40th Annual

Hong Kong International Film Festival

March 21, 2016 to April 04, 2016

 
Category

Feature films

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
November 30, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Hong Kong Filmmakers 0.00 *
Regular Deadline
December 31, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00
Hong Kong Filmmakers 80.00 75.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately January 31, 2016

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 60 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2014

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Hong Kong

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
DigiBeta    
HDCAM    
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Statement by the Director

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Firebird Award
Cash Award Value: 3,000 U.S. Dollar

Jury Prize
Cash Award Value: 1,500 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

Entrants to any feature film category that meet the following requirements will be considered for the Young Cinema Competition:

The Young Cinema Competition is set up to encourage young filmmakers to explore the potentials of the cinema of our times.

TYPE
Open Competition

ELIGIBILITY
1. Features (60 mins or above) which are either the first, second or third films of the directors.
2. Films that have not been shown publicly in Hong Kong prior to the Festival. (Hong Kong Films are exempted.)
3. Films must have been completed after 1 January 2015.

SELECTION
1. Approximately 8 films will be selected from the general entries.
2. Official notification will be sent to selected entrants.

SUBMISSION
Please refer to General Entry Regulations. Approximately 8 films will be selected from the general entries.

INVITATION
The director of each selected film will be invited to the Festival, with the travelling expenses covered by the HKIFF.

JURY
A jury will select the winning films and present the prizes. The Jury will be composed of filmmakers, critics and curators from worldwide appointed by the Festival.

PRIZES
The Jury will present the following awards and cash prizes to the winning directors:

Firebird Award USD 3,000
Jury Prize USD 1,500