MINIKINO FILM WEEK (MFW) is an annual Bali International Short Film Festival. The eight edition will be held from Friday 2 Sept. 2022 to Saturday, 10 Sept. 2022.

MFW8 RULES & TERMS IN PDF
Download MFW8 Rules & Terms as pdf document here https://minikino.org/MFW8rulesterms

ABOUT
MFW has always been a physical festival, with projection screens and an audience presence. Festival screenings are held in micro cinemas and pop up cinemas in various places throughout Bali island.

MFW8 Short Film Festival presents the international official selection short films and showcase programs that comprised of annual short film program exchange national scale (Indonesia Raja 2022), South East Asia (S-Express 2022), the annual national competition Begadang 2022, the 2022 international collaboration and network programs.

Meanwhile the SHORT FILM MARKET sub-events, with exhibitions, talks & seminars, workshops, VR Room and the short film library.

Minikino reaffirms that short films are cultural products with cultural and social values from the artists who live in that society. And we believe that culture can only exist and develop with exchange, not isolation.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Official MFW web site: https://minikino.org/filmweek
Get all the past festival’s catalogs here https://minikino.org/allMFWcatalogs
All the past festival’s public reports here https://minikino.org/allMFWreports

Social Media;
https://www.instagram.com/minikinoevents
https://twitter.com/minikinoevents
https://www.facebook.com/minikinoevents
https://www.youtube.com/user/minikinoevents
https://www.instagram.com/minikinofilmweek

1. CASH PRIZE AWARDS
1.1. Rp. 3.000.000,- (Three Million Rupiahs) cash prize for MFW Best Short Film of the Year Award 2022
1.2. Rp. 2.000.000,- (Two million Rupiahs) cash prize for National Competition Award 2022
1.3. Rp. 5.000.000.- (Five million Rupiahs) for Begadang Filmmaking Competition

2. NON-MONETARY AWARDS
Non-monetary awards are given in the form of a dedicated online announcements as a Public Acknowledgment Of Excellence, and a Certificate Of Achievement signed by the Committee.
2.1. MFW8 Programmer’s Choice Award
2.2. MFW8 Best Children Short Award
2.3. MFW8 Best Fiction Short Award
2.4. MFW8 Best Documentary Short Award
2.5. MFW8 Best Animation Short Award
2.6. MFW8 Best Experimental Short Award

All winners (including the Non-Monetary Award winners) will also receive a free of two-week artist accommodation offer at MASH Denpasar, in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Accommodations must be booked between 1 November 2022 until 31 January 2023.

MFW award medals for the winners will be sent by post if the winners are unable to attend the awards ceremony.

3. REWARDS & SPECIAL OFFERS
3.1. Laurel & certificate. A unique and official laurel and digital certificate in vector on pdf shall be offered and given upon request. Only for filmmakers with officially selected films of Minikino Film Week.
3.2. Bahasa Indonesia subtitle. Upon request, we can give you the Bahasa Indonesia subtitle in .srt format, right after 10 September 2022, for any of your further distributions. Please never hesitate to ask.
3.3. Award nominees. Special offer for the attending director’s and/or producer of the
nominated film;
3.3.1 Airport pick ups in Bali for arrival during the festival dates, drive to the Festival Lounge.
3.3.2 Daily meal voucher during festival dates.
3.3.3 Exclusive all access pass including the Awarding Night & Closing Party.
3.4. Official Selection. Attending director’s/producer’s with Official Selected film;
3.4.1 Airport pick ups in Bali for arrival during the festival dates, drive to the Festival Lounge.
3.4.2 Daily meal voucher during festival dates.
3.4.3 Exclusive access for all events including the 2022 Awarding Night & Closing Party.

4. NOMINEES AND AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT
4.1. Nominees will be officially announced on 3 August 2022 through https://minikino.org/ filmweek.
4.2. Award Winners will be officially announced on stage at the MFW8 International Awarding & Closing event: Saturday, 10 September 2022, and will be updated on https://minikino. org/filmweek on 13 September 2022.

WHAT KIND OF SHORT FILMS ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
• Minikino Film Week embraces fresh ideas and creative storytelling.
• Minikino Film Week value diversity and inclusiveness in short films honoring human rights while promoting equality and diversity of ethnics, racial backgrounds, traditions, heritages, genders and abilities in our environment. We value diversity and inclusiveness in short film work.
• Minikino Film Week appreciate personal values in short film work, but are able to convey them in the most professional work. An achievement beyond just the audio visual quality; giving the audience experience that brought us to tears, made us laugh, or reminded us of something we’d almost forgotten.
• Minikino Film Week are looking for a short film work that stands out, something that is daring to be different, whilst keeping it short, simple and understandable, although it may make us think in ways we never expected to.

RULES & TERMS
1. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
Please prepare your digital data of your work as;
1.1. 25 minutes maximum duration.
1.2. Full HD 1080p in 25 fps preferred.
1.3. H.264 compression Mp4 container preferred.
1.4. Screening format will be on 16:9 (wide screen) ratio, 1920x1080px; If you have different ratio, you work will show a pillar box or letter box, avoiding unwanted stretched images.
1.5. Spoken & written language in the film:
1.5.1 All Short films preferred to be presented in their original language.
1.5.2 If other than English dialogues used, films must be subtitled in English with SubRip/ srt file.
1.5.3 Clean version of the film (without any embedded/burned subtitle) and accompanying with the English .srt file is preferred.
1.5.4 Bahasa Indonesia subtitle will be added to your short film based on your English
language / subtitle (otherwise you are already have Indonesian subs for your work.
1.6. Please ensure the following are provided as part your submission(s):
1.6.1 Film log line (max. three sentences).
1.6.2 3(three) different stills from the film.
1.6.3 A photo of the director.
1.6.4 Printing quality film poster’s file (optional. When available, it will be curated to be included in the poster exhibition during MFW).
1.7. Preview must be the Final work without any watermark or embedded logo that was not meant to be part of the film aesthetic. Any work in progress or embedded with additional watermarks will be instantly rejected.

2. TO BE NOTED
2.1. Submitter should be the one who responsible for the copyright of the film.
2.2. You may submit more than one film as long as each film meets the eligibility
requirements.
2.3. By submitting, you are agree to screen your film in Minikino Film Week without a screening fee nor any monetary reward. This matter is still an ongoing effort and we are always trying to find a better situation for everyone at every funding opportunity.
2.4. You are committed to screen the film, if the film gets selected.
2.5. All information provided in the submission form will be used as a reference for all print publications, social media and on the website, and all related to festival publications. Please carefully check name spelling, email address, and social media handles.
2.6. Some important emails have its deadlines. You will need an email address that you can regularly check.

3. SELECTION PROCESS
3.1. CALLING OUT TO BE THE 2022 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
During Extended submission, 10 April 2022 until Notification date 31 May 2022, you may find your status changed from ‘undecided’ to ‘Semi-Finalist’ in the FilmFreeway*; or “Film Selected” in Short Film Depot; this is a call-out for candidates.
3.1.1 You will receive an (automated) invitation email asking you to send your digital file of final work to MFW8 offline database for a closed review.
3.1.2 Meanwhile, we will also contact you by email, asking you to fill up a consent form before given deadline date.
3.1.3 Your status in this stage is still a subject to change back to ‘undecided’, furthermore to ‘not selected’ until all requirements are satisfied (See no.1 Technical Requirements). This includes meeting the deadlines given to respond to the invitation and filling out the consent form.
3.1.4 Nothing may go further without written consent of the rights owner of the work. Therefore, we can only use your short film by your authorization in a manner consistent with the consent given. Protecting your short film data is of our utmost importance, as it is also protecting our credibility and reputation.
3.1.5 Status ‘Selected’ and ‘Not Selected’ in the submission platforms (FilmFreeway & the ShortFilmDepot) will be decided and declared on the notification date 31 May 2022.
3.1.6 All the short films that were already in our off-line database during this stage, and satisfied all the requirements, are the list from which the festival programming will be made.
3.1.7 Status ‘Selected’ is final. Short Films with this status is the Official Selections and will be part of the festival’s programs. We will work on the Bahasa Indonesia subs and scheduling for screenings during the festival date. Most of the festival’s physical screenings are free & open for public, therefore there will be age rating guides for each programs.

3.2. ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NOMINEES AND AWARD WINNERS
3.2.1 The Award Nominees will be contacted by email, and also announced to public 1 (one) month prior to the festival’s date. This is on early August 2022.
3.2.2 Award Winners will be announced on stage at the international Awarding and Closing of the festival, Saturday,10 September 2022
3.2.3 Announcement will also be available at Minikino Film Week official website and all the MFW Social Media.

3.3. SHORT FILM LIBRARY LIST (Optional)
Each years, there are list of short films that were not selected, yet received special attention from the selection team. We may offered these short films to take part, specifically in MFW8 Short Film Market, The Short Film Library. Read more about SHORT FILM MARKET here https://minikino.org/filmweek/short-film-market/ Short Film Library will be available for accredited professionals only and is open during the dates of festival only.

4. CERTIFICATES, RECOGNITION & AWARDS ELIGIBILITY
All short films that already accomplished the requirements in no. 3.1
4.1. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE RECOGNITION CERTIFICATE shall be given upon request. Only for short films that meet the following conditions:
4.1.1 INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE are only for a Non-Indonesia’s productions.
4.1.2 Only for films that have never been showing anywhere other than their country of
origin.
4.1.3 A statement email from producer(s)/director(s) is needed; Stated that the work have not been, and will not presented at any other International screening event neither live nor online (exhibited on the Internet with open access/publicly) before the end date of MFW8 Festival (Saturday, 10 September 2022).

4.2. NATIONAL PREMIERE RECOGNITION CERTIFICATE
Shall be given upon request. Only for short films that meet the following conditions:
4.2.1 Only for Indonesia’s productions
4.2.2 Only for films that have never been showing in Indonesia.
4.2.3 A statement email from producer(s)/director(s) is needed; Stated that the work have not been, and will not presented at any other National screening event neither live nor online (exhibited on the Internet with open access/publicly) before the MFW8 closing date (Saturday, 10 September 2022).

4.3. WORLD PREMIERE RECOGNITION CERTIFICATE
Shall be given upon request. Only for short films that meet the following conditions:
4.3.1 Only for films that have never been showing/premiered at all, and MFW8 festival
dates will be the first time public showing of the work.
4.3.2 A statement email from producer(s)/director(s) is needed; Stated that the work have not been, and will not presented at any other screening event neither live nor online (exhibited on the Internet with open access/publicly) before the end date of MFW8 Festival (Saturday, 10 September 2022).

4.4. OFFICIAL SELECTIONS RECOGNITION
Only for short films that meet the following conditions may be selected;
4.4.1 Short Films that already fulfil all the requirements of step 3 in the selection process.
4.4.2 Short Films that have been produced and released after 1 January 2020.
4.4.3 Short Films that fulfilled all the technical requirements.

4.5. INTERNATIONAL AWARDS ELIGIBILITY
Only for the productions that meet the following conditions may be eligible to be considered and nominated for awards;
4.5.1 Only for International submissions (Including Indonesia’s productions enter through International Submission) with the 2022 Official Selection status.
4.5.2 Must have been released after 1 January 2020.
4.5.3 Must holds Indonesian premiere status. The film must never been screened in Indonesia outside MFW8 before the closing date (Saturday, 10 September 2022).
4.5.4 A statement email from the producer/director will be required; stated that the film will holds its Indonesian premier status for MFW8.
4.5.5 MFW8 committees have the right to cancel the Nomination status if the film had been screened at other event / festival in Indonesia before MFW8 commenced.

4.6. NATIONAL AWARD ELIGIBILITY
Only for Indonesia’s productions that meet the following conditions may be eligible to be considered and nominated for awards;
4.6.1 Only for Indonesian productions with 2022 Official Selection status, also including films selected in Indonesia Raja 2022, and S-Express 2022 Indonesia
4.6.2 Must have been released after 1 January 2020.
4.6.3 Must holds Bali premiere status (exception for Indonesia Raja 2022 selections screening). The film must never been screened in Bali outside MFW8 and/or Indonesia Raja 2022 screenings, before the MFW8 closing date (Saturday, 10 September 2022).
4.6.4 A statement email from producer/director will be required; stated that the film will holds its Bali premier status for MFW8. (exception for selections in Indonesia Raja 2022).
4.6.5 MFW8 committees have the right to cancel the nomination status if we found out that the film had been screened at other event / festival in Bali before MFW8 commenced; (exception for Indonesia Raja 2022 selections screening)

5. ENTRY FEE WAIVER & DISCOUNT ELIGIBILITY
Please send your request to waiver@minikino.org

5.1. INDONESIAN DIRECTOR(S) & PRODUCER(S)
Get a 50% discount code upon receipt of a copy of a current and valid ID card (KTP) or Indonesian Passport with your cover letter in email.

5.2. ALL STUDENTS (National & International)
One waiver code for one director only, upon receipt of an email proposal with a copy of a current and valid student ID card or a letter from an accredited school verifying enrolment.

5.3. FILMMAKERS WITH 2021 OFFICIALLY SELECTED WORK (MFW7).
Waiver code, upon receipt a copy of the Minikino Film Week 7 digital certificate or simply email us with some information, so we can easily find you in our database!

MFW committee reserves the right to refuse your waiver proposal, at its discretion, including, without limitation. MFW Waiver grants you a limited, revocable, non-transferable and nonexclusive license to submit your short film to the MINIKINO FILM WEEK for your own personal use only. MFW no longer giving waiver during Extended submission (after 10 April 2022).

!CONTACT US AND GET THE WAIVER CODE FIRST BEFORE SUBMITTING. WE HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO CANCEL OR RETURN YOUR SUBMISSION PAYMENT

Overall Rating
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  • Minikino crews always made sure that i was well-informed and felt included. Really bummed that i couldn't make it to the festival cos the outdoor screenings look so fun. Thank u for having Rong! May next year i'll get to experience the festival in Bali.

    November 2021
  • Best Film Festival in Indonesia!

    October 2021
  • Ewa Maria Wolska

    Minikino is an absolutelly amazing festival, with great programs and communication:) Thank you so much for having my film in the programme, I feel really honoured!

    September 2021
  • Ali Satriefendi

    Minikino Film Week is a wonderful place for filmmaker to share their films!

    September 2021
  • Farah Abdo

    Although we were unable to attend Minkino this year (for obvious reasons), they made sure to keep us up to date with their whole program. They're a smaller festival with a lot of heart and passion. It was great to see all the posts about the festival online. It made us really want to join in on the fun and film talk.

    Minikino did it's best to make sure we would be taken care of if we chose to attend. They have been kind and accommodating through email, and we don't doubt they would be the same in real life. They had a large selection of shorts part of the program and really highlight their films.

    We hope to be able to attend the festival in the future and will submit again, when given the chance!

    - A Lonely Afternoon (SHORT) Team

    September 2021