Due to the current world situation with Covid-19, KKIFF has decided to postpone ZOOM10 Filmmakers' Competition to 2021.

KKIFF is Malaysia's longest running film festival based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
The festival includes international and regional movie screenings, talks, workshops and training for film makers.

Zoom10 Filmmakers' Competition

Is a short film competition for filmmakers from ASEAN countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam), Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong

CINEBALU
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.

SABAH FILMMAKING COURSE
An 8 day, hands-on, intensive training course for young Malaysian filmmakers. They work in teams to produce short films under the guidance of experienced international and regional professionals from the film industry.

SABAH PITCHING TRAINING & AWARDS
This 2-day workshop is open to documentary filmmakers from the ASEAN region, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Republic of Korea. Participants will learn how to pitch their feature length
documentary film project and make a pitch to a jury.

Zoom10 Kinabalu Awards
2 awards will be made in each category:

GOLDEN KINABALU AWARDS
plus RM3000 in each category
Documentary, Narrative, Indigenous Language

SILVER KINABALU AWARDS
Plus RM2000 in each category
Documentary, Narrative, Indigenous Language

Zoom10 Competition Guidelines:

POSTPONED TO 2021

Make sure you select Zoom10 at the SELECT DEADLINE option for submission.

1. This competition is open to 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 entry fee to enter this competition on FilmFreeway is US$8.00

3. The film can be any genre (animation, documentary, drama, experimental, horror, comedy, etc.)

4. Length – maximum 10 minutes, including credits – that is, the movie can be up to 10 minutes long

5. Screening Format – digital video, no longer than 10 minutes

6. Language – any language but ALL non-English dialogue films must have English subtitles

7. All entries must have English subtitles

8. Multiple entries are welcome

9. Copyright for all music and videos used must be owned by the filmmaker – that is, you must have permission to use all music, sound and/or artwork in your short film.  By entering this competition, you agree that the KKIFF2020 will not be held liable for any copyright infringements perpetrated by you or your short film.

10. KKIFF reserves the right to use stills and/or short clips of films submitted to Zoom10 for the purposes of marketing and promotion.

11. The film you enter must have been completed on or after 12 September 2018

12. The film should be entirely your own work.

13. If your film has been inspired by another film, please note this in the credits.

14. Entries must be submitted by 31st July 2020

15. The KKIFF encourages filmmakers who have submitted entries for Zoom10 to attend the festival, especially the Zoom10 Highlight Screening and Awards Night. However, the KKIFF is unable to provide a financial contribution for airfares or additional expenses incurred during the festival.

If you have any questions, contact:  Jude – +6014 3514298 or Hazli – +6016 5522435 or email us:  info@kkiff.com

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