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2012 APA Film Call for Submissions

2012 APA Film Call for Submissions




For Immediate Release – March 5, 2012
Contact: Nene Kalu,

Call for Films: 2012 DC APA Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions!

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2012  ̶  The 13th Annual D.C. Asian Pacific American (APA) Film Festival will take place on October 2012, and we are accepting all submissions through Withoutabox:

More than 20,000 people in the D.C. area have been introduced to the voices and talents of Asian Pacific American filmmakers with the number of attendees growing steadily each year. In recent years we have featured films about contemporary issues that have gone to win awards and receive national television broadcast premieres such as 9500 Liberty (MTV Networks, 2010), A Village Called Versailles (PBS, Independent Lens, 2010) and Daughter from Denang (Academy Award nomination, 2003).

We accept submissions of all types of films including narratives, documentaries, animation, music videos and experimental. Why should you submit your full-length or short film to our festival?

  • We are the largest showcase of Asian Pacific American films on the East Coast.
  • Great networking opportunities with filmmakers and talent from around the country.
  • Good odds of acceptance: 30% of entries programmed last year!
  • Washington D.C. is an exciting town with great museums, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife.


Dates to remember: Early deadline is April 27, 2012; regular deadline is May 18, 2012; and late deadline is June 1, 2012. Visit our submission FAQ for full details:


Sponsor the 13th D.C. Asian Pacific American Film Festival!

Sponsoring the APA Film Festival includes buying a multi-channel opportunity to reach out to thousands of movie-goers in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Apart from limited edition festival souvenir catalogs for all attendees, sponsors benefit from had this shipped out web, print, and broadcast outlets. Individual or institutional/business opportunities available. GEICO, Verizon, Prudential and SONY have been past sponsors. For more info about Sponsorship, visit

Since 2000, D.C. Asian Pacific American Film, Inc., a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, has produced an annual film festival based in Washington, D.C. devoted to film and media arts made by and/or about Americans of Asian Pacific Islander descent and other Asian Diasporic groups from around the world. For more info about D.C. APA Film, please visit our website at


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