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2023 Mighty Asian Movie Making Marathon (MAMM)

Submission open from until June 7, 2023 (11:59 PM PST)


Vancouver Asian Film Festival

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.

Key Dates

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
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