We will not be distinguishing the difference between the term Self Defense, Combat Systems, and other forms of fighting discipline from the term Martial Arts. Our festival will treat all fighting choreography or documentary as physical conflict in film. We understand the respect for each style, and no philosophy of war and peace will be scrutinized. We are a film festival first, and the only thing we care to really judge is your filmmaking craft.

We do, however, encourage discussion during our Q&A Panels. We encourage everyone to be at their best behavior and understand that we, as a festival, are a neutral party. Please keep rivalries aside, if any. We will do our best to be the platform for filmmakers to be in the limelight.

Please learn more about our rules and regulations in our previous post: Azure Lorica Martial Arts Film Fest

We look forward to your submission(s). Happy filming!