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 Registration Announcement on the Competition Section of

Shenzhen-Themed Short Films

 
To encourage the creation of Shenzhen-themed short films and promote the development of Shenzhen film/TV industry and new media, the activity Competition Section of Shenzhen-Themed Short Films will be held during the 7th China International New Media Short Film Festival (CSFF). The directors holding the short films that present innovation vitality, inclusion feature and care spirit of Shenzhen city can enter for the competition. The 7th CSFF Organizing Committee authorizes the selection jury to act as the judges of the Competition Section of Shenzhen-Themed Short Films for selecting the short films that can win "Best Innovation Award", "Best Inclusion Award", and "Best Care Award". Then, the 7th CSFF Organizing Committee will issue RMB 30,000 to each awarded short film director. The Award-winning List will be announced at the Opening Ceremony of the 7th CSFF on November 25, 2016.
1. Competition Schedule
(1) Registration: April 1, 2016-September 1, 2016
(2) Short Selection: May 1, 2016-September 10, 2016
On-line Review by Selection Jury: May 1, 2016-September 9, 2016 (The selection jury should submit Award-wining Nominee List before September 7, 2016)
Selection Jury Review Meeting: September 10, 2016 (The selection jury votes for selecting the award-wining short films)
(3) Awards Presentation Time: The Opening Ceremony of the 7th CSFF on November 25, 2016.
2. Awards Setting and Requirements on Entries
Name
Requirements
Number
Award Amount
(Pre-tax)
Best Innovation
Award
The drama, animated, or documentary short films, which last for less than 20 minutes and present the innovation vitality of Shenzhen city, can be entered for the competition.
1
¥ 30,000
Best Inclusion
Award
The drama, animated, or documentary short films, which last for less than 20 minutes and present the inclusion feature of Shenzhen city, can be entered for the competition.
1
¥ 30,000
Best Care
Award
The drama, animated, or documentary short films, which last for less than 20 minutes and present the care spirit of Shenzhen city, can be entered for the competition.
1
¥ 30,000
 
3. Requirements on Entries
(1) Type: Drama Short Film, Animated Short Film, or Documentary Short Film;
(2) Duration: Within 20 minutes;
(3) Subtitle: English subtitle must be provided for dialogues, voicecover, and commentary;
(4) Video Quality: High definition 720p (1280*720) and above, H264 video coding is preferred;
(5) Creation Time: Completed after January 1;
(6) Content Requirements:
a. The short films shall be related to Shenzhen city, and present the innovation vitality, inclusion feature and care spirit of Shenzhen city;
b. The contents (including texts, languages, scenarios, and backgrounds) shall not violate the laws and regulations of the People's Republic of China;
c. The short films shall not contain or involve in any contents on ethnic, religious, or racial discrimination;
d. The short films shall not contain any unwholesome contents, such as pornographic and violent contents;
e. The short films shall not be suspected of plagiarizing or infringing upon others' copy rights;
f. The works with wholesome central ideas and skillful combination of ideology, art, and technology shall be encouraged;
g. The short films conveying innovative ideas shall be encouraged.
4. Registration Methods
The applicants for the Competition Section of the Shenzhen-Themed Short Films are highly welcomed to log on the CSFF official website (www.csff.online) to download Registration Form on Completion Section of the Shenzhen-Themed Short Films and fill in the registration form. After filling in the registration form, the applicants should have signature on the regions form. Then, the applicants should burn the entry and its data information to DVDs, and mail the registration form and DVDs to 7th CSFF Organizing Committee. The DVDs containing the data information of an entry should include but not limited to the following information:
(1) Electronic edition of Registration Form on Completion Section of the Shenzhen-Themed Short Films;
(2) A poster of the entry in the format of a vector diagram that can be converted into any publication form or a high-resolution JPG file;
(3) A still image of the entry, which may be a screenshot of the entry;
(4) Two snapshots of the director and cast that are taken recently, which should be high-resolution JPG files that can be converted into any publication form;
(5) Text files of the dialogues in Chinese and English Versions.
5. Selection Methods
The CSFF Organizing Committee will set up a selection jury consisting of 15 international leading figures, experts, scholars, directors, actors, and movie critics in the film/TV industry. The selection jury will closely review all entries and carefully select the short films that can win "Best Innovation Award", "Best Inclusion Award", and "Best Care Award" through On-line Voting on Shenzhen-themed Short Films Competition Section at the CSFF On-line Trading Platform and Selection Jury Review Meetings. Then, the 7th CSFF Organizing Committee will issue RMB 30,000 to each awarded short film director. The Award-winning List will be announced at the Opening Ceremony of the 7th CSFF on November 25, 2016. The detailed selection methods are as follows:
1. On-line Review by Selection Jury
The selection jury will closely review all entries and carefully select the short films through On-line Voting on Shenzhen-themed Short Films Competition Section at the CSFF On-line Trading Platform. Then, the selection jury submits the Award-wining Nominee List before September 7, 2016.
2. Selection Jury Review Meeting
The selection jury will hold the selection jury review meeting on September 10, 2016: the 15 selection juries closely review the nominated short films, and vote for selecting three short films that can win the awards.
 
 
 
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