Saturday, October 29, 2011

Call for Entries - 58th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 26 April - 1 May 2012

Calling for entries for the 2012 competitions

The 58th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is now calling for entries for its competitions. In 2012, a record 44,000 euros of prize money will be distributed.

The new Promotional Prize of the Festival is the main cause of the increase in prize money at Oberhausen. For this prize, the festival will donate 10 cents per admission. With an average of almost 18,000 admissions per year, Oberhausen is expecting to award a sum of around 1,800 euros. In addition, the prize money in the International Children's and Youth Film Competition has increased from 2,000 to 3,000 euros and the Zonta Prize for a female filmmaker in the International or German Competition was raised from 500 to 1,000 euros.

Oberhausen organises five competitions: International, German, North Rhine-Westphalian, International Children's and Youth Films and the MuVi Award for the best German Music Video. Entry forms and regulations are available as downloads from kurzfilmtage.de. The festival recommends submission via reelport.com, where films can be registered and uploaded online.

Deadlines:

- Submission deadline for international productions: 13 January 2012

(max. 35 minutes running time, produced after 1 January 2010)

- Submission deadline for German productions: 15 February 2012

(max. 45 minutes running time, produced after 1 January 2011)

- Submission deadline for the MuVi Award: 21 February 2012

(the director or production company must be located in Germany, produced after 1 January 2011)

Online:

www.kurzfilmtage.de/en/submission

www.reelport.com

Oberhausen, 25 October 2011

Press contact: Sabine Niewalda, T +49 (0)208 825-3073, niewalda@kurzfilmtage.de

Friday, October 28, 2011

Call for entries

DocedgeKolkata - Asian Forum for Documentary
9 -15 January 2012
Call for Submission
Dear Filmmakers

The 9th edition of DokedgeKolkata will take place from 9 to15 January 2012 in Kolkata, India. The forum focuses on

the very best of intensive training and mentoring of documentary filmmakers working on their new projects and looking

for further guidance, insight and international co-production opportunities.
The forum includes intensive training, Masterclasses and Pitching of projects to an international panel of Broadcasters,
Producers and Foundations.

The last date of application submission is: 26th of November 2012.
For further information on application process, regulations and entry submission please log on to: www.docresi.org
If you have any question, please contact us by email
Bishnu Dev Halder - bishnudevh@docresi.org or mail@docresi.org

We look forward to receiving your applications at your earliest convenience.

Warm wishes
DocedgeKolkata Team
www.docresi.org


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Invitation for Project Submission to Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum 2012

With nearly a decade of celebrated history, the Hong Kong –Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) has become Asia’s premier film financing platform

where filmmakers and producers connect with international financiers and other industry players every year. The 10th edition of the HAF will take place

from 19-21 March 2012 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, and we cordially invite you to submit your film project to be part of this

world-renowned event and win our prestigious cash and in-kind awards.

We are accepting submissions from now until 11 November 2011.From this year on, we also welcome non-fiction and documentary works to showcase

a wider range of talents. A total of 25 to 30 projects will be selected to participate in HAF 2012,and the producer and director of each successful entry will be

invited to present their project during the three-day event. Cash awards of up toHK$350,000 will be given to projects with outstanding originality, while we

continue to support Chinese-language films with the HAF Script Development Fund and the all-new FOX Chinese Film Development Award – a “First Look Deal”

with FOX International Productions and a prize of HK$100,000.

Apply now at http://www.haf.org.hk/ProjectEntry12/haf_app_form.asp?applyfor=haf3to capitalize on the various opportunities at the HAF. Information on

Selection criteria and required materials is available at http://www.haf.org.hk/haf/submission.htm.For enquiries, please feel free to contact us at haf@hkiff.org.hk.

We look forward to seeing you at the 10th HAF.

Yours sincerely,

Jacob Wong

HAF Director

Hong Kong International Film Festival Society

Selected HAF Project Accomplishments

HAF 2011Projects

Bisperas, Jeffrey JETURIAN (The Philippines)

- Best Film, Best Performance of an Actress, Best Performance of a Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Production Design,

Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2011 (Directors’ Showcase)

HAF2010 Projects

Floating Lives, NGUYEN Pan Quang Binh (Vietnam)

- In competition, Pusan International Film Festival2010

- Opening Film, Vietnam International Film Festival 2010

HAF 2009 Projects

Kinatay, Brillante MENDOZA (ThePhilippines)

- Best Director, Cannes Film Festival 2009

- Best Director and Original Soundtrack, Sitges-Catalonia International Film Festival 2009

- Pusan International Film Festival 2009

- Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2009

Seediq Bale,WEI Te-Sheng (Taiwan)

- In competition, Venice Film Festival 2011

- Taiwan’s entry for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards 2011

- Toronto International Film Festival 2011

- Busan International Film Festival 2011

Winter Vacation, LI Hongqi (China)

- Golden Leopard award, Locarno International Film Festival 2010

- Red Chameleon Award, Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival 2010

- In competition, Vancouver International Film Festival 2010

- International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011

HAF 2008 Projects

Mother, BONGJoon-ho (South Korea)

- South Korea's entry for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards 2010

- Best Film, Best Actresses and Best Screenwriter, Asian Film Awards 2010

- Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2009

- Best Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Lighting, Blue Dragon Awards 2009

- Toronto International Film Festival 2009

- Pusan International Film Festival 2009

- Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2009

Thirst, PARK Chan-wook (South Korea)

- Best Visual Effects, Asian Film Awards 2010

- Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2009

- NETPAC Award, Pusan International Film Festival 2009

- Best Supporting Actress, Best Music, Blue Dragon Awards 2009

- Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2009

HAF 2007 Projects

The Good, the Bad, the Weird, KIMJee-woon (South Korea)

- Eight nominations and winners of the Best Supporting Actor, Asian Film Awards 2009

- Hong Kong International Film Festival 2009

- Cannes Film Festival 2008

- Best Cinematography, Asia-Pacific Screen Awards 2008

- Toronto International Film Festival 2008

- Pusan International Film Festival 2008

- No. 1 box office in South Korea,2008

Tokyo Sonata, KUROSAWA Kiyoshi (Japan/ Hong Kong / The Netherlands)

- Best Film and Best Screenwriter, Asian Film Awards2009

- Jury Prize, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2008

- Best Film, Osian's Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema 2008.

- Grand Jury Prize, Chicago Film Festival 2008

- Toronto International Film Festival 2008

HAF 2006 Projects

Lostin Beijing, LI Yu (China)

- In competition, Berlin International Film Festival 2007

- Honorable Mention for its script at the Tribeca Film Festival

Help Me Eros (Originally titled Help Me), LEE Kang-Sheng (Taiwan)

- Hong Kong International Film Festival 2008

- In competition, Venice Film Festival 2007

- Best Cinematographer, Asian Film Awards 2007

- Grand Prix, Gijon International Film Festival 2007

- Toronto International Film Festival 2007

- Pusan International Film Festival 2007

HAF 2005Projects

Crazy Racer, NING Hao (China)

- New York Asian Film Festival 2010

- Two nominations, Asian Film Awards 2010

- Best Visual Effects in Golden Horse Awards 2009 with 3 other nominations

- Hong Kong International Film Festival 2009

City of Life and Death, LU Chuan (China)

- Best Director and Best Cinematographer, Asian Film Awards 2010

- Best Picture, Best Cinematography and SIGNIS Award, San Sebastian Film Festival 2009

- Best Cinematography, Golden Horse Awards 2009

- Achievement in Directing and Cinematography, Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2009

- Toronto International Film Festival 2009

HAF 2003Projects

Bodyguards and Assassins, Teddy CHEN (Hong Kong)

- Nine nominations at Golden Horse Award 2010

- New York Asian Film Festival 2010

- Closing Film and Audience Award at Terracotta Far East Film Festival2010

- Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor and other 5 Awards at Hong Kong Film Awards 2010

- Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Asian Film Awards 2010

- Best Chinese Film, HongKong Film Critics’ Association 2009