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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Serves as a launching pad for global emerging filmmakers to showcase their visions and talents; Foster collaborations in film production between China and the west; Contribute to Vancouver's burgeoning film industry
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Held annually in Vancouver Canada, , the Vancouver Golden Panda International Film Festival (GPIFF) was founded in June, 2013.
GPIFF 2017 AGENDA
- Public Screening, Dec. 6 - 8
- Industry Forum, Dec. 9
- Party & Awards Ceremony, Dec. 10
The competition of GPIFF 2017 presents 12 awards as follows.
FEATURE (40 MINUTES AND LONGER)
SHORT FILMS AWARDS (UNDER 40 MINUTES)
Best Short Film
Best Director for Short Film
Best Screenplay for Short Film
SPECIAL CATEGORIES AWARDS
Best Humanistic Vision
Special Jury Recommendation Award
Best Visual Effect
Rising Star Award
Award winner will get a 7-days filmmakers' trip (12 in total) to one of the most popular cities in China. All costs including food, five-star hotel rooms, and flights are covered by GPIFF.
* The Vancouver Golden Panda International Film Festival is presented by Orient Star Media Inc.
Matthew Tang (Marketing Director)
GENRE AND LENGTH
(1) GPIFF accepts all genres and all length
(2) “Feature Film” is defined as film longer than 40 minutes; all other films are defined by “Short Films”
(1) Films must be submitted via online screener
(2) Film resolution must be at least 1920x1080; NTSC; MP4 or MOV
(4) Aspect ratio could be 16:9, 2.35:1 or 1.85:1. Animation and only animation could be in 4:3
(1) There is no premiere policy for short films and music videos.
(2) Works-in-progress are NOT accepted.
(3) Works with explicit sex and/or violence are NOT accepted.
(1) There is no Premiere policy, they may have screened at other Festivals and/or online.
(2) All submissions for GPIFF are to be paid by credit card. The submission fee is not refundable.
USE OF EXCERPTS
(1) GPIFF has been granted the right to use excerpts of the selected films for promotional purposes
NOMINATION OF AWARDS
(1) Submissions are reviewed and nominated based on the quality of narrative and production values by the selection committee.
(2) Nomination of films will be notified
(3) Nominated filrms will be reviewed and rated by members of the jury. Awards will be presented to the films with the highest rating.
SELECTION OF SCREENING
(1) Submissions are reviewed and selected based on the quality of narrative and production values by the selection committee.
(2) Selection for screening will be notified
(1) By submitting to the GPIFF, the participant is granting permission to view their film by the Selection and Judging Committee, and if nominated or selected for screening, is granting permission to screen the film at GPIFF and use it in promotional materials (including but not limited to press releases, websites, social media, TV, radio and print).
(2) Selected and/or nominated films must provide high resolution digital video in required format in order to be screened at the Vancouver Golden Panda International Film Festival.
(3) A selected DCP must be received at GPIFF no later than 30 days prior to its scheduled screening date.
(1) Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of GPIFF . Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, GPIFF reserves the right the make changes at any time for any reason. Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.
(2 ) No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.
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