Provides an opportunity for independent regional filmmakers to screen new work. Our aim is to highlight the talent of emerging, independent filmmakers throughout the ASEAN region, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Republic of Korea. This is out of competition.

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CINEBALU submission guidelines:

1. Submissions can be made by citizens and residents of ASEAN countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam), Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong

2. The submission charge on FilmFreeway is US$8.00

3. All genres are eligible for submission

4. Screeners/preview copies for both shorts and feature-length films can be submitted

5. Multiple submissions are welcome

6. The film can be in any language – but English Subtitles are required

7. Submissions must have been completed on or after 12 September 2018

8. Copyright for all music and videos used must be owned by the filmmaker.  By submitting your film to the KKIFF2020, you agree that the KKIFF2020 will not be held liable for any copyright infringements perpetrated by you or your film.

9. KKIFF reserves the right to use stills and/or short clips of films submitted to CINEBALU for the purposes of marketing and promotion.

10. Submissions must be received on or before: 15 May 2020

11. Festival screening format is dcp, bluray or dvd

Curating CINEBALU will take place in May-June, 2020 and those whose films are selected for screening will be informed on the KKIFF website and by email as soon as possible after this.

If you have any questions, contact:  Jude – +6014 3514298 or Hazli – +6016 5522435 or email us: