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 

  • 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 Director
  • Best Editing
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Sound Design
  • Best Special Effects

The AAYFF Audience Award 2018

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

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