Submissions for All Asian Independent Film Festival are now open!

Our film festival will take place on the 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th November 2021.

Click here for a complete list of Asian and Oceania Countries that AAIFF accepts


Films must have been completed within 18 MONTHS before November 2021. Films can only be accepted if no more than 50% of the funding came from a studio or broadcaster.


  • Dramatic Feature
  • Dramatic Short (UP TO 30 MINS)
  • Documentary
  • Animated Film
  • Music Video
  • Experimental Film
  • Comedy Film
  • Student Film
  • Environmental Film


Films may be submitted in any language, however, if the film is NOT in English, it must have English subtitles. The films in English, selected to be screened at the festival, do NOT need subtitles.


To enable AAIFF’s submission judges to view your films, they need to be in a digital format. Most of our submission platforms (FilmFreeway, Sfilmmaker) 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 High Resolution H.264 1920×1080 copy will be required for the screening.


Earlybird Deadline      July 11, 2021

Regular Deadline         August 8, 2021

Late Deadline                September 5, 2021


Early Price Regular Price Late Price
Dramatic Feature (submitted by an individual) $50 $60 $80
Dramatic Feature (submitted by a company) $60 $70 $90
Dramatic Short (less than 30 minutes) $35 $45 $60
Documentary (any length) $45 $55 $70
Animated Film $25 $35 $50
Music Video $20 $25 $40
Experimental Film $20 $25 $40
Comedy Film $35 $45 $60
Student Film $20 $25 $40
Environmental Film
(For this category half of the revenue will be
donated to environmental organisations)
$40 $40 $40


  • Synopsis in English of no more than 100 words
  • Brief director biography in English
  • A photo of director
  • 2 digital stills from film (High Resolution)

Contact telephone number, return address and photos should be emailed to:


Films can be submitted via FilmFreeway, Sfilmmaker or directly to the festival via PayPal.


If selected, a high resolution digital copy of the film must arrive at the festival by date to be confirmed or, by prior arrangement, films may be delivered by hand by the filmmaker. The festival will only pay for the return shipping of films. Attending filmmakers must collect their films directly from the festival.


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 (watermarked) 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.

Should your film be selected as part of AAIFF 2021’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 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 in the public arena in Manila. 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.