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Friday, September 25, 2020 midnight to Sunday, September 27 at 11:45 p.m.

The Emerging Artist Festival

Presented by the Asian Cultural Association and the UCF India Center

In Partnership with the South Asian Film Festival

We are seeking artists and creators to submit their short films about South Asian culture to our virtual Emerging Artist Festival streaming from the 25-27th of September. Winners will have their work shown at the 26th Annual South Asian Film Festival hosted by the Asian Cultural Association, the longest running South Asian Film Festival in the country.


  • A jury will review every film entered and select award winners. Not every film submitted will necessarily be selected for screening in the festival.
  • Titles of selected films will also be posted at and on Social Media.
  • Selected films will be screened at the Emerging Artist Festival in September 2020 and at the opening of the 2020 South Asian Film Festival in October.
  • Jury awards will also be announced at the opening of the 2020 South Asian Film Festival in October.


  • Best Film
  • Best Director
  • Best Story
  • Best Script
  • Best Social Impact
  • Audience Choice Award


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Priyanka Chandra, Marketing Director of Asian Cultural Assoc. 407-967-7463


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