MAMM is VAFF’s annual short film-making competition, celebrating its 18th year of supporting, fostering, and showcasing emerging Asian and mixed Asian filmmakers.
Each year, the best 8 teams are selected from a myriad of video pitch submissions, and these finalists enter into a 10-day filmmaking contest from production start to finish after receiving masterclass-level MAMMentorship, culminating with a Screening Gala and Awards Ceremony.
Over 150 MAMM films have been completed through this competition, giving many emerging filmmakers their first “calling card” film and mid-level filmmakers opportunity to build their filmography. Many of these films have gone on to be screened at festivals around the world and have won many awards.
VAFF is very proud of its many MAMMers that have gone on to enjoy successful careers in the entertainment and media industry and we look forward to incubate, nurture, and support many more talented creators.
Learn more about the competition and tips on how to pitch to MAMM18. MAMM18 Info Session (In-Person Event) on May 13, 2023 (Saturday) Watch the recap at VAFF Facebook
Choose the Genre. Pitch the Story. Make the Film.
|Sunday||May 7, 2023||12:00 am PST||Registration Open|
|Saturday||May 13, 2023||5:00 pm PST||MAMM 18 Info Session|
|Wednesday||June 7, 2023||11:59 pm PST||Registration and Video Pitch Submission Deadline|
|Wednesday||June 14, 2023||6:00 pm PST||Selected Teams Adjudication Results Announced|
|Saturday – Sunday||June 24 – 25, 2023||TBA||MAMMentorship Workshops for selected teams|
|Tuesday||July 18, 2023||11:59 pm PST||Script Submission Deadline|
|Friday – Sunday||July 21 – July 30, 2023||12:00 am PST11:59 pm PST||Competition Period (Film Production/Post Production)|
|Sunday||July 30, 2023||11:59 pm PST||Film Submission Deadline|
|Saturday||August 26, 2022||7:00 pm PST||MAMM18 Gala Screening & Awards Presentation|