2019 Karma - Davis International Film Festival

The 2019 Karma-Davis International Film Festival will take place from 10/25-10/27. This year, we are excited to be showing seven films produced by local filmmakers in Northern California, from cities such as Woodland, Sacramento and San Francisco. The film screening will occur on Friday, October 25 at the Veterans Memorial Theater. Finally, we will celebrate the work of the filmmakers who contributed to our festival with opening and award ceremonies at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, followed by an exhibit by Karma Automotive at Hyatt Downtown Sacramento.

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

Schedule of events:
Film screenings: 10/25 1:30 pm at the Veterans Memorial Theater
Film forum: 10/25 2:00 pm at the UC Davis Conference Center
Opening and Award ceremonies: 10/27 1:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento.
Karma night: 10/27 6:00pm at Hyatt Downtown Sacramento

Film Screenings
Friday, October 25 from 1:30 - 9:30 pm at the Veterans Memorial Theater, 203 E 14th St, Davis, California
Schedule:
1:30 - 2:30 pm Remember Isobel
2:20 - 2:30 pm Tik Tok
2:30 - 3:30 pm Cuba, Libre?
3:30 - 4:45 pm By No Means
4:45 - 6:10 pm When All That’s Left is Love
6:10 - 7:30 pm Day One
7:30 - 8:45 pm The Wrong Rock
8:45 - 8:50 pm Star in the East
8:50 - 9:10 pm Dog Eat Dog

In addition to supporting local filmmakers, the DIFF received submissions to our 2019 contest from local and international filmmakers. Awards will be given at the Award Ceremony in eight categories. The 2019 finalists are listed as follows:

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

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

Best Foreign Feature Film:
- "A Home" by Huang Xiaodong (China)
- "Phoenix Romance" by Youxue Chen and Yuan Chen (China)
- "Feast" by Yunxing Nie (China)
- "Colours Of Conscience" by Vaibhav Ambast (India)
- "Abode" by Jaya Jose Raj C L (India)

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

Best English Feature Documentary:
- "Day One" by Lori Miller (United States)
- "When All That's Left is Love" by Eric Gordon (United States)

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

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

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

Awards will be recognized in the following categories:
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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  • Aleksandr Korolko

    This festival is really good. They updated us with every change, requested our onsite participation providing all the tiny details. As soon as our new film will be ready we will definitely submit it o Davis FF again.

    November 2019
  • Amazing and such a great film festival

    November 2019
  • 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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    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