【We are open again! 】
This time the Festival expands to 3 cities in Japan, Tokyo, Nagano, Ibaraki !
We accept films completed since 1st January 2015.
2019 Festival was very successful with high quality and yet independent spirited films.
Some of the films have amazing casts such as Yui Masayuki (Akira Kurosawa film), Naoto Takenaka (Shall we dance), Gérard Depardieu (Academy awards winner) .
We also invited the producer Mr. Bruce J. Nachbar (Party of Five) to talk about Hollywood filmmaking.
Our Festival was founded by TOKYO CINEMA UNION, Japan's probably only Filmmakers Union, to provide opportunity for filmmakers to have broader and wider exposure to the audience.
The Festival is super focused on Filmmakers Exposure and their VERY NEXT STEP.
In that regard, we are glad to announce this great news!
We secured Japanese Online Distribution of the films which are nominated at our festival via DOKUSO (Japanese VOD).
Also we are now expanding our Festival to 3 cities!
TOKYO, NAGANO and IBARAI.
Your nominated film will be screened in three cities and this means a lot more exposure.
The Festival and Dokuso (VOD) and 3 Cities will be working and promoting in coordination so that the nominated film will have maximum exposure and impact.
SHINJUKU WORLD FESTIVAL will be held in the central TOKYO and Also NAGANO (Southern Japan )and IBARAKI (Northern Japan)
The Festival focuses on "DISCOVERING CULTURE" through cinema, celebrating cultural diversities.
LOVE, MUSIC, FOOD, LGBT, COMEDY and ANIME are the prominent categories.
We have also FICTION DRAMA category.
We are passionate about ART of STORY TELLING.
We are eager to get those stories out into the world. We believe so many great stories have to be told in this world.
And Independent films can do that. Telling stories about social issues, human rights, art, and more... all these are universal theme that connects us all.
As Akira Kurosawa puts it "Cinema can bring world peace"
The founder of the Festival, Tokyo Cinema Union, a Japanese filmmakers Union which has contributed and supported Japanese Film Industry and filmmakers since its beginning in 2012. Tokyo Cinema Union always wanted the Film Festival that has a proper output for the filmmakers and now we are able to secure the online distribution for chosen films amongst the nominated films.
【AWARDS & PRIZE】
・ONLINE DISTRIBUTION IN JAPAN
・BEST FILM : Trophy
・BEST DIRECTOR : Trophy
・BEST ACTOR : Trophy
・BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR : Trophy
・BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY : Trophy
・BEST SCREENPLAY : Trophy
Online Screener via FilmFreeway
- All submissions must have been completed after 1 January 2015.
- There is no premiere policy for all submitted films.
- Work-in-progress are not accepted.
- Films with distribution are accepted.
- Film must be submitted with English subtitles if in a language other than English
- You may submit multiple entries but must fill out a separate entry form and
pay an entry fee for each.
-The film you submit has cleared all licensing and rights for the screening.
All submissions for SHINJUKU WORLD FESTIVAL are to be paid through
FilmFreeway platform. The submission fee is non-refundable.
If selected, your film should be sent via internet data service to us.
Mov or Mpeg4 files are accepted. Codec must be H264 or Prores.
Maximum resolution is 1920 x 1080.
Film needs to be transferred to either 24fps or 30fps (NTSC frame rate)
Please provide stills of the film for publicity.
300 dpi or higher electronic images are preferred in .jpg or .png format.
Please provide subtitles in SRT. English films also need English subtitle in SRT
We do not accept any shipping.
A selected film must be received at SHINJUKU WORLD FESTIVAL no later than
7 days after the nomination announcement by us.
We will not be held liable for any failure in the technical quality of the projection,
nor will fees be refunded in any such case.
Screenings schedule is decided by SHINJUKU WORLD FESTIVAL and SHINJUKU WORLD
FESTIVAL reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason.
SHINJUKU WORLD FESTIVAL will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of
a change in scheduling.
No film may be withdrawn from the festival programme after its selection.
Notification of acceptance or rejection will not include criticism or feedback specific
to your entry.
We take care of all materials submitted to our festival, however we cannot
accept responsibility for loss, damage or additional charges incurred
en route, or due to normal wear and tear, or due to equipment failure.
Also Do NOT send original prints or master copies.
SHINJUKU WORLD FESTIVAL is held harmless from any and all claims,
liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses which may be incurred by reason of any
claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity or screening of any film.
-- Entry fee (must be paid online).
--3-5 Line Synopsis (may be used for Festival Program and website)
--Less than 300 Word Treatment/Story
(Synopsis and Treatment may be used for Festival Program&website)
--Accepted entries must submit at least 1 digital, horizontal 300dpi still photo from
the film and at least 3 web-ready still at 100dpi and a film's poster at 150 to 300dpi