Huawei announces its new inaugural film awards, named HUAWEI Film Awards (HFA), in the Asia Pacific region to encourage and inspire professional filmmakers and content creators to showcase their creativity through stories filmed using Huawei smartphones. Themed ‘Empowering Your Possibilities’, the HFA allows aspiring smartphone filmmakers and content creators from Singapore and the region to explore their artistic and creative possibilities and tell great stories.

In Singapore, the HFA will kick off with an exclusive event at SCAPE on 21 December from 6:00 PM. Renowned local director Boris Boo will be the guest of honour, with one of his own films to be premiered at the event. This event will celebrate directorial films, and spur on local attendees to participate in the HFA as well.

Event registration for interested participants can be done here.

Registration slots are limited and reserved for Huawei mobile phone users, who are eligible to bring along a friend for the event. Every successful registrant receives a complimentary HUAWEI FreeBuds Lite (worth $188) at the door.

The HFA is now open and calling for entries from all budding smartphone-filmmakers and content creators from now till 25 February 2020 (11:59 PM GMT+8).

Submit your completed short film entries here.

The winner of the APAC Best Film at the HFA will walk away with a grand prize of USD$20,000, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Bangkok, Thailand for the awards ceremony.

The judging panel for HUAWEI Film Awards will include five prominent trailblazers in the film and broadcasting scene, namely:

  • Adele Lim – Malaysian film and television producer and screenwriter
  • Prabda Yoon – Thai postmodern author
  • Rajay Singh – senior founder partner of film and TV commercial production company Directors Think Tank
  • Alex Lin – Asia Pacific President of Huawei Consumer Business Group
  • Chris Humphrey – oversees regional broadcasting at A+E Networks

The winners of HFA will be announced regionally on 6 March 2020. Other recognitions in the line-up of awards include:

  • APAC Best Director
  • APAC Best Cinematography
  • APAC Best Actor (Male or Female)
  •  Country Level Best Film

Winners of all categories will receive a trophy and certificate. The winner of Country-Level Best Film in Singapore will also walk away with additional prizes.

Submissions must be filmed entirely on a Huawei mobile phone with running time within 10 minutes, following the theme ‘Empowering Your Possibilities’.

For further information regarding HUAWEI Film Awards, including terms & conditions and how to participate, visit the official HUAWEI Film Awards website.