, don’t hesitate to send us a note right away at entries@sdaff.org.

  • Earlybird Deadline

  • Regular Deadline

  • Late Deadline

  • Notification Date (approximate)

Two ways to submit: