JWTFF is a Japanese-based international tourism film festival and a member of CIFFT. CIFFT is a network of world-class tourism film festivals.

This call for films is for our third edition. As you see the state of the world today, we will open our festival on the web. This way you can see the festival on the Internet with the Japanese and English translation.

The festival will take place on 2-3 March 2021.The venue is the Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto, Japan. This temple is known as UNESCO world Heritage

We are waiting for wonderful tourism film from around the world.

The international jury is composed of professionals and experts in the areas of Audiovisual and Cinema, Tourism and Marketing and Communication. In the Japan Competition, the jury awards prizes (1st and 2nd place) to the 2 best films in each thematic category, also awards the prize for the best film in each Japan tourist region and the Grand Prix (best Japanese film). In the International Competition the Jury assigns the prizes in the thematic categories (1st and 2nd place) of the TOURISM FILM Section.

In the world competition of the Festival the Jury will also award the following prizes:
1 Grand Prix JWTFF (Best Film of the Festival)
2 Best Films (best film in each section)
3 Special Awards: Best East Asian Film,

The jury may award special prizes. Winners who can not attend the festival but wish to receive their trophy after the festival can do so, they must inform the organization and make the payment for the processing costs and the respective shipping costs.

REGULATIONS Japan World’s Tourism Film Festival (JWTFF)

The Rules and Regulations are issued in Japanese and in English. In case of doubt the Japanese version will be valid. Some of the detail might be revised by request of applicant. And if the revision is acted, it will be informed to applicants.

1.FESTIVAL ENTRIES
Multiple entries are invited. Please fill the entry from for each film.

2.COMPETITIONS AND SECTIONS
JWTF Festival accept only tourism film, up to 15min.

Please select one of these categories.

1.Tourism Destinations Cities
2.Tourism Destinations Regions
3.Tourism Destinations Countries
4.Tourism Products
5.Tourism Services
6.Independent Travel Video
7. Short Film Style

3.LABELS
After official nominate, we would ask you information below.

Each festival entry has to be labeled with:
Name | full address | contact | Title | Goal | Objectives | Synopsys | Locations | length | correct format | Year of Production | Technical Information |Section & Category or categories it is submitted for;

4.YEAR OF PRODUCTION
All festival entries must have been produced after January 1, 2019.

5.LANGUAGE VERSIONS
The official language of the festival is Japanese and English. Entries in the international competition are accepted in any language provided the following requirements are met:
English subtitles or voice-over in English;
Synopsis written in English.
The movie must have the subtitles inserted if the language is not English.

6.DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
Our deadline is set to 23:59 (Japanese Time), 8th January, 2021.

7.FORMATS & SENDINGS
Please certify to send all requested materials for each of the films entered. The films enrolled in the JWTFF Festival must have at least the following or similar requirements:
Resolution:

Full HD (1920×1080 pixels), 16: 9
Video codec: H.264
Audio codec: AAC

8.ENTRY FEES & PAYMENT DATA

As this festival is new and experimental, we would not ask any entry fees.
At the same time, we “would not” support any transportation fee, hotels and food during the festival.
(This year, we will carry out our festival in ONLINE festival)

9.JURY & AWARDS
The international jury is composed of professionals and experts in the areas of Audiovisual and Cinema, Tourism and Marketing and Communication. In the Japan Competition, the jury awards prizes (1st and 2nd place) to the 2 best films in each thematic category, also awards the prize for the best film in each Japan tourist region and the Grand Prix (best Japanese film). In the International Competition the Jury assigns the prizes in the thematic categories (1st and 2nd place) .

In the world competition of the Festival the Jury will also award the following prizes:
1 Grand Prix JWTFF (Best Film of the Festival)
2 Best Film in each section (best movie in each section)
3 Special awards: e.g.Best East Asian Film

The jury may award special prizes. Winners who can not attend the festival and wish to receive their trophy after the festival can do so, they must inform the organization and make a payment for the processing costs and pay the respective shipping costs.

10.RIGHTS OF USE
By entering a festival entry the entrant declares, that he is entitled to dispose of all rights to the use of the entry and vouches for these rights vis-a-vis the festival. The entrant warrants that the rights of use held by all authors, owners of ancillary copyrights and other parties involved in the production of the festival entry, except for the rights safeguarded by the performing rights societies, have been acquired in a due and proper manner and the exploitation of the festival entry is not barred by personality rights or other third party rights in any manner whatsoever.

When entering a festival entry the entrant transfers rights to the use of the festival entry, specifically the right to present and demonstrate the entry in public either in whole or in part or to distribute the entry in whole or in part on a “Festival Reel” or similar, to the festival. This also applies to stills/images provided to the festival. All aforementioned transfers of use shall be of worldwide validity.

11.WINNERS NOTIFICATION
Festival entries will be prejudged and Award-winners will be notified beforehand. The decisions of the jury are not contestable. Decisions of the jury and the festival Organization are final and not subject to any legal appeal.

12.LIABILITY OF THE FESTIVAL
The festival reserves the right to reclassify festival entries into other categories where this is deemed appropriate. The festival organization does not accept any responsibility for the cancellation of the festival due to force majeure.

13.MISCELLANEOUS
The festival reserves the right to compile entries on a “Festival Reel” or similar, also in processed form, and to distribute same on a medium deemed appropriate by the festival. This also applies to stills/images provided to the festival. The entrants transfer all rights appropriate in this context upon entrance of the festival entry to the festival. The festival reserves the right to use all recordings taken at the festival for any promotional purpose in any medium deemed appropriate by the festival. The festival reserves the right to exclude entries from the competition.

By entering a festival entry the entrant accepts all Rules and Regulations and also agrees to hold the festival harmless against all costs or claims of third parties arising from any such use by the festival or from false information by the entrant. The festival will not sell or rent personal data provided by you.

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  • It's incredible to see "Two Deaf Travellers" reach across to the other side of the world. We are very honoured in receiving 3rd prize and I believe this is an opportunity to open up the tourism film world. Hope to see many more Deaf travel films reaching out to all the film festival around the world. Thank you, Japan World's Tourism Film Festival.

    March 2021