Welcome to 9FilmFest, an international annual event held in Bangkok, the greatest city in South East Asia. This year, our 7th festival will be held at Cinema Oasis, on Bangkok’s pristine Sukhumvit road, not far from the famous Emquartier Mall. 9Fest was founded by filmmakers, for filmmakers and the audience. We are excited to announce 9FilmFest dates of May 22 -23, 2019.

We accept all genres of short films from around the world. And provide the opportunity for your film to be accepted into the competition. “9” is the luckiest number in Thailand. Thus, 9 films are selected as Competition Finalists. The science of film needs festivals to screen film and create memorable and inspiring experiences for filmmakers and audience (film lovers). Previously at 9Fest, we have included famous jury members, Oscar winner, George Miller (Mad Max), Apichartpong Weerasethakul (Palme d’Or winner), and Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol.

George Miller shared his thoughts: “I’m so proud to be asked to be one of the judges of the 9 Film Festival. Shorts are a wonderful medium to work, they are accessible to everyone. I’ve seen so many wonderful filmmakers rise out of that. I really have to congratulate all of those who have started that in Thailand. What is so fantastic about the short film medium is it makes it accessible to everybody. Everyone has a chance to get out there, the technology is more and more available. It is really a question to getting out there and using your skills and knowledge and coming up with putting forward your ideas and all your craft and artistry. I’ve seen so many terrific films already and I wish everyone the best. I’m looking forward to so many more terrific films in the future. Good luck everybody. Get down make more movies.”

9Fest is a film festival where selected films will be shown in two cities! What could be more spectacular than screening your short along with fans and filmmakers from around the world! 9Fest is again, honored to partner with Indy Shorts International Film Festival (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) held July 25 – 28, 2019.

Last year, the 9Fest Program screened at the magnificent Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. This year, we will again present carefully selected films from our 9Fest Competition section. The selected films will be included in the Indy Shorts Film Festival on July 25 - 28, 2019! We look forward to seeing your film and include it to be shown in two cities!!

Last year (2018), the 9Fest competition film SWEETHEART was selected to screen at Indy Shorts, the Director, Jeremie Seguin attended the screening at Newfields! It was great to see Jeremie present his superb film to the audience.

“Very proud to receive two awards at the 9FilmFest, the selection was impressive, with so many great films and talented filmmakers. Pleased with the organization’s contact before and after the film festival and very professional” - Jeremie Seguin, Director SWEETHEART

The creative world is at your fingertips. 9FilmFest’s goal is to support filmmakers, applaud their hard work, spark creativity and provide opportunities for discovery. We’re here to make filmmakers dreams come true.

9Fest looks forward to seeing your amazing stories. We’re a film festival whose selected films will be shown in two cities! This Thai and American collaboration gives filmmakers the chance to screen their films in Thailand and America. We ensure your consideration in submitting and trusting us with your film.

HOW IT WORKS: Submit your film to 9FilmFest. Your film will be considered for Competition in Narrative, Animation and Documentary categories at 9Fest. Awards will be presented in each of these categories.

In collaboration with Indy Shorts; The 9Fest Finalist Committee will select films from competition and create a 9Fest Program for screening at Indy Shorts!

9Fest has Narrative, animation, and documentary categories. Short films must be under 40 minutes in length. The film must have been completed on or after January 1, 2018.

Awards for Best Film, Cinematography, Sound, script, Actress and Actor will be presented on 23 May 2019.

The creative world is at your fingertips. 9Fest’s goal is to support filmmakers, applaud their hard work, spark creativity and provide opportunities for discovery. We want filmmakers dreams to come true.

9Fest looks forward to seeing your amazing stories.

9Fest Competition Categories: Narrative, Documentary and Animation

The category winners receive 9FilmFest laurel certificates for these awards:

Best Film
Best Director
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Cinematography
Best Sound
Best Script

All 9Fest Competition films are eligible for selection (decided by 9Fest jury) to be included in our privileged 9Fest Program at Indy Shorts International Film Festival, July 25 - 28, 2019. These selected 9Fest Program films will also be considered for Indy Shorts Competition sections!

SELECTION PROCESS:

Each submitted film goes through an involved judging process, and is screened in its entirety. Films submitted to the 9FilmFest are distinguished by their overall artistic and technical quality. 9Fest is open to all genres and looks forward expanding visions, ideas and truths to the world.

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for the 9FilmFest, films must comply with the following:
- The film must have been completed on or after January 1, 2018.
- The film must be less than 40 minutes in length.
- The film cannot require dual projection (interlock) or separate soundtracks.
Non-English films must be subtitled in English.
- If your film is selected in the 9Fest Program for screening at Indy Shorts. The film must
be available for up to 5 screenings during Indy Shorts, July 25 - 28, 2019.
- There must not be a screening fee attached to the film. 9FilmFest and Indy Shorts will
not pay a screening fee to any film featured in the Festival; there are no exceptions.

RULES FOR SUBMISSION

In addition to the eligibility requirements listed above, filmmakers must comply with the following submission rules to be considered as a Finalist in their respective category:

• The submitting filmmaker must be either the producer or director of the film.
Entries are accepted exclusively through www.FilmFreeway.com.
• A completed official entry on FilmFreeway.com must be digitally signed by the filmmaker.
• Payment of the non-refundable entry fee must accompany the submission.
• Link to a functional streaming video file (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) in high definition 720p or 1080p. If the link is password-protected, the password is mandatory. Links may be included in the FilmFreeway cover letter or emailed to info@9filmfest.com.

MATERIALS CHECKLIST

All entries must submit the following information to be considered for 9FilmFest:
• Link to a functional streaming video file (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) in high definition 720p or 1080p. If the link is password-protected, a working password is mandatory.
• Completed and digitally signed submission on FilmFreeway.com.
• Entry fee.

NOTIFICATION

All filmmakers will be notified by email before 28 April, 2019. 9FilmFest reserves the right to release basic information about selected films as early as May.

9FEST PROGRAM SCREENING @ INDY SHORTS
- If your film is selected for 9Fest program at Indy Shorts, you are eligible for all the benefits of inclusion at Indy Shorts.
For detailed info go to: http://heartlandfilm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-IndyShorts-RulesRegulations.pdf

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  • It was a honor to be part of this festival. Communication was very clear and friendly. It was a pity we couldn't attend the festival.

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Marc, appreciate your review! It is an honor to screen your film MASTERPIECE. We hope being part of 9Fest can help propel your career in filmmaking. We look forward to the future!

  • Heimo Aga

    While unfortunately I couldn't attend the festival in Bangkok in person, communication was good and I am glad SXM was having its Asian premiere at 9FilmFest!

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Heimo, we enjoyed screening SXM! Rare to see a film shot and compiled like that! Thanks for sharing your technique!

  • Vera Neverkevich Hill

    Friendly and helpful communications, winners of Best Film become selected for a major US festival. It was a pleasure to be part of this festival!

    December 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your review Vera. We enjoyed BURNED very much and are confident your film will continue to screen well and also receive distribution!!