From the official announcement:
The Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) is Canada's oldest festival dedicated to exhibiting films and videos by North American artists of Asian heritage. It is committed to supporting both emerging talent and established filmmakers. Visiting artists have included Justin Lin, Jessica Yu, Tze Chun, Quentin Lee and Michael Kang, as well as BC filmmakers, Julia Kwan, Mina Shun, Nilesh Patel and Jeff Chiba Stearns.
VAFF invites submissions for its 14th annual festival, November 4-7, 2010. Open Call begins March 15 and early bird deadline is April 30th; final closing deadline is May 31st (postmarked - no exceptions).
All films in the Open Call must include a North American Asian in a key creative role (writer, director, producer). Earlybird entry fee: $10 (CDN or US); Regular entry fee: $20 (CDN or US). Entry fee is non-refundable.
Genres for consideration include narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental. Exhibition formats accepted are 35mm, Beta SP (NTSC), HD and DigiBeta (NTSC) - and preview screeners may be submitted as DVDs. No materials or screeners will be returned.
Awards include a juried award for Best Canadian Short. Programming includes Q & A sessions, panel discussions, a Filmmakers' Luncheon, and special gala events.
All screenings take place at Cinemark Tinseltown, a multiplex theatre within the city's Chinatown and Downtown districts. For more information and submission guidelines, visit www.vaff.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VAFF is a not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for independent North American Asian filmmakers to showcase their work to both Asian and non-Asian audiences. The society endeavours to represent the often ignored North American Asians caught between two cultures. It provides a cultural bridge between the Asian and non-Asian communities as well as the Asian communities themselves.