Conditions For Entry

  • Films must have been completed since January 1st, 2023.
  • To be eligible for the short film competitions films must be 30 minutes or less.
  • Films can only be accepted if no more than 50% of the funding came from a studio or broadcaster.

Films may be submitted in any language, however, the film must have English subtitles. Even the films in English, selected to be screened at the festival, must have English subtitles.
Appropriate subtitles are required to ensure the best screening for our audience.

Screening formats & Deadlines
To enable AAIFF-Asia’s submission judges to view your films they need to be in a digital format. Most of our submission platforms (FilmFreeway) enable filmmakers to upload their films directly to them. If you choose a different submission method, please send us a link to an online viewing site. In the case of being selected for the Official Selection a DCP and HighRes H264 1920×1080 back up copy will be required.

Early Bird Deadline: 12th of June, 2024
Regular Deadline: 10th of July, 2024
Late Deadline: 21st of August, 2024

Essential Requirements
* Synopsis in English of no more than 50 words
* Brief director biography in English
* A photo of director
* 2 digital stills from film (High Resolution)

All this plus contact telephone number, return address and photos should be emailed to:

Films can be submitted via FilmFreeway and/or SFilmmaker.

All HD files and DCPs must be sent to via Wetransfer or your preferred sharing platform .

The entrant agrees that up to three minutes of their film may be used by The All Asian Independent Film Festival in promotional activities including screening a clip on television and on the festival’s website. Cinema press may also be allowed a preview of screening copies in order to generate publicity.

Acceptance of these regulations implies that you will abide by them in your dealings with the festival and also that you are legally entitled to submit this film for consideration. All music used in films in whatever category submitted must have permission from the writers or owners of that particular piece of music writing. You are also obliged to deliver a screening copy of the film to the festival office by the required date, should the film be selected.

Should your film be selected as part of AAIFF-Asia 2024’s Official Selection we will need you to sign a release form and should you attend the festival you consent to be filmed by the AAIFF-Asia film crews and will allow that footage to be used in post‐festival promotional activities.

Filmmaker has to allow The All Asian Independent Film Festival to screen his/her film at the Legend Premium Cinema during the weekend of the 18th to 20th October 2024. The filmmaker has to acknowledge that all location, acting and branding rights are his/her to grant to The All Asian Independent Film Festival for the duration of the festival and during the festivals’ promotion phase.