The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and the Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) are delighted to announce the first HFPA SnowLeopard Scholarship, which will be awarded to a new Asian short filmmaker during the Festival's fifth anniversary in Culver City, Los Angeles 6-14 November 2019.

Up to twelve selected Asian short films, which must have been produced and/or directed by an Asian filmmaker, will be screened during the AWFF's short film programs. Qualifying films must be narrative, no longer than 15 minutes in length, completed in 2018 or 2019 and be the filmmaker's debut or second film.There will be no submission process as AWFF will curate the twelve films from a select number of short film festivals and programs across Asia throughout the year.

The Organizing Curators Are:

- Aitysh Fund

- FilAm Creative

- Moredii Young Filmmakers Showcase

- NDU International Film Festival and Beirut Film Society

- Wu Tianming Film Fund for Young Talents.