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.

PESTA10
Is a short film competition for filmmakers from ASEAN, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Republic of Korea. The themes for the 4 categories of short films in PESTA10 are based around the idea of celebration (which is what PESTA means in Malay) and reflects the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the KKIFF.

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.

PESTA10 Kinabalu Awards
2 awards will be made in each category:

GOLDEN KINABALU AWARDS
plus RM4000 in each category
Documentary, Narrative, Indigenous Language, Malaysia Day

SILVER KINABALU AWARDS
Plus RM3000 in each category
Documentary, Narrative, Indigenous Language, Malaysia Day

PESTA10 Competition Guidelines:

Make sure you select PESTA10 at the SELECT DEADLINE option for submission.

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.

It is free to enter this competition.
The film can be any genre (animation, documentary, drama, experimental, horror, comedy, etc.)
Length – maximum 10 minutes, including credits – that is, the movie can be up to 10 minutes long

Screening Format – digital video, no longer than 10 minutes

Language – any language but all non-English dialogue films must have English subtitles
All entries must have English subtitles

Multiple entries are welcome

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 KKIFF 2019 will not be held liable for any copyright infringements perpetrated by you or your short film.

KKIFF reserves the right to use stills and/or short clips of films submitted to PESTA10 for the purposes of marketing and promotion.

PESTA10 entries must have been completed on or after 16 September 2017.

PESTA10 submissions should be entirely your own work.
If your film has been inspired by another film, please note this in the credits.

PESTA10 submissions must not have been made public on the web, mobile phones, other public viewing platforms or on tv.

Entries for PESTA10 must be submitted by 31st July 2019.

Make sure you select PESTA10 at the SELECT DEADLINE option for submission.

Any films submitted to PESTA10 that are longer than 10 minutes will be automatically disqualified.

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CINEBALU submission guidelines:

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

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

There are no submission charges.

All genres are eligible for submission.

Screeners/preview copies for both shorts and feature-length films can be submitted.
Multiple submissions are welcome

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

Submissions must have been completed on or after 16 September 2017.

Copyright for all music and videos used must be owned by the filmmaker.  By submitting your film to the KKIFF 2019, you agree that the KKIFF 2019 will not be held liable for any copyright infringements perpetrated by you or your film.

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

Submissions must be received on or before: 17th May 2019
Festival screening format is BluRay, DVD or DCP

The final selections for CINEBALU will be announced by 30th June 2019.

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

If you have any questions, contact:  Jude – 014 3514298 or Hazli – 016 5522435 or email us:  info@kkiff.com

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