Xin Chao from Vietnam!

Dear Filmmakers and film fans,

The Across Asia Youth Film Festival (AAYFF) is back! We are already tremendously excited and busy planning the third edition of the festival which will be held on 20th April 2019.

This year’s festival is hosted by the International School of Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC), a dynamic IB World school. Celebrating 25 years of learning, ISHCMC is proud to be the most established international school in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. ISHCMC have followed the AAYFF since its inception with students submitting films to both editions of the festival.

We are also pleased to confirm HBO Asia are continuing to support young filmmakers across Asia by sponsoring AAYFF 2019.

Important Dates #AAYFF2019

1 JANUARY 2019 — Submissions Open

30th MARCH 2019 — Closing Date for Submissions

8th APRIL 2019 – Announcing Shortlisted Films

20th APRIL 2019 – Industry Experience Day & Gala Screening Event

Entry Categories

We aim to be as inclusive as possible to encourage young filmmakers from across Asia to participate in the festival. This year, we have expanded the age guidelines from 9 years old and reviewed the entry categories.

Be Social & Share #AAYFF2019

You can engage with other filmmakers and film fans from across Asia by using our hashtag #AAYFF2019.

Visit, follow and share our stories via various social media platforms: FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Contact us

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with the AAYFF Team. We’ll be happy to support you or your schools participation in this year’s festival!

Best wishes,

The AAYFF Team

Across Asia Film Festival

Submissions are Open!

You can now submit your film for AAYFF 2019 via our website and by clicking the below.

Submit your film now!



David Procter

Director of the Across Asia Youth Film Festival, photographer, filmmaker and educator.