Directors Awards (3)


27 May 2018
Call for entries

01 Jun 2018
Early deadline

01 Jul 2018
Standard deadline

10 Aug 2018
Late deadline

20 Oct 2018
Festival closed

05 Nov 2018
Notification date

18 Nov 2018
22 Nov 2018


PO BOX 6987,  Jat Pk 13710 , Jakarta, DKI Jakarta, Indonesia

Festival description
Short Films >1' 59'<
Feature Films >60' 135'<

Festival requirements
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
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Festival start: 18 November 2018      Festival end: 22 November 2018

This festival is dedicated to all directors in particular, regardless their age and background, and to all filmmakers in general.

The purpose of Directors Awards film festival is to promote the craftsmanship of directing to the position and attention it deserves. The assessment of all the performance in the judging process will also be from the director's point of view.

Overall winner will receive a winning statue during Award Ceremony in Indonesia.

On November 2018, we will hold an Award Ceremony. The festival will give Diamond, Platinum, and Gold awards based on jury’s selection.

All accepted directors and filmmakers are honored at the Awards Ceremony. Directors Awards will throw an Awards Ceremony, films screenings, press conference, workshops. Special guests, national and international filmmakers, mass media, and celebrities are invited to mingle with the welcomed winning filmmakers.

The festival will screen the winning films at our partner institution if the films pass the censorship and meet the standard technical criteria. However, not all winning films will be screened. The festival has the right to screen/not to screen the films.

This agreement pertains to all Work(s) submitted to Directors Awards (the Festival):
Be it known to any filmmaker or submitter, by submitting your film(s) or screenplay to the Festival, you are agreeing to all TERMS AND CONDITIONS below in full.

1. The submitter guarantee that all rights and releases has been legally secured, including music rights, songs, etc and the submitter releases the Festival and all its member from any legal action whatsoever.

2. A) If nominated, 2 DVD PAL (required) and 1 blu-ray (optional) or DCP (optional), must be sent. Mark case and DVD, with title, length, and director's name. Please mark your film with "No Commercial Value - For Cultural Purposes Only" either on the envelope and the shipping invoices.

B) Please send the DVDs/Blu-ray/DCP mentioned in point 2A through courier, or post, or Digital Transfer Service. We do not accept data for final judging and screening.

C. Although every possible care will be taken with DVDs while in our possession, however, we cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen loss, stolen, or damage of entries. Please do not send originals. We do not receive downloads of any kind.

3. All transportation/shipping costs (including customs clearance) to Jakarta, plus fees for insurance while in transit, must be borne by the participants (please write: For Cultural Purposes only - Not for commercial use). The Festival Director reserves the right to refuse any shipment involving unpaid costs.

4. All submissions should be sent pre-paid.

5. We will not return your screening and exhibition copies.

6. All submission fees are non-refundable.

7. All selection committees' and juries' decisions are finals.

8. Only producers or directors can receive the physical awards at the award ceremony.

9. Regardless of the Prize and their winning status, winning filmmakers who can't attend the Awards Ceremony in Jakarta, will only receive laurels.

10. The festival has the right to disqualify a winning film for any reasons, without having to explain the reasons to the submitter.

11. Submission of an entry gives the festival permission to have accepted work exhibited, photographed, locally telecast, and reproduced either in part or whole, for educational or publicity purposes. Filmmakers can request in writing that their material not be used for such purposes after the Festival.

12. We do not pay any screening fees. Not all winning films will be screened. The festival has the full right to select the winning films to be screened.

13. The Festival Directorate may deny participation to any film unable to meet the technical requirements for a public screening of good quality.

14. The Festival Management reserves the right to make changes in the profile of the Festival, if it becomes necessary to do so due to circumstances beyond his/her control.

15. All filmmakers/submitter are expected to keep communications with the Festival professional and in good taste. Failure to do so may result in disqualification at any point in the adjudication process, including the nullification of Official Selection status or nominations.

That stated, the Festival will only communicate with the person who submitted his/her film to the festival, and that Festival should not be expected to communicate with any other persons.

16. The festival has the right to work with any institution and partner festivals for all kind of cooperation, including joint events or promotions.

17. The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.

18. The submitter/filmmaker also acknowledges that remediation of any sort will be limited to a refund of their submission fees.

19. Films could be from any year.

20. All disputes in respect of any matter relating to Directors Awards shall be subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts in North Jakarta. Any dispute arising as a result of submission to the Festival will have a recourse limited to the lesser of either the submission fee paid, or the cost of correcting the issue.

By submitting to our Festival, submitter/filmmaker:
- indicates that they have read, understand, agree with, and will comply all of the Terms and Condition above, and accept all of the terms and conditions herein, in their entirety, without modification.
- agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to the Festival.



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