1st Annual

Asian Critics Week

July 15, 2017 to July 16, 2017

International
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Short
Feature
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Video Art Award
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MISSION & OBJECTIVE

We are proud to present the first edition of Asian Critics Week. This year's festival will run from July 15th-16th, 2017. Asian Critics Week is founded to nurture and create a loyal audience base for global independent films. The festival will strive to promote an open environment for artists, writers, actors, film-makers and will focus on offering great networking opportunities for its participants.

This year we will screen narratives, documentaries, animation, video art, short films and feature films. We are looking for documentaries where the filmmaker had a passion which he/she put into the film. No matter the subject, if the work has merit and the filming is well done; be it a full-length feature, a short or a super short - we are interested in viewing it. We are looking for all genres of narratives from comedy to drama and from thrillers to love stories.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Asian Critics Week is an annual three days event conference of filmmakers organized by film critics.
In 2017, the ACW will be held at Nazrul Tirtha in Kolkata, from the 15th to 16th of July. Directions to the venue, is here.

Over the three days, screenwriters, filmmakers, producers, practitioners, actors and executives congregate to share ideas, build powerful relationships, hear pitches and get a creative shot in the arm.

The Main Events
During the three days of the festival, there will be structured seminars, lessons and workshops.

You do not need to book a place for any of these sessions, they are all on a first come, first seated basis. We will try and give you advance warning about these sessions so you can get there early if you want to attend.

Between Screening and sessions, there are half-hour breaks, with a seventy-minute break for lunch. Onsite, there is breakfast, lunch and dinner available, plus drinks, tea and barista coffee. The breaks are a great opportunity to network with delegates and speakers.

Networking dinner (Friday and Saturday of the festival) which most delegates and many speakers will attend. It’s a chance to unwind, consolidate old relationships and create new relationships.

Additionally, on the Thursday night before the official opening of the festival, there is a networking party where you can pick up your pass early.

On the Sunday night of the festival, we will host The Grand Jury Awards.

As a festival participant, you are invited to attend the awards on the Sunday night of the festival.

We will also film most sessions so you don’t miss out. These sessions form an ever-growing library of world-class seminars and workshops that are available to delegates only.

ORGANIZERS

Bidyuit Pal; Bidyut Pal (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES

Rule 1 – The Asian Critics Week, will be held in Kolkata, from April 14th – 16th, 2017 during the Asian Film Carnival Kolkata.

Rule 2 – To be admissible at Asian Critics Week, the film must comply with the following requirements:
For all films, short and feature films:
• Must have been completed within the 24 months prior to the date of the Festival.
• Mustn’t have been commercially released outside its country of origin.

Rule 3 – Films will be chosen by two selection committees: a Short Film Committee supervised by a short film Coordinator, and a committee for Feature Films. Both committees are under the responsibility of the Artistic Director. The Artistic Director and the committees’ members are all journalists and film critics.

Rule 4 – An entry fee applies for Short Films and Feature Films submissions. The films won’t be screened until the entry fee has been paid.

Rule 5 – Film registrations will be considered as confirmed when the online submission is done on withoutabox website and the entry fee is paid. Asian Critics Week reserves the right to refuse any registration that hasn’t followed all the submission steps. Films sent without any registration will be refused.

Rule 6 – Subtitles: short and feature films can be considered for preselections without subtitles if the original language of the film is English or Hindi or Bengali, and with English or French subtitles for any other original language.

Rule 7 – The deadline for the submissions:
Short Films submissions:
➢ The deadline for the submission and uploading of short films is March 10th, 2017. Please note that the uploading will have to be proceeded during the submission process
Feature Films submissions:
➢ The deadline for the submission of feature films is March 25th, 2017.
➢ The deadline for the reception of feature films is March 25th, 2017.

Rule 8 Screening formats for previews
SHORT FILMS
Only online digital screeners are acceptable.

FEATURE FILMS
Only online digital screeners are acceptable.

Rule 9 – The results of the pre-selection will be communicated by email and email only in the second half of May. No results will be given over the phone.

Rule 10 – Shipping and insurance costs as well as customs taxes and customs broker’s fees are at the expense of the producers. The Asian Critics Week won’t cover any transportation costs. The responsibility of Asian Critics Week covers the cost of storage and insurance in our screening rooms.

Rule 11 – Films selected at Asian Critics Week can be screened in Asian Film Carnival on Digital DCP or BluRay or DVD. Foreign films are to be screened in their original version with English electronic subtitles (under the image). Subtitling is at the producer’s expense.

Rule 12 – Selected films cannot be screened anywhere in Kolkata before Asian Film Carnival official presentation.

Rule 13 – Asian Critics Week’s Jury will award the best feature and the best short films in competition.

Rule 14 – Asian Critics Week reserves the right to make unilateral decisions about situations not mentioned herein and/or make exceptions to the rules.

Rule 15 – Selected films must use Asian Critics Week’s logotype on all their promotional material (posters, press kits, teasers, film prints).

Rule 16 – Participation in Asian Critics Week implies acceptance of the foregoing rules and regulations


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Rule 1 – The Asian Critics Week, will be held in Kolkata, from April 14th – 16th, 2017 during the Asian Film Carnival Kolkata.

Rule 2 – To be admissible at Asian Critics Week, the film must comply with the following requirements:
For all films, short and feature films:
• Must have been completed within the 24 months prior to the date of the Festival.
• Mustn’t have been commercially released outside its country of origin.

Rule 3 – Films will be chosen by two selection committees: a Short Film Committee supervised by a short film Coordinator, and a committee for Feature Films. Both committees are under the responsibility of the Artistic Director. The Artistic Director and the committees’ members are all journalists and film critics.

Rule 4 – An entry fee applies for Short Films and Feature Films submissions. The films won’t be screened until the entry fee has been paid.

Rule 5 – Film registrations will be considered as confirmed when the online submission is done on withoutabox website and the entry fee is paid. Asian Critics Week reserves the right to refuse any registration that hasn’t followed all the submission steps. Films sent without any registration will be refused.

Rule 6 – Subtitles: short and feature films can be considered for preselections without subtitles if the original language of the film is English or Hindi or Bengali, and with English or French subtitles for any other original language.

Rule 7 – The deadline for the submissions:
Short Films submissions:
➢ The deadline for the submission and uploading of short films is March 10th, 2017. Please note that the uploading will have to be proceeded during the submission process
Feature Films submissions:
➢ The deadline for the submission of feature films is March 25th, 2017.
➢ The deadline for the reception of feature films is March 25th, 2017.

Rule 8 Screening formats for previews
SHORT FILMS
Only online digital screeners are acceptable.

FEATURE FILMS
Only online digital screeners are acceptable.

Rule 9 – The results of the pre-selection will be communicated by email and email only in the second half of May. No results will be given over the phone.

Rule 10 – Shipping and insurance costs as well as customs taxes and customs broker’s fees are at the expense of the producers. The Asian Critics Week won’t cover any transportation costs. The responsibility of Asian Critics Week covers the cost of storage and insurance in our screening rooms.

Rule 11 – Films selected at Asian Critics Week can be screened in Asian Film Carnival on Digital DCP or BluRay or DVD. Foreign films are to be screened in their original version with English electronic subtitles (under the image). Subtitling is at the producer’s expense.

Rule 12 – Selected films cannot be screened anywhere in Kolkata before Asian Film Carnival official presentation.

Rule 13 – Asian Critics Week’s Jury will award the best feature and the best short films in competition.

Rule 14 – Asian Critics Week reserves the right to make unilateral decisions about situations not mentioned herein and/or make exceptions to the rules.

Rule 15 – Selected films must use Asian Critics Week’s logotype on all their promotional material (posters, press kits, teasers, film prints).

Rule 16 – Participation in Asian Critics Week implies acceptance of the foregoing rules and regulations