Golden Orchid International Animation and Film Festival 2017 ()



Deadlines

15 Feb 2017
Call for entries

20 Mar 2017
Festival closed

20 Apr 2017
Notification date

24 Apr 2017
27 Apr 2017

Address

210 Patterson Building, ,  16802, State College, PA, United States


Festival description
Short Films 30'<
Feature Films 180'<


 
Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2006
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Languages 
English
 Subtitles 
English
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【 1. 】Animation - Shorts (up to 30 min, incl. credits)
Animated film with a run time of less than 30 minutes, including all credits. All topics are welcome!

【 2. 】Animation - Feature 30 -180 min, incl. credits)
Animation Feature with a run time greater than 30 but less than 180 minutes . All topics are welcome!

【 3. 】Animation - Experimental (up to 60 min, incl. credits)
Animated film with a run time of less than 60 minutes, including all credits. All topics are welcome!

【 4. 】Short Films (up to 30 min, incl. credits)
Short films with a run time of less than 30 minutes, including all credits. All topics are welcome!

【 5. 】Feature Films (30 -180 min, , incl. credits)
Feature films with a run time greater than 30 min but less than 180 minutes. All topics are welcome!

Submissions of animated shorts and films to the 2017 "Golden Orchid International Animation and Film Festival" need to have been completed no earlier than January 01, 2006 and not have been screened at this festival before.

If your animation contain dialogues, it must be dubbed or subtitled in English.

Festival start: 24 April 2017      Festival end: 27 April 2017

Golden Orchid International Animation and Film Festival is one of the most famous and important animation & film festival in the world, since 2012.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Best Animated Short Film
This award will be given to the animation that have proportional and innovative graphic with the subject of the animation and creative usage of visual elements and good sound.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Critic's Choice of Animated Short Film
In addition to the Best Animated Short Film Award, a Critic's Choice of Animated Short Film Award will be given to the animated short film that scores the highest overall in the Animated Short Film category.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Audience Choice of Animated Short Film
During the Festival itself, the audience will be given the opportunity to vote on their favorite animation. The animated short film that receives the most votes will receive the Audience Choice of Animated Short Film Award.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Best Animated Feature
This award will be given to the animation that have imaginative design and visionary storytelling that merges seamlessly music and sounds.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Critic's Choice of Animated Feature
In addition to the Best Animated Feature Award, a Critic's Choice of Animated Feature Award will be given to the animated film that scores the highest overall in the Animated Feature category.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Audience Choice of Animated Feature
During the Festival itself, the audience will be given the opportunity to vote on their favorite animation. The animated feature that receives the most votes will receive the Audience Choice of Animated Feature Award.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Best Experimental Animation
This award will be given to the animation which have innovative concept and creative development on Experimental animation.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Critic's Choice of Experimental Animation
In addition to the Best Experimental Animation Award, a Critic's Choice of Experimental Animation Award will be given to the animated film that scores the highest overall in the Experimental Animation category.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Audience Choice of Experimental Animation
During the Festival itself, the audience will be given the opportunity to vote on their favorite animation. The experimental animation that receives the most votes will receive the Audience Choice of Experimental Animation Award.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Best Director
This award will be given to the animation that have attractive and fluent scheduling and designing in telling the story with creative usage of visual elements and good sound.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Best Original Music
This award will be given to the animation that have companionship of music with the concept of animation and proper usage of required musical instruments in affecting of animation.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Best Art Direction
This award, judges will paying specific attention to the artistic talent.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Best Sound Editing
This award will be given to the animation that have usage of proper sound and profit sound for induction of the space of the animation.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Best Visual Effects
This award will be given to the animation that have made accurate relation between technical content in the field of technical and visual quality in expressing deep concepts in the possible shortest time.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Best Short Film
This award will be given to the short film that have proportional and innovative graphic with the subject of the short film and creative usage of visual elements and good sound.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Critic's Choice of Short Film
In addition to the Best Short Film Award, a Critic's Choice of Short Film Award will be given to the short film that scores the highest overall in the Short Film category.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Audience Choice of Short Film
During the Festival itself, the audience will be given the opportunity to vote on their favorite short film. The short film that receives the most votes will receive the Audience Choice of Short Film Award.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Best Feature Film
This award will be given to the feature film that have proportional and innovative graphic with the subject of the feature film and creative usage of visual elements and good sound.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Critic's Choice of Feature Film
In addition to the Best Feature Film Award, a Critic's Choice of Feature Film Award will be given to the feature film that scores the highest overall in the Feature Film category.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Audience Choice of Feature Film
During the Festival itself, the audience will be given the opportunity to vote on their favorite feature film. The feature film that receives the most votes will receive the Audience Choice of Feature Film Award.

Golden Orchid International animation festival 2017

MISSION AND OBJECTIVE

The value of GOIAF is to promote the art of contemporary animation & film and an appreciation of animation & film 's rich history. Every year GOIAF attracts filmmakers, animation fans, cartoon buffs and art lovers from all over the world. We are dedicated and proud to exhibiting some of the world's best independent, professional and student animation in all genres and themes of each here.

Look for more details about current and past events on our website:
http://www.goiaf.com

CATEGORY

【 1. 】Animation - Shorts (up to 30 min, incl. credits)
Animated film with a run time of less than 30 minutes, including all credits. All topics are welcome!

【 2. 】Animation - Feature 30 -180 min, incl. credits)
Animation Feature with a run time greater than 30 but less than 180 minutes . All topics are welcome!

【 3. 】Animation - Experimental (up to 60 min, incl. credits)
Animated film with a run time of less than 60 minutes, including all credits. All topics are welcome!

【 4. 】Short Films (up to 30 min, incl. credits)
Short films with a run time of less than 30 minutes, including all credits. All topics are welcome!

【 5. 】Feature Films (30 -180 min, , incl. credits)
Feature films with a run time greater than 30 min but less than 180 minutes. All topics are welcome!

AWARDS

★ Golden Orchid Award for Best Animated Short Film
This award will be given to the animation that have proportional and innovative graphic with the subject of the animation and creative usage of visual elements and good sound.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Critic's Choice of Animated Short Film
In addition to the Best Animated Short Film Award, a Critic's Choice of Animated Short Film Award will be given to the animated short film that scores the highest overall in the Animated Short Film category.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Audience Choice of Animated Short Film
During the Festival itself, the audience will be given the opportunity to vote on their favorite animation. The animated short film that receives the most votes will receive the Audience Choice of Animated Short Film Award.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Best Animated Feature
This award will be given to the animation that have imaginative design and visionary storytelling that merges seamlessly music and sounds.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Critic's Choice of Animated Feature
In addition to the Best Animated Feature Award, a Critic's Choice of Animated Feature Award will be given to the animated film that scores the highest overall in the Animated Feature category.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Audience Choice of Animated Feature
During the Festival itself, the audience will be given the opportunity to vote on their favorite animation. The animated feature that receives the most votes will receive the Audience Choice of Animated Feature Award.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Best Experimental Animation
This award will be given to the animation which have innovative concept and creative development on Experimental animation.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Critic's Choice of Experimental Animation
In addition to the Best Experimental Animation Award, a Critic's Choice of Experimental Animation Award will be given to the animated film that scores the highest overall in the Experimental Animation category.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Audience Choice of Experimental Animation
During the Festival itself, the audience will be given the opportunity to vote on their favorite animation. The experimental animation that receives the most votes will receive the Audience Choice of Experimental Animation Award.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Best Director
This award will be given to the animation that have attractive and fluent scheduling and designing in telling the story with creative usage of visual elements and good sound.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Best Original Music
This award will be given to the animation that have companionship of music with the concept of animation and proper usage of required musical instruments in affecting of animation.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Best Art Direction
This award, judges will paying specific attention to the artistic talent.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Best Sound Editing
This award will be given to the animation that have usage of proper sound and profit sound for induction of the space of the animation.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Best Visual Effects
This award will be given to the animation that have made accurate relation between technical content in the field of technical and visual quality in expressing deep concepts in the possible shortest time.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Best Short Film
This award will be given to the short film that have proportional and innovative graphic with the subject of the short film and creative usage of visual elements and good sound.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Critic's Choice of Short Film
In addition to the Best Short Film Award, a Critic's Choice of Short Film Award will be given to the short film that scores the highest overall in the Short Film category.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Audience Choice of Short Film
During the Festival itself, the audience will be given the opportunity to vote on their favorite short film. The short film that receives the most votes will receive the Audience Choice of Short Film Award.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Best Feature Film
This award will be given to the feature film that have proportional and innovative graphic with the subject of the feature film and creative usage of visual elements and good sound.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Critic's Choice of Feature Film
In addition to the Best Feature Film Award, a Critic's Choice of Feature Film Award will be given to the feature film that scores the highest overall in the Feature Film category.

★ Golden Orchid Award for Audience Choice of Feature Film
During the Festival itself, the audience will be given the opportunity to vote on their favorite feature film. The feature film that receives the most votes will receive the Audience Choice of Feature Film Award.

POSTMARK DEADLINE

The postmark date is the date it leaves your post office, not the date we receive it.
Please be sure to send the film on or before the deadline date. If your film is postmarked after the deadline, it will not be accepted.

Our regular deadline of submission is March 20, 2017. Our WEB Extended Deadline is April 1, 2017.

NOTIFICATION DATE

Entrants will be notified as to their selection status via email, regular mail, and/or phone by April 20, 2017.

SUBMISSION MATERIAL

1. Your Animation. (You can submit your animation by each way listed below)
(a) You can send us a downloadable link of your film. We recommend send a digital file of your animation trough www.festhome.com. This is the easiest way. You will save money, time, and help cut down on the waste of packaging material.
(b) You can submit your animation to our festival through other websites:
http://www.festhome.com.
(c) Mail preview DVDs (PAL , NTSC format, Region Code 0 thru 4) labeled with title of project, director, contact telephone number, Email address, and running time to the following address:

210 Patterson Building,
University Park, PA,
USA 16802

2. Entry Form. All videos must be submitted with the Entry Form including:
(a) Contact information
(b) Three images of Film Stills
(c) Director Bio
(d) Synopsis (Within 300 words)
(e) One digital poster

NOTE: Submissions will not be returned. If you have made arrangements with us to send hard copies of your film and/or any accompanying materials, please do not send us your only copy of such materials.

GENERAL RULES

1. All genres are welcome! Multimedia pieces containing live-action elements may be considered into animation category, but works should be primarily animated.

2. Submissions of animated shorts and films to the 2017 "Golden Orchid International Animation and Film Festival" need to have been completed no earlier than January 01, 2006 and not have been screened at this festival before.

3. You may submit more than one animation/film, but please submit a separate entry for each animation/film you submit.

4. If your animation contain dialogues, it must be dubbed or subtitled in English.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Golden Orchid International Animation and Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Golden Orchid International Animation and Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.



  

 
  

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