“A LONG WEEK OF SHORT FILMS” Festival is the result of the collaboration between Kan-Kan Media and Chinese art and film institutions like Minsheng Museum of Contemporary Arts in Shanghai (official host of the Festival) and Shanghai Film Art Academy. The Festival arises from the need to create a platform for a dialogue and exchange between film professionals, students, film communities and audiences taking as a reference point Shanghai, China.
The festival creates a unique opportunity for presenting the work of independent filmmakers to a wide audience in China and its promotion in this part of the world at the only independent film festival in this part of the world.
The 2015 Edition was a huge success with more than 2000 submissions, 200 films selected and 10 days of great film screenings, workshops, talks, music concerts and dance performances attended by 1000 film-lovers.
The festival alongside the International submission will also showcase several selected national film communities from Europe and Latin America as well as accompany the screenings with workshops, talks and concerts.
The signatory takes all responsibility that the consent of the owner of the Title property, clearances from the copyright owner(s) and performer(s) of music used in the film have all been acquired from the appropriate authorities. The entrant agrees to the use of materials from the submitted film for promotional purposes and that the film can be exhibited during A LONG WEEK OF SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL SHANGHAI organized by KAN-KAN MEDIA and optionally additional screenings as specified below (only if the film-makers' consent is given).
Kan-Kan Media through its permanent exhibition platform organizes screenings in Shanghai, China and Freiburg, Germany. This gives bigger exposure to films and offers an opportunity for the audience and film professionals to see them and communicate with the film-makers via Q&A and video-conference. If you would like your film to be considered for the Kan-Kan Media Cinema Forum screenings, tick the relevant box. The film will be screened ONLY at above mentioned one-off screenings and ONLY if the consent is given by the film-maker. The screenings are free of charge to the public, otherwise a screening fee will be payable to the director after reaching an agreement.
The films meeting the submission criteria will be considered for the International and Chinese Short Film Competition Awards: Best Short, Best Director, Emerging Talent, New Narratives, Special Award, Audience Award.
VERY IMPORTANT: SUBMISSION OF THE SUBTITLE FILE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL THE FILMS WITH DIALOGUES (EVEN IF THE FILM IS IN ENGLISH). The subtitle file (a dialogue sheet with time code) is required in order to facilitate translations to Mandarin. Accepted subtitle file formats: SRT, ASS, STL, SSF, SSA. You can upload it in "Files & Attachments" section of your project.
Submissions without subtitle file will NOT be accepted.
1. All film genres are eligible for submission.
2. China Section is FREE of charge. Submissions to International Section are free of charge until Early Bird deadline (20 December) and 5 Euro afterwards.
3. The final deadline for submissions is 31st January 2016 – notification by 15 April 2016.
4. The submitted films must have been completed after 1st January 2014.
5. The maximum running time: 30 minutes.
6. Required format: HD resolution, H264 codec, AC3 audio codecs or MP2, preferred aspect ratio 16:9, films shot in a language other than English must have English subtitles hard-burnt in the film.
7. VERY IMPORTANT: SUBMISSION OF THE SUBTITLE FILE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL THE FILMS WITH DIALOGUES (EVEN IF THE FILM IS IN ENGLISH). The subtitle file (a dialogue sheet with time code) is required in order to facilitate translations to Mandarin. Accepted subtitle file formats: SRT, ASS, STL, SSF, SSA. Submissions without subtitle file will NOT be accepted.
8. Only high quality, screen-ready submissions will be accepted, without any watermarks and logos (except during title sequence and credits).