Viet Film Fest Calls for Entries

(Đọc bản tiếng Việt)

Viet Film Fest is now calling for submissions.  We are looking for creative works from Vietnamese filmmakers and/or those that speak to the Vietnamese experience. Entry forms can be filled out online.  The submission deadline is December 31, 2015 (early bird: November 15, 2015).


Feature-length and short productions of any content (not necessarily related to Vietnam or Vietnamese) by persons of Vietnamese descent living anywhere around the world  OR productions by anyone about Vietnamese people or culture in the following categories:

  • Narrative
  • Documentary
  • Experimental
  • Animation

*Films must have English subtitles if they are not in the English language.
*Rough cuts are acceptable with final film versions shown in April 2016

Short Film Feature
Early Bird – due 11/15/2015
   Student $15 $20
   Non-Student $20 $25
Regular Deadline – due 12/31/2015
   Student $35 $40
   Non-Student $40 $50

Entries MUST BE UPLOADED ONLINE or POSTMARKED no later than December 31, 2015. We will announce final selections by early March 2016.

Screening Committee Awards

The five-member Screening Committee selects the following awards:
Grand Jury Trống Đồng Award (Best Feature Film):
The best feature film is chosen based on several criteria including: production value, artistic merits, storyline, and community relevance.

Best Short Film:
The Best Short Film is selected based on production value, artistic merits, storyline, and community relevance (under 40 minutes).
Spotlight Award:
The Spotlight Award is given to a film that either highlights an important issue or burgeoning filmmaker.
Best Actress:
Honors an actress for her outstanding performance in either a short or feature film.
Best Actor:
Honors an actor for his outstanding performance in either a short or feature film.

Audience Choice Awards

The audience rates each film on a scale of 1 (worst) to 5 (best). The scores are averaged and awarded on the last day of the festival:
Audience Choice for Best Feature Film
Audience Choice for Best Short Film

As the largest international Vietnamese film festival in the world, Viet Film Fest showcases the best creative work by and about Vietnamese people. Our award-winning films have been screened in numerous cities and countries.  Viet Film Fest was created in 2003 by the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA) to celebrate the many stories about Vietnamese people. Now running successfully for over a decade, the festival has attracted thousands of national and international attention for its stunning showcase of shorts and features submitted from many corners of the world.

Through the universal language of film, Viet Film Fest brings together multiple perspectives to expand the scope and horizons of Vietnamese cinema.  As the hub of the Vietnamese movie industry, the festival hosts networking opportunities with prominent directors, media experts, and producers. We are proud to be a central platform for filmmakers of Vietnamese descent to tell their stories the way they want them to be told. Viet Film Fest welcomes your support in our collaborative project to use cinema as tool for spotlighting our diversity of voices. In our annual tradition, Viet Film Fest will present the Grand-Jury Trống Đồng Awards for Best Feature Film and Best Short Film, Best Actor and Best Actress. Audience members will also have a chance to vote for the Audience Choice Award for feature and short films.