42nd Annual

Hong Kong International Film Festival

March 19, 2018 to April 05, 2018

 
Category

Short film competition

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
November 12, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Hong Kong Filmmakers 0.00 *
Regular Deadline
December 31, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Hong Kong Filmmakers 50.00 45.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately February 23, 2018

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 15 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2017

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
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)

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: 1,500 U.S. Dollar

Jury Prize
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

Short film has its own formal, aesthetic and expressive qualities distinct from those of the feature. Short Film Competition offers a platform for short film directors to exchange visions and ideas.

TYPE
Open Competition

ELIGIBILITY
1. Any type of film (fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, music videos; except commercials) not exceeding a duration of 15 minutes.
2. H.264 or ProRes digital file as its screening format.
3. Films must be completed after 1 January 2017.
4. Films that have not been shown publicly in Hong Kong nor online prior to the Festival.

SELECTION
1. About 20 films will be selected for the Short Film Competition.
2. Official notification will be sent to selected entrants only.

SUBMISSION
Please refer to General Entry Regulations. One application suffices for submission to this Competition and other sections.

INVITATION
The winning directors will be invited to the Festival to attend the Awards Presentation ceremony, with the travelling expenses covered by the HKIFF.

JURY
A jury will select the winning films and present the awards. 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 1,500
Jury Prize USD 1,000