On behalf of the festival organizers the CEO & founder would like to thank you for the long wait for the official anouncements and web links. Thumbs up for those who hecked our site (our telco database portal) much appreciated. Good job!

OUR OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ARE AS IT FOLLOWS:
2022 Film Festival Winner award goes to "Time Is Eternal" directed by Daniel M. Lir & Bayou Bennett, from USA.

Short Film Winner is:
"Latir Amargo" Directed by Yolanda Belvis (Spain)

(temporary links can be viewed at https://www.colortapeinternational.com/2022mainlisting/index-02a.html)
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Animation Winner is:
"Re-Animal" from Spain.
(temporary links can be viewed at https://www.colortapeinternational.com/trailers/index.html)

Special Jury Award In The Latin Short Films Category "$100" directed by Shihyun Wang

Best OZ TV Pilot Web Series Film Award Category 2022 goes to "Diana Web Series Episodes 1 & 2” Directed by PETER KOEVARI

Documentary Winner is:
"12TH HOUR" directed by Susan Kucera (a hard toss betweew "Hot Money" by the same director, Jeff Bridges & General Wesley Clark )

Documentary Award For Excellence "ENOUGH! LEBANON’S DARKEST HOUR "directed by Daizy Gedeon

(temporary links can be viewed at https://www.colortapeinternational.com/2022mainlisting/index-02a.html)
(https://www.colortapeinternational.com/2022mainlisting/index-02b.html)

Script Writer Winner is:
Mr Stuart Long, for "US Space Force - Strange Case of Dr. Briton"
(Scripts temporary links can be viewed at https://www.colortapeinternational.com/2022mainlisting/index-02c.html)

BEST AUSTRALIAN DRAMA SCREENPLAY Award goes to "THE ADVENTURESS” Written by Damien A. Mulvany

Best Australian FEATURE COMEDY Award goes to "PUBLIC EYE" Directed By Davo Hardy

Winner of Best Foreign Short Films is:
(temporary links at https://www.colortapeinternational.com/2022mainlisting/index-02.html)

Best Debut -Shorts Director goes to Ayat Asadi Rahbar for directing "Raheel"
Best Debut (Co-Winner) -Director Mark Hensley for directing "Uncut"
Best Debut (Co-Winner) -Director Robert Peters for directing "Muzzled"
Outstanding Director Co-Award Abishek Pande for directing "The Sparrow"
Outstanding Director Co-Award goes to Mingxuan Wang for directing "Antique Clock Copper Basin And Cat"

Winner of Best Feature film is:
Neither A Girl Nor A Woman" from India directed by Anjali Patil

(provisional links at https://www.colortapeinternational.com/2022mainlisting/index-02.html)
Best Of French Films - "L'engrenage" directed by Sonia Nona

Best Film Noire Award goes to "Romance Noir" Directed by Ernie Berger

Best HORROR Film Award goes to "The Awakening of Lilith” Directed By Emilio Steven Adam Renkovish

Best Latin DOCUMENTARY DRAMA Film Award "Facing the Silence" Directed by Emilio Ruiz Barrachina

Best ROMANTIC FEATURE Award "THE INVISIBLE ENEMY" Directed By Manish Kumar

BEST LGBTQ+ FILMS CATEGORY AWARD "The Out-Fit"

We apologise due to technical glitches we need to delay 48 Hours the offical links & certification process. There are over 40 recipients in multiple categories. Please bear with us. Thank you for understanding (CIFF Team).

BEST ADAPTATION DOCUMENTARY Award goes to "OUTBREAK GOLDFISH” Directed by Zhihui Zhang

Best Australian DOCUMENTARY FEATURE Award goes to "Surviving Sunset An Actor's Hollywood Journey" Directed By Shaun Anthony Robinson

Best PERSIAN FILM "Identibye" directed by Sajjad Shahhatami

Also CONGRATULATION to Shervin Hajipour Winner of the Musical Video Category with the song: "For...Women Life Freedom". Also Winner of People's Choice Award 2022, Best Lyrics Award 2022 & Humanitarian Film Award 2022! More awards by the end of November this year. May preview some of TOP 100 Nominees and late extended entries (still in the running) https://youtu.be/K7qgCdWsH6c (few not included in the preview reel) thanks for your patience. Best of luck on the film festivals circuit.

2022 Virtual Broadcasting & Online Previews (links coming soon)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! Due to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and inline with Queensland Health & Government guidelines, past, current & future screening events in 2022 were/will be affected, at least six (6) cancelations were made this year (causing organisers a huge problem). Just like the previous years, the safety and well-being of the public and our volunteering staff is paramount. Updated guidelines will be followed during film screening event (when possible to be held to the public). The screening of films, venues, dates, times are constantly affected by the fluid covid situation and advise by the local state government. Besides endeavours of running it online (as well) as screening to the public, a limited number of screening events will be held this year (we apologies for this), it is also possible that only a small number of attendees will be allowed to attend & watch our screening events, as per daily Queensland Health Government and depending on the local council approvals & guidelines and requirements on the day of the screening.

OUR MOST IMPORTANT TASK IS TO KEEP YOU ALL SAFE: Hence, where possible keep the social distancing (approx. 1 person per 2sqm OR 2m apart) and may need to wear a mask, depending on advise and recommendations of the day by health department or Old Government updates which may need to be followed during public screening!

PLEASE |Keep checking the Local Health & Government web sites for daily updates.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
STAY SAFE & BE SAFE! We hope that this crisis will be over soon. GBU

Colortape International Film Festival is a privately owned, multicultural film festival promoting worldwide arts & culture through films, while bridging cultural differences, friendship, showcasing the creative vision of filmmakers from over the world. We are strong advocates and promoters of peace, love, friendship and mutual respect. One of very few festivals, if not the only one, to guaranteed acceptance, entry and certification for every filmmaker! Over 4104 filmmakers were rewarded in the past 8 years!

Dedicated mainly for international entries who would like to showcase their work to the Australian audience. Offering a transparent and culturally un-biased selection. Opening the door to those who normally get rejected or are unfairly disqualified based on English language or difference in culture.

Local Australian filmmakers, based within our shores or outside can also participate.
We acknowledge that there are many more options available to local filmmakers, we noted in the past that many Australian films also do not get the right recognition and acceptance from local film festivals. They ought to be recogised. Even if there are better quality with larger budgets films entered from overseas. We would still like to reward everyone for their hard work, and creative nature.

Colortape is a film competition and film festival offering an Indoor/Outdoor screening opportunity , when possible, to showcase filmmakers work, and reward everyone towards the end of the competitive season.

Colortape festival was nominated as one of the most prestigious and recognized film festivals in the Southern hemisphere & possibly being one of Asia-Pacific's largest multicultural film competition by the number of annual admissions and soon to become one of the largest film screening event for the community for FREE in Australia.

In 2016, and 2017, 2018 nominated again for a 3rd year in a row for the "Access Community Services Cultural Diversity Award" by state government of Queensland, Regional Achievement and Community Awards.

Our festival endeavours to connect & bridge diverse cultural backgrounds from every corner of the world, whilst providing a sound platform for filmmakers to compete, showcase their work and be rewarded (recognition certified) at the same time, and offered an intimate festival where filmmakers and the audience can share & promote friendship and peace, to be engaged in the art of film and cinema.

Colortape is the first ever film festival in the world to award filmmakers with custom designed & newly released NFT (Non-Fungible-Tokens) valued in Ethereum cryptocurrency. Non-redeemable, BUT awarded filmmakers have re-sale & transfer rights, and can fundraise their future film projects by selling their NFT to their sponsors, family, friends, or NFT collectors, NFT investors, in the film diaspora. Note: NFTS are like diamonds/wine/paintings. The older they will get the more valuable they will become. Must have heard of some VIP NFTS sold in millions. Never know what could happen to yours. Re-assurance: Colortape will NOT retain any royalty % on transfer or re-sales of the awarded film NFTS. Guaranteed. One NFT award will be issued per winner. Best Actor/Actress/Best DOP/Cinematography/Sound etc may also receive an NFT award for working on the same project, entirely different design/minting process & value. The NFT awards value will vary from one film to another, year -to - year and will usually takes place close to the end of the competitive season (December) each year. Email notification and digital certificates will be emailed, to reduce close contacts.
The cryptocurrency and NFT market is evolving rapidly and we want to keep pace with the developments. We recommend filmmakers/producers/agents get a crypto currency "wallet". We use the most common one Metamask, it is easy and secure. NFTS are designed by "Ride2FameWithMe" and the minted token value is assigned by CIFF management according to the respective award.

Thank you for your support. PLEASE help us with your reviews and fundraising initiatives (buy our NFTS). if possible so we can reward as many possible filmmakers, animators, script writers, musicians, content creators like yourselves to get some sort of recognition for your works.

Winners & Runner Ups - Top 100 Nominees updates will be available for viewing in December each year at https://www.colortapeinternational.com/2022winners&runnerups.html

Submission requirements
Filmmaker must send us a screener version download link to their full/complete film in MP4 format (preferable), foreign films MUST include English subtitles (srt file is ok too), also a 300 word synopsis in winword or RTF/PDf format, + 300DPI poster size A4 + either a link of your work (to be able to download mp4 format screener.) Alternatively, send us 2x copies of your work on DVD/BluRay disc, or file on USB flash card / Micro SD card (we will return it if requested) if have any queries please contact us for the surface mail (postage).

Once received you will automatically proceed past our 1st or 2nd phase of acceptance or pre-selection process and you will receive an extra 5 points for poster submission & screener link. We need to share the film link or disc/raw file with judges or panel selection in other geographical areas where our festival runs simultaneously, and because we had problems during playback during public screening while running online (as frames dropped out and connections were severed), people just walking out of the screening sessions, making our presentation look very unprofessional while filmmakers missed out on crucial points. Hence we have decided to have both softcopies (mp4 / mov / mpeg format file) and hard copies of your screener on hand available to play any time anywhere, unrestricted and flawlessly. Depending on the material and works submitted. The USB sticks (flash card)/Micro SD can be returned, but DVD's or BluRay's are non-returnable. Do NOT send via DHL please, as we can not chase so many parcels at the distribution centre, as it is required in Australia. DHL parcels are not delivered to our address we must pick them up ourselves. Just in the past few years we have received over 50 entries via DHL and spent a lot of time and resources chasing them instead of using our dedicated volunteering time wisely elsewhere. Please send them normal air mail, or UPS. Thank you.

The submitted work should be filmed in either Standard Definition (SD) but most preferable in High Definition (HD) if possible, The last one will attract extra points. Some categories are exempt (for example: Mobile Phone category). Please include a 300DPI CYMK rezolution A4 poster (5 points extra will be awarded for graphics design & creativity) and line of credits + a short synopsis (5 points each added). DVD cover and art works will also receive extra points for presentation (5points). Must submit your own work not somebody else's. Penalties will apply for plagiarism and copyright theft.

Since you have shot and made your film/documentary/commercial/musical or promo, and after spending endless hours of pre & post production work, from filming to editing, designing and rendering, once you have finalized your master then now it’s time to send us a link to your version of your film (web uploaded) or send us DVD copies. Make your film stand out by delivering the highest possible quality, and playable at a good speed (without frames being dropped). Hence, is to be rendered in a popular industry standard format. Always keep a copy of your master safe and on file for future use. It is the responsibility of the registered member or entrant to upload the correct file format or working link and must be as small as possible, and playable as fast as possible. Any submitted foreign language films made in your native language MUST have English subtitles or dubbing! Don't take the risk to loose crucial points by not providing translation, get the much needed extra points to boost your chances to win!

Remember: Please submit posters, A4 via email in digital format, pdf/psd/jpeg/gif 300DPI CYMK minimum printing resolution (extra 5 points to be awarded for a poster submission, photo and info about the film or filmmaker & your subject(s), cast and crew information in text format (if you have not done so already when rgistering on FilmFreeway). Any format (email or letterhead) will do it! PLEASE Include title, director's name, full surface mail address and email address when you sign-up!
Yes, some filmmakers do not fill out the complete address (eg: country) to where we can send you our correspondence with certificates or awards (if applicable)! Every extra detail will be awarded or deducted (if missing missing) anywhere between 5-10 points. Points do add up and is crucial that you accumulate as many points as possible.

Those entering the Promotions (advertisement) category please note: adherence to the theme and creativity are two of the most important criteria requirements in your submission. Tip! If the film (vidlet) made is the right theme then this will attract the highest points.

Colortape International promotes the work submitted by filmmakers which are made in their own native language – but from our understanding side of things there must be a Multi-language selection subtitle in SRT format or embedded in your submitted material, most importantly in English (if your film is not in English language). We will not assess or award points on the correctness or gramma of the English language used. We just need to understand your film. However, if your submitted material will be a winner or runner-up in one of the regions and will enter the world competition at international level, we would suggest to you to improve the language issue to suit most audiences world wide. Tip! You will have a better chance to progress in the competition at higher levels. Participants, directors or filmmakers submitting either: films, documentaries, montage and musicals, “0-60 Seconds” commercials/promos and/or short films into this competition then should tell us how much budget did you have, and should upload a clear pre & post production snap shot (jpeg pref.) of cast & crew, and a short biography of the director OR a synopsis. Must be sent to us via email during the registration process, and must be attached to their profile and be readily available to provide us with more information about themselves, cast & crew and their subject if they are selected to progress into the finals.

Advertisements & Film Classification
Colortape International film festival will be given special customs and censorship clearances under which it is forbidden to allow persons under the age of 18 years to attend – this includes babies. However, some films included in the Commercials & Short Film Festival and post 2014 will be classified and in some cases children under the age of 18 will be allowed to attend certain screenings depending upon the classification received. Also if you will use children under the age of 18 in your own productions you MUST download a Parent Consent Form and have it signed with the legal guardian of the child prior to shoot your advertisement. A form must be completed for every child featured in the commercial or promo. A commercial or film's classification will be identified in the Colortape International Film Festival Guide section of the website.

For further information on Film Classification visit: http://www.classification.gov.au/special.html

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  • Thanks for including Adrienne’s Garden in the festival

    December 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much. We enjoy your works. This means a lot to us. In the past two years we have barely received a handful of reviews only. Not sure how much is helping us to boost our event, as we (the CEO) mainly believes more in the spreading our event by the "word of mouth". In saying that, just wait a bit as we have not finished the award processes. We are going deeper with DOP/Choreography/Scores/Actors and many other awards. More is come to "Adrienne's Garden" too. The CIFF Team of volunteers is overloaded. Just got the web sites running again after the hack. Our appologies for delays. Wish you a Merry Xmas & A Happy New Year to ALL filmmakers, cast, crew, pre & post production staff, agents, representatives, Filmfreeway & Festhome platform staff, and their families!

  • Thank you for the award given me to recognize my great achievement in MUZZLED Movie.

    December 2022
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    Response from festival:

    You are welcome! We were honoured indeed to have your film in our festival. Amazing work for an up--coming director. Keep making them, the more the better you will get at it. Best of luck.

  • Jon Sargent

    Thanks for including my film, Masks in Moonlight in this year's festival!

    December 2022
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    Response from festival:

    THANK YOU! We wish you a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year 2023 to ALL filmmakers, cast, crew, pre & post production staff, agents, representatives, Filmfreeway & Festhome platform staff, and their families!

  • Alexander Senicki

    Having been selected for CIFF's festival is truly a great honor and one that came as a complete surprise! We look forward to submitting part two of our movie in the future. Kudos to the organizers for do a great job supporting independent filmmakers.

    November 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you! It is an honour indeed. Best of luck and welcome to submit again. Best of luck. CIFF Team

  • David Leopold

    Thank you for selecting my film "Sequence/Orpheus" for your compelling festival. It was too much for so-called hallucinatory festivals in the U.S. but the land down under seems to get it and I'd love to visit when travel becomes less restrictive.

    November 2022
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    Response from festival:

    We are surprised, especially in US. Horror is the go for younger audience....Anyway thanks and best of luck! CIFF Team