The 15th Asiana International Short Film Festival

Regulations

1. Organization

The 15th Asiana International Short Film Festival (AISFF2017) is presented by the AISFF Executive Committee.

 

2. Objectives

1) The 15th Asiana International Short Film Festival is a part of the Mecenat movements and one of sponsored business for culture and arts by the Asiana Airlines, Inc., which aims to encourage the unique cinematic creativity of the short films and to strongly support future media culture.

2) The Asiana International Short Film Festival, as an international competitive film festival, will introduce diverse genres of short films to the international audiences and contribute to establish the festival’s filmmakers in the international community.

3) The Asiana International Short Film Festival aims to expand the alternative arena of distribution and marketing of short films, through post festival screenings such as the In-Flight screenings and others.

 

3. Festival Dates and Venue

The 15th Asiana International Short Film Festival will be held from November 2 to 7 of 2017 in the heart of Seoul, Korea.

 

4. Program

The 15th Asiana International Short Film Festival consists of International Competition, Korean Competition and non-competitive Special Program.

 

1) International Competition

Open for international short filmmakers, the awards are as follows;

Grand Prize

– 15 million Won (approx. USD 15,000), a trophy, 2 round trip flight tickets (Business Class)

Special Jury Award

– 5 million Won (approx. USD 5,000), a trophy

AISFF Rock Award

– 3 million Won (approx. USD 3,000), a trophy

KAFA Award

– 3 million Won (approx. USD 3,000), a trophy

AISFF Public Jury Award

– 1 million Won (approx. USD 1,000), a trophy

Face in Shorts Award

– 1 million Won (approx. USD 1,000), a trophy

 

2) Korean Competition

Open for Korean short filmmakers, the awards are as follows;

Grand Prize

– 5 million Won (approx. USD 5,000), a trophy, 2 round trip flight tickets (Economy Class)

Special Jury Award

– 3 million Won (approx. USD 3,000), a trophy

* In addition to the awards stated above, there will be more awards sponsored by the festival’s corporate partner.

* The KAFA Award, the AISFF Public Jury Award & the Face in Shorts Award will be given jointly with the Korean Competition.

 

3) Special Program

The festival programmer will select and invite outstanding films that best express the themes for Special Program Sections.

 

5. Eligibility of International Competition

1) AISFF2017 accepts short films produced after June 2016, in any type or genre of fiction/non-fiction, animation/live action film with maximum 30 minutes in length. For all submissions, only Korean Premiere must be accepted.

2) The screening format should be 35mm film, DCP files, Beta (NTSC), Digi-Beta (NTSC), HD, and MOV files. Unless dialogue is in English, the print or the video should have English subtitles.

3) The submission deadline is July 31, 2017.

4) The entry fee is none.

5) How to submit your film

– Resister your film at www.shortfilmdepot.com or https://festhome.com and upload the preview. (The preview copy must be the same version as the print or the video to be screened at the festival.)

6) After you receive the official invitation letter from the program team, you should send all the required materials to the festival office. All documents must be in English, and digital publicity materials must be received NO LATER THAN September 15, 2017 via the AISFF program team’s email.

7) Required Items

– Synopsis

– Director’s bio & filmography

– Director’s statement

– 1 photo of the director(s) (Image files must be over 300dpi)

– At least 3 stills (Image files must be over 300dpi)

– Dialogue list (Original language & English)

(The original language in Chinese, Japanese, and French should be required.)

– The list of previous festival screenings and awards

– Other promotional materials: press kit, poster, soundtrack, etc. (optional)

 

6. Selection for International Competition

1) The films for International Competition will be selected by the festival programmer and the preliminary jury, and be officially and individually announced on the festival website and via email after September 11, 2017.

2) International Competition Jury are appointed by the festival executive committee.

3) The selected films for International Competition cannot be withdrawn after announcement of selection.

4) The submitted materials will not be returned.

 

7. Shipment of Prints and Liability

1) The prints and video tapes for screening in the International Competition must be arrived at the festival office before October 16, 2017.

2) The prints and video tapes for screening in the Special Program must be arrived at the festival office before October 16, 2017.

3) Immediately after the shipment of print, the sender must inform the festival office an indication of the method and date. Also the original copy of the invoice including the name of sender, the film title and format, the number of reels, and the condition of color or B&W film must be sent with the print.

4) The 15th Asiana International Short Film Festival covers the cost of shipment only if the print is sent via the official courier service designated by the festival. When other courier service is preferable, the cost will be determined under the negotiation with the Asiana International Short Film Festival Executive Committee.

5) All prints and video tapes will be returned to the address stated in the entry form within 4 weeks after the closing day of the festival.

 

8. Insurance

1) The official courier service of Asiana International Short Film Festival is insured for the liability of round-way print shipments.

2) In case the print is damaged or lost while in the festival’s possession, the Asiana International Short Film Festival will be responsible for the costs involved in making a new print. If the print is subtitled, the festival will reimburse the subtitling costs as well.

 

9. Use of Promotional Excerpts

1) The excerpts from the submitted films may be used for the festival publicity. The total duration of the excerpts from the films is at maximum 3 minutes of the film’s length for the EPK clips. In need of exceeding this length, the festival will confer with the corresponding copyright holder.

2) The submitted trailers may be used for the festival promotion, including publicity at the in-flight screenings.

3) All submitted documents and materials would be used to publish the AISFF2017 catalogues.

 

10. Post-Festival screenings

The 15th Asiana International Short Film Festival aims to promote the following screenings to expand the market of short films and independent films for alternative distribution.

1) In the Air Program (In-Flight Screenings)

The selected films in ‘In the Air Program’ of the 15th Asiana International Short Film Festival will be screened on international flights and selected domestic flights of the Asiana Airlines for maximum a month per each film from January to June of 2018. The Asiana International Short Film Festival provides the license fees for this screenings apart from the awards.

2) AISFF Touring Screening (No Commerce)

In case the entrant has given prior consent, selected films of the 15th Asiana International Short Film Festival may be re-screened at the non-commercial touring and co-exchange screenings organized by the Asiana International Short Film Festival.

 

11. Authorizations

For all selected films, the festival has the right to;

– Screen the film no more than three times during the festival.

– Make a digital copy of the film (except films in 35mm and DCP format) with Korean subtitles for screening purposes. It will not cause any loss of image quality and the copy will be strictly maintained in the festival office. The copy will be destroyed after the festival.

– Keep screeners in its archive for non-circulating/non-profit use and educational purposes (see above article 10). Public screening will not occur without written consent from the rights holder.

– Use all publicity materials to promote the festival.

 

12. Agreement

It is assumed that regulations are in force once film distributors, agents, or producers submit their signed entry form to the Asiana International Short Film Festival.