10th Atlanta Asian Film Festival - Entry Deadline

6/30/2014 5:00 PM

10th Atlanta Asian Film Festival - Entry Deadline

DEADLINES AND ENTRY FEES

Early Deadline: April 30, 2014 (postmarked) Early Deadline Entry Fee: $50 (Feature film), $30 (Short film) 
Final Deadline: June 30, 2014 (postmarked) Final Deadline Entry Fee: $70 (Feature film), $50 (Short film)

ENTRY FORM Submissions for 10th AAFF 2014 are accepted between February 1 and June 30, 2014. 

ELIGIBILITY

AAFF accepts independently produced films and videos by Asians or Asian-American artists; at least one member of the creative team (director, writer or producer) must be of Asian heritage. 
Films and videos must have been completed no earlier than January 31, 2013. Submissions completed prior to this date will not be considered. 
Acceptable formats for exhibition are: DVD or DVD Blueray. Submissions in other formats, e.g. Betacam, 16mm, 35-mm, VHS cannot be considered. 
Digital formats will also be accepted as H.264 (or .MP4) files – in either 1080p or 720p resolutions – and with either 24p or 29.97 fps frame rates. Filmmakers can send in their files on hard drives, USB thumb drives, data disks, at their own shipping costs or via download sites.


SUBMISSION DEADLINES 
Early bird deadline: May 30, 2014 (postmarked) 
Final deadline: June 30, 2014 (postmarked) 
Submissions received after June 30, 2014 will not be considered for the 2014 festival. NO EXCEPTIONS. 

ENTRY FEES 
Early bird: US$50.00 After early bird: US$70.00 
Payment must be made by cheque or money order. Please make cheques payable to Atlanta Asian Film Festival. 
Submissions without proper payment will not go through the selection process. Each film/video submitted must be accompanied by its own separate entry form and entry fee. 
Unfortunately, fees cannot be waived – please do not send in requests for waiving of fees.

FILM CATEGORIES

Acceptable film categories are: Narrative (drama, comedy, romance, etc.); Documentary; Animation; Experimental. Submissions outside of these categories (e.g. music videos) will not be considered.


SUBMISSION MATERIALS
Please submit preview screeners in DVD (NTSC) format. DVDs must be labelled with the film title, total running time, contact name, address, phone number and email address. Please include a electronic press kit (on data disc, or USB thumb drive) with your entry, including: A film synopsis (approximately 100 words) and logline; Film stills (photos or hi-resolution electronic images: minimum 1200×1800 pixels @ 300 dpi); A cast and crew list; The director’s biography (80 words) and photo (see above for technical specs); The producer’s biography (80 words); Press/publicity clippings and list of awards and screenings (Word doc or PDF) Please label all files, images and documents appropriately and descriptively. 

SORRY, PRESS MATERIALS & SCREENERS WILL NOT BE RETURNED. SELECTION NOTIFICATION 
You will be notified of festival selections by August 1, 2014. If selected, a Notice of Acceptance will be sent. It must be completed, signed and returned by the deadline date listed or your position in festival will be offered to another film. 

IMPORTANT SHIPPING POLICY

If selected, exhibition prints or tapes must be shipped to AAFF pre-paid to arrive no later than September 1, 2014. It is the policy of the festival to pay for one-way return shipping within North American only. Requests for international shipping will not be considered. If screening prints/tapes are coming from other festivals, AAFF must receive print traffic contact information of the prior festival two weeks prior to AAFF’s start date. If AAFF is to send the screening print to another film festival, this outbound address must be given to AAFF one week prior to the start of AAFF or it will be sent back to the print source.


SHIPPING ADDRESS Please mail or courier your submission materials and entry fee to: 
Atlanta Asian Film Festival 
P.O. Box 383
Suwanee, GA 30024
USA 

QUESTIONS
 Email: festival@atlaff.org



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