Winners Prizes

This juried competition recognises new and up-and-coming young filmmakers from around Asia for their achievements in filmmaking.  A cash prize will be awarded to the film that demonstrates standout excellence in creativity, storytelling, technique, and innovation in the narrative form. Age group and category winners will also receive a cash prize and all shortlisted films will be presented with AAYFF certificates.


Film Categories – Age Group

  • Best In 10 – 12 Age Group Category
  • Best In 13 – 15 Age Group Category
  • Best In 16 – 18 Age Group Category
  • Best In 19 – 21 Age Group Category

Film Categories – Media

  • Best AAYFF Film 2018
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Animation
  • Best Experimental
  • Best Drama
  • Best Horror*
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Shortshort

*Keep it PG please!


Film Categories – Technical

  • Best Female Actor In A Leading Role
  • Best Male Actor In A Leading Role
  • Best Editing
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Sound Design
  • Best Special Effects

Film Categories – Audience Award

As voted for by the online audience and those attending the gala screening event decided one week after the screening event.


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The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself.
— Peter Jackson