MIGHTY ASIAN MOVIEMAKING MARATHON

about

Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon (MAMM)

Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon (MAMM) is VAFF’s premier annual short filmmaking contest. Its purpose is to foster emerging filmmakers and offer them both an educational experience as well as an opportunity to showcase their work to audiences and potential distributors.

Founded 2005, the competition has evolved over the years. Initially beginning as a 7-day competition, primarily using the dramatic narrative format with creative elements (such as fortune cookie fortunes) incorporated into storylines, MAMM has expanded into a 10-day contest with adjudicated pitch session and the ability to submit documentary shorts – the only short film competition with this genre in Vancouver – and both 10-minute short and 1-minute ultra short categories.

When MAMM began, the popular misconception was that Asian Canadians had no interest in filmmaking. Since then, the independent filmmaking landscape of Metro Vancouver and BC has changed in the last 15 years, and the number of Asian Canadians both in front of and behind the camera has expanded. Asian Canadian filmmakers work professionally in the commercial, independent film, TV, VR, gaming, and video industries. MAMM and VAFF are proud to have been integral in this change in the film and media landscape.

overview

The Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon typically consists of two entry categories:

a 10 minute short film category and a 1 minute ultra short category.

Submission & registration details and eligibility for both categories are announced at the beginning of each summer.

Email your questions regarding submissions to mamm@vaff.org

Connect with us @VAFFvancouver #VAFF #MAMM

important dates

2023 schedule

day
date
time
info
Sunday
May 7, 2023
12:00am PST
Registration Open
Saturday
May 13, 2023
5:00pm PST
MAMM 18 Info Session
Wednesday
June 7, 2023
11:59pm PST
Registration and Video Pitch Submission Deadline
Wednesday
June 14, 2023
6:00pm PST
Selected Teams Adjudication Results Announced
Saturday – Sunday
June 24 – 25, 2023
TBA
MAMMentorship Workshops for selected teams
Tuesday
July 18, 2023
11:59pm PST
Script Submission Deadline
Friday – Sunday
July 21 – July 30, 2023
12:00am – 11:59pm PST
Competition Period (Film Production/Post Production)
Sunday
July 30, 2023
11:59pm PST
Film Submission Deadline
Saturday
August 26, 2023
6:00pm PST
MAMM18 Gala Screening & Awards Presentation
https://vaff.org/mamm18gala/

videos

mamm on vaff tv

sponsors

MAMM18 Sponsors