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19-Apr-2014 12:00am PDT  

 

SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL

11 Annual: July 19, 2014 to July 27, 2014

  Feature, Digital

 

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

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

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
 
January 19, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


February 1, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


February 16, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


March 3, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 31-May-2014


RUNTIME
Features: minimum 70 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2013


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
REGION 2  
REGION 3  
REGION 4  
REGION 5  
REGION 6  

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
Japanese
English
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
SDV  
MiniDV  
DigiBeta  
DVCAM  
HDCAM  
DVCPro  
DVCPro50  

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
Japanese
English
OTHER


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Grand Prize
Last year's prize was 1,500,000JPY (approx.$15,000 USD); prize value still to be determined
Sponsor:Saitama pref., Kawaguchi city, SONY


Best New Director
Last year's prize was 500,000JPY (approx.$5,000 USD); prize value still to be determined
Sponsor:Saitama pref., Kawaguchi city, SONY


Best Screenplay
This award is tentative. Last year's prize was 500,000JPY (approx.$5,000 USD); prize value still to be determined
Sponsor:Sponsor:Saitama pref., Kawaguchi city, SONY


CATEGORY RULES
Feature Length Competition (International Competition)

•Running time must be 70 minutes or longer.
•All submissions must be shot digitally and able to be projected in digital format. (If your film is nominated, a digital screening tape with English subtitles or original language in English will be required.)
•Feature length submissions must be the directors' 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th feature length film including documentaries. (If the submitted film is a director's 5th feature, he or she is not qualified for the competition.)
•Production must be completed after January 1st, 2013.
•All feature length submissions must have been produced for theatrical release.
•Films cannot be released commercially in Japan prior to the closing date of the Festival.
•Entries submitted once before are not eligible.
•We appreciate submissions be made with an understanding of the Festival's purpose.


**Deadline (received by): March 3rd, 2014**

1. Entry Fee
There is no entry fee. However, transportation charges and insurance fees for sending the necessary material must be covered by the applicant.

2. Entry Form
Please submit via Withoutabox
*DON'T FORGET TO WRITE CLEARLY WHETHER YOUR ENTRY IS THE DIRECTOR'S 1st, 2nd, 3rd OR 4th FEATURE LENGTH FILM IN YOUR COVER LETTER !!!

3. Pre-Selection Materials

Screener
DVD(NTSC or PAL) is the accepted format for pre-selection. We don't accept online screener. If the film's original language is other than Japanese or English, please make sure it has English subtitles.

Press Material (All materials must be in English or Japanese.)
c-1. Synopsis (approximately 70 words)
c-2. Cast and Crew list
c-3. Biography and filmography of the director

4. Mailing Instructions :
The properly completed entry form, required promotional material, and pre-selection DVD must be received by Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at the following address:

Mailing Address
SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL Office
Sai-No-Kuni Visual Plaza, 5F
3-12-63 Kamiaoki, Kawaguchi, Saitama 333-0844, Japan
TEL : 81-48-263-0818 / FAX : 81-48-262-5635
E-mail : entry@skipcity-dcf.jp

5. Return of materials
None of the submission materials will be returned. All submitted DVDs will be shredded after the festival.

6. Copyrights
The applicant must hold the rights to the entire content of the submitted work and certify that all of the content contained herein is the sole property of the submitter and violates no breach of copyright. The festival organizers shall not be responsible or liable for any litigation or damage of any sort incurred as the result of such violation.

**Films must be received by March 3rd, 2014**