QLD Features Call-out

BAPFF supports local stories!

BAPFF is committed to supporting unique Queensland voices and would love to feature high quality authentic local stories in our program as a reflection of cinematic excellence in Asia Pacific. We are calling out for Queensland feature films to be submitted to us for consideration.

To submit your Queensland feature film please read the guidelines below before you submit through Film Freeway.


Terms and Conditions


1. Eligible Films
Submissions are only open to Queensland feature films that meet the following criteria:
• The project is either filmed or post produced in Queensland
• The project has at least one key creative (writer, director, producer) based in
• The production team and crew are largely defined as Queensland residents

The festival will not accept films that have:
• previously screened in any format or duration in Queensland
• been broadcast online or on Australian television except under special circumstances

In general, films must have been completed after 1 August 2015.

2. Categories
A film is considered a feature if it is 60 minutes or more in length.

3. Deadlines and Entry Fees
Standard Deadline: 15 July 2016

Submission Fee: AUD $60.00  incl. GST (equivalent of $44 USD)
Screener (Link or DVD) must be received by 17 July 2016

4. Preview Copy
A preview copy of your film must be submitted for selection purposes. BAPFF accepts the following format for preview copy:
• DVD (Region Free)
• Secure online link. MUST be password protected with no time restrictions. Expired links will not be considered
Each preview copy must be submitted through FilmFreeway and have paid the appropriate entry fee.
Please do not include publicity materials with your preview copy.
Preview copies will not be returned.

5. Screening Format
If your film is accepted for screening at the festival, you must be prepared to supply a 35mm or DCP copy for screening.
BAPFF accepts the following screening format:
• 35 mm
We cannot screen from DVD, Blu-ray, HDCam, HDcamSR, or any other format that is not listed here.
For 35mm film prints, we screen 24fps in aspect ratios of 1.85, or 2.35. We accept sound formats of mono, stereo, Dolby SR and Dolby SRD (Dolby Digital). We do not accept PsF. If your video image is other than the native 16:9 you must have it pillarboxed or letterboxed during the lab transfer for it to be screened without any image distortion.
DCPs must be DCI compliant, however content does not need to be encrypted. If content is locked, keys must be open for a testing period specified by the festival, and Blu-Ray backup copy must be provided in addition.

6. Submission
Only submissions accompanied by the correct fee, and received by the allocated deadline, will be accepted/considered.
Films submitted without payment will not be considered.
All deadlines are postmarked.
All preview copies must be received by the BAPFF office by 17 July 2016 to be considered. Any copies received later than that date will not be considered.

7. Late Entries
Late entries will only be considered under exceptional circumstances and only on advice of the Festival Director.

8. Submission Address
By mail:
Attn: Kiki Fung
Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival

Brisbane QLD 4003

By courier:
Attn: Kiki Fung
Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival
, ,
Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia

9. Fee Waivers
Unfortunately, BAPFF is not able to waive the entry fee.

10. Selection
Selected films will be invited by official invitation. The festival will consider submitted entries and if accepted for screening at the festival, the entrant will be advised in writing.
BAPFF’s decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered in to.
BAPFF does not provide feedback.

11. Number of Screenings
It is festival policy to schedule feature films on no more than three occasions.

12. Subtitles
Entries produced in languages other than English must be subtitled in English.

13. Publicity Material
Applicants whose films are accepted for screening at the festival are required to provide the following promotional materials for inclusion in the official festival catalogue and/or pre-publicity:
• At least two (2) copies of the film as a DVD preview screener
• At least five (5) high resolution stills from the film; images must be 300 dpi or above
• Electronic press kit
• Film posters and flyers (if available)
• Director’s biography
• A high resolution director head shot; images must be 300 dpi or above
• Copies of press reviews (if available)
• A high resolution preview trailer on digital format
The festival reserves the right to use an excerpt from the film not exceeding three minutes for promotional purposes.
The festival reserves the right to use DVD preview screeners for publicity purposes.

14. Freight
All films must be sent pre-paid. If for some extraordinary reason the producer(s) or distributor(s) are unable to supply a film under these conditions, the film may still be accepted but only if prior arrangements have been made with the Festival Director.
BAPFF will only pay the in-bound shipping and customs charges for films invited to the festival.
To ensure shipments originating outside of Australia clear customs without delay, please follow these instructions:

a) Include 3 copies of a Proforma Invoice (declaration of contents) containing the following information: Sender’s name, address and telephone number, Receiver’s address (festival address,) Title of Film and format (e.g., 35mm) Length of film, Fair market value (standard are $50 AUS for tapes and $100 AUS for feature-length 35mm print and DCP). Please note the value must not exceed $1000 AUS in order to clear Australian customs without delay. Also include Country of manufacture, Declaration “Goods on loan for festival purposes only. No commercial value. Non-pornographic”. Sender’s signature
b) The proforma invoices must be included with the courier waybill.

15. Liability
Films accepted by the festival are indemnified while in our possession and in transit while being returned to the entrant or forwarded to the next destination. In the event of print loss or damage, the festival’s liability shall be limited to the cost of making a new screening copy according to current laboratory rates for a standard print.

16. Consent
Entry in the festival implies consent to screening and publicity in accordance with the regulations stated above.

17. Enquiry
For any equiry regardling Queensland Feature Film submissions please email

17. Privacy Disclaimer
The personal information you have provided to us will not be used for any reason other than that expressed in our privacy policy. Please contact BAPFF or if you wish to access, remove or update personal information you have provided us.