Welcome to the 8th Bangkok 9FilmFest, an annual international short film festival held in the greatest city in South East Asia. The 8th 9Fest will be held at Cinema Oasis, Bangkok’s newest indie film centre. Located on Bangkok’s pristine Sukhumvit road, not far from the famous Emquartier Mall. 9Fest was founded by filmmakers, for filmmakers and audience. We are excited to announce 9FilmFest dates of May 27 - 28, 2020.
9Fest provides you the chance to screen at two festivals on opposite sides of the world! Bangkok’s 9FilmFest and Indianapolis’ Indy Shorts festivals! Tell us your story! We accept short films of all genres.
What is more rewarding than having your film accepted into Competition? As Filmmakers, we take great pride in announcing our film is in competition! “9” is the luckiest number in Thailand. Thus, 9 films are selected as Competition Finalists. Film Science, needs festivals to screen and create memorable and inspiring experiences for filmmakers and the audience. When we capture the audience we are successful!
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 21– 26, 2020.
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 21 - 26, 2020! We look forward to seeing your film and include it to be shown in two cities!!
Last year, at the 2019 Indy Shorts Festival, the THE TRANSLATOR’s director, Pagorn Jungrungruang flew more than 11,000 miles to Indianapolis from Thailand to present his film at the 9Fest Program screening.
Here’s what they said at Roger Ebert’s website:
SERIOUS OSCAR CONTENDERS UNVEILED AT 2019 INDY SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL by Matt Fagerholm www.rogerebert.com
9Fest, the short film festival run in Bangkok by Brian Bennett, was the focus of a special section at Indy Shorts, compiling several works from directors around the globe, and like all the festival curation I observed here, it was anything but redundant. Bake Phouikham’s “Fallen Star, Rising Sun,” offers a candid sit-down with Ko Chandetka, the first Lao-American bodybuilder, whose struggles with addiction nearly derailed his life. He told me afterward that he believes there’s no healthy way to participate in any sport on a world-class level, and that one must always weigh the risks with the rewards.
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 the 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 Films, Cinematography, Sound, script, Actress and Actor will be presented on 30 May 2020.
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:
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 21 - 26, 2020. These selected 9Fest Program films will also be considered for Indy Shorts Competition sections!
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.
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.
- Your full-length short cannot be posted public on youtube or vimeo channels before
screening at 9FilmFest or Indy Shorts
- 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 21 - 26, 2020.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
All filmmakers will be notified by email before 1 May, 2020. 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
Response from festival:
Siddhartha thanks for the accolades! Of course, it's all of us blending together to bring creative brilliant films out! BOOM BOOM is brilliant, keeping the audience on edge not sharing why an extremely deadly event is taking place. And this is why your film was selected to be screened at Indy Shorts by Heartland Film in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 25-28 July 2019. 9Fest is very proud to have your film included in our program. Congratulations and Make More Films!!
Response from festival:
Thanks Christine. It was great having you visit with your film and answering Questions during the Q&A! Rojak Romance is an important and should be mandatory screening in schools so everyone can open their eyes, hearts and souls to freedom, harmony and acceptance! Great work, we look forward to more of your Directing in future films!