The 20th ifva Awards is calling for entry now!

 

The 20th ifva Awards is calling for entry now!

The 20th ifva Awards

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Organised by Hong Kong Arts Centre, ifva is an Incubator for Film and Visual media in Asia (formerly the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards). Founded in 1995, ifva serves as a platform that actively promotes and encourages creative talents in Asia, making short films, videos, animation and interactive media. With a cutting-edge vision and highlight independent spirit, ifva has evolved to promote different visual cultures while exploring the boundless potential of creative media.

 

I. BASIC RULES & REGULATIONS
1. There are 5 categories in the 20th ifva Awards including the Open Category, Youth Category, Animation Category, Media Art Category and Asian New Force Category.
2. To ensure fairness, jurors and staff of the 20th ifva Awards are not allowed to take part in the competition.
3. There is no restriction on the number of Entries, but each Entry can only be entered for one category.
4. Works that have been showcased, entered, or have won prizes in other contests may also be entered.
5. Works that have been submitted to previous ifva Awards will not be accepted.
6. Screener cannot be replaced after submission deadline, 22nd October 2014 (Wednesday) 18:00.
7. Once the application is submitted, no entrant is allowed to withdraw.
8. Winning Entries are assessed and decided by the Jury Panel of the respective category.
9. The Organiser and Jury Panel reserve the right to disqualify any Entry that does not comply with the Rules and Regulations of this competition. The decisions of the Organiser and Jury Panel shall be final and conclusive.
10. The submission to ifva implies acceptance of the Details and Regulations for ifva Entrants. The English text of the Details and Regulations is the authentic and binding version. The Organiser has the sole and final decision in relation to issues which have not been covered in the ifva Details and Regulations, the Entry Form and the Work Submission Form. The Organiser reserves the right to revise such regulations and forms at any time.

 

II. ENTRANT ELIGIBILITIES

1. Open Category
Entrants must be at the age of 18 or above, permanent Hong Kong residents (the persons hold the Hong Kong permanent identity card and have the permanent right of abode in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region). If the Entry has more than one entrant, at least one of the joint-entrants must be at the age of 18 or above, and at least half of the joint-entrants must be permanent Hong Kong residents.

 

2. Youth Category
Entrants must be at the age of 17 or below, permanent Hong Kong residents (the persons aged under 18 on or before 22nd October 2014, who hold the Hong Kong permanent identity card and have the permanent right of abode in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region). If the Entry has more than one entrant, all joint-entrants must be at the age of 17 or below, and at least half of them must be permanent Hong Kong residents.

 

3. Animation Category
Entries must be animation works. Entrants must be at the age of 18 or above, permanent Hong Kong residents (the persons hold the Hong Kong permanent identity card and have the permanent right of abode in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region). If the Entry has more than one entrant, at least one of the joint-entrants must be at the age of 18 or above, and at least half of the joint-entrants must be permanent Hong Kong residents.

 

4. Asian New Force Category
Entrants have no age restriction. Entrants must be nationals / permanent residents of Asian countries and regions (excluding Hong Kong permanent residents) (the persons hold the passport of the Asian countries and regions and have the permanent right of abode in those areas). If the Entry has more than one entrant, at least half of the joint-entrants must be nationals / permanent residents of Asian countries and regions (excluding Hong Kong permanent residents).

 

5. Media Art Category
Entries must be Media Art works. The permanent Hong Kong residents and nationals / permanent residents of Asian countries and regions are welcomed. All entries from Hong Kong and Asia Division will be assessed together.

Hong Kong Division
Entrants have no age restriction. Entrants must be permanent Hong Kong residents (the persons hold the Hong Kong permanent identity card and have the permanent right of abode in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) If the Entry has more than one entrant, at least half of the joint-entrants must be permanent Hong Kong residents.

Asia Division
Entrants have no age restriction. Entrants must be nationals / permanent residents of Asian countries and regions (excluding Hong Kong permanent residents) (the persons hold the passport of the Asian countries and regions and have the permanent right of abode in those areas). If the Entry has more than one entrant, at least half of the joint-entrants must be nationals / permanent residents of Asian countries and regions (excluding Hong Kong permanent residents).

* If the number of joint-entrants from Hong Kong and Asian countries and regions are equal, the Entrant may decide to choose the division. All finalist works will be showcased at the 20th ifva Media Art Exhibition at the Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre between February and March 2015. Roundtrip flight tickets will be partially subsidised and hotel accommodation will be provided for the finalists in Asia Division, while an opportunity to visit an overseas media art festival will only be granted to the selected entrant of Hong Kong Division.

 

III. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Basic Requirements
Entries must be produced on or after 1 October 2013. Works that have been updated after the said date are also eligible.
The maximum running time of Entries (except those of Media Art Category) is 30 minutes (including end credits).

 

1. Open Category
a. There is no restriction on shooting format.
b. Any type of film (including fiction, documentary, experimental, except commercials) can be submitted to this category.
c. The Entry must contain English subtitles.

 

2. Youth Category
a. There is no restriction on shooting format.
b. Any type of film and animation (including fiction, documentary, experimental, except commercials) can be submitted to this category.
c. If the language of the Entry is not in Cantonese, it must contain Chinese or English subtitles.

 

3. Animation Category
a. Entries must be animation works. There is no restriction on production format and animation technique.
b. Any type of animation (including fiction, documentary, experimental, except commercials) can be submitted to this category.
c. The Entry must contain English subtitles.

 

4. Asian New Force Category
a. There is no restriction on shooting format.
b. Any type of film and animation (including fiction, documentary, experimental, except commercials) can be submitted to this category.
c. The Entry must contain English subtitles.

 

5. Media Art Category
a. Entry must be a completed work.
b. Media Art works can be in all forms and formats. Digital art, net art, computer game, sound art, kinetic art and any other time-based installation are all welcome.
c. Concept and design of work, demo video, technical requirement, set up plan and diagram are required to submit for assessment.
d. The documents and video should be in English or with English subtitles.

 

IV. APPLICATION & WORK SUBMISSION
Deadline and Submission Date: 22 Oct 2014 Wed 18:00.
Online Application
Create a user account
Details and regulations

 

V. TIMELINE

Application and Work Submission Deadline 22 Oct 2014 Wed 18:00
Announcement of finalists result January 2015 (Finalist entrants will be notified individually by phone or e-mail.)
The 20th ifva Media Art Exhibition February to March 2015
The 20th ifva Festival March 2015
The 20th ifva Award Presentation Ceremony (Announcement of the Results) March 2015

 

Official Website:The 20th ifva Awards

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