Get Your Filmmaker On: SLANT Film Festival Call For Entries

Monday, January 26, 2009

Reprinting out from the aurorapictureshow site.

SLANT FILM FESTIVAL: Bold Asian American Images


* What: 9th annual Slant: Bold Asian American Images
* When: May 30 – 31, 2009
* Where: The Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX
* Deadline: Postmark by February 23, 2009

SLANT, an annual film festival of short films, seeks works by Asian American filmmakers. For the ninth year, Slant will showcase an eclectic mix of the best in emerging Asian American cinema. All genres are accepted.

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Program Content: All genres, including narrative, experimental, film art/video art, documentary and animation.

Eligibility: Filmmakers or film content should be Asian American or Asian Canadian.

Running Time: Each work should run 30 minutes or less.

Formats: Selected works may be presented on DVD, Mini DV or Quicktime. Please note we do not have Beta.

Formats for submission: DVD, or provide a link to the work online

Send To:
Aurora Picture Show - Slant
1524 Sul Ross
Houston, TX 77006

Postmark Deadline: February 23, 2009. Please include a SASE if you want your submission returned.

Entry Fee: $10 for up to three shorts. Send a check or money order made payable to Aurora Picture Show. DO NOT send cash. You can also make a payment through PayPal by using the PayPal button at the bottom of this webpage. Please include a printout of your Paypal payment in your submission.

Payment to Filmmakers: Makers are paid $4/minute of film/video with a $40 minimum. Aurora also pays return shipping on films included in screening and insurance on tapes and films. We pay distributors their published rate for rentals, but are happy to receive discounts as we are a nonprofit organization


* Your name
* Contact info (including address, phone numbers, and email)
* Year the work was made
* Original format of the work
* Total running time
* A brief filmmaker bio
* A two-line description of your film

This list is not optional. Please include all information requested.


Curator Melissa Hung: slantfestival (at) gmail (dot) com
Aurora Picture Show: 713.868.2101