Osaka Asian Film Festival 2023

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Call for entries for OAFF 2023!

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 2023, held from March 10 to 19, 2023.

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 (Japan premiere films will be given priority in the selection.)

Entry deadline November 28 (Monday), 2022
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.

What does "publicly shown" mean?

- "Publicly shown" means that the film is shown in a situation where anyone can attend and view it, regardless of whether it is charged or free, and regardless of whether it is shown on screen or online. In addition to theatrical release, screenings at film festivals and one-time event screenings also fall under this category. Invitation-only private previews limited to interested parties do not fall under this category. If after submitting your film, another screening is scheduled, please contact us as soon as possible.

Please contact us if you have any inquiries.

We look forward to your submission!


Osaka Asian Film Festival Office

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