Minikino Film Week 6
Bali International Short Film Festival
Minikino Film Week founded and organized by MINIKINO in 2015. MINIKINO FILM WEEK 6, Bali International Short Film Festival, 4-12 September 2020 is the sixth edition of the annual international short film festival in Bali, Indonesia.
MFW 6 will present the selected international short films programs and will also comprised of:
- The Official MFW6 International Selections
- Indonesia’s short film programs showcase “Indonesia Raja 2020” Edition
- Southeast Asia short film programs showcase “S-Express 2020” Edition
- Annual National Competition (for Indonesia’s id/passport holders only) The Begadang Filmmaking Competition 2020
- Other featuring program from 2020 international collaborations and network.
- 2020 SHORT FILM MARKET with exhibitions, talks, workshops and short film library.
Minikino Film Week present world quality short films for visiting professionals, invited festival guest and also local, national and international short film enthusiasts who attend the festival. Meanwhile 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.
MFW 6 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.
- Filmfreeway | 1 December 2019 – 13 May 2020 | Visit filmfreeway.com/MINIKINOFILMWEEK
- Short Film Depot | 1 December 2019 – 13 May 2020 | Visit shortfilmdepot.com
Minikino Film Week (MFW6)
Event Date: 4 – 12 September 2020
Awards & Prizes
1. SHORTLIST LAUREL
For filmmakers that got selected in the “Shortlisted” stage. (Rules & Terms applied)
2. OFFICIAL SELECTION LAUREL & DIGITAL CERTIFICATE
(vector on pdf) for filmmakers with officially selected films of Minikino Film Week. (Rules & Terms applied)
3. THE 2020 INTERNATIONAL PREMIER RECOGNITION
Laurel & Certificate; (Rules & Terms applied)
4. MFW6 INTERNATIONAL 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.
Special offer for the attending director’s/producer’s with MFW6 AWARD NOMINATED FILM(s);
4.1. AIRPORT PICK UPS AND 3 (THREE) NIGHTS OF FREE ACCOMMODATION in Bali during the festival dates.
4.2. Exclusive all access pass including the Awarding Night & Closing Party.
Awards will be given in the following categories:
• MFW Best Short Film of the Year Award 2020
• MFW6 Programmer’s Choice Award
• MFW6 Best Children Short Award
• MFW6 Best Fiction Short Award
• MFW6 Best Documentary Short Award
• MFW6 Best Animation Short Award
• MFW6 Best Audio Visual Experimental Short Award
5. AWARD NOMINEES & WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT
5.1. Award Nominees will be officially announced on 6 July 2020 https://minikino.org/filmweek
5.2. Award Winners will be officially announced, live at the MFW6 Closing event: Saturday, 12 September 2020, and will be updated on https://minikino.org/filmweek on 19 September 2020
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 in Bali during the festival dates to MFW6 Festival Lounge at MASH Denpasar.
6.2. Exclusive access for all events including the 2020 Awarding Night & Closing Party.
Rules & Terms
Minikino honor and treat short film like a poem or short story, 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, believe that culture can only exist and develop in exchanging, not isolation.
MFW6 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 supposedly has meaning beyond just the audio visual quality; a short contents experience that stimulating, brought us to tears, make us laugh, or remind us of something we’d almost forgotten.
We are looking for 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 (or max. 20 mins. on specific categories).
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. Please ensure the following are provided as part your submission(s):
2.2.1. Film logline (max. three sentences)
2.2.2. 3 different stills from the film
2.2.3. A photo of the director
2.2.4. Film poster (optional)
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. By submitting, you are agree to screen your film without a screening fee or any monetary reward.
3. SUBMISSION & SELECTION PROCESS;
the 3 main steps in the selection process:
3.1. STAGE ONE: CALL OUT
Whenever you find your status changed from ‘undecided’ to ‘Semi-Finalist’ in the Filmfreeway*: this is a call-out for candidates.
You will receive an invitation email asking you to send your digital file of final work to MFW6 offline database for a closed review. This doesn’t mean your film has been selected, yet this is the stage that determines your next status in the selection process.
We will also 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 any of our invitation email, kindly check you spam folder before contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do as soon as possible, because YOUR STATUS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BACK TO ‘UNDECIDED’, FURTHERMORE TO ‘NOT SELECTED’ UNTIL ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SATISFIED
MINIKINO FILM WEEK RESPECTING 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. STAGE TWO: OFFLINE DATABASE ANNOUNCEMENT
Status ‘Finalist’ in the Filmfreeway 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 2020 SHORTLIST and 2020 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS will be made.
3.3. STAGE THREE: 2020 SHORTLIST & OFFICIAL SELECTIONS ANNOUNCEMENT
(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; 4-12 September 2020. Please aware that most of the festival’s live screenings are free & open for public (with age rating guides).
3.4. The short films that DOES NOT GET SELECTED TO BE LIVE SCREENED shall remain as 2020 SHORT LIST (“Finalist”) status, will be offered to take part in MFW6 SHORT FILM MARKET, also put in an MFW SHORT FILM LIBRARY. Please read more about SHORT FILM MARKET here https://minikino.org/filmweek/short-film-market/
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. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE RECOGNITION 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 2020);
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 MFW6; 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 MFW6 Festival (Saturday, 12 September 2020)
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 2019.
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 2019 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 MFW6 FESTIVAL’S DATE, 4 SEPTEMBER 2020 ARE ELIGIBLE FOR AWARD CONSIDERATION.
4.3.3. We need a STATEMENT EMAIL FROM PRODUCER(S)/DIRECTOR(S) send to MFW6; Stated that THE FILM NEVER BEEN SCREENED IN BALI ISLAND BEFORE THE MFW 6 FESTIVAL’S DATE, 4 SEPTEMBER 2020.
4.3.4. MFW6 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 MFW 6 COMMENCED.
5. ENTRY FEE WAIVER ELIGIBILITY
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 2019 OFFICIALLY SELECTED WORK (MFW5).
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 send your proposal to email@example.com
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 non-exclusive license to submit your short film to https://filmfreeway.com/MINIKINOFILMWEEK with a specific condition(s) for your own personal use only.
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. STILL POSSIBLE YET 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. Strictly only for short films that have been released after 1 january 2019
6.2.2. Strictly only for short films that have never been screened in Bali Island, before the MFW6 Festival’s date 4 SEPTEMBER 2020
6.2.3. MFW6 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 MFW6 commenced.