The Three Minutes Video Competition is an international extreme-short film competition hosted by the Chiayi Municipal Government Cultural Bureau and the Chiayi Municipal Art Museum in Taiwan. Artistic and contemporary experimental three-minute films in all creative forms from all over the world can apply for and will be collected and screened once nominated. They shall be displayed to Taiwanese on screen and international community through internet by this platform for international directors, video creators and artists.

• Golden Award: 10,000 USD
• Silver Award: 8,000 USD
• Best Creative Award: 6,000 USD
• Best Editing Award: 4,000 USD
• Best Art Design Award: 4,000 USD
• Best Sound Effect Award: 4,000 USD
• Best Photography Award: 4,000 USD
• Best Popularity Award: 4,000 USD
• Special Jury Award: 3,000 USD; 2 winners in total

Terms and Conditions & Copyright Statement :

1. Participants are not limited to age, nationality or gender.
2. Individual or team is eligible.
3. All themes are welcomed but those that exceed the bounds of decency are not allowed.
4. Length of animation usage should be less than one minute.

Rules & Terms
5. Three promotional photos, introduction of works, and of the participant should be provided.
6. Introduction of work: 250 words in Chinese or 100 words in English
7. Introduction of participant: 200 words in Chinese or 50 words in English
8. Videos should be at least 3 minutes but not exceed 4 minutes in length. (including intro, the film itself and outro)
9. The original video and Chinese/English SRT subtitle file is required.
• Format: MOV or MP4
• Code: H.264
• Image resolution: above 1920x1080

Rights and obligations of participants
10. Entries must not be the re-edited versions of other works.
11. Entries are subject to the use of the published text, interviews, video record or third party works (such as props, music, photos, etc.), shall be authorized by the third-party with signed Consent for Authorized Use of Copyright and agree to the organizers and sublicense the use of the third person during the contest for the licensed content reproduce, edit, convert, distribute, publicly broadcast, public transport, public exhibition and other promotional activities of non-profit purpose use.
12. Participants must be the original creator of the entries.
13. Entries must be unpublished works. No plagiarism, borrowing, copying, or counterfeiting is allowed.
14. Entries may not be disclosed without the consent of authorities and shall be signed by the copyright statement (entries are no illegal infringement of the copyright or other rights of others).
15. Entries involving intellectual property rights disputes shall be the responsibility of the entrants themselves and have nothing to do with the organizer.

Rights and obligations of finalists

16. The finalists agree to grant the organizer the right to broadcast their works.
17. Once the film is shortlisted, it shall not be withdrawn for any reason. The finalist shall cooperate in attending the festival-related events and awards ceremony.

Rights and obligations of winners

18. Pursuant to Article 2 of Article 7 of the Income Tax Law, those who have won prizes in excess of NT $ 20,000 (inclusive) must be deducted by the enforcement unit with a 10% tax; non-residents of the Republic of China (nationals and foreigners who have lived in the Republic of China for less than 183 days) regardless of the amount of the winner's income, 20% of the tax will be deducted from the winner's income. The undertaking unit will issue deduction (exemption) payment vouchers in accordance with the law, and those who are subject to the withholding tax provisions of the Income Tax Law and other relevant laws and regulations shall follow the prescribed methods.
19. The winning entries are subject to violations of intellectual property rights related laws and regulations, the certificates, trophies/medals and prizes must be returned.


20. The organizer and the co-organizer have the right to use all the entries during the competition for promotional activities.
21. Those who fail to comply with or provide the provisions of this brief shall be deemed to be abstaining, and the organizer may directly cancel the eligibility of prizes for the work without notice.
22. All entries will not be returned, please backup by yourself.
23. Participants should read and agree to the provisions of this brief. The organizer reserves the right to amend at any time.

Overall Rating
  • Alper Akdeniz

    Good job, Good job, Good job,

    October 2020
  • Finish Films

    Fake Festival
    No date and no official announcement

    August 2020
  • i cantacted the festival but no reply !
    0 communication

    July 2020
  • Francisco Sanmartin

    Thank you very much! xxxxxxxx

    July 2020
  • Octavio Maya

    I was so disappointed. I received the "official selections" that later rejected my works. I send a letter to the artistic director thru their coordinator Birdy Wang...have no answer. To produced not one but three shorts is a heavy task. Any submission requieres a professional answer from the artistic director. When you received "SELECTED" "OFFICIAL SELECTION" you are part of the programming of the Festival. Instead, I received that I was a kind of semifinalist. Very very upset from the no answer of "film Festival" Three Minutes Video. They need a long way to walk. Octavio Maya Rocha

    July 2020