SUBMITTING A FILM TO THE 31ST SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (March 14-24, 2013)
Presented by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)
The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival accepts films, videos and digital and interactive projects that are made by or about Asian Americans and Asians of any nationality. All lengths and genres will be considered.
Your signed entry form, entry fee, screener and press kit must be postmarked by one of these two dates:
* Early Deadline – Sept 3, 2012
$25 entry fee
* Late Deadline – Oct 1, 2012
$35 entry fee
* Extended deadline (Withoutabox only) – Oct 8, 2012
$40 entry fee
Withoutabox upgraded projects save $5
You may submit entries in one of two ways:
1) Submit Online
Submit online at Withoutabox.com. You may also choose to upload your film online for an additional fee.
Withoutabox provides cost-saving, online entry to major film festivals throughout the U.S. and in Europe with one master entry form, allowing you and us to enter your film more quickly and with greater accuracy. This method is free and easy. Submitting through Withoutabox also comes with the advantages of Extended Deadlines and Online Screener and Press Kit submissions.
2) Mail a Printed Entry Form
Download the entry form here. Mail it to us along with your materials.
Checks and money orders must be issued through a US banking institution. Make checks payable to Center for Asian American Media. Payment can be made with a credit card by filling out card information on the entry form.
All CAAM members submit for free! Limit one waiver per member.
Find out more about CAAM membership here.
Acceptable format for preview is DVD (NTSC, Region 0 or 1 only). You may upload your film online via Withoutabox.com for an additional fee.
Please include a press kit with your entry, including:
* Still images (hard photos and/or high-resolution electronic images of at least 300dpi on a CD). Please provide captions for all images.
* Director’s biography
* Director’s filmography
* Director’s statement
* Cast and crew listing
(If your feature-length film is selected for exhibition, the festival will also request the following items to maximize exposure for your film: posters, director’s photo, video clips.)
To be notified that your entry has been received, please include a self-addressed and stamped postcard. To have your preview tape returned after the festival, please include a self-addressed and stamped envelope with the appropriate postage. Preview copies of films selected for the SFIAAFF will be deposited into CAAM’s internal film library with the filmmaker’s permission.
If selected, exhibition prints or tapes must be sent to the festival prepaid to arrive by Feb 1, 2013. Return or forward shipping will be covered by the festival.
The Festival does not pay film rental fees. We choose instead to invest our resources in producing the best possible showcase for your work and promoting your work as widely as possible.
You will be notified of festival selections by late January 2013.
Read some frequently asked questions regarding film submissions here.