2019 Karma - Davis International Film Festival

Film Screen: OCT 25, 1 pm Veterans Memorial Center & Theater

Film Forum: OCT 26, 2 pm, UC Davis Conference Center

Opening and Awarding Ceremony: OCT 27, 1 pm, Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Karma Night: OCT 27 6pm, Hyatt Downtown Sacramento

2019 Finalists:

Animation
A Storybook for Adults and Other Children: For Mental Health Professionals, Teachers and Families United States Jerri Curry
The Wrong Rock United States Michael Cawood
Star in the East United States Katie Garibaldi, Marc Morgan
Different Threads of Fate Czech Republic Nazar Germanov

Best Foreign Documentary
Stories of their lives United States Qizhen Wang
Le tombeau des épuisés France Marion Fernandez
The inhabitant Argentina Diego Mandelman
Dehsalm Iran Mohammad Abdollahi
North Korea world 2019 China Guyuan Tian

Best Foreign Feature Film
A Home China Huang Xiaodong
Phoenix Romance China Youxue Chen, Yuan Chen
Feast China Yunxing Nie
Colours Of Conscience India Vaibhav Ambast
Abode India Jaya Jose Raj C L

Best Foreign Short Film
The Fragrant Alley China Zhiyi Duan
A Farewell to the Old Me China Kento Mochida
Pink Lady India Ashwin Madasu
KARMA Iran Arshia Zeinali
Fika & Fidan's story Iran Delavar Doustanian

Best English Feature Documentary
Day One United States Lori Miller
When All That's Left is Love United States Eric Gordon

Best English Short Documentary
Becoming Singapore Singapore Tom St. John Gray
Grow-Up United States Hanwei Zhang
"Cuba, Libre?" United States Dick Jordan

Best English Feature Film
Kayla United States Kate Bohan
By No Means United States Aleksandr Korolko
Remember Isobel United States Sarah Barbulesco-Lamb

Best English Short Film
Dog Eat Dog United States Jianan Ma
Running Between the Crack of Time United States Yicheng Xue
Dream Date United States Phillip Lindsey
Tik Tok United States R.J. Blake
Three Hundred Days United States Zeyu Zhang

Award will be recognized in these category
1. English Feature Film
2. English Short Film
3. English Feature Documentary
4. English Short Documentary
5. Foreign Feature Film
6. Foreign Short Film
7. Foreign Documentary
8. Animation

戴维斯国际电影节——中国影像单元奖项设置
1. 华语优秀电影
2. 华语优秀导演
3. 华语优秀编剧
4. 华语优秀男演员
5. 华语优秀女演员
6. 华语新秀女演员
7. 华语新秀男演员
8. 华语新秀导演
9.中国文化推广大奖
10. 青年电影人奖

FILM COMPETITION GENERAL RULES & GUIDELINES:
- All non-English films submitted MUST have subtitles in English.
- Each film may be submitted to only ONE category. Any film submitted to an inappropriate category will be disqualified.
- Films must be available as a high quality digital file or DVD for screening during the Davis International Film Festival, in October 2018. If you are unwilling or unable to give us permission to screen your film at the film festival, DO NOT SUBMIT your film.
- You MUST include your physical address in your entry. Please do not submit a film without giving us your address, which we need for our records.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
ANIMATION Category Requirements:
- Animated films of any length may be submitted to this category.
MINI MOVIE Category Requirements:
- Any fiction or documentary film shorter than 10 minutes may be submitted to this category, except animated films. Animated films of any length should be submitted in the ANIMATION category.
- All films accepted to the MINI MOVIE category will be entered into the DIFF PEOPLE’S CHOICE competition and posted on a website for public voting. If you do not give permission for your film to be entered in the PEOPLE’S CHOICE competition and posted on a public website, DO NOT SUBMIT your film.
SHORT DOCUMENTARY, CHINESE Category Requirements:
- Documentary films in Chinese may be submitted to this category.
- Films must be 10 to 30 minutes long.
SHORT DOCUMENTARY, ENGLISH Category Requirements:
- Documentary films in English may be submitted to this category.
- Films must be 10 to 30 minutes long.
SHORT DOCUMENTARY, OTHER LANGUAGE Category Requirements:
- Documentary films in languages other than Chinese or English may be submitted to this category.
- Films must be 10 to 30 minutes long.
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, CHINESE Category Requirements:
- Documentary films in Chinese may be submitted to this category.
- Films must be 31 to 60 minutes long.
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, ENGLISH Category Requirements:
- Documentary films in English may be submitted to this category.
- Films must be 31 to 60 minutes long.
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, OTHER LANGUAGE Category Requirements:
- Documentary films in languages other than Chinese or English may be submitted to this category.
- Films must be 31 to 60 minutes long.
SHORT FICTION, CHINESE Category Requirements:
- Fiction films in Chinese may be submitted to this category.
- Films must be 11 to 60 minutes long.
SHORT FICTION, ENGLISH Category Requirements:
- Fiction films in English may be submitted to this category.
- Films must be 11 to 60 minutes long.
SHORT FICTION, OTHER LANGUAGE Category Requirements:
- Fiction films in languages other than Chinese or English may be submitted to this category.
- Films must be 11 to 60 minutes long.
FEATURE FICTION, CHINESE Category Requirements:
- Fiction films in Chinese may be submitted to this category.
- Films must be 61 to 135 minutes long.
FEATURE FICTION, ENGLISH Category Requirements:
- Fiction films in English may be submitted to this category.
- Films must be 61 to 135 minutes long.
FEATURE FICTION, OTHER LANGUAGE Category Requirements:
- Fiction films in languages other than Chinese or English may be submitted to this category.
- Films must be 61 to 135 minutes long.

征稿题材要求:参赛作品要求立意健康、构思精妙、叙述完整,鼓励艺术特性的探索,也鼓励满足大众化、类型化、多样化的市场需要
征稿对象:全国范围内的青年影片、记录片、微电影制作人、导演,

展映作品要求原创。组委会对因著作权、作品中音乐、影像等元素使用权、受访人肖像、隐私权等问题所产生的纠纷,概不负责,由此产生的一切法律后果均由参加者自行承担。
组委会与合作组织有权无偿在公共媒体上作非盈利性展示、展播、结集出版,或用于公益性宣传与艺术教育等非商业性活动,参赛者特别申明不得使用除外;

We are accepting VR films with Free submission.

The Davis International Film Festival is organized and sponsored by the Davis Cross-Cultural Foundation, a nonprofit organization, to promote cultural and artistic exchange. For more information, please visit our website at www.davisiff.org.

The DIFF is a competitive showcase for domestic and international feature films, documentaries and shorts. The DavisIFF reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project submitted. There is no limit to the number of entries.
Unless notified otherwise, all films officially selected are eligible for competition. All films are nominated and voted upon by an impartial jury of filmmakers, industry professionals, festival programmers and film aficionados.

Submission of an entry gives the DIFF permission to have excerpts of accepted work, including film trailers, shown in all promotional activities related to the festival.

For more information on the Davis International Film Festival, visit davisiff.org or email davisiff.org@gmail.com.

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  • Giorgi Tkemaladze

    They are very attentive and professional.

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks!

  • حسام محمد أبو الحسن

    It was a nice festival , Thanks for your efforts

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks

  • hello guys. I got an email that i was an award winner for my film. Till now i have not received for which film it was., Kindly help

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    The winners are listed in our website. Please visit www.davisiff.org . The winners names are listed there. please let us know if there is more questions.
    DIFF

  • Santosh Lamichhane

    We submitted our film and paid the submission fee. We never received any communication at all until after the festival was over. Please do not waste your time and money submitting at this festival.

    November 2017
  • The results of the festival can be found here: http://www.kankanews.com/a/2016-10-18/0037729311.shtml
    Even though I could not attend the festival, I’m glad to learn that the events were well organised.

    January 2017