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17-Apr-2014 12:01am PDT  

 

Seoul International Agape Film Festival

11 Annual May 22, 2014 to May 31, 2014

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B1, 527 , Seongsan-ro
Seodaemun-gu
Seoul Seoul 120-160
South Korea
Phone: +8227432536
Fax: +8227432532
program1@siaff.kr, manager@siaff.kr
http://siaff.kr/

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature Films
Any genres of feature films including fiction films, documentaries, animations, experimental films with a running time of 60 minutes or more. We look for films that value the meaning of true love.
Short Films
The Seoul International Agape Film Festival presents various types of short films including fiction films, documentaries, animations, experimental films with a running time of 30 minutes or less.
The festival invites participants to join the short film competition that covers the value of The Seoul International Agape Film Festival.
Christian Films
The unique section of Seoul International Agape Film Festival, where the latest Christian films reveal the values of Christianity at home and abroad.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Seoul International Agape Film Festival is hoping to introduce wonderful pieces of film work from diverse countries in order to communicate with people beyond the borders of Korea. We hope that this film festival will provide pathways of communication to the world through the awesome power of love, and that those films will be used as a progressive step to sharing valuable meanings and visions with others.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Seoul International Agape Film Festival is the new name of the Seoul Christianity Festival. Marking 10th anniversary last year 2013, the Seoul International Agape Film Festival has contributed to attracting a diverse audience without distinction of sex or age by introducing various movies with transcending genres and topics. The theme of this year is “Discrimination: Tolerance”. It is growing as a festive place of where film professionals and the general audience can get along with each other under this theme.
ORGANIZERS
Chul Ho Jun (OTHER) ; Eun Hyeon KIM (OTHER) ; Eun Hyeon KIM (OTHER) ; Eun Hyeon KIM (OTHER) ; Eun Mi Jang (OTHER) ; HyeHwa Bae (Festival Director) ; Hyo Jung kwak (OTHER) ; Sang Hoon Han (OTHER) ; Sang Hoon Han (OTHER) ; Sea eun LIM (OTHER) ; Seung Yeob Lee (Festival Registrar) ; Seung Yeob Lee (Festival Registrar) ; Seung Yeob Lee (Festival Registrar) ; Seung Yeob Lee (Festival Registrar) ; Si Won Kim (OTHER) ; Sungbihn Yim (The Chair of the Organizing Committee)

GENERAL RULES
11th SEOUL INTERNATIONAL AGAPE FILM FESTIVAL
- International Short Film Competition Rules & Regulations -

1. ORGANIZATION
The 11th Seoul International Agape Film Festival is hosted by SIAFF Organizing
Committee and organized by SIAFF Executive Committee.

2. OBJECTIVES
The purpose of SIAFF is to introduce outstanding short films and to discover and
sponsor film talents through awards. Also, SIAFF aims to activate creating short
films and to diversify film culture.

3. OVERVIEW
1) Official Title : The 11th Seoul International Agape Film Festival
2) Date : from May 22(Thur) to May 31(Sat), 2014
3) Host : SIAFF Organizing Committee
4) Organizer : SIAFF Executive Committee

4. AWARDS
- Agape Prize : 5,000,000 Won (Approx. USD $5,000), a trophy
- Jury Prize : 2,000,000 Won (Approx. USD $2,000), a trophy
- Audience Award : 500,000 Won (Approx. USD $500), a trophy
- Best Performance (Actor/Actress) : 500,000 Won (Approx. USD $500), a trophy

5. ELIGIBILITY OF INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
- Films completed after May, 2012
- Running time should be under 30 minutes
- Films of any genres (fiction, animation, documentary, experimental) can be
submitted.
- All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Dialogue lists are
not accepted.
- There is NO entry fee.

6. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
- Online Submission
Please complete the online submission Withoutabox in the period of regular submission or you can use WETRANSFER https://www.wetransfer.com ] to send your film file.

* Mailing Address:
Please send your Submission form and screener to:
Program Team, Seoul International Agape Film Festival (Film Forum)
B1 A-Dong, 527 Seongsan-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
ZIP CODE : (120-160)
TEL:+82 (0)2-743-2536
FAX:+82 (0)2-743-2532
*The applicant is responsible for expenses that relate to the submission including
shipment of screener DVD/s.

*All international shipping must be marked as below:
Non-commercial use
Non-pornographic
For cultural purposes only

7. JUDGING & SELECTIONS
- Official Selections will be selected for Festival presentation by the Seoul
International Agape Film Festival Programming Team and the preliminary jury.
- If a film is selected for screening, official selections will be announced on the
official website by April 10, 2014 and also will be individually notified via phone or
email.
- If your film is selected, you have the right and the responsibility to exhibit your
film.

8. OFFICIAL SELECTIONS : SUBMISSION
- The screening format should be 35mm film, 16mm film, Beta (NTSC),
Digi-Beta(NTSC), mini-DV, HD, HDV, DCP, MOV(ProRes 422). Non-Enlgish films
must have English subtitles. ( Only under the agreement between entrants and
SIAFF, other screening formats can be accepted.)
- The prints or videos of the finalists must arrive at the Seoul International Agape
Film Festival office by May 1, 2014. (SIAFF will not pay for the expenses related
to the shipping process)
- SIAFF priorly considers safety while dealing with films or video tapes but is not
responsible for damages from unexpected accidents & natural disasters in the
process of transportation.

9. SCREENING
Each film will be screened no more than 3 times during the festival period
according to the international regulation. The number, date, and the theatre of
screenings are determined by Seoul International Agape Film Festival.

10. USE OF PROMOTIONAL EXCERPTS
- All submitted documents would be used to publish the Seoul International Agape
Film Festival catalogues.
- The excerpts from the submitted films which are selected as official selections
could be used for the festival publicity. The total duration of the film excerpts
(EPK clips ) is within 3 minutes.

11. ARCHIVE
- The films of Official Selections will be archived as the form of Beta (NTSC),
Digi-Beta(NTSC), mini-DV, HD, HDV, DCP with the consent of the copyright
holders in order to screen the films for the non-profit purporses, education and
research, after fhe festival. If necessary, SIAFF may request copyright holders to
send a digital format on SIAFF’s expenses.
- All films of SIAFF may be re-screened at the non-commercial screenings
organized by Seoul International Agape Film Festival or other touring international
film screening.
- The 11th Seoul International Agape Film Festival aims to produce special
screenings on broadcasting. In this case, the films will be screened with the
consent of the copyright holder.

12. AGREEMENT
It is assumed that regulations are in force once film distributors, agents, or
producers submit their signed entry form to Seoul International Agape Film
Festival.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

11th SEOUL INTERNATIONAL AGAPE FILM FESTIVAL - International Short Film Competition Rules & Regulations - 1. ORGANIZATION The 11th Seoul International Agape Film Festival is hosted by SIAFF Organizing Committee and organized by SIAFF Executive Committee. 2. OBJECTIVES The purpose of SIAFF is to introduce outstanding short films and to discover and sponsor film talents through awards. Also, SIAFF aims to activate creating short films and to diversify film culture. 3. OVERVIEW 1) Official Title : The 11th Seoul International Agape Film Festival 2) Date : from May 22(Thur) to May 31(Sat), 2014 3) Host : SIAFF Organizing Committee 4) Organizer : SIAFF Executive Committee 4. AWARDS - Agape Prize : 5,000,000 Won (Approx. USD $5,000), a trophy - Jury Prize : 2,000,000 Won (Approx. USD $2,000), a trophy - Audience Award : 500,000 Won (Approx. USD $500), a trophy - Best Performance (Actor/Actress) : 500,000 Won (Approx. USD $500), a trophy 5. ELIGIBILITY OF INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION - Films completed after May, 2012 - Running time should be under 30 minutes - Films of any genres (fiction, animation, documentary, experimental) can be submitted. - All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Dialogue lists are not accepted. - There is NO entry fee. 6. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES - Online Submission Please complete the online submission Withoutabox in the period of regular submission or you can use WETRANSFER https://www.wetransfer.com ] to send your film file. * Mailing Address: Please send your Submission form and screener to: Program Team, Seoul International Agape Film Festival (Film Forum) B1 A-Dong, 527 Seongsan-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea ZIP CODE : (120-160) TEL:+82 (0)2-743-2536 FAX:+82 (0)2-743-2532 *The applicant is responsible for expenses that relate to the submission including shipment of screener DVD/s. *All international shipping must be marked as below: Non-commercial use Non-pornographic For cultural purposes only 7. JUDGING & SELECTIONS - Official Selections will be selected for Festival presentation by the Seoul International Agape Film Festival Programming Team and the preliminary jury. - If a film is selected for screening, official selections will be announced on the official website by April 10, 2014 and also will be individually notified via phone or email. - If your film is selected, you have the right and the responsibility to exhibit your film. 8. OFFICIAL SELECTIONS : SUBMISSION - The screening format should be 35mm film, 16mm film, Beta (NTSC), Digi-Beta(NTSC), mini-DV, HD, HDV, DCP, MOV(ProRes 422). Non-Enlgish films must have English subtitles. ( Only under the agreement between entrants and SIAFF, other screening formats can be accepted.) - The prints or videos of the finalists must arrive at the Seoul International Agape Film Festival office by May 1, 2014. (SIAFF will not pay for the expenses related to the shipping process) - SIAFF priorly considers safety while dealing with films or video tapes but is not responsible for damages from unexpected accidents & natural disasters in the process of transportation. 9. SCREENING Each film will be screened no more than 3 times during the festival period according to the international regulation. The number, date, and the theatre of screenings are determined by Seoul International Agape Film Festival. 10. USE OF PROMOTIONAL EXCERPTS - All submitted documents would be used to publish the Seoul International Agape Film Festival catalogues. - The excerpts from the submitted films which are selected as official selections could be used for the festival publicity. The total duration of the film excerpts (EPK clips ) is within 3 minutes. 11. ARCHIVE - The films of Official Selections will be archived as the form of Beta (NTSC), Digi-Beta(NTSC), mini-DV, HD, HDV, DCP with the consent of the copyright holders in order to screen the films for the non-profit purporses, education and research, after fhe festival. If necessary, SIAFF may request copyright holders to send a digial format on SIAFF’s expenses. - All films of SIAFF may be re-screened at the non-commercial screenings organized by Seoul International Agape Film Festival or other touring international film screening. - The 11th Seoul International Agape Film Festival aims to produce special screenings on broadcasting. In this case, the films will be screened with the consent of the copyright holder. 12. AGREEMENT It is assumed that regulations are in force once film distributors, agents, or producers submit their signed entry form to Seoul International Agape Film Festival.