2020 is an extremely challenging year for the film industry but we must stay positive and keep working as intensively as ever. Unlike many events around the globe, which had to be canceled, rescheduled or postponed for unspecified future, Five Flavours Film Festival aims to take place as planned in November. However, there’s no denying that things are different this year and even the regular selecting process has been disrupted. Normally in the first half of the year the curators would be meeting the filmmakers at the film festivals like Hong Kong FilMart, Udine Far East Film Festival or Cannes, just to mention few. Regardless of circumstances, Five Flavours Asian Film Festival still wants to see Your work so if you would like to submit Your film, don’t hesitate to contact the curators.

Why Five Flavours?
Five Flavours Asian Film Festival is one of the very few film events in Europe uniquely dedicated to Asian cinema. For past 13 years it has been presenting films from South East, East and South Asia, bringing to Poland premiere screenings of the latest and most appealing independent productions as well as classics, genre films, new works of renowned Asian directors and retrospectives. The Festival has grown to become one of the biggest events of its kind, well recognised in Europe and Asia.

The competition section called New Asian Cinema aims to present fresh voices and outstanding productions, which address current issues and broaden the boundaries of film imagination. The aim has always been to highlight filmmakers whose work is different, exciting and made with passion. The Festival looks for artists at the beginning of their creative path, creating innovative and original projects. Selected films compete for the Grand Prix of the Festival, which from 2015 is picked by People’s Jury – a group of eleven cinema enthusiast, carefully selected non professionals distinguished by real love for Asian cinema.

Submission Rules and Guidelines:
The 14th Five Flavours Asian Film Festival will take place from 16th to 22nd November 2020, focusing primarily on full length feature films and welcoming any genre.

Submission Format
Films must be submitted via online screener.
The Festival accepts links to Vimeo or YouTube videos as well as links to your film on Festival Scope or Cinando.

Submission Eligibility
Are accepted films from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
All submissions must have been completed after 1 January 2018.
It is required the Polish premiere for the selected entries. The film cannot be presented at any film festival, theatrically released, broadcasted on TV, streamed on VOD platform or any other online media in Poland prior to the festival dates.
Preview and screening copies must have English subtitles.
There is no fee for film submissions.

Selection of Films
The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2020, after which selected submissions will be contacted.
The Festival offers a fixed fee for selected entries or it is happy to welcome filmmakers in Warsaw for the festival, covering travel costs and accommodation.
Only DCP format is accepted for the festival screenings. In very rare situations Blu Rat are accepted. It is necessary to provide English dialogue list and publicity materials.

If you want to submit a film, please contact: [email protected]

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On paper I am an Italian living in London, in reality I was born and bread in a popcorn bucket. I've loved cinema since I was a little child and I’ve always had a passion and interest for Asian (especially Japanese) pop culture, food and traditions, but on the cinema side, my big, first love is Hong Kong Cinema. Then - by a sort of osmosis - I have expanded my love and appreciation to the cinematography of other Asian countries. I like action, heroic bloodshed, wu-xia, Shaw Bros (even if it’s not my specialty), Anime, and also more auteur-ish movies. Anything that is good, really, but I am allergic to rom-com (unless it’s a HK rom-com, possibly featuring Andy Lau in his 20s)"