This is the second year of the F&MAD Film Festival Asia and we have an exciting program of Film and Media Arts events scheduled featuring diverse works produced by undergraduate students at the University of Utah Asia Campus.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOLLOWS - STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12 - F&MAD FILM FESTIVAL - DAY 1 - UAC STUDENT SHOWCASE & RETROSPECTIVE. This will be a screening of Exhibition Pieces (pieces longer than 15 minutes), Older Pieces (Film and Media Arts works completed prior to January 1, 2021), and Specialty Works (Fashion, Music Videos, Video Art & Essays) selected by the UAC FMA Faculty for screening for the UAC, IGC, and Incheon Communities. Works screened at this event will be eligible for a special Audience Award and one Jury Prize. (SCREENING LOCATION TBD)
THURSDAY, APRIL 13 - F&MAD FILM FESTIVAL - DAY 2 - COMPETITION - This will be a screening of Narrative Film and Media Arts pieces eligible for the COMPETITION SECTION of the F&MAD Film Festival and selected by our Professional Jury. (Narrative Pieces will be 15 minutes or shorter, completed between Jan 1 2021 and February 17, 2023, and UPLOADED TO FILM FREEWAY as screeners for our judges. These fNarrative Works (Film, Animation, Documentary) will be eligible for Jury Prize, Audience Award and Individual Category Prizes) . (SCREENING LOCATION TBD)
FRIDAY, APRIL 14 - F&MAD FILM FESTIVAL - DAY 3 - AWARDS NIGHT - This will be the second F&MAD Film Fest Asia Awards and the first we will be doing in a live space. This will be an Exclusive, Invitation Only event of limited capacity. (INVITEES WILL BE NOTIFIED AND LOCATION TBD)
ONLINE ATTENDANCE: COMPETITION NIGHT of the F&MAD FILM FESTIVAL will be available for online viewing the same night as the festival with an additional screening the next day (for viewers in the U.S.). A premiere screener will be loaded to the Film Festival's Official Website.
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UAC STUDENT SHOWCASE & RETROSPECTIVE AWARDS
Jury Prize (Plaque, Certificate)
Audience Choice Award (Plaque, Certificate)
F&MAD FILM FEST ASIA AWARDS
Jury Prize Winner (Trophy, Certificate)
Audience Choice Award (Trophy, Certificate)
Best Director (Trophy, Certificate)
Best Performance* (Trophy, Certificate)
Best Cinematographer (Trophy, Certificate)
Best Editing (Trophy, Certificate)
Best Screenplay (Trophy, Certificate)
ADDITIONAL AWARDS AND MONETARY PRIZES MAY BE ANNOUNCED LATER - STAY TUNED
*With the exception of Best Performance, all nominees and award winners must be a current or former UAC or University of Utah Student
WHAT ARE THE GENERAL ELIGIBITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMPETITION SECTION OF THIS FESTIVAL?
All COMPETITION pieces must be narrative pieces (Fiction Film, Documentary, Animation) produced by students while attending the University of Utah Asia Campus. The submission should be made by the Director, who must be a U Asia Campus Student (or recent alumnus).
Running time for all COMPETITION shorts must be 15 minutes or less. All genres are welcome.within the three major narrative forms (Fiction Film, Animation, Documentary)
Film submissions in a non-English language must be subtitled in English.
USE OF COPYRIGHTED MUSIC AND/OR MEDIA:
While it is preferred that students do not use copyrighted music or media, if you choose to use music or media you do not have the rights to, you are required to include the following disclaimer under each music and media credit: USE FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
F&MAD FILM FEST ASIA will accept entries for COMPETITION on FilmFreeway only.
DVD or Blu-Ray are NOT accepted.
If submitting more than one film for COMPETITION, a separate completed entry is required for each title.
There are NO entry fees for this festival. Admission to the Festival is FREE.
WHAT ABOUT EXHIBITION FILMS (FILMS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR COMPETITION)?
Works that were produced prior to Jan 1, 2021 and/or works longer than 15 minutes should be emailed as a Google Drive link or submitted in person to Professor Schwindt for consideration for the UAC Student Showcase & Retrospective night. Email Professor Schwindt if you have additional questions about your submission's eligibility.
Films submitted (whether accepted or rejected) to the 2021 F&MAD Film Fest Asia are NOT eligible for submission to the 2023 Festival.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: I made an "animatic" for my Animation course? Can I submit it?
A: Yes! Animation is welcome, and animatics are definitely narrative works.
Q: What about Experimental Film? Can I submit that?
A: Yes. Though it is not listed in the major categories, we are still interested in unique, challenging forms, and the piece may be accepted into competition.
Q: I made a music video for a UAC class. Can I submit it for Competition?
A: Though music videos are not traditional narrative works, you are welcome to submit it as it may be considered as a narrative by the judges. However, if the video is not accepted, it may still be admitted into the UAC Student Showcase.
Q: I made a video with FIT as a collaboration. Can I submit that?
A: Though it is not a narrative work, you are welcome to submit your FIT fashion video for competition. The judges will decide if the piece should be included in the festival, and, if not, the work may still be accepted into the UAC Student Showcase.
Q: I made a video essay for a film studies course? Can I submit that?
A: No, video essays are not eligible for the narrative competition. However, If you are proud of your video essay, Email it directly to Professor Schwindt, as it may be selected to be screened at the UAC Student Showcase.
Q: I'm not a Film and Media Arts Major. Can I submit a film to this festival?
A: Yes. If you are a U Asia Campus student who made the project while attending our university, you can submit to the festival.
Q: I was a camera operator for a video project directed by someone who is not a UAC student or alumni. Can I submit it?
A: No. Films in this festival must be projects led by current or recently graduated UAC students. Outside projects are not eligible.
Q: I made a narrative film / documentary / animation with my fellow U Asia Campus classmates during our break period. Can I submit it?
A: Yes. As long as the leaders of the project (Writer, Director, DP, Editor) are current or recently graduated U Asia Campus students, you can submit that piece.
Q: I made a piece for UAC's "Horror Night" competition. Can I submit it?
A: Yes, works screened at other festivals and competitions are still eligible for F&MAD.
Q: My film is a little longer than 15 minutes. What should I do?
A: To submit your film for Competition, the file will have to be edited down to fit the time limit. Students in 2021 did this, and it made their films better.
SUBMISSION ON FILM FREEWAY
To submit a video file on FilmFreeway, first create an account (free). Then click on "My Projects" and "Add A Project." (10 GB limit) [You can also submit your film as a Vimeo link if you prefer, but there should be no need to spend money to submit to this festival]
If you have multiple projects you'd like to submit, go to My Projects > Add New Project, and add as many projects as you like.
FILL IN AS MUCH INFORMATION AS YOU CAN when creating your project on Film Freeway. That includes a COMPLETE CREDIT LIST (WITH NAMES CORRECTLY SPELLED), a DIRECTOR'S BIO, a concise SYNOPSIS, QUALITY FILM STILLS & BTS PHOTOS, and an ORIGINAL POSTER. You will then be ready to submit the project to the F&MAD Film Fest Asia (and other festivals!).
(Refer to Film Freeway's FAQ Page in their Help Center for more information on Uploading projects)
NOTIFICATION AND FOLLOW UP:
If your film is selected for the film festival you will receive an email with instructions on how to deliver your video file to Professor Schwindt as an Apple Pro Res 422 HQ file format. Minimum Resolution: 1080p. Maximum Resolution: 4K. All aspect ratios are welcome.