中国国际新媒体短片节 - China International New Media Short Film Festival (10)



Deadlines

13 Jun 2019
Call for entries

31 Aug 2019
Standard deadline

15 Sep 2019
Late deadline

15 Sep 2019
Final deadline

23
days

05 Nov 2019
Notification date

02 Dec 2019
08 Dec 2019

Address

Qingqing,  518021, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China


Festival description
Short Films 20'<


Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Chinese English
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English


Festival start: 02 December 2019      Festival end: 08 December 2019

Founded in 2010, China International New Media Short Film Festival (hereinafter referred to as “CSFF”) is the only nationally-recognized international short film festival in China, which is hosted by National Radio and Television Administration and Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, and organized by Guangming District People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality and Shenzhen Media Group. The mission and objectives of CSFF are to encourage the creation of outstanding new media short films across the globe, to seek and support young film and television talents, to incubate high-quality film and television creative projects, to promote the integrated development of Film & Television Industry and New Media Industry, and to enhance cultural communication, exchange, and cooperation internationally.

The 10th CSFF will be held from 2 December to 8 December 2019 in Shenzhen. Major events of the CSFF include Opening Ceremony, KingBonn Awards Selection, CSFF Outdoor Short Film Screening Carnival, International Short Film Screenings, Short Film Market, College Day and Open Forum.

During the CSFF, The KingBonn Awards (Short Film Director Supporting Program) is an important competition of CSFF which aims to discover talents and support the creation of young directors. The Awards are divided into three units: main competition, college student competition and women shorts competition. For each unit, drama, animation and documentary short films will be selected. Shortlisted directors of the program will have an opportunity to raise supporting funds from the CSFF Organizing Committee for their next film project, to sign collaborative contracts in the CSFF Short Film Market, and to gain access to other international resources.

Best KingBonn Short Film ¥ 300,000

Best Drama Short Film ¥100,000

Best Documentary Short Film ¥ 100,000

Best Animated Short Film ¥ 100,000

Best Women Short Film ¥ 30,000

Best Female Director ¥ 30,000

Regulations on Application for the 10th China International New Media Short Film Festival KingBonn Awards

Chapter I General Principles

Article 1 This Regulations is applicable to the organizations and individuals who apply for the KingBonn Awards (Short Film Director Supporting Program) of the 10th China International New Media Short Film Festival (hereinafter referred to as “CSFF”).
Article 2 The CSFF is approved by Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China, sponsored by National Radio and Television Administration and Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, and organized by Culture, Radio, Film, Tourism & Sports Administration of Shenzhen Municipality, Guangming District People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality and Shenzhen Media Group. It is the only nationally-recognized and international short film festival in China.
Article 3 The 10th CSFF will be held in Shenzhen from December 2nd to December 8th, 2019.
Article 4 The KingBonn Awards (Short Film Director Supporting Program) is an important competition of the CSFF, which aims to encourage the creation of excellent new media short films across the globe, discover and support film-making talents, incubate high-quality innovated film and television projects, build an international platform for professional communication and promote the development of new media short film culture.
Article 5 The 10th CSFF KingBonn Awards (Short Film Director Supporting Program) sets up three competition units, including the Main Competition Unit, the College Student Shorts Competition Unit, and the Women Shorts Competition Unit. A total of 10 awards will be selected and award-winning directors of the program will obtain supporting funds for the creation of their next works, have priority opportunities to sign collaborative contracts in the CSFF Short Film Market and gain access to other international resources.
Article 6 Sea election, sub-item selection and final evaluation are adopted to select the finalists and award-winning works. The Organizing Committee invites experts, scholars, film critics, directors, screenwriters, actors and other professionals in film & new media industry to form the Jury to review the short films and select the winner of each award.
Article 7 The articles in this Regulation applies to the Main Competition Unit, College Student Shorts Competition Unit and Women Shorts Competition Unit.
Article 8 The application for the 10th CSFF KingBonn Awards (Short Film Director Supporting Program) starts on June 14th, 2019 and the deadline is September 15th, 2019 (date and time mentioned in this Regulations shall be subject to the Beijing time zone).

Chapter II About the Awards

Article 9 Main Competition Unit
The Main Competition Unit of the 10th CSFF KingBonn Awards (Short Film Director Supporting Program) sets 5 awards in total. The Organizing Committee is responsible for organizing the application and selection.
Article 10 Women Shorts Competition Unit
Women Shorts Competition Unit is co-organized by the CSFF Organizing Committee and China Women’s University and sets 2 awards in total. The CSFF Organizing Committee authorizes China Women’s University to take charge of the selection.
Article 11 College Student Shorts Competition Unit
College Student Shorts Competition Unit sets 3 awards in total. The CSFF Organizing Committee authorizes Communication University of China to take charge of the selection.
Article 12 Requirements for Entries
1.Type: drama, animated and documentary short film;
2.Duration: within 20 minutes;
3.Subtitles: English subtitles are needed for dialogue, voice-over and narration;
4.Date of Completion: after Jan 1st, 2019;
5.Content Requirements:
① The entry must not have content (including text, dialogue, monologue, scene, background) that contravenes the laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China;
② The entry must not have content that is related to ethnic, religious or racial discrimination;
③ The entry must not have pornographic or violence-related content;
④ The entry must not infringe the copyright of others;
⑤ Short films with positive themes, high in intellectual and artistic value and created by advanced film shooting techniques are preferred;
⑥ Creative thinking in cinematography is applauded.
Chapter III Application and Submission

Article 13 Registration Time
The application for the 10th CSFF KingBonn Awards (Short Film Director Supporting Program) starts on June 14th, 2019, and the deadline is September 15th, 2019.
Article 14 Filling out the Application Form
Please download the Application Form of the 10th China International New Media Short Film Festival KingBonn Awards (Short Film Director Supporting Program) from the official website of the CSFF, fill out the form and submit the e-copy and the hard copy of the application form with signature to the Organizing Committee.
The official website of the CSFF: www.csff.com.cn.
Article 15 Submitting the Entry and Related Materials
Applicants are required to submit materials including the entry, e-copy and the hard copy of the application form with signature, poster, still, photos of the director or the crew etc. Requirements for the entry and materials submitted are as follows:
1.Please submit HD format video: the resolution of the entry submitted should be HD 1080P (1920*1080) and above, H264 video coding is preferred;
2.The fill-out e-copy of the application form (in Microsoft Word format) and a hard copy of the application form with signature;
3.A poster of the entry with a width-length ratio of 9:16, and two photos of the director and the casting/crew taken recently. The files should be of high precision JPG format and the storage value should be 2M or above;
4.A still of the entry with a length-width ratio of 16:9, and storage value of the file should be 2M or above;
5.A receipt of the entry fee payment (only for applicants applying after 12:00 am on August 1st, 2019).
Article 16 Methods of Submission
1.Submission by Mail or Express Delivery
Applicants can submit the entry and related materials by mail or express delivery, which should include a video disk of the short film, a CD of the data files and a hard copy of the application form with signature. The mail or express delivery must be marked with a line of words: Entry for the 10th CSFF Short Film Festival.
Address: Floor 16, Building 1, Cultural and Creative Industry Park of Shenzhen Media Group, No.1 Qingqing Road, Longhua District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China
Recipient: Organizing Committee of the CSFF
Contact number: +86 18680323456
2.Online Submission
Applicants can send the entry, data files and signed and a scanned copy of the application form with signature to our official mailbox as attached files or send the link of the aforementioned materials to our official mailbox: cs@csff.com.cn. The subject of the e-mail should include the following information:
name of the awards applied+ title of the short film + type of the short film + contact person + cell phone number
3.Contacts
English consultant: Miss Li
Landline:+86-755-23767300
English consultant: Miss Liu
Landline:+86-755-23767301
Email: cs@csff.com.cn
Article 17 Confirmation from the Organizing Committee
Applicants should submit the entry and materials to the Organizing Committee before 12:00 am of September 16th, 2019 (will be checked against the local postmark time). Applicants will receive an email for successful registration sent from cs@csff.com.cn after the approval of the application by the Organizing Committee.

Chapter IV About Entry Fees

Article 18 Applicants who apply for the 10th CSFF KingBonn Awards (Short Film Director Supporting Program) before 12:00 am on August 1st, 2019 are exempt from registration fees.
Application and submission of works between 12:00 am on August 1st and 12:00 am on August 21st, 2019, an entry fee of ¥35 RMB will be charged;
Application and submission of works between 12:00 am on September 1st and 12:00 am on September 16th, 2019, an entry fee of ¥70 RMB will be charged.
Article 19 Methods of Payment
1.Alipay
Account Name: Shenzhen Times Network Media Co., LTD.
Account: zhongguoshike@szmg.com.cn
2.Bank Transfer
Account Name: Shenzhen Times Network Media Co., LTD.
Bank Info: China Merchants Bank Shenzhen Tairan Branch
Bank Account: 755917843810904
Article 20 Applicants must indicate such information as “Name + Application for the KingBonn Awards” when transferring the fee and keep the payment receipt.
Chapter V Selection

Article 21 The 10th CSFF KingBonn Awards (Short Film Director Supporting Program) Selection includes three stages, including the sea election, sub-item selection and final evaluation. The Selection Committee will first review the qualifications of the entries during the period of sea election and select the shortlisted entries for sub-item selection as well as the shortlisted short films for the 10th CSFF International Short Film Screening. The Sub-item Selection Committee will select the final shortlisted entries for each award, and the International Selection Committee will select the winner of each award.
Article 22 The judges of the Selection Committee, the Sub-item Selection Committee and the International Selection Committee are composed of experts, scholars, film critics, directors, screenwriters, actors and other professionals in film & new media industry. The judges should perform the duties in accordance with the selection rules formulated by the Organizing Committee.
Article 23 Time Arrangement
Sea election: July 1st to September 20th, 2019
Sub-item selection: September 1st to September 30th, 2019
Final evaluation: November 1st to December 7th, 2019

Chapter VI Short Film Screening

Article 24 Official Screening
The International Short Film Screening will be held from December 2nd to 8th, 2019 in cinemas and colleges in Shenzhen. The screening units include previous KingBonn award-winning shorts unit, shortlisted shorts for the 10th CSFF KingBonn Awards unit, humor shorts unit, children shorts unit, women shorts unit, “Belt and Road” shorts unit, and the international cooperation screening unit. The shorts for humor shorts unit, children shorts unit, women shorts unit and “Belt and Road” shorts unit will be selected from entries applying for the 10th CSFF KingBonn Awards by the Selection Committee. The directors of shortlisted shorts for the International Short Film Screening will be invited to participate in the activities of the 10th CSFF from December 2nd to December 8th, 2019 in Shenzhen.
Article 25 The CSFF Online Screening and Trading Platform
Applicants applying for the KingBonn Awards (Short Film Director Supporting Program), unless otherwise stated, will be deemed to give the consent of screening his/her works on the online screening and trading platform on the official website of the CSFF: www.csff.com.cn. The short films will be recommended to copyright purchasing agencies and the Organizing Committee will facilitate the copyright cooperation or team project cooperation on the platform. The Organizing Committee shall provide necessary protection for the copyrights of the short films as well as the rights of the directors.

Chapter VII Shortlist for the Competition Units and the International Short Film Screening

Article 26 3 short films will be selected as the finalists for each award of the 10th CSFF KingBonn Awards. The Best KingBonn Short Film and Best College Student Short Film will be selected from all finalists by the International Selection Committee.
Article 27 The total duration of short films shortlisted for the humor shorts screening unit, children shorts screening unit, women shorts screening unit and “Belt and Road” shorts screening unit is 90 to 120 minutes.
Article 28 Directors of the finalists of the 10th CSFF KingBonn Awards will be invited to participate in the activities of the 10th CSFF during the Opening Ceremony in Shenzhen. The Organizing Committee will cover the accommodation fees and the round-trip transportation fees for one director of each entry. In the case of co-directing, the Organizing Committee will cover the cost for only one person.
Article 29 Directors of shortlisted short films for the 10th CSFF International Short Film Screening will be invited to participate in the activities of the 10th CSFF during the Opening Ceremony in Shenzhen. The Organizing Committee will cover the accommodation fees and round-trip transportation fees for one director of each entry. In the case of co-directing, the Organizing Committee will cover the cost for only one person.
Article 30 The invitation cannot be transferred to a third party.

Chapter VIII Awards

Article 31 The winners of each award of the 10th CSFF KingBonn Awards will be selected by the International Selection Committee. The list of the finalists and the award-winning works of the 10th CSFF KingBonn Awards are subject to the announcement by the Organizing Committee of the 10th CSFF. The list of the finalists and award-winning works will be published on the CSFF official website: www.csff.com.cn.
Article 32 Winners of the 10th CSFF KingBonn Awards will obtain supporting funds for the creation of their next works, trophies and certificates issued by the CSFF Organizing Committee, opportunities to have priority in signing contracts of projects in the CSFF Short Film Market and other resources.
Article 33 Supporting funds of the 10th CSFF KingBonn Awards will be paid by the Organizing Committee. The award-winning director shall sign an agreement with the Organizing Committee to ensure that the supporting fund is used for the creation of the next work.
Article 34 In the case of co-directing, the certificate and trophy will be awarded to each director, while the amount of the supporting fund remains unchanged.

Chapter IX Copyrights and Responsibilities

Article 35 Applicants applying for the KingBonn Awards (Short Film Director Supporting Program) are deemed to give his/her consent to the Organizing Committee of the CSFF to publish the synopsis, the still of the short film and photos of production team on the official website of the 10th CSSF: www.csff.com.cn, newspapers, television, internet, mobile phones and other media, and to print the aforementioned items for publicity and publication. Relevant information of the short film is subject to the Application Form of the 10th China International New Media Short Film Festival KingBonn Awards (Short Film Director Supporting Program) signed by the applicant. Once published, relevant information of the short film cannot be changed.
Article 36 Applicants applying for the KingBonn Awards (Short Film Director Supporting Program) are deemed to have agreed to authorize the Organizing Committee of the CSFF to edit his/her short film for current or future publicity in cinemas, television channels, internet, mobile TV, public exhibitions and screening, news reports or promotional videos. The edited short film does not exceed 15% of the original short film and the duration should be limited within 3 minutes. The authorization expires after one year by default. Unless otherwise stated, the authorization automatically extends for another year.
Article 37 Shortlisted entries for the 10th CSFF KingBonn Awards (Short Film Director Supporting Program) must be directed or co-directed by the applicant himself/herself. Co-directors can jointly apply for the competition or give the consent to the applicant to act as copyright agent. Applicant should confirm to have full copyright of his/her short film and guarantee that the music and the script of the short film are copyrighted. The Organizing Committee assumes no legal liability arising from copyright issues, which shall be borne by the applicant. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to disqualify the applicant and withdraw the supporting fund, trophy and certificate in the case of disputes over the copyright of the shortlisted entry.
Article 38 Applicants applying for the 10th KingBonn Awards (Short Film Director Supporting Program) are deemed to accept the terms of this Regulations. Producers, distributors and relevant organizations should assume the responsibility to ensure the legitimacy and authenticity of submitted short films and materials. In the case of submitted materials failing in line with truth after review and check-up, the Organizing Committee shall have the right to disqualify the applicant and withdraw the supporting fund, the trophy and the certificate.
Article 39 In the case of an approved application, the applicant is deemed to agree with all terms in this Regulations. For shortlisted entries under the review of the CSFF, an application cancellation will not be approved.
Article 40 The Organizing Committee of the CSFF will not pay for the mailing and insurance costs of the short film and related materials, and shall not be liable for the loss or damage of the short film in the mailing process or for any data loss or damage caused by force majeure. Mailed DVDs, flash disks and other related materials will not be returned, and applicants are required to keep their own backups.

Chapter X Others

Article 41 In case of litigation regarding an application, the disputes shall be submitted to the People’s Court in Shenzhen, China.
Article 42 The Organizing Committee of the CSFF shall have the right to revise this Regulations, including the rules, terms and other relevant provisions of this Regulations.
Article 43 The 10th CSFF Organizing Committee reserves the right of final interpretation of this Regulation.


Organizing Committee of
China International New Media Short Film Festival
June 14th, 2019




  

 
  

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