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Announcement of the 7th CSFF Short Film Director Supporting Program

 

     Aiming at encouraging the production of outstanding new media shorts, discover and support new media talents, nurture and incubate innovative new media projects, the CSFF Organizing Committee initiates CSFF Short Film Creation Acceleration Program during its 7th event. The CSFF organizing committee will award the funds with a total of RMB 1,000,000 via the CSFF Short Film Director Supporting Program; meanwhile, the committee will cooperate with enterprises on initiation of the venture capital funds to assist the short film directors in creating online movies, theatrical films, and VR short films and establish a more pragmatic and effective platform for the development of the short film directors. All directors participating in the International Short Film Screening can apply for joining in this supporting program; then, the directors approved by the selection jury of the 7th CSFF will have the opportunities to win the supporting funds and other resources after submitting the creation plans.

    The application platform for the CSFF Short Film Director Supporting Program has been opened. Then, the directors in China and abroad are highly welcomed to log on to the CSFF official website (www.csff.online) and register for the 7th CSFF screening activities. If any applicant ticks “CSFF Short Film Director Supporting Program” when filling in the registration form, it indicates that the applicant will be regarded as the participant of the supporting program.
 
I. Program Schedule
    1. Registration: April 1, 2016-September 1, 2016
    2. Short Selection: July 11, 2016-November 24, 2016
    (1) Reviewed by Selection Jury
    Online Review by Selection Jury: July 11, 2016-September 10, 2016
    Selection Jury Review Meeting: September 18, 2016
    (2) Voted by Audiences
    Date: November 5, 2016-November 20,2016(each weekend)
    (3) International Selection Jury Panel Review Meeting: November 24, 2016
    3. Result Announcement: The 7th CSFF Opening Ceremony on November 25, 2016
 
 

II.   Funding Stands and Requirements on Entries   

Name

Requirements

Number

Funding Amount

pre-tax

Best Director

Participating directors should submit a drama, documentary or animation short with duration of less than 20 minutes. The award is largely intended to support these domestic or international short directors who haven’t directed any feature film.

1

¥ 300,000

Best Drama Short Film Director

It is open for Chinese directors to participate with a drama short with duration of less than 20 minutes.

1

¥ 100,000

Best Documentary Short Film Director

It allows Chinese directors to participate with a documentary short with duration of less than 20 minutes.

1

¥ 100,000

Best Animation Short Film Director

It allows Chinese directors to participate with an animation short with duration of less than 20 minutes.

1

¥ 100,000

Best University Student Short Film Director

Chinese (including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) university students can compete after submitting a drama, documentary or animation short with duration of less than 20 minutes.

1

¥ 100,000 & 1-week training in Hollywood sponsored by MPAA

 

IIIRegistration Methods
    First, the applicants for the CSFF Short Film Director Supporting Program should register for the 7th CSFF screening activities; then, they should fill in International Short Film Screening Registration Form. If the applicant ticks CSFF Short Film Director Supporting Program, it indicates that the applicant will be regarded as the participant of the supporting program. The registration methods include online submission and DVD mailing:
1. Online Submission
    Chinese or international short film creators, copyright owners, and film and television organizations may log on to the official site of CSFF (http://www.csff.online) to register as an account and submit entries.
2. DVD Mailing
    Each applicant should make a DVD including the entry and its data information to DVDs and mail them to the CSFF Organizing Committee. The Committee will to upload the entries to the International Short Film Online Trading Platform. The DVD containing the data information of an entry should include but not limit to the following information:
    (1) Electronic edition of the International Short Film Screening Registration Form;
    (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;
iv. Two snapshots of the director or cast that are taken recently, which should be high-resolution JPG files that can be converted to any publication form;
    (4)Text files of the dialogue in Chinese and English versions.
       All applicants should send the entries via express delivery, making "Entry for the 7th CSFF" on the package.
The package should contain the following items:
    i. A printed International Short Film Screening Form signed by the applicant;
    ii. A DVD containing the data information of the entry;
    iii. A DVD with the entry recorded on it.
    Mailing address: 16/F, Block 1, Shenzhen Media Group Cultural &Creative Industrial Park, No.1 Qingqing Road, Longhua New District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, PRC
    Recipient: International Short Film Exhibition Team of the CSFF Organizing Committee
    Zip code: 518026
    Note: Please inform the CSFF Organizing Committee via e-mail (csff@szmg.com.cn) regarding the name of the short film, sending date, delivery method, and tracking number after you send the package.
3.Contact Method
    Consulting hotline: +86-0755-23767307 (Ms. Chen)
    Official e-mail address: csff2010@qq.com
 
IV. Selection Methods
    For the director selection on the CSFF Short Film Director Supporting Program, adopt such two methods: Reviewed by International Selection Jury Panel and Voted by Audiences. The method Reviewed by International Selection Jury Panel accounts for 70%; the method Voted by Audiences accounts for 30%.
 
V. Result Announcement
    The opening ceremony of the 7th CSFF is the unique platform specified by the CSFF organizing committee to release Selected Director List on CSFF Short Film Director Supporting Program. The Selected Director List will be announced at the 7th CSFF opening ceremony on November 25, 2016.
 
VI. Supporting Funds and Certificate Issuance
1.Supporting Funds Issuance
    The funds of the CSFF Short Film Director Supporting Program are issued by the CSFF organizing committee. The total funds will be issued after the selected directors sign the supporting agreement with the CSFF organizing committee.
The CSFF Short Film Director Supporting Program assists the short film directors in creating online movies, theatrical films, and VR short films. The directors selected at the 7th CSFF International Short Film Screening should submit the original screenplays to the committee; then, they can win the supporting funds and other resources after the original screenplays are approved by the expert review group consisting of the CSFF organizing committee and cooperative enterprises.
 
2. Certificate Issuance
    The selected directors will be awarded a selection certificate issued by the 7th CSFF organizing committee. If the same selected short film has two or more than two directors, each director will be awarded a selection certificate.
VII. Supporting Agreement Signature
    The selected directors can win the supporting funds and other resources after they sign the supporting agreement with the CSFF organizing committee and cooperative enterprises. The supporting funds and creation requirements on the directors will be specified in the supporting agreement.
Contact Telephones:
   Mr. Liu: +86-0755-23767308
   Miss Chen: +86-0755-23767307
 
                                            Organizing Committee of
                                          China International New Media
                                          Short Film Festival
                                                 March 1, 2016
 

 

 
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