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Asia Pacific International Filmmaker Festival & Awards Call for Entries

Wednesday, November 30, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Meyer
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Jakarta - Indonesia
May 29 to June 9, 2017

In the Spotlight today is the 4th Annual Asia Pacific International Filmmaker Festival & Awards (APIFA), advancing the reach of feature, short and documentary films in Asia Pacific markets as well as facilitate production featuring the region. The festival will help exceptional accepted filmmakers garner theatrical, TV and VOD distribution deals, and instructive workshops. The attending top winner in each category will receive three days accommodations to attend the event.

APIFA warmly welcomes great films in all genres and welcomes new filmmakers in the Rising Star category. In addition to offering a platform for film promotion, the festival is eager to facilitate international co-productions with talented filmmakers who are either from Asian Pacific regions or who seek to create a film with Asian Pacific themes or locations. In short, APIFA is not just a celebration of fantastic accomplishments, it's setting out to be a launch pad for future achievements yet to be conceived.

In addition to screening more than 100 titles, APIFA will host a variety of career-enhancing networking events, and press conferences with the aim of providing gifted filmmakers with as much public visibility and opportunity as possible. Distribution deals will also be made available to select winners, and complimentary lodging will be provided for all festival finalists.


February 10, 2017 - Late Deadline
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APIFA encourages newcomers and students to explore their artistic talents and to express their voices for an international audience of cineastes.

In 2014 APIFA was thrilled partnered with the Ministry of Youth and Sport presenting a thrilling and interactive Awards Night hosted in the Ministry's grand ballroom, and in 2015 the Festival partnered with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. These events were highlights for the community by engaging youth and sparking interest in filmmaking, which may otherwise be an overlooked career path for the potential artists.

Filmmakers of all career levels, including students, are invited to submit Feature or Short Films. Submit your best work today!