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Minikino Film Week 7, Bali International Short Film Festival

MINIKINO FILM WEEK 7, Bali International Short Film Festival, 3-11 September 2021 is the seventh edition of the annual international short film festival in Bali, Indonesia.

HOW TO SUBMIT

All short films entered through the Filmfreeway and Short Film Depot platforms.

https://filmfreeway.com/MINIKINOFILMWEEK

https://minikino.org/shortfilmdepot

ABOUT

MINIKINO FILM WEEK is an international short film festival, which has been held annually since 2015. This festival was founded and organized by the Minikino committee as its parent organization, which has been working since 2002 (more than 18 years) in this field. Furthermore, the Minikino organization is under the Indonesian legal entity; Yayasan Kino Media.

Minikino Film Week International Short Film Festival reaffirms that short films are cultural products with cultural and social values from the artists who live in that society. The short film presents artistic achievements in a contemporary product that describes the latest cultural, aesthetic and social trends.

MFW 7 will present the selected international short films programs and will also comprised of:

  • Annual Short film programs exchange of Indonesia “Indonesia Raja 2021” Edition
  • Annual Short film programs exchange of Southeast Asia “S-Express 2021” Edition
  • Annual National Competition (for Indonesia’s id/passport holders only) The Begadang Filmmaking Competition 2021
  • Other featuring program from 2021 international collaborations and network.

MFW7 will also has 2021 SHORT FILM MARKET, with exhibitions, talks & seminars, workshops and the short film library.

MFW 7 aims to build and strengthen the network of short film screening venues in Bali, Indonesia. Providing spaces to screen the these carefully selected short films to their audiences, which might be difficult to be seen elsewhere.

MFW committees consist of professionals, artists and film enthusiasts who work professionally as staffs, part-timers and volunteers. The festival is a non-profit organization run under Yayasan Kino Media (Kino Media Foundation). The running cost is covered by private donations, sponsors, and also occasional government funds. Most of the support is in-kind, in the form of facilities, permits and all helping hands to support various festival’s activities.

MFW7 will and always be a physical festival, with a projection screen and audience that attending the venues. Due to the unpredictable global crisis situation, we might change the dates, yet we are certainly won’t cancelling and all communication will be prompt.

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AWARD & PRIZES

Please notice that  MFW7 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS are mostly 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.

1. OFFICIAL SELECTION LAUREL & DIGITAL CERTIFICATE (vector on pdf) for filmmakers with officially selected films of Minikino Film Week. (Rules & Terms applied)

2. THE 2021 INTERNATIONAL PREMIER RECOGNITION Laurel & Certificate; (Rules & Terms applied)

3. MFW7 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

International Awards will be given in the following categories:

  • MFW Best Short Film of the Year Award 2021

US$200,00 cash prizes given exclusively for Best Short Film of the Year Award 2021.

  • MFW7 Programmer’s Choice Award (non-monetary reward)
  • MFW7 Best Children Short Award (non-monetary reward)
  • MFW7 Best Fiction Short Award (non-monetary reward)
  • MFW7 Best Documentary Short Award (non-monetary reward)
  • MFW7 Best Animation Short Award (non-monetary reward)
  • MFW7 Best Audio Visual Experimental Short Award (non-monetary reward)

Special offer for the attending director’s/producer’s with MFW7 AWARD NOMINATED FILM(s);

3.2. AIRPORT PICK UPS AND 3 (THREE) NIGHTS OF FREE ACCOMMODATION in Bali during the festival dates.

3.3. Exclusive all access pass including the Awarding Night & Closing Party.

4. MFW7 NATIONAL COMPETITION AWARDS

National competition is only for the nominated Indonesian directors/producers.

National Competition Award 2021 shall win Rp. 2.000.000,- (US$130,00)

Begadang Filmmaking Competition 2021 shall win Rp. 5.000.000.- (US$300,00)

4. AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT

4.1. Award Nominees will be officially announced on 3 August 2021 at https://minikino.org/filmweek

4.2. Award Winners will be officially announced, live at the MFW7 Closing event: Saturday, 11 September 2021, and will be updated on https://minikino.org/filmweek on 13 September 2021

5. 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 MFW7 Festival Lounge at MASH Denpasar.

6.2. Exclusive access for all events including the 2021 Awarding Night & Closing Party.

WHAT KIND OF SHORT FILM ARE WE LOOKING?

Minikino Film Week embraces the latest production of short films with fresh ideas, creative storytelling and never before seen of a short content.

Minikino Film Week acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals, to creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, traditions, heritages, gender equality and abilities in our environment. We value diversity or inclusiveness in short film work.

We value personal values in short film work, but are able to convey them in the most professional work. An achievement in short films has meaning beyond just the audio visual quality; a short content experience that brought us to tears, made us laugh, or reminded us of something we’d almost forgotten.

We love 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.

RULES & TERMS

1. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Please prepare your digital data of your work as; 1.1. Short film with maximum duration of 25 mins (max. 20 mins. on specific categories).

1.2. Full HD 1080p in 25 fps or 24fps, 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 with SubRip/srt file.

1.5.3. 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.

Upon request, you can have the Bahasa Indonesia subtitle (.srt) after 11 September 2021, for your further distributions.

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(three) 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 automated invitation email asking you TO SEND YOUR DIGITAL FILE OF FINAL WORK to MFW7 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 programming2021@minikino.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

DISCLAIMER: 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 2021 SHORTLIST and 2021 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS will be made.

3.3. STAGE THREE: 2021 SHORTLIST & OFFICIAL SELECTIONS ANNOUNCEMENT

(Status ‘Accepted’ in the FilmFreeway) is THE FINAL STAGE. Official Selected Short Films will be put in a Sub-Program. We will work on the Indonesia subs and scheduled for live screenings during the festival date. Please notice that most of the festival’s live screenings are free & open for public. There will be age rating guides for each programs.

3.4.  SHORT LIST

The short films that does not get selected to be live screened shall remain as SHORT LIST (“Finalist”) status. You will be offered to take part in MFW7 SHORT FILM MARKET, the SHORT FILM LIBRARY. Read more about SHORT FILM MARKET here https://minikino.org/filmweek/short-film-market/

4. TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR RECOGNITION & AWARDS;
Short Films that already fulfill all the requirements in 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. Only for a Non-Indonesia Short Films; 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. 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 MFW7 Festival (Saturday, 11 September 2021)

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, that fulfilled the technical requirements.

4.3. AWARD ELIGIBILITY

Only films that meet the following conditions may be eligible to be considered and nominated for awards; 4.3.1. Short films that have been released after 1 January 2019 4.3.2. Short films that holds Bali’s premiere status. THE FILM MUST NEVER BEEN SCREENED IN BALI ISLAND BEFORE THE MFW7 FESTIVAL’S DATE, 3 SEPTEMBER 2021. 4.3.3. A statement email from producer(s)/director(s) send to MFW7 is needed; stated that the film never been screened in Bali island before the festival’s date, 3 september 2021. 4.3.4. MFW7 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 MFW7 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 waiver@minikino.org

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 contition(s) for your own personal use only.

CONTACT 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 MFW7 Festival’s date 3 SEPTEMBER 2021
6.2.3. MFW7 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 MFW7 commenced.

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