We will planning next Japan Film Festival LA on Spring 2017 !!


JAPAN FILM FESTIVAL LA 2017 (Film Submission Details)

Submission requirements
– All rights including images and music used in the film will have to be cleared.
– Selected films need to have English subtitle whenever the dialogue isn’t in English. JFFLA can provide the subtitle information.                                                                                 – The film can be previously screened or released.
– Japanese Director/Writer/Producer, the theme could be anything, not necessary related to Japan.
– Non-Japanese directors can submit their films, but the theme has to be related to Japan, OR the lead or the majority of the cast must be Japanese actors.
Categories for submissions
– Short Film – Maximum running time 20min.

Film acceptance
If submitted film is selected to be in the final competition, notification will be sent to you via e-mail or phone. Accepted films can expect a response from JFFLA by the end of March. 2017.  *Please do not call JFFLA. We will contact you directly.
Prize/ Award
There will be Jury award. The winner will receive a prize. The prize will be an original prize and it will be presented at the ceremony.

How to submit film
Please email, name, address, phone number, title of film, and country to  info@jffla.org, fill out the application form with DVD  and send it to the below address by the deadline date.
Please submit 2 copies.※Application form will be available shortly.
Mailing Address
Japan America Media Association
26 Shepard, Irvine CA 92620

submission form-2017

Materials needed for Submission
– A complete signed application form (You can download the submission form-2017 and print it out)
– 2 copies of your preview screener DVD (NTSC region free. The disc with NO MENU strongly preferred.)
Press Kit
A press kit should be submitted only after your film was successfully selected. Do not send it before. We will remind you later on.
(1)Press Kit (Paper of digital format) including;     (2)Synopsis        (3)Production notes, cast and crew listing                                                                                                     *Bubble packaging strongly recommended; JFF will not be responsible for damage to the preview screener.

Final Submission deadline – March 1th, 2017 (Post marked)

Submission Fee
Submission fee -$30


Japan Film Festival Committee (Submission)
Email:  info@jffla.org