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|Feature Length Competition
|Our aim of the festival is to find out more outstanding filmmakers over the globe and to introduce them widely to the audience and the industry through the festival.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The principal objective of the Festival is to encourage and contribute to cultivate filmmakers in Digital Cinema, produced, edited and screened digitally, through international competitions, screenings and awards for digital filmmakers and their works.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL is an international competitive festival created to encourage and contribute to the development of Digital Cinema (D-Cinema) and to cultivate filmmakers.
In 2016, 919 films were submitted from 88 countries and regions, reflecting the increasing worldwide-interest in the SKIP CITY.
All nominations will be screened by 4K Digital Cinema projector during the festival — the absolute best screening environment. Awards will be presented at the Closing Ceremony through sincere selection by international jury committee.
We all look forward to sharing in your marvelous talents; combine entertainment with cutting edge of digital technologies at SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL 2017.
Location: SKIP City at Kawaguchi, Saitama in Japan
Total cash award: Details of the 2017 festival awards will be announced later on our website.
In 2016, it was JPY2,000,000 (approximately USD17,000)
-GRAND PRIZE JPY1,000,000
-BEST DIRECTOR JPY500,000
-BEST SCREENPLAY JPY500,000
-SKIP CITY AWARD (Awarded to the films produced in Japan, the reward is post production service for his/her next project)
Learn more at; http://www.skipcity-dcf.jp/en/
or select a Feature, Digital category to view.
Kawaguchi City; NPO Saitama Audio-Visual Volunteers; SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL Committee; Saitama Prefecture
Feature Length Competition (International)
* Running time must be 70 minutes or longer.
* All submissions must be shot digitally and able to be projected in digital format.
* Feature Length Competition 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, the film is not qualified for the competition.)
* Production must be completed after January 1st, 2016.
* 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 1st, 2017***
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
DVD (NTSC or PAL) and online screener （Vimeo or YouTube with password security is preferred) are the accepted formats for pre-selection. 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. Please send materials in either hard coy or in digital form)
c-1. Synopsis (approximately 70 words) (in either hard copy or digital form)
c-2. Cast and Crew list (in either hard copy or digital form)
c-3. Biography and filmography of the director (in either hard copy or digital form)
4. Mailing Instructions :
The properly completed entry form, required promotional material, and pre-selection DVD must be received by Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at the following address:
SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL Office
5F, 3-12-63, Kamiaoki, Kawaguchi, Saitama 333-0844 Japan
TEL : 81-48-263-0818 / FAX : 81-48-262-5635
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Return of materials
None of the submission materials will be returned. All submitted DVDs will be shredded after the festival.
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.
**All the submission materials must be received by March 1st, 2017**
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The entry into SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL 2017 constitutes agreement with all festival regulations and implies permission to exhibit work during the festival. If any falsehoods are detected on an entry form, the related film will be excluded from nomination and its applicants will be required to repay any expenses incurred by the Festival as a result thereof.
Festival regulation as follows; the Running time must be 70 minutes or longer. All submissions must be shot digitally and able to be projected in digital format. Feature Length Competition 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, the film is not qualified for the competition.) Production must be completed after January 1st, 2016. All Feature Length Competition 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.