This document provides information and details relating to the Minikino Film Week 10, Bali International Short Film Festival, 13 – 20 September 2024 regulations.
You can also download this document in pdf. here https://minikino.org/MFW10rulesterms
ABOUT MINIKINO FILM WEEK 10
MINIKINO FILM WEEK (MFW) 10 is the annual Bali International Short Film Festival. The tenth edition will be held from Friday, 13 September 2024 to Friday, 20 September 2024.
Minikino Film Week has always been an in-person festival, with projection screens and an audience presence. Festival screenings are held in Micro Cinemas and Pop-up Cinemas, and also auxiliary events and community Screenings in various places throughout Bali.
MFW10 Short Film Festival presents the international official selection short films and showcase programs that comprise the annual national short film program exchange (Indonesia Raja), South East Asia programmers network, the annual national competition Begadang, the international collaboration and programs from our short film festival’s network.
Meanwhile, the MFW10 SHORT FILM MARKET, presents exhibitions, talks & seminars, workshops, VR Room, and the short film library. Pushing towards the global ecosystem of the short film ecology.
Minikino reaffirms that short films are cultural products with cultural and social values from the artists who live in that society. And we believe that culture can only exist and develop with exchange, not isolation.
- Care to know all the past festival’s catalogs? Get it here https://minikino.org/allMFWcatalogs
- Care to know all the past festival’s public reports? Get it here https://minikino.org/allMFWreports
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR SHORT FILM
Short films for international competition only entered through:
- MFW at Filmfreeway https://filmfreeway.com/MINIKINOFILMWEEK
- MFW at Short Film Depot https://minikino.org/shortfilmdepot
Dates & Deadlines
AWARD & PRIZES
- CASH PRIZE AWARDS
1.1. MFW Best Short Film of the Year Award 2024 winner will get Rp 5.000.000 (Five Million Rupiah) cash prize. (Indonesia Premiere status required)
1.2. The National Competition Award 2024 winner will get Rp 5.000.000 (Five million Rupiah) cash prize. (Bali Premiere status required)
1.3. Rp 5.000.000 (Five million Rupiah) for Begadang Filmmaking Competition 2024.
- NON-MONETARY AWARDS
Non-monetary awards are given in the form of dedicated online announcements as a Public Acknowledgment Of Excellence, and exclusive MFW Award medallions
2.1. MFW10 Programmer’s Choice Award
2.2. MFW10 Best Children Short Award
2.3. MFW10 Best Fiction Short Award
2.4. MFW10 Best Documentary Short Award
2.5. MFW10 Best Animation Short Award
2.6. MFW10 Best Experimental Short Award
MFW award medallion for the winners will be sent by post if the winners are unable to attend the awards ceremony.
- A TWO WEEKS ARTIST ACCOMMODATION OFFER IN BALI, INDONESIA
All winners (including all the Non-Monetary Award winners) also receive a free of two-week artist accommodation offer at MASH Denpasar artist residency, in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Accommodation for 2024 Award Winners must be booked between 1 November 2024 until 30 March 2025 only.
- REWARDS AND SPECIAL OFFERS
Only for filmmakers with officially selected films of Minikino Film Week, will be given upon request;
4.1. Laurel & certificate. A unique and official laurel and digital certificate in vector on pdf.
4.2. Bahasa Indonesia subtitle for your further distribution. We’ll be more than happy to give you the Bahasa Indonesia subtitle in .srt format, right after the festival ended. Please never hesitate to ask.
4.3. Reward for OFFICIAL SELECTION films;
4.3.1 Daily meal voucher for 3 days per film title during festival dates.
4.3.2 Two (2) festival passes per film title for all access including the Awarding Night & Closing Party.
4.3.3 Two (2) nights hotel accommodation (excluding breakfast) for a maximum of two (2) persons per film title. At least the Director and or Producer and or Writer have to be one of them.
4.4. Reward for AWARD NOMINEES;
4.4.1 Daily meal voucher for 5 days per film title during festival dates.
4.4.2 Two (2) festival passes per film title for all access including the Awarding Night & Closing Party.
4.4.3 Four (4) nights hotel accommodation (excluding breakfast), for a maximum of two (2) persons per film title. At least the Director and or Producer and or Writer have to be one of them.
- NOMINEES AND AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT
5.1. Nominees will be officially announced on 1 August 2024 through https://minikino.org/filmweek.
5.2. Award Winners will be officially announced on stage at the MFW10 International Awarding event: Friday, 20 September 2024, and will be updated on https://minikino.org/filmweek on Wednesday, 25 September 2024.
WHAT KIND OF SHORT FILMS ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Minikino Film Week is looking for a short film work that stands out, something that is daring to be different, whilst keeping it short, simple, and understandable, although it may make us think in ways we never expected to. We highly valued an achievement beyond just the audio-visual quality; giving the audience an experience that brought us to tears, made us laugh, or reminded us of something we’d almost forgotten.
- Minikino Film Week embraces fresh ideas and creative short storytelling.
- Minikino Film Week values diversity and inclusiveness in short films honoring human rights while promoting equality and diversity of ethnic, racial backgrounds, traditions, heritages, genders, and abilities in our environment. We value diversity and inclusiveness in short film work.
- Minikino Film Week highly appreciates personal values in short film work, but are able to convey them in the most professional work.
Care to know all the past festival’s selections? Get all the past catalogs here https://minikino.org/allMFWcatalogs
RULES & TERMS
- TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SHORT FILMS
Please prepare your digital data of your work as;
1.1. Preview the submission and selection must be the final work with no watermark or embedded logo that was not meant to be part of the film aesthetic.
1.2. Any work in progress and or embedded with additional watermarks will be instantly rejected.
1.3. 25 minutes exact maximum duration, no extra second allowed.
1.4. Short Films that have been produced or premiered after 1 January 2022.
1.5. Full HD 1080p in 25 or 24 fps preferred.
1.6. H.264 with 15mbps compression Mp4 container preferred.
1.7. Presentation will be in stereo audio format only.
1.8. Screening format will be in 16:9 (wide screen) ratio, 1920x1080px; Other ratios will be presented with a pillar box or letter box, avoiding unwanted stretched images.
1.9. Spoken & written language in the film; A Bahasa Indonesia subtitle will be produced based on provided English language/ subtitles. Bahasa Indonesia subtitles sponsored by minikinostudio.com, with no extra cost, Therefore;
1.9.1 All Short films must be presented in their original language.
1.9.2 Films with non-English dialogue must be accompanied with English subtitles in the SubRip/srt file. Therefore, a clean version of the film (without embedded/burned subtitles) is compulsory.
1.9.3 For English spoken film, please provide a dialog list, especially for films with strong accents/ dialects.
1.10. Promotional materials / Electronic Press Kits (EPK)
1.10.1 A latest & professional photo of the director.
1.10.2 (at least) 3(three) different stills from the film.
1.10.3 Printing quality film poster’s file (optional. When available, it will be curated and printed to hard copies, to be included in the poster exhibition during the festival).
- TO BE NOTED
2.1. By submitting, you agree to screen your film in Minikino Film Week without a screening fee.
2.2. Submitter should be the one who is responsible for the copyright of the film.
2.3. You may submit more than one film as long as each film meets the eligibility requirements.
2.4. By submitting, you are committed to screen the film, if the film gets selected.
2.5. All information provided in the submission form will be used as a reference for all publications, social media and on the website, and everything related to festival publications. Please carefully check name spelling, email address, and social media handles.
2.6. Some of our important notification emails have deadlines. Make sure you give us an email address that you will regularly check.
- SELECTION PROCESS
3.1. AN INVITATION TO BE THE 2024 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
3.1.1 If the pre-selection team is interested in your work, you will receive an invitation email asking you to send your digital file of final work to the festival’s programming team..
3.1.2 You will also be asked to fill up a consent form before the given deadline date.
3.1.3 All the short films that were already in our off-line database during this stage, and satisfied all the requirements, are the list from which the festival programming will be made.
3.1.4 Your status on this stage is still subject to change back to ‘undecided’, furthermore to ‘not selected’ until all requirements are satisfied (See no.1 Technical Requirements). This includes meeting the deadlines given to respond to the invitation and filling out the consent form. This is protecting your short film data and also protecting the festival’s credibility and reputation.
3.2. STATUS ‘SELECTED’ OR ‘NOT SELECTED’ IS FINAL.
3.2.1 Your final state will be officially declared on the notification date 31 May 2024
3.2.2 Short Films with “SELECTED” status are the Official Selections and will be part of the festival’s programs & competitions.
3.2.3 We will work on the Bahasa Indonesia subs and scheduling for screenings during the festival date.
3.3. ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NOMINEES AND AWARD WINNERS
3.3.1 The Award Nominees will be contacted by email, and then announced to the public 1 (one) month prior to the festival’s date. This is in early August 2024.
3.3.2 Award Winners will be announced on stage at the international Awarding of the festival, Friday, 20 September 2024
3.3.3 Announcement will also be available at Minikino Film Week official website and all the MFW Social Media.
3.4. SHORT FILM LIBRARY (Optional)
Each year, there are lists of short films that were not selected, yet received special attention from the selection team. We may offer these short films to take part, specifically in MFW Short Film Market, The Short Film Library. Read more about SHORT FILM MARKET here https://minikino.org/filmweek/short-film-market
The Short Film Library will be available for accredited professionals and is open during the dates of the festival only.
- CERTIFICATES, RECOGNITION & AWARDS ELIGIBILITY
4.1. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE RECOGNITION CERTIFICATE shall be given upon request.
Only for short films that meet the following conditions:
4.1.1 INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE are only for a Non-Indonesia’s productions.
4.1.2 Only for films that have never been shown anywhere other than their country of origin.
4.1.3 A statement email from producer(s)/director(s) is needed; 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 with open access/publicly) before the end date of MFW10 Festival (Friday, 20 September 2024).
4.2. NATIONAL PREMIERE RECOGNITION CERTIFICATE shall be given upon request.
Only for short films that meet the following conditions:
4.2.1 Only for Indonesia’s productions
4.2.2 Only for films that have never been shown in Indonesia.
4.2.3 A statement email from producer(s)/director(s) is needed; Stated that the work have not been, and will not presented at any other National screening event neither live nor online (exhibited on the Internet with open access/publicly) before the MFW10 closing date (Friday, 20 September 2024).
4.3. WORLD PREMIERE RECOGNITION CERTIFICATE shall be given upon request.
Only for short films that meet the following conditions:
4.3.1 Only for films that have never been showing/premiered at all, and MFW10 festival dates will be the first time public showing of the work.
4.3.2 A statement email from producer(s)/director(s) is needed; Stated that the work have not been, and will not presented at any other screening event neither live nor online (exhibited on the Internet with open access/publicly) before the end date of MFW10 Festival (Friday, 20 September 2024).
4.4. OFFICIAL SELECTIONS RECOGNITION
Only for short films with “SELECTED” status
4.5. INTERNATIONAL AWARDS ELIGIBILITY
Only for the productions that meet the following conditions may be eligible to be
considered and nominated for awards;
4.5.1 Must hold Indonesian premiere status. The film must never have been screened in Indonesia outside MFW10 before the closing date (Friday, 20 September 2024).
4.5.2 Only for International submissions (Including Indonesia’s productions enter through International Submission)
4.5.3 Must have been released after 1 January 2022.
4.5.4 A statement email from the producer/director will be required; stating that the film will hold its Indonesian premier status for MFW10.
4.5.5 MFW10 committees have the right to cancel the Nomination status if the film had been screened at other events / festivals in Indonesia before MFW10 commenced.
4.6. NATIONAL AWARD ELIGIBILITY
Only for Indonesia’s productions that meet the following conditions may be eligible to be
considered and nominated for awards;
4.6.1 Must hold Bali premiere status (exception for Indonesia Raja 2024 screenings). The film must never have been screened in Bali outside MFW10 and or Indonesia Raja 2024 screenings, before the MFW10 closing date (Friday, 20 September 2024).
4.6.2 Only for Indonesian productions, including films selected in Indonesia Raja 2024 and or S-Express 2024 Indonesia.
4.6.3 Must have been released after 1 January 2022.
4.6.4 A statement email from producer/director will be required; stating that the film will hold its Bali premier status for MFW10.
4.6.5 MFW10 committees have the right to cancel the nomination status if we found out that the film had been screened at other event / festival in Bali before MFW10 commenced;
4.6.6 Bali Premiere requirements are waived for all films that are selected in the Indonesia Raja 2024 programs.
- ENTRY FEE WAIVER & DISCOUNT ELIGIBILITY
No waiver granted during extended submission (after 8 April 2024). Please send your waiver request to email@example.com
5.1. INDONESIAN DIRECTOR(S) & PRODUCER(S)
Get a 50% discount code upon receipt of a copy of a current and valid ID card (KTP) or Indonesian Passport with your cover letter in email.
5.2. ALL STUDENTS (National & International)
One waiver code for one director only, upon receipt of an email proposal with a copy of a current and valid student ID card or a letter from an accredited school verifying enrollment.
5.3. FILMMAKERS WITH 2023 OFFICIALLY SELECTED WORK (MFW9).
Are you our last year’s alumni? Of Course we remember you, but please email us with some proof.
CONTACT US AND GET THE WAIVER CODE FIRST BEFORE SUBMITTING. ONCE PAID WE HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO CANCEL OR RETURN YOUR SUBMISSION PAYMENT.
MFW committee reserves the right to refuse your waiver proposal, at its discretion, including,
without limitation. MFW Waiver grants you a limited, revocable, non-transferable and nonexclusive license to submit your short film to the MINIKINO FILM WEEK for your own personal use only.
NO WAIVER GRANTED DURING EXTENDED SUBMISSION (after 8 April 2024).