서울국제만화애니메이션페스티벌 - Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (23)

Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival



Deadlines

01 Feb 2019
Call for entries

30 Mar 2019
Festival closed

18 Apr 2019
Notification date

17 Jul 2019
21 Jul 2019

Address

301, Nonhyeon-ro 95-gil, Gangnam-gu Seoul, Seoul 06131 Korea, Republic of,  06131, Seoul, Seoul, South Korea


Festival description
Short Films
Feature Films


Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Korean English
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- The official languages of the festival are Korean and English.

- All non-English language entries must have original time-coded text of the original dialogue and/or commentary, as well as translated English subtitles for screenings.

Festival start: 17 July 2019      Festival end: 21 July 2019

The 23rd Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival [2019. 07.17 – 2019.07.21]:
International Animated Film Festival is now live for with a call for entries.

Greetings from the SICAF International Animated Film Festival!

The SICAF International Animated Film Festival is one of the most renowned animation festivals in Asia. The 23rd Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival hopes to not only preserve past traditions but also discover with new, exciting trends within the animation industry. With that, the SICAF International Animated Film Festival (7.17-7.21 at Seoul) would like to open its call for entries. We look forward to your participation in the following categories of the official competition: Feature, Short, Student, KID and Online & Commissioned.

AWARDS
(Korean currency: Won)


Feature Films
Grand Prize 10,000,000
Jury's Special Award 1,000,000

Short Films
Grand Prize 3,000,000
Special Distinction Award 2,000,000
Jury's Special Award 1,000,000

Student Films
Grand Prize 3,000,000
Special Distinction Award 2,000,000
Jury's Special Award 1,000,000

SICAF KID
Special Distinction Award 1,000,000

SICAF Online & Commissioned
Special Distinction Award 1,000,000

SICAF Choice
SICAF Choice 1,000,000

SICAF Asia
SICAF Asia 1,000,000

Best Korean Film
Best Korean Film 1,000,000

*All winners are responsible for their own income tax withholding.
SICAF is not responsible for withholding any taxes or payments to any government agency, at any level.

SICAF 2019: Seoul International Animated Film Festival
REGULATIONS : OFFICIAL COMPETITION

A. ADMINISTRATION
The Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF) is organized by the SICAF Organizing Committee and Seoul Metropolitan Government
with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

B. PURPOSE
SICAF 2019 Seoul International Animated Film Festival aims to introduce the hidden gems of animations and expand the horizon of animated films.

C. DATES AND VENUE
SICAF 2019 Seoul International Animated Film Festival will be held from July 17th to 21st in Seoul, South Korea.

D. OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
The official languages of the festival are Korean and English.

E. QUALIFICATION FOR ENTRY
Any video or film (i.e. frame by frame films, computer assisted animation films, etc.) made for the cinema, television and/or internet, can be entered. Only films completed after 1st January 2017 and never previously awarded for SICAF final selection will be accepted. Each entrant declares to be the author or rights owner of the film(s) and to own all the literary, artistic and musical rights. Information supplied at the time of registration will be used in various bilingual publications and may be translated or modified. Failure to obtain such an agreement will result in the works being disqualified from the competition.

Works must be registered under one of the following categories:
NOTE: There is no limit to the number of submissions.

1) Feature Films: Films with a running time of more than 40 minutes in length and/or films made for official cinematic release.
2) Short Films: Films with a running time of less than 40 minutes in length.
3) Student Films: Films produced by students with a running time of less than 40 minutes in length.
4) SICAF KID: Films made for children
a) Films for the ages of 3-6
b) Films for the ages of 7-12
5) SICAF Online & Commissioned: Online Videos or Promotional Videos using animation
a) Ads / Marketing Videos (Music Videos, Game-related works, etc.)
b) Web series / web animation / moving toon
F. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
1) PRE-SELECTION
- Upload one’s submission to FilmFreeway or festhome and send the required documents through SICAF's e-mail. If one is having difficulties with uploading the submission via FilmFreeway, please submit your work through Google Drive along with the required documents.
- One’s film should be downloadable and active up to 30th July 2019.
- All non-English or Korean language film entries must have English subtitles upon submission.

2) FINAL SELECTION
Works must be submitted with one of the following high definition original formats for screenings: 24-frame is preferred.
1) High Definition File (preferably mov. with process 422HQ or MP4 with h.264)
2) DCP

G. REGISTRATION
1) There is no registration fee
2) Compulsory enclosures:
a) Entry form: Available at SICAF official website www.sicaf.org
b) Biography and filmography of director
c) Preview screener: DVD and/or digital file
d) 3 different photos of the major scene (min. 6cm x 6cm, 300 dpi)
e) A photo of the director/s (min. 6cm x 8cm, 300 dpi)
f) Scripts of dialogue and/or commentary in original language and English
3) Submissions, along with required materials should be submitted online and received by the team by March 30, 2019
Late submissions will not be included in the judging process.

H. SELECTION
1) PRE-SELECTION
- The Pre-Selection will be conducted during April 2019
- The members of the SICAF Selection Committee, all of whom must be animated film specialists, will be appointed by the SICAF Organizing Committee.
- The Selection Committee will be responsible for selecting works included in the official competition categories (Feature Films, Short Films, Student Films, SICAF KID and SICAF Online & Commissioned)
- The SICAF Selection Committee member must not be involved in the production and/or distribution of any works submitted for selection.
- The pre-selection result will be announced no later than April 15, 2019, via SICAF official website and email newsletter.
- The selected applicants must send the presentation copy for screenings by April 26, 2019.

2) FINAL SELECTION
- The SICAF Selection Committee will judge and finalize the award-winning films.
- The SICAF Organizing Committee will finalize SICAF Selection Committee members and will be announced on the public, prior to the festival, through SICAF’s official website: www.sicaf.org.
- The SICAF Selection Committee will be made up of 40% of domestic specialists and 60% of foreign specialists in the animated film field.
- The jury members in the SICAF selection committee will have the final say in the results; questions regarding the decisions made will not be accepted.
- Based on the final decision of the jury there may not be an awardee.
- The final results will be announced through the official website: www.sicaf.org, e-mail, and our social media.

J. TRANSPORTATION AND INSURANCE
- The SICAF Organizing Committee will not be responsible for customs duty in the process of shipment. To ensure safe and timely shipment, mark the parcel with and do not list a value higher than USD20.00 on your entry package.
- For the FINAL SHORT FILMS, STUDENT FILMS, SICAF KID, SICAF ONLINE&COMMISSIONED: SICAF Organizing Committee will bear the one-way return shipping cost. The shipment will be made only through the official courier service designated by the Festival, and the return shipment should be made to the origin.
- The SICAF Organizing Committee will only be responsible for film storage and insurance costs during the storage period. In case of loss or deterioration, the organizer is liable to the replacement value of prints based on standard rates.

K. SUBTITLES
- All non-English language entries must have the original time-coded text of the original dialogue and/or commentary, as well as translated English subtitles for screenings.
- Non-English films must be subtitled in English by the entrants at their own expense.
- For the final selection, for animated films with dialogue, the SICAF Organizing Committee will subtitle non-Korean films. The Committee will bear all expenses of this operation only if the festival office receives the complete English or Korean text of the dialogue and commentary before the announced deadline. The following subtitle will remain as SICAF’s property.

L. INVITATION
- The SICAF Organizing Committee will offer the selected applicants the followings:
1) Festival Badge
2) Accommodation
- Directors or representatives entitled to the hospitality must confirm the details of attendance dates during July 17~21 by May 3, 2019.

M. SCREENING AND PROMOTIONAL USE
- Films selected for final selection will be screened at SICAF’s official venue.
- Upon submitting the entry application, the applicant is deemed that they will be showing their work if they are to become a finalist.
- As for the SICAF Online&Comissioned films which may be accessible on the Naver TV operated by SICAF, Youtube channel will be ready at the beginning of May 2019 and will be screened on online theaters during Festival period. The winner shall determine the total number of views and the final score of the judges.
- The SICAF Organizing Committee may share a part of the animated film on the internet, social media, or marketing firms; we will screen no longer than 10% of the film (maximum: 5 minutes). The SICAF Organizing Committee has the right to edit the entrant’s film for said usage.
- After the 2019 festival, SICAF will have the right to screen the participant’s film at SICAF-related events and use it for non-commercial purposes for a total of three years after the participant has received the award without prior notice. It’s a project with the purpose of sharing and expanding the culture of animation and art – this will be included in the “SICAF-related events.”

N. DONATION AND RETURN
- The SICAF Organizing Committee gratefully accepts donations of prints of award-winning films and films in the final competition of the Festival.
- The SICAF Organizing Committee will start returning works within 30 working days after the Festival has ended. Applicants must inform the Organizing Committee the return address when sending the print. If the return address is different from its origin, the SICAF Organizing Committee will not cover the shipment expenses. Works submitted for the pre-selection cannot be returned in any circumstance.

O. OTHERS
- Other matters not indicated in these regulations will be decided by the SICAF Organizing Committee.

P. ACCEPTANCE OF THE REGULATIONS
- Entries and awards may be canceled if they do not comply with the entry requirements or if the entries are found to be false.
- In submitting the entry form for the SICAF 2019 Animated Film Festival, the SICAF Organizing Committee considers that the entrant accepts, without reservation, the terms of the present regulations as stated in this document.



  

 
  

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