Minikino Film Week founded and organized by MINIKINO in 2015. MINIKINO FILM WEEK 5, Bali International Short Film Festival, 5 to 12 October 2019 is the 5th edition of the annual international short film festival in Bali, Indonesia.
MFW5 will present the selected international short films programs and will also comprised of:
- Annual Short film programs exchange of Indonesia “Indonesia Raja”
- Annual Short film programs exchange of South-East Asia “S-Express”
- Other special feature program from international collaborations and network.
MFW5 will also present various fringe programs as complementary events, exhibitions and workshops.
MFW5 aims to build and strengthen the network of short film screening venues in Bali, providing spaces to screen the these carefully selected short films to their audiences, which might be difficult to be seen elsewhere.
MFW5 committees consist of professionals, artists and film enthusiasts who works professionally as volunteers to support the non-commercial festival which run under Kino Media foundation.The running cost is covered by private funding donation, sponsors, and also occasional government funds. Most of the support is in-kinds, in the form of facilities, permits and helping hands to support various festival’s activities.
A short film, like a poem or short story, is a self-contained work with its own literary merit. A well-programmed selection of short films is a potent stimulant for discussion, which in turn will promote social awareness and critical thinking. Furthermore, we believe that culture can only exist and develop with exchange, not isolation.
Download 2018 (last year) Catalog (pdf) here
MINIKINO FILM WEEK accepts entries via FilmFreeway.
Awards & Prizes
1. SHORTLIST LAUREL
For filmmakers that get through in the “Shortlisted” stage. (Rules & Terms applied)
2. OFFICIAL SELECTION DIGITAL LAUREL & DIGITAL CERTIFICATE
(vector on pdf) for filmmakers with officially selected films of Minikino Film Week. (Rules & Terms applied)
3. THE 2019 INTERNATIONAL PREMIER RECOGNITION
Laurel & Certificate; (Rules & Terms applied)
4. MFW5 AWARDS
a NON-MONETARY REWARD in the form of a Certificate Of Achievement signed by the Committee, and dedicated online announcements as a PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF EXCELLENCE.
Awards will be given in the following categories:
- MFW Best Short Film of the Year Award 2019
- MFW5 Programmer’s Choice Award
- MFW5 Best Children Short Award
- MFW5 Youth Jury Choice Award
- MFW5 Best Fiction Short Award
- MFW5 Best Documentary Short Award
- MFW5 Best Animation Short Award
- MFW5 Best Audio Visual Experimental Short Award
- MFW5 Youth Jury Award 2019
5. AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT
List of Award Winners will be announced at the MFW 5 Closing event, at Saturday, 12 October 2019
6. OFFICIAL SELECTED SHORT FILM SPECIAL OFFER
Special offer for the attending director’s/producer’s with OFFICIAL SELECTED SHORT FILM;
6.1. AIRPORT PICK UPS AND 2 (TWO) NIGHTS OF FREE ACCOMMODATION in Bali during the festival dates.
6.2. All the exclusive access events.
7. AWARD NOMINEE SPECIAL OFFER
Special offer for the attending director’s/producer’s of MFW5 AWARD NOMINEES:
7.1. AIRPORT PICK UPS AND 4 (FOUR) NIGHTS OF FREE ACCOMMODATION in Bali to attend the Awarding Night & Closing Party.
7.2. Exclusive access for all events
8. NON-MONETARY REWARDS
Please be aware that the festival does not provide any monetary rewards.
Rules & Terms
MFW5 embrace the latest production of short films with fresh ideas, creative storytelling and never before seen of a short content.
An achievement in short films has meaning beyond just the audio visual quality; a short contents experience that brought us to tears, make us laugh, or remind us of something we’d almost forgotten. A short film work that stands out in a crowd, something that is dare to be different, whilst keeping it short, simple and understandable, although it may make us think in ways we never expected to.
1. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
Please prepare your digital data of your work as;
1.1. Short film with maximum duration of 25 mins.
1.2. Full HD 1080p in 25 fps, using H.264 compression.
1.3. Mp4 format preferred.
1.4. Screening format will be on 16:9 (widescreen) ratio, 1920x1080px
1.5. SPOKEN & WRITTEN LANGUAGE IN THE FILM:
1.5.1. All Short films preferred to be presented in their original language.
1.5.2. If other than English dialogues used, films must be subtitled in English (SubRip – srt file preferred). Bahasa Indonesia subtitle will be added to your short film based on your English language / subtitle (otherwise you are already have Indonesian subs for your work.
2. SUBMITTER’S REQUIREMENTS
2.1. All films must be the original work of the filmmaker/submitter, otherwise filmmaker/submitter must have the necessary rights.
2.2. You may submit more than one film as long as each film meets the eligibility requirements.
3. SUBMISSION & SELECTION PROCESS;
the 3 main steps in the selection process:
3.1. CALL OUT stage
(status ‘Semi-Finalist’ in the Filmfreeway*): is the call-out for candidates. You will receive an automated invitation email asking you TO SEND YOUR DIGITAL FILE OF FINAL WORK to MFW5 offline database for a closed review. THIS DOESN’T MEAN YOUR FILM HAS BEEN SELECTED, yet this is an important part to go to next stage of the selection process.
We will contact you by email address given in the submission and ask you to fill up a consent form, furthermore asking you to sending your final digital film file, that is BEFORE GIVEN DEADLINE DATE. *) If you are aware that your status is changed, yet does not receive our invitation email, kindly check you spam folder before contacting us at email@example.com
Please do as soon as possible.
YOUR STATUS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SATISFIED
Minikino Film Week thoroughly aware that we have to respect the screening rights. NOTHING MAY GO FURTHER WITHOUT WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE RIGHTS OWNER OF THE WORK.
PROTECTING YOUR SHORT FILM DATA IS OF OUR UTMOST IMPORTANCE, therefore your short film will only be used by your authorization in a manner consistent with the consent given.
3.2. THE SHORTLISTING stage
(status ‘Finalist’ in the Filmfreeway): SHORT LIST Is the status given for all the short films that is already in our off-line database that satisfied all the requirements from step 3.1. This is the list from which the final selections will be made.
3.3. FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
(Status ‘Accepted’ in the Filmfreeway) is THE FINAL STAGE.
Official Selected Short Films will be put in a Sub-Program, prepared with Indonesia subs and SCHEDULED FOR LIVE SCREENINGS DURING THE FESTIVAL DATE; 5 – 12 October 2019. Please aware that most of the festival’s programs are free & open for public (with age rating guides).
3.4. The short films that DOES NOT GET SELECTED TO BE SCREENED AT THE FESTIVAL will hold on their SHORT LIST (“Finalist”) status and offered to put in an MFW SHORT FILM LIBRARY, that will only available to limited members & guests of the festival. MFW Short Film Library opens up possibilities for any further programming in the future.
4. RECOGNITION & AWARDS; TERMS & CONDITIONS.
Short Films that already fulfill all the requirements that is eligible for step 3.3 in the selection process.
4.1. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE RECOGNITION
Only films that meet the following conditions may be considered to get the International Premiere Recognition status:
4.1.1. Definitely for a Non-Indonesia Short Films only ;
4.1.2. Only for films that have been released during the present year of the Festival (year 2019);
4.1.3. Only for films that have never been showing/premiered anywhere other than their country of origin;
4.1.4. We need a STATEMENT EMAIL FROM PRODUCER(S)/DIRECTOR(S) send to MFW5; Stated that the work have not been, and will not presented at any other International screening event neither live nor online (exhibited on the Internet, publicly) before the end date of MFW5 Festival (Saturday, 12 October 2019)
4.2. OFFICIAL SELECTIONS RECOGNITION
Only films that meet the following conditions may be selected;
4.2.1. Short Films that already fulfill all the requirements of step 3.3 in the selection process.
4.2.2. Short Films that have been produced and released after 1 January 2018.
4.2.3. Short Film, maximum duration of 25 mins, all genres accepted.
4.3. AWARD ELIGIBILITY
Only films that meet the following conditions may be selected;
4.3.1. Only for short films that have been released after 1 january 2018 are eligible for award consideration.
4.3.2. Only for short films that holds Bali’s premiere status. That means, THE FILM MUST NEVER BEEN SCREENED IN BALI ISLAND BEFORE THE MFW5 FESTIVAL’S DATE, 5 OCTOBER 2019 ARE ELIGIBLE FOR AWARD CONSIDERATION.
See 2018 Nominees & Award list: https://minikino.org/filmweek/id/mfw4/awards-2018/
4.3.3. We need a STATEMENT EMAIL FROM PRODUCER(S)/DIRECTOR(S) send to MFW5; Stated that THE FILM NEVER BEEN SCREENED IN BALI ISLAND BEFORE THE MFW5 FESTIVAL’S DATE, 5 OCTOBER 2019.
4.3.4. MFW5 committee have the right to CANCEL THE AWARD NOMINATION STATUS if we found out that the film had been SCREENED AT OTHER EVENT / FESTIVAL IN BALI BEFORE MFW5 COMMENCED.
5. ENTRY FEE WAIVER
Entry fee may be waived only for:
5.1. INDONESIAN DIRECTOR(S) & PRODUCER(S), upon receipt by the Festival of a photocopy of a current and valid ID card (KTP) or Indonesian Passport.
5.2. ALL STUDENTS (International) submitting short films, upon receipt by the Festival, an email of a photocopy of a current and valid student ID card or a letter from an accredited school verifying enrollment.
5.3. FILMMAKERS WITH 2018 OFFICIALLY SELECTED WORK (MFW4).
Entry fees will be waived upon receipt by the Festival of a copy of the Minikino Film Week 5 digital certificate (OR SIMPLY EMAIL US WITH SOME INFORMATION, YOU ARE IN OUR DATABASE)
please email us at MFW5waiver@minikino.org
EMAIL US AND GET THE CODE FIRST BEFORE SUBMITTING. WE HAVE NO PRIVILEGE TO CANCEL YOUR SUBMISSION PAYMENT
6. IMPORTANT NOTICE:
6.1. ELIGIBILITY FOR OFFICIAL SELECTION.
6.1.1. Short Films that have been produced and released after 1 January 2019 preferred. Slim chance for older production.
6.1.2. Entry and participation of your short films implies unconditional acceptance of the regulations.
6.1.3. In unspecified cases, the Festival Committee is the one to make a final decision.
6.1.4. Neither the festival staff nor the committee is able to provide any comments about your work.
6.2. ELIGIBILITY FOR AWARD CONSIDERATION.
6.2.1. Only for short films that have been released after 1 january 2018
6.2.2. Only for short films that have never been screened in Bali Island before the MFW5 Festival’s date 5 October 2019.
6.2.3. MFW5 committees have the right to cancel the award nomination status if we found out that the film had been screened at other event / festival in bali before MFW5 commenced.