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Key
ani = animated films
doc = documentaries
educ = educational films
exp = experimental/innovative
fant = fantasy films

flf = full-length features
gen = general subject matter
hor = horror films
ind = industrial films
kid = children's films

new tech = new technology
retro = retrospectives
sci-fi = science fiction
shorts = short films
vid = videos

TBA means date is yet to be announced.

Figures in parentheses before telephone or fax numbers represent the country code and area code.

CINEMA CAMBODIA
(February 2011)
Pannasastra University of Cambodia
No. 184 Norodom Boulevard
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
tel: (855-23) 620-571
e-mail: rleos@puc.edu.kh
contact: Raymond Leos
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS (NTSC)
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Works not in the English language must contain English subtitles. Works from Cambodian filmmakers are especially encouraged, although entries from all other filmmakers are welcome. DVD format is preferred."

HONG KONG INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM & VIDEO AWARDS
(Feburary 2011)
Hong Kong Arts Centre
Room 708, Hong Kong Arts Centre
2 Harbour Road
Hong Kong
tel: (852) 2582-0266
fax: (852) 2519-2092
e-mail: lhchan@hkac.org.hk
website: www.ifva.com
contact: Henry Chan
deadline: TBA
theme: "Short is Beautiful."
categories: gen, ani, short, vid
formats: 16mm, 35mm, Beta, VHS, DV, Hi-8
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "IFVA aims to encourage more Hong Kong residents and Asian people to produce creative and independent short film & video, hence, to encourage exchange on development of independent production among Asian filmmakers. We have a Youth Category (directors under 18 years old) and an Asian New Force Category (for Asian directors)."

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
Hong Kong Arts Development Council
22/F., Queens Road Central
Hong Kong
tel: (852) 2970-3300
fax: (852) 2970-3011
e-mail: hkiff@hkadc.org.hk
website: www.hkiff.org.hk
contact: Head Film Programmes
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, doc, shorts, ani
no fee
non-competitive

BANGLADESH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(January 2011)
Eastern Commercial Complex
73, Kakrail, Suite 7/9
1000 Dhaka
India
tel : (88-2) 936-0982
fax : (88-2) 835-3280
e-mail: info@iffb.us
website: www.iffb.us
contact: Shihab Ahmed Shirazee
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, kid
formats: 35mm
no fee
competitive

CINEFAN: THE FESTIVAL OF ASIAN CINEMA
(July 2011)
B-90, Defence Colony
New Delhi-110 024
India
tel: (91-11) 2461-7127
fax: (91-11) 5155-0810
e-mail: editor@cinemaya.net
website: www.cinemaya.net
contact: Aruna Vasudev
deadline: TBA
theme: Asian Cinema
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta, DVD
no fee
competitive

GOLDEN ELEPHANT INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010; this fest is biennial)
Children's Film Society
India 24 Peddar Road
Mumbai, India
tel: (91-22) 2351-9919
fax: (91-22) 2352-2610
e-mail: ncyp@bom3.vsnl.net.in
website: http://cfsindia.org
contact: Satish Pendharkar
deadline: TBA
theme: children's films
categories: ani, shorts
formats: 35mm
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This is a biennial competitive children's film festival. Thirteen editions have been organized so far. The fourteenth edition will be held in Hyderabad, India."

HYDERABAD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(January 2011)
304, Padmavathi Mansion
Gayathrinagar, S.R.Nagar (P.O)
HYDERABAD-500 038, India
tel: (91-40) 2373-0841
e-mail: hyderabadiff@gmail.com
website: www.hiff.co.in
contact: Prakash Reddy, Festival Director
deadline: TBA
categories: doc, flf, gen, retro, shorts
formats: DVD, 35mm
fee: INR 500
competitive
Fest organizer say: "The feature films all over the world are screened while the competition is for short and documentary films only and restricted to India."

INDIAN CINE FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
H.no 148/18, St no 22
Sanik colony kasimpur
Meerut Cantt, Meerut
Uttar Pradesh, India
PIN: 250001
tel: (91-93) 5082-1573
fax: (91-98) 1081-5827
e-mail: info@indiancinefilmfest.org
website: http://indiancinefilmfest.org
contact: Mr. Rambhul Singh
deadline: TBA
categories: dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 35 mm, DVD
fee: 1000 INC or $23
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The objective of the Indian Cine Film Festival is, to promote and encourage understanding of human values and culture of other nations through the art of cinema, to foster the art of cinema, to facilitate the meeting of professionals from around the world, and stimulate the motion picture industry in India as well as in Asia."

INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
The Directorate of Film Festivals
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of India
Sirifort Auditorium Complex
August Kranti Marg
New Delhi- 110049
India
Tel : (91-11) 2649-9371 / (91-11) 2649-9356
Fax : (91-11) 2649-7214 / 91-11) 2649-9357
e-mail: dir.dff@ni
website: http://iffi.nic.in
contact: Malti Sahai, Director dir.dff@nic.in
deadline: September 30, 2008
categories: flf, doc, shorts, retro
formats: 70mm, 35mm, 16mm
no fee
competitive

KERALA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(December 2010)
TC 15/63, "Elankom house"
Elankom gardens, Vellayambalam
Trivandrum -695010
Kerala, India
tel: (91-471) 310-323
fax: (91-471) 310-322
e-mail: chitram@md3.vsnl.net.in
website: www.keralafilm.com
contact: Shaji N. Karun, Director
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, retro, kid, doc, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm
no fee
competitive and non-competitive Fest organizers say: "Our new competitive section for full-length feature films carries prize money of $24,000 +."

MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARY, SHORT & ANIMATION FILMS
(February 2012. The festival is biennial)
Films Division
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of India
24-DR.G. Deshmukh Marg
Mambai-400 026, India
tel: (91-22) 386-4633/387-3655/386-1421/386-1461
fax: (91-22) 380-0308/387-3655/380-1008
e-mail: miffindia@gmail.com
website: www.miffindia.in
contact: V.S. Narvekar, Festival Co-ordinator
deadline: TBA
categories: doc, retro, ani, gen
formats: 35mm, 16mm
fee: $25
competitive

NATIONAL STUDENT VIDEO FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
NSVFF
JMI Project Office
MGS 17, SECTOR B
Aliganj, Lucknow (U.P)
India
tel: (91-524) 824-3352
fax: (91-524) 8243-372
e-mail: jmifilmfest@gmail.com
website: www.jmimedia.org
contact: Mr. G. Biju Mohan
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: Mini DV, DVD
no fee
competitive
fest organizers say: "NSVFF is a unique endeavor of instituting a platform for young creative minds to showcase their talents. During the festival young film makers will get a chance to share their ideas with eminent members of media, films and advertising industry. Various social organizations, especially those who are interested in funding documentaries on issues of social importance, will interact with the young filmmakers on subjects of their choice. Your presence at the Festival will give more meaning to the interactions of crème de la crème of student film makers, media experts and funding agencies. You will also have the opportunity to experience the magnificent and regal architectural beauty of Jahangirabad Fort."

TRI CONTINENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
(January 2011; multiple cities)
Breakthrough
c/o Art India
Victoria House
Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Mumbai - 400013
India
tel: (91-11) 045-1331
e-mail: anuja@breakthrough.tv
website: www.breakthrough.tv
contact: Anuja Ghosalkar
deadline: TBA
theme: human rights in frames: films from Asia, Africa and America
categories: doc, edu, exp, flf, gen, shorts
formats: DVD
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Tri Continental began in Latin America in 2002, in Africa in 2003 and in Asia in 2004, and has since become the primary platform for human rights cinema from the three continents that form part of the global South. Tri Continental is organized by Breakthrough, an international human rights organization that uses education and popular culture to promote values of dignity, equality and justice. During the course of the year, films from the Tri Continental are also screened at universities, cultural institutions, among practitioners of human rights, citizens' groups as well as general audiences."

CON-CAN MOVIE FESTIVAL
(December 2010)
SK Building 4F
4-14-4, Sendagaya
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
151-0051 Japan
tel: (81-3) 5414-6532
fax: (81-3) 5414-6510
e-mail: info@con-can.com
website: www.con-can.com
contact: Kayono Wakao
deadline: August 2, 2010
theme: finction, animation, documentary
categories: ani, doc, exp, fant, shorts
formats: Mini DV, DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organisers say: "The CON-CAN Movie Festival, organized by the CON-CAN Media Plaza, Tokyo, Japan, is an audience-interactive online international short film festival which aims 1) to discover hidden creative talent from all over the world, and 2) to enable image creators and a global audience to share the underlying messages and sheer creativity expressed in profound short film productions. Selected movies will be distributed free via internet streaming on CON-CAN's audience-interactive website with English/Japanese subtitles."

HIROSHIMA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL
(August 2010)
4-17, Kako-machi
Naka-ku, Hiroshima
730-0812 Japan
tel: (81-8) 2245-0245
fax: (81-8) 2245-0246
e-mail: hiroanim@urban.ne.jp
website: www.urban.ne.jp/home/hiroanim/
contact: Sayoko Kinoshita
deadline: TBA
theme: animation only
categories: flf, shorts, vid, retro
formats: 16mm, 35mm, VHS, STSC, PAL, SECAM, BETACAM
no fee
competitive

SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA
(June 2011)
2F Hirakawacho Urban Bldg., 2-4-8
Hirakawacho Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 102-0093
Japan
tel: (81-3) 5214-3005
fax: (81-3) 5214-1956
e-mail: submission@shortshorts.org
website: www.shortshorts.org
contact: Eri Taguchi
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts only
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, gen, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia is one of the major short film festivals in Asia, held in Tokyo, Japan. Since 2004, we have been recognized by the Association of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival for the annual Academy Awards®."

SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-CINEMA FESTIVAL
(July 23 - August 1, 2010)
9F Sai-No-Kuni Visual Plaza
3-12-63 Kawaguchi
Saitama, Japan
tel: (81-48) 263-0818
e-mail: info@skipcity.com
website: www.skipcity.jp/
contact: Hanae Nose, PR
deadline: TBA
categories: all (if digital)
formats: all (if digital)
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Festival is designed to discover and reward the next generation of digital filmmakers, which is being held annually with its theme being Digital Cinema (D-Cinema). We seek to discover new talent and contribute to the development of the digital film industry. Now we call for feature length works (more than 70 min.) that have been shot and edited digitally, which can be screened in a digital format from all over the world."

TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
5F, Tsukiji Yasuda Building
2-15-14, Tsukiji
Chuo-ku, Tokyo
104-0045, Japan
tel: (81-3) 3524-1081
fax: (81-3) 3524-1087
e-mail: pr@tiff-jp.net
website: www.tiff-jp.net
contact: Miyuki Takamatsu
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, flf
competitive

PUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
Yachting Center, Room 208, #1393
Woo1-Dong, Haeundae-Ku
Pusan, Korea 612-021
tel: (82-51) 747-3010
fax: (82-51) 747-3012
e-mail: publicity@piff.org
website: www.piff.or.kr
contact: KIM Dong-Ho, Director
deadline: TBA
categories: gen & Asian cinema - flf, ani, doc, shorts, exp, retro
formats: VHS
no fee
competitive

SEOUL NET FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
2F iCBN Bldg. #192-21
Nonhyun-dong, Kangnam-gu
Seoul 135-010, Korea
tel: 325-4095
fax: 325-4097
e-mail: program2@senef.net
website: www.senef.net
contact: Jenna Shim
deadline: TBA
theme: works fully adopting digital technology
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, shorts
formats: VHS (NTSC), CD-Rom; DVD-Rom for preview
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Since its inception in 2000, SeNef whose mission statement - to examine ever-changing possibility of digital media newly defined by digital aesthetics and technology by introducing innovative works by both established and aspiring artists around the globe - has been continuously recognized not only by general public, but also by various renowned international film festivals such as EMAF(european media art festival)."

SEOUL INTERNATIONAL LABOR FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
2002, 113 dong
Riverhill Samsung Apt., 6
Sanchun-dong
Yong-gu, Seoul, Korea
tel: (82-2) 888-5123
fax: (82-2) 888-5121
e-mail: LNP89@chollian.net
website: www.lnp89.org
contact: Myoung-joon Kim
deadline: TBA
theme: themes relating to the labor movement, such as trade unions, working people's lives, struggles against corporate globalization, etc.
categories: gen
formats: DV, DVCAM, BETACAM, DIGIBETA, VHS
no fee
non-competitive

PIFF
(February 2011)
H#9 St# 7/A Gulzabe
Colony Moor
Samanbad Lahore - Pakistan
tel: (92-42) 757-0295
fax: (92-42) 632-3124
e-mail: Goldenfilm@yahoo.com
contact: Abdul Razaq
deadline: TBA
theme: Punjab
categories: dig, flf, hor, shorts
formats: Muhammad Ajmal
fee: $40
competitive

PUNJAB LOK BOLI MELA
(October 2010)
107-Ali Block
New Garden Town
Lahore
Punjab, Pakistan
tel: (92-42) 854-8157
fax: (92-42) 584-8158
e-mail: matloob.ali@lokpunjab.org
website: www.lokpunjab.org
contact: Matloob Ali
deadline: TBA
categories: gen
competitive

THE CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES INDEPENDENT FILM & VIDEO COMPETITION
(February 2010; every 2nd week of February)
P.O. Box Manila
Pasay City, 1300
The Philippines
tel: (63-2) 832-5120
fax: (63-2) 832-3702/(63-2) 832-3674
e-mail: film@culturalcenter.gov.ph
website: www.culturalcenter.gov.ph
contact: Mr. Edward Delos Santos Cabagnot
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, gen, kid, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, digital video, hi8/video8, etc.
fee: cost: $50
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This is the longest-running indie film & video festival in the Philippines. The CCP Indie Festival (a.k.a. GAWAD CCP PARA SA ALTERNATIBONG PELIKULA AT VIDEO) began in 1987. Special awards are also given to Best Works for/on/by Children; Best Regional Works (Phils. only)."

PRIDE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (MANILA, PHILIPPINES)
(August 2010)
80 Scout De Guia Street
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Philippines
tel: (63-2) 412-8349 / (63-2) 635-3296
fax: (63-2) 637-1707
e-mail: events@pride-international-events.com
website: www.pride-international-events.com/festival.htm
contact: Severino Planas, Festival Director
deadline: TBA
categories: gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender & HIV-AIDS themed; feature, short, documentary, animation
formats: 35mm, 16mm, DVD, DVD-R, VHS (NTSC, PAL)
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "PIFF is an international GLBT film and video festival advocating and promoting HIV/AIDS education on awareness, prevention and care in the Philippines. This is the first festival ever to promote and advocate HIV/AIDS education in the country."

ASIAN FESTIVAL OF 1ST FILMS
(December 2010)
Asian Festival of 1st Films
Teamwork Productions
124A Telok Ayer Street
Singapore 068594
tel: (65-9) 450-0135
fax: + (65-6) 238-6579
e-mail: office@asianfirstfilms.com
website: www.asianfirstfilms.com
contact: Kartik Agrawal
deadline: TBA
theme: for first time films makers of Asia Pacific origin
categories: dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, hor, kid, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: HD, 35 mm, DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The world's premiere Film and Documentary Festival showcasing first time documentaries and film's across 9 award categories including producers, directors, actors, screenplay writers, technicians from people of Asia - Pacific origin."

SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
45A Keong Saik Road
Singapore 089149
tel: (65-6) 221-3581
fax: (65-6) 738-7578
e-mail: filmfest@pacific.net.sg
website: www.filmfest.org.sg
contact: Philip Cheah, Director
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, doc, shorts
no fee
non-competitive except for Asian Features Section

EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL - TAIPEI, TAIWAN
(December 2010)
InFine - Art & Culture Exchange
13F-1, N 62, Nanjing East Road Section 5
Taipei 105, Taiwan
tel: (886-2) 2748-4128
fax: (886-2) 2753-4738
e-mail: infine_art@mac.com
website: www.infine-art.com/eufestival
contact: Cedric Alviani, Director
deadline: TBA
categories: flf
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "This festival is organized by the European Economic & Trade Office in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taipei City Government and coordinated by InFine Art & Culture Exchange. It will feature 10 recent and multi-awarded European films, including 5 premières in Taiwan."

TAIPEI GOLDEN HORSE FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
.F, 37, Kaifeng St.
Taipei 100, Taiwan, ROC
tel: (886-2) 2388-3880
fax: (886-2) 2370-1616/(886-2) 2388-3874
e-mail: tghffctt@ms14.hinet.net
website: www.goldenhorse.org.tw/
contact: Wei-jan Liu, Coordinator
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Betacam
no fee
non-competitive

TAIWAN INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S TV AND FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2010)
No100, Lane75
Kang-ning Road, Section 3
Taipei 114, Taiwan
tel: (886-2) 2633-8037
fax: (886-2) 2630-1895
e-mail: tictff@mail.pts.org.tw
website: www.tictff.org.tw
contact: Lolina Chou
deadline: TBA
theme: MAGIC Changes
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, shorts
formats: DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "More than 230 worldwide entries and 30,000 attendees attracted each time, Taiwan International Children's TV and Film Festival, a biannual international TV and film festival created for children in Taiwan since 2004, is now sincerely welcoming and encouraging filmmakers from around the world to submit entries to the festival's competition."

TAIWAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
(December 2010)
4F-8, No.7
Ching-Tao E. Rd.
Taipei 100, Taiwan
tel: (886-2) 2396-2001
fax: (886-2) 2392-2117
e-mail: tidf@ms23.hinet.net
website: www.tidf.org.tw
contact: Maxine LU
deadline: TBA
categories: doc
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta, Digital Beta, DVD
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Taiwan International Documentary Festival is a biennial festival and invites filmmakers from around the globe to the competition. TIDF offers an open arena for documentarians and presents a wide spectrum of documentary projects."

TAIWAN INTERNATIONAL ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
Room 2609
Institute of Ethnology
Academia Sinica
Nankang, Taipei 115
TAIWAN
tel: (886-2) 2652-3451
fax: (886-2) 2785-5836
e-mail: tieff@gate.sinica.edu.tw
website: www.tieff.sinica.edu.tw
contact: Hu, Tai-Li
deadline: TBA
formats: 16mm, 35mm, Betacam, DV
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival (TIEFF) is a biannual festival held in Taipei, organized by the Taiwan Association of Visual Ethnography. Its aim is to put the spotlight on the many extraordinary documentary films that have been made about culture and ethnography."

BANGKOK FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
4 Sukhumvit soi 43
Bangkok 10110 Thailand
tel : (66-2) 259-3112
fax : (66-2) 259-2987
e-mail: bkkfest@movieseer.com
website: www.movieseer.com/bangkokfilmfestival
contact: Brian Bennett
deadline: TBA
categories: doc, exp, flf, hor, gen, retro, sci-fi, shorts, vid
formats: 35mm, 16mm, video
no fee
competitive

BANGKOK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(January 2011)
Tourist Authority of Thailand
1600 New Petchburi Road
Rajatevee, Bangkok
tel: (66-2) 250-5500
fax: (66-2) 250-5511
e-mail: craig.prater@bangkokfilm.org
website: www.bangkokfilm.org
contact: Craig Prater
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, flf, gen, ind, shorts
formats: Beta, DVD, 35 mm
fee: $40 (early)/$65 (late)
competitive

PATTAYA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2010)
P.O. Box 193
Pattaya 20260 Thailand
tel: (66-38) 427-585
fax: (66-38) 429-773
e-mail: richardc@loxinfo.co.th
website: www.pattayafilmfestival.com
contact: Richard Clark, General Director
deadline: TBA
categories: gen
formats: 35mm
competitive and non-competitive

PHUKET FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
67/699 Mooban Chuenchurn
15/6 Toonsunghong
Laksi Bangkok
Thailand
tel: (66-2) 982-4525
fax: (66-2) 982-4526
e-mail: filmfestival.phuket@gmail.com
website: www.phuketfilmfestival.asia
contact Scott Rosenberg
deadline: TBA
theme: family film
categories: ani, dig, doc, flf, gen, kid
formats: 35mm, digital
no fee
non-competitive
comments: "In holding this Festival of Film, we are looking to: help diversify cultural activities on Phuket for both international tourist and local resident (Thai & foreigner) alike; raise image of Phuket as regional and international destination by holding a high visibility event; raise awareness of Phuket as a major center of business and commerce; contribute to the economic grass roots base of the Island and spur development and recovery from the tragic 2004 Tsunami."


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