Submit Your Films To The Academy Awards® Qualifying 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Have you made a feature-length or a short film? Are you anxious to share your work with an enthusiastic audience hungry for stories by and/or about Asian American and Asian Pacific communities around the world?

Would you like a chance for your narrative short film to be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film / Live Action Short Film category of the ACADEMY AWARDS®?

 

Then submit your film to the 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF 2018), Southern California’s leading showcase for new Asian Pacific American and Asian international cinema. Presented by Visual Communications since 1983, the Film Festival has provided a crucial launching point for the discovery and sustained support of Asian Pacific independent filmmakers and media artists from around the globe.
LAAPFF is the only film festival of its kind in the world to have earned the Academy Award® qualification!
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FilAm Creations’ Bernard Badion, Carlin James, Rommel Andaya and Mari Lauren

If you are either of the above, SUBMIT your film or mediawork to the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Southern California’s leading showcase for new Asian Pacific American and Asian international cinema. Since 1983, the Film Festival has provided a crucial launching point for the discovery and sustained support of Asian Pacific independent filmmakers and media artists from around the globe.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS OPEN: Monday, July 17, 2017 at 5 p.m. PST

EARLY DEADLINE: RECEIVED by Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5 p.m. PST |  $35 entry fee

FINAL DEADLINE: RECEIVED by by Friday, November 3, 2017, at 5 p.m. PST |  $45 entry fee

WITHOUTABOX and FILMFREEWAY EXTENDED DEADLINE: RECEIVED by Friday, December 1, 2017, at 5 p.m. PST  |  $55 entry fee

Visual Communications Members at the Filmmaker level submit for free! Limit one waiver per member. Find out more about Visual Communications Membership here. Additionally, WAB members are eligible for a $5 discount for entry fees over $30.

ENTRY GUIDELINES

Read about eligibility, required materials and other details here.

AWARDS

Read about the Film Festival’s juried competition and audience awards here.

FAQs

Read some frequently asked questions regarding film submissions here.

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What Happened at the 3rd Annual FilAm Creative Halo Halo Headshots?

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Executive Director Meriden Villanueva, Halo Halo Headshots’ Walter Talens with donors & crew

Last Sunday, July 23 was our 3rd annual Halo Halo Headshots, a program created by Walter Talens to bring affordable “Headshots” for actors starting out in the entertainment industry and bringing talented photographers from different fields of photography to share their skills. The program hopes to lower the barrier and encourage Filipino-Americans (or any person of color) to get their foot in the door of the industry and bring diversity to mainstream American film and television.

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Photographer Ren Arrieta waiting for his talent to arrive during Halo Halo Headshots 2017.

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Make-Up Artist Brenda Lisette

Make-up artist Brenda Lisette apply foundation to Vince Cruz in preparation for his headshot photo shoot at Griffith Park in Los Angeles.

The photographers were James Gago, Kenneth Chan, Ren Arrieta, and Joel Layogan were such generous professionals as they shared their skills with the participants and Film Creative [link].

Rodney Cajudo assisted in making the event run smoothly.

Brenda Lisette, a professional, generous, supportive, and talented make up artist is a must have on set.  We can’t recommend her enough.

The Donors: For supporting Walter Talen’s vision, FilAm Creative, and the pursuit of giving the FilAm/Asian American representation in the entertainment industry.  May these new headshots help you all succeed.  Because we all rise together.

Behind-The-Scenes Photos by Walter Talens

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What Happened at the 7th FilAm Creations Meeting & Potluck in July, 2017?

It was the Saturday of the 2017 San Diego Comic Con where most of our members stood in line just to enter Hall H, cosplayed as their favorite sci-fi or superhero characters and generally satisfied their thirsts of nerd fandom from every possible film, television show, graphic novel and online gaming of all genres!

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Still, our 7th FilAm Creations meeting & potluck had a productive turnout.  Current members invited a friend to be part of our increasing network of Filipino American talent in Hollywood today.  Our members also did not come empty handed.

FilAm Creative’s Secretary Angela Paviera brought her delicious homemade pretzels…

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…while FAC member Jimmy Valera brought his large and portable audio speaker to surround the networking party with music!

We were even treated to the strong song style of empowerment from guest speaker and Executive Director of Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California Aquilina Soriano-Versoza at the Los Angeles district of Historic Filipinotown.

Updates for tomorrow’s 3rd annual Halo Halo Headshots, the second wave of FilAm Creations’ short film initiative with a September 8th submission deadline to premiere at the 2nd annual Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival in October, the Writers Group’s submissions deadline of August 31st before its September meetup, the push for more original programming for our news & events YouTube channel, FAC Networks and other news were announced by Board of Director Walter Boholst, FilAm Creative Executive Director Meriden Villanueva, FilAm Creations curator Craig Wilson and their Team Leaders, Secretary Angela Paviera, Business Development Arlyn De La Pena and Director of Content Production Edwin Santos

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FilAm Creative’s Executive Director Meriden Villanueva, FilAm Creations curator Craig Wilson, Secretary Angela Paviera, Business Development Arlyn De La Pena, Board of Director Walter Boholst and Director of Content Production Edwin Santos

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After the formal announcements, new members were introduced by their friends to the entire group!

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Meriden Villanueva, Craig Wilson and Angela Paviera

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Do you want to be part of one of the fastest rising Filipino American organizations advocating Filipino representation in entertainment and media today?  Then join us next month!  At every 4th Saturday of the month except for November and December due to the holidays, we are at Pilipino Workers Center in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles!

Get to know our active members, leadership team members and Board of Directors and come out to the next one to network!  Bring along a friend, too!  You don’t know who you’re going to meet and collab one day.  Don’t miss your chance opportunity to grow with FilAm Creative!

Photos & video by Gabe Pagtama

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FilAm Creative’s 1st Writers Group Informational Session

Our first informational writers session took place yesterday afternoon created and led by Kaitlyn Fae.

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Kaitlyn Fae explains the purpose of the writers group

We went over our writing goals and expectations for the next few months, as well as placing everyone in writing teams. Handouts were also dispersed among the attending members of all sketch comedy levels.  Those who weren’t able to make it, their handouts were received via email as well as placed on teams.  The handouts included information and examples about writing sketch comedy.

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This is our first genre we will be developing and creating from.  Our goal is simple: to encourage members to write creatively.

Small snacks and light refreshments were shared with fellow members!

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All members must submit their sketches to their respective leaders by the end of next month.  Our second FAC Writers Group Informational Session will meet again the month thereafter.

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FilAm Creative’s 3rd Annual Hollywood Actors Panel with Vincent Rodriguez III, Angela Relucio, Manny Jacinto and Aina Dumlao

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3rd FilAm Creative Hollywood Actors Panel – June 24, 2017 at the Clubhouse

FilAm Creative presents FAC’s 3rd Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors & Networking Event — a panel discussion and networking event open to the public featuring special guest panelists representing the craft of acting across the board while shining a spotlight on Filipino American talent in Hollywood today.  You can watch the entire panel on video below or at FAC Networks on YouTube.  Subscribe for free here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp-PlvtbFkO6dwCf5oseCmg

Watch our special guest panelists ~ VINCENT RODRIGUEZ III (The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), ANGELA RELUCIO (CBS’ Code Black, History’s Six), MANNY JACINTO (NBC’s The Good Place) and AINA DUMLAO (CBS’ MacGyver, HBO’s Ballers) ~ discuss their explorations of the process and profession of acting; their reflections on personal experiences and artistic influences that informed and shaped their careers; their discussions of past and current projects and share valuable insights into the craft and the industry.

READ OUR 2017 SPECIAL GUEST PANELISTS’ BIOS – LINKS BELOW:

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Vincent Rodriguez III plays ‘Josh Chan’ on the CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

VINCENT RODRIGUEZ III:  https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/meet-actor-vincent-rodriguez-iii-of-the-cws-crazy-ex-girlfriend-at-3rd-filam-creative-hollywood-actors-panel-june-24-2017/

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Angela Relucio plays ‘Nurse Risa’ on CBS’s “Code Black”

ANGELA RELUCIO:  https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/2017/06/20/meet-actor-angela-relucio-of-cbs-code-black-at-3rd-filam-creative-hollywood-actors-panel-june-24-2017/

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Manny Jacinto plays ‘Jason Mendoza’ on NBC’s “The Good Place”

MANNY JACINTO:  https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/meet-actor-manny-jacinto-of-nbcs-the-good-place-at-3rd-filam-creative-hollywood-actors-panel-june-24-2017/

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Aina Dumlao plays ‘Andi Lee’ on CBS’ “MacGyver”

AINA DUMLAO:  https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/meet-actress-aina-dumlao-of-cbs-macgyver-at-3rd-filam-creative-hollywood-actors-panel-june-24-2017/

This event is held specifically targeting Filipino American actors. There are 4 million Filipinos in the United States ~ the second largest ethnic group ~ yet, Filipinos are under-represented in film and television today. Why is that?

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#FACactorspanel producer Edwin A. Santos and FAC Executive Director Meriden Villanueva

2017 CREW:
Event Creator & Producer: Edwin A. Santos
Host & Moderator: Maurus Dumalaog
Camera, Lights & Editor: Rodney Cajudo
Sound: Charles Gray
Sign-In: Sarnica Lim
Security: Ben Guppy and Drè James
Photography: Kuya Paul
Promos: Angela Paviera

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2017 #FACactorspanel guest panelists with FAC Board of Directors & Leadership Team

Special thanks to Atil Singh of Principal Entertainment LA (for Vincent Rodriguez III). Jesica Vu and our Executive Director Meriden Villanueva (for Manny Jacinto).

Sponsor 2017
Thanks to the Phlavor Profiles Podcast by Pig Parts and Beer for their donations. Pig Parts and Beer presents a new podcast Phlavor Profiles, a podcast hosted by Karena Higgins of Pig Parts and Beer Blog. Karena connects with Filipina and Filipino entrepreneurs, restauranteurs and innovators in today’s food spaces. Listen to their podcast at iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/p…

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Thanks to Charles Park (scheduler), Danny Cymbal (tech manager), Rian Kountzhouse (manager) and Rebecca Drysdale (owner) of The Clubhouse.

The panel discussion and Q&A was recorded at THE CLUBHOUSE in Los Angeles (Saturday, June 24, 2017).  For more information about their long form improv/musical improv/sketch comedy shows and classes at the Clubhouse, click here: http://www.clubhouseimprov.com/

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Below are photos from the 2017 event

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And, so it begins…

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Maurus Dumalaog introduces the 2017 #FACactorspanel guests

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Maurus Dumalaog poses questions to the 2017 #FACactorspanel guests..

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Maurus Dumalaog, Vincent Rodriguez III, Angela Relucio and Manny Jacinto

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Vincent Rodriguez III and Angela Relucio

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Manny Jacinto and Aina Dumlao

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Audience Q&A

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Manny Jacinto answers audience questions

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Angela Relucio answers audience questions

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Aina Dumlao answers audience questions

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Vincent Rodriguez III answers audience questions

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Networking in the lobby of the Clubhouse

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Edwin A. Santos (Event Producer), Manny Jacinto, Aina Dumlao, Angela Relucio and Vincent Rodriguez III (Special Guest Panelists) and Maurus Dumalaog (Host & Moderator) close out FilAm Creative’s 3rd Hollywood Actors Panel & Networking Event at the Clubhouse on Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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3rd Annual Halo Halo Headshots Happening Sunday, July 23rd!

FilAm Creative (FAC) is launching the 3rd Annual “Halo-Halo Headshots” event this July. To help actors/filmmakers get professional quality headshots for auditions and websites, while raising money for FilAm Creative (FAC) through donations.

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FAC is committed to helping our members advance in the entertainment industry and created this event to give rising talent (and members) a low-cost opportunity to start their career. The event is planned and operated by volunteers who believes in promoting diversity in the entertainment industry. We are asking for a small donation/registration fee to help pay for operational cost and assist FAC with future events.

RSVP/Register – email: filamcreative@gmail.com .  Due to limited availability your registration is not complete until donation is received.  Cash/VENMO payments Only.  Cash: Attend a FAC meet-up between now and July 21, 2017 OR arrange a meeting with staff members.

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Registration/Donation Cost:
Early Bird (July 3 – July 9) – $35
Mid-Week (Purchases July 10 – July 15) – $40
Final-Week (July 16 – July 22) – $45
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– Showing “Interested” and “Going” is appreciated, but you won’t be counted unless the Registration/Donation is received.
– We will not accept any money on the DAY of the event.
– Donation shows your commitment to the event. This is to prevent wasting the photographer(s) and Make-Up artist(s) time. It also helps with ordering the correct amount of craft services.
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What you get:
1) 2 Headshot (edited) “looks”
2) raw photos (photographers disgression)
3) Craft Services (coffee, snacks, refreshments)
4) Make-Up Artist (size of group dependent)
– Touch up for women. Make up for men.

Where:  Los Angeles Old Zoo Ruins at Griffith Park Drive in Los Angeles CA 90027.
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Event Producer: Walter Talens
Graphic Designer: Katherine Bercasio
Photographers:
James GagoAlbertGago.photoshelter.com/index
Daryl Jim – DarylJim Photography (daryljimphotography.com)
Ren Arrietarealimagesblog.wordpress.com
Kenneth Chanstudiodream.com
Wynston Fernando – wynstonfernando.com
Assistant Camera: Rodney Cajudo

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This is a FilAm Creative Event. An all volunteer organization. We have the right to refuse a customer.

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What Happened at the 6th FilAm Creations Meeting & Potluck?

Heels off after FilAm Creative’s 3rd Hollywood Actors Panel yesterday was FilAm Creations’ 6th Meeting and Potluck.  And, boy, the monthly social had one of its most hilarious break-the-ice introductions yet!

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This first sign should have been a warning…  One of our members brought balut to the potluck!

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For those of you who don’t know, balut is a developing bird embryo (usually a duck or chicken) that is boiled and eaten from the shell. It originates and is commonly sold as street-food in the Philippines.  It is usually served with beer, but alcohol products were not allowed at the potluck.  As this bowl of balut sat innocently on the potluck table; waiting to be devoured by both regulars and the curious, it didn’t stop a few of us making fun about this South Asian delicacy; actual defensive reactions to our fears of a developing balut club…  Too sweet.

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Nate McCoy, Craig Wilson and Lynn Harrod

Regular attendees were required to bring at least one friend to be introduced.  Some of our regulars brought more than one…

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Al Domino’s homemade garlic fried rice

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Another Al Domino masterpiece!

And attendees transported homemade food for the growing and hungry membership!  Afterwards, both primary introductions of the FilAm Creations curator Craig Wilson, FilAm Creative Executive Director Meriden Villanueva and Team Leaders for the upcoming 3rd annual Halo Halo Headshots, Walter Talens, the Writers Group, Kaitlyn Fae and updates on the horror anthology, Money Vang were provided.  Next was to introduce new members to the entire group!

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Of course, if either the current member or the new member mention a performance skill each are really great at, you can hear both Talens and Mara De La Rosa begin to chant, ‘SAMPLE!” endlessly until one or both of you delivered!

Some have tried…

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While others have succeeded…  Here actors & fight choreographers Murphy Pham and Ben Guppy delivered a gruesome duel during last night’s potluck after the crowd got blood thirsty demanding “SAMPLE! SAMPLE!”

While “SHAME! SHAME! SHAME! is heard weekly on Games Of Thrones, every end of the month, you’ll hear “SAMPLE! SAMPLE! SAMPLE!” at FilAm Creations Monthly Meetup & Potluck!

Last night was a lot of fun!

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Murphy Pham sends Ben Guppy to the floor!

You can join the fun, too!  Every 4th Saturday of the month except for November and December due to the holidays, we are at Pilipino Workers Center in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles! Get to know our active members, leadership team members and Board of Directors and come out to the next one! Bring along a friend, too! Our membership continues to grow!

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FilAm Creative Board of Directors, Executive Director and Team Leaders

Photos by Ren Arrieta and Jimmy Valena.  Screen cap by Virgil Apostol.

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FilAm Creative (FAC) is an all volunteer community organization dedicated to the advancement of Filipino-Americans in entertainment and media.

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Twitter: @FilAmCreative 

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