SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 25, 2012
Thank you for your interest in the International New Talent Competition at the 14th Taipei Film Festival (TaipeiFF), taking place in Taipei from late June to mid July. The International New Talent Competition aims to encourage talented and emerging filmmakers who have recently completed their first or second feature, and to provide a platform for new voices from all over the world.
1. Competition Regulations
Films eligible for participation in the International New Talent Competition must be:
1.) a director’s first or second feature (no documentaries). Must have minimum length of 70 minutes and be available as 35mm or DCP print.
2.) completed after April 1st, 2011.
3.) Taiwan premiere (except Taiwan productions).
Grand Prize - NT$ 600,000 plus one trophy (approx. USD$18,000)
Special Jury Prize - NT$ 300,000 plus one trophy (approx. USD$ 9,000)
Audience’s Choice Award - one trophy
*A 20% tax will be taken from the prize of non-Taiwanese award winners, and 10% tax from Taiwanese award winners.
1.3 Submissions Information
The deadline for submissions is: March 25, 2012.
*Please download the application form from TaipeiFF website (www.taipeiff.tw). Complete and print out the form and send it with all other materials to the TaipeiFF office (address below).
* We regret that only selected applicants will be notified by the end of May 2011.
1. 4 Your application must include:
1.) Completed and signed application form (Application will not be processed unless it is completed)
2.) Synopsis (150 words)
3.) Director’s statement (90 words)
4.) Director’s biography (100 words), filmography and photo (over 300 dpi)
5.) Production information and cast list
6.) Three different stills from the film (over 300 dpi)
* Please note that all the above listed materials must also be provided as electronic files.
7.) One DVD of the film (with English subtitles)
8.) Posters and/or press booklets (if available)
9.) Trailer in Betacam/DVD (if available)
*Please note that none of the above submission materials can be returned. There will not be any unauthorized screenings.
1.5 Mail application materials to:
Taipei Film Festival (International New Talent Competition)
Address: 3F, No.99, Sec.5, Civic Blvd. Songshan District, Taipei 10565 Taiwan
Tel: +886-2-2528-9580 ext.175
Fax: +886 -2-2528-9517
2. Regulations for selected films
Each selected film will be screened in its finalized version. Non-Taiwanese films should be English subtitled if the dialogue is not in English. Taiwanese films should have both Chinese and English subtitled versions.
The directors of selected films will be invited to attend the festival. For non-Taiwanese production films, the TaipeiFF will provide accommodation and one round-trip Economy Class ticket for the director (one director per film).
TaipeiFF reserves the right to broadcast clips of the selected films on television, Internet or other media (segments totaling five minutes or less) for the purposes of promotion. It also reserves the right for the use of stills in the TaipeiFF program, TaipeiFF catalogue, TaipeiFF website, and other publicity materials.
TaipeiFF will bear the shipment costs for print delivery to and from Taiwan.
The festival reserves the right to hold one additional screening of each winning film.
Please refer to the Government Information Office’s website for criteria on differentiating domestic motion pictures and foreign motion pictures under the Motion Picture Act for determining the film’s country of production.
For each prize-winning film, the director will be the de facto receiver of the prize money and trophy. In the case of prize money going to a person or company other than the director, TaipeiFF will require a signed letter of authorization issued by the director before any money will be released.