Asia Peace Film Festival



Deadlines

08 May 2017
Call for entries

31 Jul 2017
Festival closed

Address

F11,  46000, Islamabad, ICT, Pakistan


Festival description
Short Films >1' 30'<


 
Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 Continental Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English
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Festival start: 18 September 2017      Festival end: 20 September 2017

VISION STATEMENT
Nurturing film as a medium for inter-cultural dialogue, communal cross-learning, reconciliatory recollections, conflict-mediation and peace-building in the Asian region.

MISSION STATEMENT
Engaging filmmakers, artists, performers, academics and members of creative community to unravel the delicacies of diversities and locate common grounds across cultures and societies. These efforts would be directed to establishing a dedicated Asia Peace Film Academy as a center of excellence for skill development and continuous education of aspirants, amatures and professionals associated with media and film industry.

Following five awards would be decorated:
Best short filmBest animationBest documentaryBest micromentatyBest Community@Peace filmBest student film
Apart from the films, eligible participants who played a vital role in making their film a hit but could not win the best film award must receive the following:
Best CinematographyBest ScreenplayBest Background scoreBest DirectorBest Art DirectorBest Post/editing

RULES
Every entry will be evaluated on the basis of the production standard, production style, sound and visual treatment, production quality and type of equipment used.All finalists in different categories will be nominated as per the jury’s decision.Certificate of acknowledgement of participation would be awarded to all participating teams.Decision of the Jury would be the final word for selection of all finalists for all categories including selection for screening.Work in progress can be considered as long as it meets the deadline of the festival.Once filmmakers submit their film, it means that they accept all rules and terms and agree that APFF can use their film data in order to develop its services, media products, promotional material, information kits etc.By submitting your film through the laid down process you are agreeing to share the screening rights with APFF.All entries must follow appropriate copyright clearances and credit protocols (i.e. music, images, scripts, screenplays, sources, references etc). Failure to do so will result in the entry being disqualified from the competition.The shortlisted films would be announced through APFF website but finalists would be announced on the last day of the Festival 1.e. September 23, 2017. Any change in this sequence would be notified through APFF website.


Please read rules in detail at below link

https://asiapeacefilmfestival.com/eligibility-criteria/

Rules and Regulations

Deadline for Early Submission:
20-August-2017
Deadline for Later Submission:
25-August-2017
Deadline for Final submission:
30-August-2017

Categories For Submission
Short Film
Not more than 30 minutes
Animation
Not more than 30 minutes
Documentary
Not more than 40 minutes
Micromentary
Not more than 03 minutes
Student category
(open to any of the above genre but filmmaker should add student proof on submission). For example, information regarding their university, year of enrollment, supervisory faculty etc. Only students enrolled in Asian universities would be eligible to send their entries.
Community category
Open to any of the above genre
Note: For entries longer than 30 minutes, APFF would require a ‘director’s cut’ to be submitted for evaluation.
Theme APFF 2017
Celebrating diversity and harnessing harmony
Content Submission Eligibility Criteria

FOR INDEPENDENT FILM AND DOCUMENTARY MAKERS
Only films and documentaries produced on the theme of PEACE, PLURALISM, DIVERSITY, TOLERANCE AND CO-EXISTENCE focusing Asian regions and communities would qualify for screening.Maximum two entries per Director and/or production CompanyContent produced can be in any local/regional languages with English dubbing OR subtitles as a MUST.Media production houses and TV channels can also send their entries.Content produced on low-end technology would be subjected to the Jury approval for screening.Content produced before January 2015 would not qualify for screening.Complete professional profile of the Director, Writer, Producer and production team, story synopsis, production duration and purpose of production must be submitted along with each entry.

FOR ASIAN COMMUNITY@PEACE
Civil society organizations, community organizations, non-governmental organizations, charity organizations and think tanks engaged in peace-building and conflict-mediation are encouraged to submit their entries under Asian Community @ Peace category.The submitted films must be produced, commissioned or filmed by these organizations/groups/communities.Films should be no more than 15 mins in duration.Preference for selection will be given to films with a specific topic or project(s) related to some aspects of peace-building within their areas of operations.Self-promotional videos would not be accepted for selection and screening.Films documenting local narratives of peace, profiling local peace heroes and introducing innovative ideas for peace building and conflict-mediation would be preferred for selection and screening.The relevant organization/group/community is required to furnish its profile, purpose and area of operations.Content produced before January 2015 would not qualify for screening.

FOR ASIAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Under-Grads from Asian universities are encouraged to submit their thesis films/documentaries.Students who have completed their degree’s programs can send-in their final theses.Content produced on low-end equipment is subject to jury’s prior approval for screening.Content produced before January 2015 would not qualify for screening.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Option 1: Entries should be made using the Festhome gateway – both platforms are free to join as a film-maker and it only takes a few minutes to sign up.

Option 2: Films should be uploaded via wetransfer and URL for the upload to be sent to APFF’s email address (content of email should have the film title, director’s name, year of production, length and format).

EMAIL MUST ALSO INCLUDE ATTACHED FILES AS MENTIONED BELOW
Filled Entry Form (html online)Synopsis of the film (100 words for feature film & 50 words for Short films)Director’s note or statement on the film (50 words)Biography of the director (50 words)Filmography of the directorTwo or more high resolution stills from the film (600 dpi)Latest photograph of the director (passport size, jpeg)
Electronic Press Kit (EPK) including posters of the film

RULES
Every entry will be evaluated on the basis of the production standard, production style, sound and visual treatment, production quality and type of equipment used.All finalists in different categories will be nominated as per the jury’s decision.Certificate of acknowledgement of participation would be awarded to all participating teams.Decision of the Jury would be the final word for selection of all finalists for all categories including selection for screening.Work in progress can be considered as long as it meets the deadline of the festival.Once filmmakers submit their film, it means that they accept all rules and terms and agree that APFF can use their film data in order to develop its services, media products, promotional material, information kits etc.By submitting your film through the laid down process you are agreeing to share the screening rights with APFF.All entries must follow appropriate copyright clearances and credit protocols (i.e. music, images, scripts, screenplays, sources, references etc). Failure to do so will result in the entry being disqualified from the competition.The shortlisted films would be announced through APFF website but finalists would be announced on the last day of the Festival 1.e. September 23, 2017. Any change in this sequence would be notified through APFF website.

AWARDS
Following five awards would be decorated:
Best short filmBest animationBest documentaryBest micromentaty

  

 
  

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