The San Diego Asian Film Foundation (SDAFF) is proud to announce its call for entries for the 2012 San Diego Asian Film Festival, the largest showcase of Asian cinema in the Western United States. The 13th annual film festival will play to an estimated audience of more than 20,000 during 9 days of film, live discussions with filmmakers and artists, panels, and exciting special events.


The San Diego Asian Film Festival is seeking competitive entries in the following categories: narrative feature, narrative short, documentary feature, documentary short, and short animation. An independent jury selects winners in each category, along with the Grand Jury award, which are announced at the Festival’s Gala Awards Night on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Festival programmers also select a first-time filmmaker to receive the George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker Award, which is accompanied by a cash prize.


Films/videos submitted must be directed or principally acted by an artist of Asian or Pacific Islander descent; or whose subject matter relates to Asian or Pacific Islander culture.


Early Deadline: April 1, 2012
Regular Deadline: May 11, 2012
Late Deadline: May 25, 2012


The 13th San Diego Asian Film Festival is scheduled from November 1-9, 2012 at the Mission Valley UltraStar Cinemas at Hazard Center. All rules, entry forms, application, and festival info can be found online at For more information, feel free to contact or 619.400.5911. The San Diego Asian Film Festival is an event of the San Diego Asian Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting audiences with the human experience through the Pan Asian media arts.




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