ADFEST is Calling for Script Submissions for the 'Fabulous Four'

The annual quest to unearth the region’s most promising directors begins as ADFEST once again invites young directors and assistant directors to submit scripts for the chance to become one of the 2017 Fabulous Four New Directors

‘Short Films for ADFEST 2017 by the Fabulous Four’ is a sub-category in the New Director Lotus category, which is designed to be a launching pad to give new talents in the industry exposure and recognition. 

Directors and assistant directors based in Asia and the Pacific (including Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East) now have around six weeks to write & submit five-minute film scripts inspired by the theme of ADFEST 2017, ‘20 Years of Diversity’. The deadline for submissions is 6th January 2017, and script submission is free of charge.

“ADFEST is famous for being a festival dedicated to launching the careers of the region’s top directors, and next year’s Fabulous Four will be no exception. ADFEST is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2017, which means next year’s Fabulous Four New Directors will showcase their talents to a huge audience made up of the region’s top creative directors and producers. It’s an invaluable career opportunity, and if you’re an emerging director eager to build your reputation and professional network, I encourage you to enter,” says Vinit Suraphongchai, Chairman of ADFEST.

ADFEST 2017’s Film Craft and New Director jury will vote on this year’s script submissions. The four directors who receive the highest scores will be notified in February and invited to produce their scripts in time to premiere to a live audience at ADFEST 2017, which runs from 22nd to 25th March in Thailand. (Note: to be eligible to enter Fabulous Four 2017, the script must be one of the first seven works directed by each director.)

ADFEST will provide the Fabulous Four directors with return economy airfares, ground transportation, accommodation, and full delegate registration to attend ADFEST, where the Fabulous Four session will take place on Thursday 23rd March 2017

For more information on eligibility and script submissions, visit
Jimmy Lam, President of ADFEST, says: “ADFEST 2017 will be a true celebration of creativity, and I encourage young and emerging directors to take part in our Fabulous Four challenge. It’s free to enter, which means you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.”
ADFEST 2017 will take place at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group in Pattaya, Thailand. For more information, visit

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