REGULATIONS FOR ASIAN NEW TALENT AWARD
This regulation applies to films and participants applying for Asian New Talent Award (hereinafter referred to as ANTA) of Shanghai International Film Festival (hereinafter referred to as SIFF or the Festival).
ANTA, facing whole Asian areas in film industry, aims at gathering new forces in film creativity, excavating/tapping fresh young faces on screens, and boosting newly made productions by young film makers into worldwide perspective, therefore building up an efficient platform for Asian movies.
In 2019, the 22nd SIFF will be held from June 15th (Sat.) to June 24th (Mon.), and ANTA will be held from June 15th (Sat.) to June 21st (Fri.).
ANTA will present the following six awards to young filmmakers and talents from no more than five nominations/nominees for each award in principle.
Best Script Writer
SIFF invites international and domestic veteran film professionals to constitute ANTA Jury to vote for final winners which/whom will be officially announced at the grand awarding ceremony of ANTA. No person involved in the production or any commercial development of any nominated films or nominee’s competition films at ANTA should sit on ANTA Jury.
Criteria and Prize for each award:
A film which is one of the first two long fiction films directed by a Director of Asian nationality is eligible to apply for this award; The Prize for Best Film consists of a Trophy, a Certificate and a Premium of RMB 150,000 (tax included).
A Director of Asian nationality, the competition film directed by whom is one of his/her first two long fiction films is eligible to apply for this award; The Prize for Best Director consists of a Trophy, a Certificate and a Premium of RMB 100,000 (tax included).
An Actress of Asian nationality, whose competition film is one of the first two long fiction films in which she plays starring role or supporting role, is eligible to apply for this award; The Prize for Best Actress consists of a Trophy, a Certificate and a Premium of RMB 50,000 (tax included).
An Actor of Asian nationality, whose competition film is one of the first two long fiction films in which he plays starring role or supporting role, is eligible to apply for this award; The Prize for Best Actress consists of a Trophy, a Certificate and a Premium of RMB 50,000 (tax included).
Best Script Writer
A Script Writer of Asian nationality, the competition film written by whom is one of his/her first two long fiction films, is eligible to apply for this award; The Prize for Best Script Writer consists of a Trophy, a Certificate and a Premium of RMB 50,000 (tax included).
A Cinematographer of Asian nationality, the competition film shot by whom is one of his/her first two long fiction films, is eligible to apply for this award; The Prize for Best Cinematographer consists of a Trophy, a Certificate and a Premium of RMB 50,000 (tax included).
1) All films applying for ANTA must be completed in the country of origin after June 1, 2018.
2) The minimum running time is 70 minutes.
3) Format: DCP
All films and applicants must complete on-line registration at SIFF official website www.siff.com. The deadline for registration is March 31st, 2019. To compete for any of the six above awards, online application should start with “Asian New Talent Award” after entering the page of “FILM ENTRY >APPLY>BASIC”, and then select an award/awards that the film and /or applicant(s) compete for by filling in relevant information.
In order to be eligible for selection, a film must be submitted to the Festival no later than March 31, 2019. We require either media storage devices （DVD, USB Disk, Hard Disk）or online screener for preview. Screeners may be sent to the following address by the above deadline:
Shanghai International Film Festival
20th Floor, 211 Kang Ding Road
Shanghai 200041, China
Contacts for application:
More documentation on each nominated film including synopsis, film stills, biography & photo of director，biography & photo of the nominees, cast and crew list for catalogue uses, as well as English subtitled/dialogue list, poster and film trailer (Detailed material list will be indicated in the film invitation separately), must reach the Festival before May 20, 2019.
DCP of the nominated films must reach the Festival before May 31, 2019. It is obligatory for the participant to follow the shipping instructions which accompany notification of film selection into the Festival.
During the entire Festival, none of the nominated films may be shown outside the Festival's official theaters before its official presentation.
SIFF will nominate no more than five films or nominees for each award of ANTA from all films or applicants.
The submitter shall send back the Receipt of invitation within five working days after receiving the invitation from the Festival. No film selected may be withdrawn for any reason from the Festival once its participation has been officially confirmed by the submitter in writing. If the submitter requests to withdraw the film, the Festival shall have the right of final decision. If any loss is caused to the Festival due to the submitter’s request to withdraw the film, the submitter shall compensate for all economic losses and reputation loss caused thereby, including but not limited to the economic compensation, issuing an apology letter to the Festival and making a public apology via social media platform.
Films in languages other than English must be subtitled in English. The subtitling expenses are the responsibility of the submitters. The submitter must provide the Festival with complete English subtitled lists which accord with those on the DCP. For versions not corresponding exactly to this definition, the Festival will decide unilaterally whether the films in question are acceptable. All films will be electronically subtitled in Chinese during the Festival. Translation of subtitles from English to Chinese and the screening of the subtitles will be complimentarily operated by the Festival.
The submitter of the selected films are required to deliver films complying with the specifications for DCP used by the Festival.
All expenses for the transport of screener to the Festival, including custom fees and insurance, are the entire responsibility of the Submitter.
The Festival covers outbound shipping and insurance fee, and pays for the insurance and storage during the period from the receipt of the DCPs to the return of the DCPs to the Forwarding Agent.
In case of damage to or loss of DCPs during the period from the receipt of the DCPs to the delivery of DCPs by the Forwarding Agent, the Festival is only responsible for the costs involved in making a new DCP according to the current laboratory rates for ordering a standard DCP.
All the film DCPs must be addressed as follows:
Shanghai Logistics Consultant Co. Ltd
c/o Shanghai International Film Festival
449 Bao Tong Road
Shanghai 200071, CHINA
The Festival must be notified of film titles, film format, date and way of delivery as well as the air waybill when the films are sent.
DCPs will be returned to the address indicated by the submitter within two weeks of the end of the Festival.
The director and main casts of the selected films will be invited to attend the Festival. （Detailed offerings will be indicated in the invitation separately.）
The Festival maintains the right to decide all cases not provided in these Regulations, taking into account the clauses of the FIAPF International Regulations.
Application for ANTA implies adherence to this regulation. It is the responsibility of the film submitters to ensure that it is legitimate for them to submit a film or represent the individual(s) to apply for any ANTA.
SIFF Organization Committee reserves the right of final explanation of all above articles.