MINIKINO FILM WEEK 5, Bali International Short Film Festival, 5 to 12 October 2019 is the 5th edition of the annual international short film festival in Bali, Indonesia (https://minikino.org/filmweek). Minikino Film Week founded and organized by Minikino

MFW5 presenting International Short Film programs, that is along with
- Annual Short film programs exchange of Indonesia "Indonesia Raja"
- Annual Short film programs exchange of South-East Asia “S-Express”
- Other featuring programs from the International networking short film exchange.
- MFW5 also presents various fringe programs as complementary events and workshops focusing on the festival theme

MFW5 aims to build and strengthen the network of short film screening venues in Bali, providing spaces for the International selections of short films to their audiences, that might be difficult to obtain anywhere else. On the other end, providing festival audiences with an opportunity to see and discuss about films they might never get to see otherwise.

The Minikino’s committee consists of volunteering professionals, artists and film enthusiasts who works overtime to support the non-profit organization. The running cost is solely covered by private funds, sponsors, and also occasional government funds. Most support is in the form of in-kind, supporting various organizational activities.
Minikino believes that culture can only exist and develop with exchange, not isolation. A short film, like a poem or short story, is a self-contained work with its own literary merit. A well-programmed selection of short films is a potent stimulant for discussion, which in turn will promote social awareness and critical thinking.

Please enjoy MINIKINO FILM WEEK 5, Bali International Short Film Festival, 5 to 12 October 2019, the best one week of inspirations & wonders of Bali

additional links:
Download 2019 Catalog (pdf) here https://minikino.org/download/Katalog-MFW4.pdf
https://minikino.org/filmweek/id/mfw4/awards-2019/

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1. Get SHORTLIST LAUREL for filmmakers that get through in the “Shortlisted” stage. (please read Rules & Terms)

2. OFFICIAL SELECTION DIGITAL LAUREL & DIGITAL CERTIFICATE (vector on pdf) for filmmakers with officially selected films of Minikino Film Week. (please read Rules & Terms)

3. THE 2019 INTERNATIONAL PREMIER RECOGNITION - Laurel & Certificate; (please read Rules & Terms)

4. MFW5 AWARDS; a NON-MONETARY REWARD in the form of a Certificate Of Achievement signed by the Committee, and dedicated online announcements as a PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF EXCELLENCE.

Awards will be given in the following categories:
• MFW Best Short Film of the Year Award 2019
• MFW5 Programmer's Choice Award
• MFW5 Best Children Short Award
• MFW5 Youth Jury Choice Award
• MFW5 Best Fiction Short Award
• MFW5 Best Documentary Short Award
• MFW5 Best Animation Short Award
• MFW5 Best Audio Visual Experimental Short Award

5. Only for the director's/producer's with OFFICIAL SELECTED SHORT FILM;
- Airport pick ups and 2 (two) nights of free accommodation in Bali during the festival dates.
- All the exclusive access, only for the director's/producer's of OFFICIAL SELECTED SHORT FILM and invited festival's guests.

6. Only for the director's/producer's of MFW5 AWARD NOMINEES:
- Airport pick ups and 4 (four) nights of free accommodation in Bali to attend the Awarding Night & Closing Party.
- All the exclusive access, only for the director's/producer's of OFFICIAL SELECTED SHORT FILM and invited festival's guests.

7. One whole week of inspiration & wonder of Bali adventure.

MFW5 embrace the latest production of short films with fresh ideas, creative storytelling and never before seen of a short content. An achievement in short films has meaning beyond just the audio visual quality; a short contents experience that brought us to tears, make us laugh, or remind us of something we’d almost forgotten. A short film work that stands out in a crowd, 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.
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1. SUBMISSION & SELECTION; THE 3 STEPS IN THE SELECTION PROCESS:

1.1. SEMI-FINALIST STAGE: is the call-out for candidates TO SEND YOUR DIGITAL FILE OF FINAL WORK to MFW5 offline database for a closed review.
THIS DOESN'T MEAN YOUR FILM HAS BEEN SELECTED, yet this is an important part to go to next stage of the selection process.

We will contact you by email address given in the submission and ask you to fill up a consent form, furthermore asking you to sending your final digital film file, that is BEFORE GIVEN DEADLINE DATE.

>> YOUR STATUS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SATISFIED <<

DISCLAIMER:
Minikino Film Week thoroughly aware that we have to respect the screening rights. NOTHING MAY GO FURTHER WITHOUT WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE RIGHTS OWNER OF THE WORK. PROTECTING YOUR SHORT FILM DATA IS OF OUR UTMOST IMPORTANCE, therefore your short film will only be used by your authorization in a manner consistent with the consent given.

1.2. THE SHORTLISTING stage (status ‘FINALIST’ in the Filmfreeway): is a list of invited candidates that satisfied all the requirements from step 1.1.
SHORT LIST Is the status given for all the short films that is already in our off-line database. This is the list from which a final choice will be made.
The short films that DOES NOT GET SELECTED TO BE SCREENED AT THE FESTIVAL will be offered to put in an MFW SHORT FILM LIBRARY, the library that will only available to limited members & guests of the festival. MFW Short Film Library opens up possibilities for any further programming in the future.

1.3. FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTIONS (Status ‘Accepted’ in the Filmfreeway) is THE FINAL STAGE.
Official Selected Short Films will be put in a Sub-Program, prepared with Indonesia subs and SCHEDULED FOR LIVE SCREENINGS DURING THE FESTIVAL DATE; 5 - 12 October 2019. Please aware that most of the festival's programs are free & open for public (with age rating guides) and the festival does not provide monetary reward in any form.
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2. RECOGNITION & AWARD TERMS & CONDITIONS.
Short Films that already fulfill all the requirements of step 1.3 in the selection process.

2.1. INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE RECOGNITION
Only films that meet the following conditions may be considered to get the International Premiere Recognition status:

2.1.1. Definitely Non-Indonesia Short Films only ;
2.1.2. Only films that have been released during the present year of the Festival (year 2019);
2.1.3. Only Films that have not been released anywhere other than their country of origin;
2.1.4. WRITTEN CLAIM FROM PRODUCER(S)/DIRECTOR(S) SEND TO THE FESTIVAL; that this work have not been, and will not presented at any other International screening event neither live nor online (exhibited on the Internet, publicly) before the end date of MFW5 Festival (Saturday, 12 October 2019)
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2.2. OFFICIAL SELECTIONS RECOGNITION, Only films that meet the following conditions may be selected;

2.2.1. Short Films that already fulfill all the requirements of step 1.3 in the selection process.
2.2.2. Short Films that have been produced and released after 1 January 2018.
2.2.3. Short Film, maximum duration of 25 mins, all genres accepted.
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2.3. AWARD ELIGIBILITY

2.3.1. Only for short films that have been released after 1 january 2018 are eligible for award consideration. (Our 2018 Nominees & Award list: https://minikino.org/filmweek/id/mfw4/awards-2018/)
2.3.2. ONLY FOR SHORT FILMS THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN SCREENED IN BALI ISLAND BEFORE THE MFW5 FESTIVAL'S DATE 5-12 OCTOBER 2019 ARE ELIGIBLE FOR AWARD CONSIDERATION.
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3. FESTIVAL'S LIMITED OFFER for the director's/producer's with OFFICIAL SELECTED SHORT FILM;

3.1. Airport pick ups and 2 (two) nights of free accommodation in Bali during the festival dates.
3.2. All the exclusive access, only for the director's/producer's of OFFICIAL SELECTED SHORT FILM and invited festival's guests.
3.3. Limited for the MFW5 AWARD NOMINEES: Airport pick ups and 4 (four) nights of free accommodation in Bali to attend the Awarding Night & Closing Party.
3.4. One whole week of inspiration & wonder of Bali adventure.
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4. SUBMITTER'S REQUIREMENTS

4.1. All films must be the original work of the filmmaker/submitter, otherwise filmmaker/submitter must have the necessary rights.
4.2. You may submit more than one film as long as each film meets the eligibility requirements.
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5. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
Please prepare your digital data of your work as;

5.1. Maximum duration of 25 mins, all genres.
5.2. Full HD 1080p rendered in 25 fps, using H.264 compression. Mp4 format preferred.
5.3. SPOKEN & WRITTEN LANGUAGE IN THE FILM:
5.3.1. All Short films preferred to be presented in their original language.
5.3.2. If other than English dialogues used, films must be subtitled in English (SubRip – srt file preferred). Our team will work on Indonesian (Bahasa) Subtitle for your short film based on your English language / subtitle (otherwise you are already have Indonesian subs for your work.)
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6. ENTRY FEE WAIVER
Entry fee may be waived only for:

6.1. INDONESIAN DIRECTOR(S) & PRODUCER(S), upon receipt by the Festival of a photocopy of a current and valid ID card (KTP) or Indonesian Passport.
6.2. ALL STUDENTS submitting short films, upon receipt by the Festival, an email of a photocopy of a current and valid student ID card or a letter from an accredited school verifying enrollment.
6.3. FILMMAKERS WITH 2018 OFFICIALLY SELECTED WORK (MFW4). Entry fees will be waived upon receipt by the Festival of a copy of the Minikino Film Week 5 digital certificate (OR SIMPLY EMAIL US WITH SOME INFORMATION, YOU ARE IN OUR DATABASE)

please email us at MFW5waiver@minikino.org
--- EMAIL US AND GET THE CODE FIRST BEFORE SUBMITTING. WE HAVE NO PRIVILEGE TO CANCEL YOUR PAYMENT ---
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7. IMPORTANT NOTICE:
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7.1. ELIGIBILITY FOR OFFICIAL SELECTION.
7.1.1. Only short Films that have been produced and released after 1 January 2019 preferred. Slim chance for older production.
7.1.2. Entry and participation of your short films implies unconditional acceptance of the regulations.
7.1.3. In unspecified cases, the Festival Committee is the one to make a final decision.
7.1.4. Neither the festival staff nor the committee is able to provide any comments about your work.

7.2. ELIGIBILITY FOR AWARD CONSIDERATION.
7.2.1. Only for short films that have been released after 1 january 2019
7.2.2. Only for short films that have never been screened in Bali Island before the MFW5 Festival's date 5-12 October 2019
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Overall Rating
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  • See Wee Aw

    Great communication! Honored to being selected and got the "Programmer Choice Award"! Unfortunately I couldn't come for the festival but I certainly would love to attend next time!!

    October 2018
  • Tom Vincent

    Though we weren't able to attend, we had a great experience with Minikino Film Week. Communication was prompt, enthusiastic and clear at ever stage, and we were made to feel like our films were really valued in the program.

    October 2018
  • Julian Boxriker

    MFW4 was welcoming, most unpretentious, and full of great programs. The team put a lot of love and effort in creating a comfortable space for everyone. Thank you all so much, and can't wait to see you again!

    October 2018
  • Mazin Sherabayani

    thanks very much for the recognition, great festival and fantastic staff. Thank you

    October 2018
  • Galina Fesenko

    Great festival. Excellent organization. Thanks.

    October 2018