Osaka Asian Film Festival 2022

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Thank you for your submissions.(December 7, 2021)

Call for entries for OAFF 2022!

OAFF is now accepting submissions. Films produced in Asian countries/regions, and films related to Asia and/or Asian people are eligible. The selected films will be screened at the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2022, held from March 10 to 20, 2022.

If you are interested in submitting your film, please read the the Entry Regulations carefully to confirm if your film meets all the requirements and if you understand and agree to all terms and conditions.


[Competition] Japan premiere feature films

[Other sections] Osaka premiere feature or short films

Entry deadline December 6 (Monday), 2021
Entry fee Free
  • Competition Grand Prix (cash prize of 500,000 yen)
  • Competition Most Promising Talent Award (cash prize of 200,000 yen)
  • Audience Award
  • Sponsor awards, including ABC TV Award, Yakushi Pearl Award, JAPAN CUTS AWARD for a Japanese film in the Indie Forum section, Hosen Short Film Award for a Japan Premiere short film. (The sponsor awards are subjects to change.)


Can I submit a documentary?

- Yes.

Can I submit an animated film?

- Yes.

Can I submit a film not produced in Asia?

- Yes. Films related to Asia and/or Asian people, in the aspect of themes, story, creators and so on, are also eligible.

What do “Japan premiere” and “Osaka premiere” mean?

- If your film will not have been publicly shown in Japan (or Osaka) before the screening at Osaka Asian Film Festival 2022, your film will have its Japan Premiere (or Osaka Premiere) at the festival.

Please contact us if you have any inquiries.

We look forward to your submission!


Osaka Asian Film Festival Office

TEL +81-6-4301-3092 EMAIL info[at]