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The third edition of the All Asian Independent Film Festival will be held from the 16th to the 20th November, 2022.


Films should be independent in spirit and original in perspective. Open to all films made with less than 50% participation by a major studio or television broadcaster. 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, don’t need subtitles. Appropriate subtitles are required to ensure the best screening for our audience.

A synopsis of no more than 180 characters in English, a screenshot from the film and a short director’s biography also in English are requested upon submission. The films must be completed since 1st November, 2020.


  • 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 17th, 2022

Regular Deadline        August 14th , 2022

Late Deadline            September 11th, 2022



You can submit your film using one of the film submission platforms below:


 Early PriceRegular PriceLate 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)


  • 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.


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 2022’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.


Selected filmmakers have to allow the All Asian Independent Film Festival to screen their film in the public arena in Manila. The filmmaker has to acknowledge that all locations, acting and branding rights are theirs to grant to The All Asian Independent Film Festival for the duration of the festival and during the festivals’ promotion phase.

You can find the full list of the countries that AAIFF accepts here.