San Diego Asian Film Fest call for entries The San Diego Asian Film Foundation (SDAFF) has announced its 2011 call for entries. SDAFF will celebrate its 12th annual film festival season to an estimated audience of more than 20,000 during 9 days of film, live discussions with filmmakers and artists, panels, and exciting special events. The San Diego Asian Film Festival is seeking competitive entries in the following categories: narrative feature, narrative short, documentary feature, documentary short, and animation. An independent jury selects winners in each category, along with the Grand Jury award, which are announced at the Festival’s Gala Awards Night on Saturday, October 22, 2011. Festival programmers also select a first-time filmmaker to receive the George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker Award, which is accompanied by a cash prize.  Films/videos submitted must be directed or principally acted by an artist of Asian or Pacific Islander descent; or whose subject matter relates to Asian or Pacific Islander culture. · Early Deadline: April 1, 2011 ($30 Submission Fee) · Regular Deadline: May 2, 2011 ($40 Submission Fee) · Late Deadline: May 20, 2011 ($65 Submission Fee) The 12th San Diego Asian Film Festival is scheduled from October 20-28, 2011 at the Mission Valley UltraStar Cinemas at Hazard Center. All rules, entry forms, application, and festival info can be found online at For more information, email or call 619.400.5911. The San Diego Asian Film Festival is an event of the San Diego Asian Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting audiences with the human experience through the Pan Asian media arts.