open call

submit your film

Submit your film below for a chance for it to be screened across 7 countries in Asia Pacific.


Submissions for next year will open in 2021, we are happy to introduce our judges for this year:

Alison Thomas: Co-founder of Scene 852 Productions, a Hong Kong-based film production company.

Oliver Wolfson is the founder of a creative agency called Channel Sixty and festival director for The 60 Second Film Festival in Bangkok.

Othello Khanh: Award-winning writer, director and producer, and managing director at The Creatv Company, the longest established privately held film and television services company in Vietnam.

Hayley Surgenor: Melbourne-based producer, she has produced a number of short films both in Australia and Internationally which have collected awards and screened at various film festivals around the world.

Ryan Mennen: His passion lies in the art of storytelling with an emphasis on adventure. A writer for television, theatre and print – Ryan today runs The Fandom Menace.

Eva Yoe: Her experiences include having her own column at Sing Tao News Corporation Limited at the age of 15 and working as a sports commentator in Hong Kong.

need to know



20 min maximum duration for films


Films should not be older than 1 year (Film completed between 2019 and 2020)


Compulsory english subtitles if film is in foreign language

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awards & prizes

Cash and other prizes available for top APAC talents in each award category!

Best Documentary (500USD & 6 months Hive membership)
Best Fiction (500USD & 6 months Hive membership)
Best Directing (250USD & 6 months Hive membership)
Best Cinematography (250USD & 6 months Hive membership)
Best Screenplay (250USD & 6 months Hive membership)
Best Environmental with non-profit conservation platform (250USD & 6 months Hive membership)
Young Filmmaker 18 or under (250USD & 6 months Hive membership)
Best IG Micro short film [maximum 1 minute duration] (150USD & 6 months Hive membership)
Public choice awards (2 Hive Memberships for 6 months)