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AIWFF Film Competition 2018 is now open for entries!

Submissions for the Film Competition are now closed.
We have received a great number of short and feature films. Thank you so much for all the submissions.
Finalists will be announced in mid-July on our website.
The Awards will be given to the winning directors during the Festival.
Please check back for updates!
 
 

We are accepting feature and short films directed by women. The films of finalists will be screened at the Aichi International Women’s Film Festival 2018 to be held from September 5 to 9, 2018. We’re keen to see entries from all across the world!

 
 

Deadline  Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

 

Feature Film Section

■ Eligibility
  • Must be female director’s one of the first three feature films, regardless of production country.
    *The third film means the feature film subsequent to the first and second feature films officially presented to the public in a film festival or a theater.
  • Must be original films running between 60 and 150 minutes.
  • Must be completed after January 1st, 2016.
  • All genres and all themes are welcome, regardless of age, professional background, or winning award.
  • Should not have been screened publicly for more than a week in a theater in Aichi prefecture, Japan prior to September 9th, 2018.

 

■ Selection and Result

Pre-selection:

Approximately ten films will be selected by mutual consent in our preliminary review board.

 

First-stage selection:

Approximately five out of the pre-selected films will be shortlisted for screening at AIWFF 2018. The finalists will be notified via e-mail by the beginning of July 2018. The list of the selected films will be announced on the festival website.

 

Final-stage selection:

After the screening of all nominated films during AIWFF 2018, ‘Golden Owl Award (Grand Prize)’ will be selected by AIWFF committee.

 

Announcement:

The winner will be revealed on the festival website and commended during the festival.

 

■ Award

Grand Prize: ‘Golden Owl Award’ for one film with cash prize of JPY 300,000

 
 

Short Film Section

■ Eligibility
  • The director of the film must be female.
  • Must be original films running less than 30 minutes.
  • Must be completed after January 1st, 2017.
  • All genres and all themes are welcome, regardless of age, professional background, or winning award.
  • Should not have been broadcasted on Japanese terrestrial television prior to September 9th, 2018.

 

■ Selection and Result

Pre-selection:

Twenty to twenty-five films will be selected by mutual consent in our preliminary review board.

 

First-stage selection:

Approximately ten out of the pre-selected films will be shortlisted for screening at AIWFF 2018. The finalists will be notified via e-mail by the beginning of July 2018. The list of the selected films will be announced on the festival website.

 

Final-stage selection:

After the screening of all nominated films during AIWFF 2018,’Golden Iris Award (Grand Prize)’ and ‘Silver Iris Award (Runner-up Prize)’ will be selected by AIWFF committee, also ‘Audience Award’ will be given to a film earned the highest points from audience voting.

 

Announcement:

The winners will be revealed on the festival website and commended during the festival.

 

■ Awards

Grand Prize: ‘Golden Iris Award’ for one film with cash prize of JPY 200,000

Runner-up Prize: ‘Silver Iris Award’ for one film with cash prize of JPY 100,000

Audience Award for one film with cash prize of JPY 30,000

 

 

Entry Requirements for AIWFF Film Competition

  • No entry fee.
  • Film entries must be submitted on DVD-Video (NTSC, region-free, without copy protection).
  • All the submitted documents and materials to AIWFF will not be returned.
  • AIWFF takes no responsibility in case of any accidental damage or loss of the materials.
  • DVD-Video or Blu-ray Disc is eligible as screening materials for the nominated films (NTSC, region-free).
  • For non-Japanese language films, Japanese subtitles or English subtitles are required. Finalists will be also required to submit the script in original-language and in English with time code for Japanese subtitles.
  • Applicants are responsible for all necessary copyright clearances for their films. AIWFF is not responsible for any claims regarding copyright infringement from other parties.
  • Write the title of the film and director’s name on the DVD screener.
  • AIWFF may make a copy of DVD screener for review.
  • Write the statement and synopsis of the film on the AIWFF 2018 entry from.
  • AIWFF may rescind the nomination and request a refund of the prize money, in cases where the applicant has made a false statement regarding any of the matters mentioned in the entry form.
  • AIWFF may screen each nominated film up to two times during the festival.
  • AIWFF may use stills and excerpts from nominated films for promotion on the AIWFF official website, leaflet, guidebook and other media including SNS, newspapers, magazines and TV.
  • The nominated films for the AIWFF competition may not be withdrawn from the festival.
  • The nominated films for the short film section may provide the screening for free in response to a request from other film festivals in partnership with AIWFF.

 
 
 

 
 
Download and fill out the AIWFF 2018 entry form and send/bring it with a DVD screener to the following address no letter than May 8th, 2018.

* Write “Feature Film Section” or “Short Film Section” in red on the envelop.
 
 
Aichi International Women’s Film Festival
1 Kamitatesugino-cho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 461-0016, JAPAN
TEL: +81 52 962 2512
FAX: +81 51 962 2477
 
 
If you have any questions regarding the Festival or the submission procedure, please contact us using the inquiry form.

 

Handling of Personal Information

The applicants’ personal information shall be used only for the purpose of running this AIWFF competition, and shall not be used for other activities without the applicants’ consent. However, AIWFF may announce the director’s name, age, occupation/school, and the city/town/village of residence regarding the nominated films.

AIWFF Office

CONTACT US

+81 52 962 2520

9:00~17:00/Tue.-Sun.
Closes on Mondays & National holiday.(Also closes on Tue. when a national holiday falls on Monday)

Aichi International Women's Film Festival Executive Committee Secretariat c/o
Aichi Gender Equality Foundation 1 Kamitatesugino-cho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 461-0016, JAPAN

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