Short Film Competition Entry Information

Category

i. Open Category
  • Theme: “Connect”
  • Entry format: 180 to 300 seconds long video (MOV or MP4)
  • Any equipment can be used
  • If any language is used within the video, English language subtitles must be included
  • No age restrictions
ii. Next Generation Category
  • Theme: “Passion”
  • Entry format: 180 to 300 seconds long video (MOV or MP4)
  • Any equipment can be used
  • If any language is used within the video, English language subtitles must be included
  • Entrants must be 25 years of age or younger as of December 31st, 2020

Entry Period

Please note that entry deadlines differ depending on the category.

Short Film Competition Open Category

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 (from 4:00am (UTC)) to Monday, February 8th, 2021 (until 4:00am (UTC))

Short Film Competition Next Generation Category

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 (from 4:00am (UTC)) to Monday, February 15th, 2021 (until 4:00am (UTC))

Submission Guidelines

  • Entry is limited to original works for which the entrant holds all applicable rights.
  • Only one video may be submitted.
  • Entries and the persons depicted therein are restricted to works for which the entrant holds the copyright or for which the entrant has received the prior usage permission of the right holder.
  • Before submitting a work, the entrant is responsible for taking all steps necessary to protect the right of publicity and other rights of persons depicted in the work, including but not limited to obtaining their permission, to avoid any problems related to the infringement of these rights.
  • Entrants are responsible for the resolution of any legal issues arising from their submitted works and agree to pay any costs thereby incurred.
  • Entries including any content from (1) to (5) below may be disqualified at the organizer’s discretion:
  • ① Content that infringes on any laws, or is defamatory or libelous
  • ② Content that constitutes or encourages criminal behavior, leads to civil liability, or that otherwise violates any laws
  • ③ Commercial content that promotes any products or services
  • ④ Content in which animals were harmed or manipulated in the making of said content
  • ⑤ Content which infringes on the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity (whether individuals or companies), or violates any person’s rights of privacy or publicity, including:

    - trademarks owned by third parties (examples: billboards or signs on a street)
    - materials protected by third-party copyrights (including movie dialogue or musical compositions)
    - names, likenesses, voices, or other characteristics identifying celebrities or other public figures
    - entries containing screen credits

Video Guidelines

  • A video work consisting of video footage and/or still images with a length of 180 to 300 seconds.
  • Any video-recording device may be used.
  • 360° videos are restricted to edited works that do not rely on a 360° video playback device or application for viewing.
  • File size: up to 600 MB of video data per work at the time of submission. File format: only MOV or MP4 will be accepted.
  • If any language is used within the video, please ensure that English language subtitles are included for judging.
  • Judging will be carried out using a 2K monitor.

Note:
Winners might be asked to provide a higher resolution video for promotional or display purposes related to the contest.

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