< SICAF 2017 ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL >

Date : July 26th – July 30th, 2017 (5 days)
Place : SETEC & Theatre at Seoul, Korea
Organized by : SICAF Organizing Committee
Website : http://sicaf.org

< GENERAL RULES >

1.No registration fee is required.

2. Qualification for Entry
Any video or film (i.e. frame by frame films, computer assisted animation films, etc.) made for the cinema, television and/or internet, can be entered. Only films completed after 1st January 2015 and never previously selected for SICAF final selection will be accepted. Each entrant declares to be the author or rights owner of film(s) and to own all the literary, artistic and musical rights. Information supplied at the time of registration will be used in various bilingual publications and may be translated or modified. Failure to obtain such agreement will result in the works being disqualified from the competition.

3.Work must be registered under one of the following categories. NOTE : There is no limit to the number of submissions.

1) Feature Films : Works with a running time of over 40 minutes in length and/or films made for cinema
2) Short Films : Works with a running time of less than 40 minutes in length
3) Student Films : Works produced by students with a running time of less than 40 minutes in length
4) SICAF KID : Works made for children
a) Films for 3-6 years old
b) Films for 7-12 years old
5) SICAF Online : Animated works created for the purpose of showing online or other digital platform
6) SICAF Commissioned : Animated works created for the purpose of commerce or promotion
a) Advertising or promotional films (i.e. project pilots, music videos, game videos etc.)
b) TV series, web series and TV special
c) Educational, scientific or industrial films

Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival (SICAF) is an international event that specializes in animation representing Asia. Since it started as a small animation screening event in 1995, it became the official member of the Association of Animated Film Festival (ASIFA) in 2005, and has grown into a reputable international animation festival over the past 20 years. Largely divided into competition and invitation sections, The SICAF program introduces a variety of works expanding the territory of animation from the classical masterpieces to the latest hits, focusing on the changing environment and paradigms. In addition, SICAF succeeds the tradition with Animation Awards and encourages the young artists to lead the future with International Competition and Production Support Program for Short Animation.

The 21st SICAF International Animated Film Festival keeps the past custom and constructs new trend to lead the value of animation. In the wide range of animation and related industry SICAF calls out for new inspiration by announcing SICAF2017 Animated Film Festival – Official Competition opening on 26th July 2017 in Seoul, Korea. We expects you to participate in the Official Competition, SICAF Animated Film Festival : Feature, Short, Student, KID, TV & Commissioned, and Online Film categories are now open!

SICAF 국제애니메이션영화제는 아시아를 대표하는 애니메이션 전문 행사입니다. 1995년 행사 내 소규모 애니메이션 상영회로 시작하여 2005년 국제애니메이션필름협회(ASIFA)의 공식 회원 페스티벌로 인증받으며 20년간 세계에서 공신력 있는 국제애니메이션영화제로 성장해왔습니다. 프로그램은 크게 경쟁부문과 초청부문으로 구성되며, 변화하는 환경과 그 패러다임에 주목, 고전 명작부터 최신 화제작까지 애니메이션의 영역을 확장하는 다양한 작품을 소개하고 있습니다. 또한 애니메이션 어워드를 통해 전통을, 국제공모전 및 다양한 초청 프로그램을 통해 미래를 만들어가는 예술가들을 응원하며 세계 애니메이션 발전에 기여합니다.

제 21회를 맞는 시카프 국제 애니메이션 영화제는 과거의 전통을 지키고 새로운 애니메이션의 트렌드를 적극 수용하는 가치를 기키고 있습니다. 애니메이션의 다양한 부분에서 새로운 영감을 불어넣고 있는 시카프 국제 애니메이션 영화제가 7월 26일 Seoul에서 시작되는 영화제를 위해 공식경쟁 출품신청 접수를 시작합니다. 장편, 단편, 학생, 키드, TV & 커미션드 및 온라인 부문을 포함하는 시카프 애니메이션 공식경쟁을 통해 다양한 애니메이션 작품의 향연을 기대합니다.

Awards & Prizes

Awards

* Official award and prize offer may be adjusted by adding, changing and/or modifying.

(Korean currency: Won)

1) Feature Films
- Grand Prize 7,000,000
- Jury's Special Prize 2,000,000
- Audience's Choice 1,000,000

2) Short Films
- Grand Prize 5,000,000
- Special Distinction 2,000,000
- Jury's Special Prize 1,000,000
- Audience's Choice 1,000,000

3)Student Films
Grand Prize 2,000,000
Special Distinction 1,000,000
Jury's Special Prize 1,000,000

4) SICAF KID
-Special Distinction 2,000,000
-Jury's Special Prize 1,000,000

5) SICAF TV & Commissioned
- Special Distinction 2,000,000
- Jury's Special Prize 1,000,000

6) SICAF Online
- Special Distinction 1,000,000
- Netizen Choice 1,000,000

7) Special Competition

- SICAF Choice 1,000,000
- SICAF Asia 1,000,000
- SICAF Debut 1,000,000
- Best Korean Film 1,000,000
- SICAF Audience 1,000,000

Rules & Terms

SICAF 2017 Animated Film Festival
REGULATIONS : OFFICIAL COMPETITION

A. ADMINISTRATION
Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF) is organized by SICAF Organizing Committee, and Seoul Metropolitan Government and Jung-gu Office with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

B. PURPOSE
SICAF 2017 International Animated Film Festival aims to introduce diversity and new trend of animations from the world and to extend its territory.

C. DATES AND VENUE
SICAF 2017 International Animated Film Festival will be held from July 26 to 30, 2017 in Seoul, Korea.

D. Official Languages
The official languages of SICAF2017 are Korean and English..

E. Qualification for Entry
Any video or film (i.e. frame by frame films, computer assisted animation films, etc.) made for the cinema, television and/or internet, can be entered. Only films completed after 1st January 2015 and never previously selected for SICAF final selection will be accepted. Each entrant declares to be the author or rights owner of film(s) and to own all the literary, artistic and musical rights. Information supplied at the time of registration will be used in various bilingual publications and may be translated or modified. Failure to obtain such agreement will result in the works being disqualified from the competition.

Work must be registered under one of the following categories :
NOTE : There is no limit to the number of submissions.
1) Feature Films : Works with a running time of over 40 minutes in length and/or films made for cinema
2) Short Films : Works with a running time of less than 40 minutes in length
3) Student Films : Works produced by students with a running time of less than 40 minutes in length
4) SICAF KID : Works made for children
a) Films for 3-6 years old
b) Films for 7-12 years old
5) SICAF Online : Animated works created for the purpose of showing online or other digital platform
6) SICAF Commissioned : Animated works created for the purpose of commerce or promotion
a) Advertising or promotional films (i.e. project pilots, music videos, game videos etc.)
b) TV series, web series and TV special
c) Educational, scientific or industrial films

F. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
1) FOR PRE-SELECTION
- All works should be submitted via portal if DVD, or via online with downloadable URL link. Films in downloadable video streaming service (i.e. Vimeo, etc.), cloud service (i.e. Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) or film festival submission service (FilmFreeway) will be considered. URL links protected by password should be downloadable and active up to 30th July 2017. Works submitted for selection shall be presented as DVD or digital files.
- All non-English or Korean language film entries must have English subtitle when submitted
2) FOR FINAL SELECTION
Works must be submitted with the one of the following original formats for screenings:
a) HD CAM
b) Digital Betacam (NTSC or PAL)
c) DCP
d) High Definition File (mov. with process 422HQ or MP4 with h.264 preferable)

G. REGISTRATION
1) No registration fee is required.
2) Compulsory enclosures:
a) Entry form : Available at SICAF official website www.sicaf.org
b) Biography and filmography of director
c) Preview screener : DVD and/or digital file
d) 3 different photos of major scene (min. 6cm x 6cm, 300 dpi)
e) A photo of the director/s (min. 6cm x 8cm, 300 dpi)
f) Scripts of dialogue and/or commentary in original language and English
3) Submission : Correctly completed entry form and other requirements can be submitted via online and offline.

<PORTAL SUBMISSION>
Please submit the films and other requirements to SICAF Organizing Committee indicated below :
Film Festival Team, SICAF Organizing Committee
A-203 Seoul Animation Center, 126 Sopa-ro, Jung-gu,
Seoul, 04628, Republic of Korea
Tel : +82 (0)2 3455 8410 | Fax : +82 (0)2 3455 8413
E-mail : entries.sicaf@gmail.com

<ONLINE SUBMISSION>
Please submit the films and other requirements via email, with downloadable URL link or using film festival submission service.
Email Title :
Competition Submission_Film Title in English_Name of Director
E-mail : entries.sicaf@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTICE :
- All entry forms and DVDs/CDs/USBs/Hard Drives for the selection must reach the SICAF Organizing Committee office by May 21, 2017. Works received after 21st MAY 2017 will not be accepted. Only correctly completed and signed entry forms will be taken into consideration.
- Any submitted films and other requirements for pre-selection will not be returned.
- Recommended folder title : Competition Cateogry_Film Title in English_Name of Directors

H. PRE-SELECTION
- The Pre-Selection will be conducted during June, 2017.
- The members of the SICAF Selection Committee, all of whom must be animated film specialists, will be appointed by the chairman of SICAF.
- The Selection Committee will be responsible to select works like :
a) Films included in the official competition categories (Feature Films, Short Films, Student Films, SICAF KID, SICAF Commissioned and SICAF Online)
b) Films included in the special competition
- SICAF Selection Committee member must not be involved in the production and/or distribution of any works submitted for selection.
- The pre-selection result will be announced no later than June 9, 2017 via SICAF official website www.sicaf.org and email newsletter.

I. FINAL SELECTION
- The original screening format/s should be sent to the Festival office no later than June 19, 20. The official announcement will be made through SICAF official website.
- The final selection will be conducted from JULY 26 to JULY 30, 2017, and SICAF Selection Committee will finalize award-winning films.
- The SICAF Organizing Committee will finalize SICAF Selection Committee members, and will be announced on public, prior to the festival, through SICAF official website www.sicaf.org.
- The SICAF Selection Committee will be made up of 40% of domestic specialists and 60% of foreign specialists in the animated film field.
- SICAF Selection Committee member must not be involved in the production and/or distribution of any works submitted for selection.
- The judge of SICAF Selection Committee will be considered final result, so the questions regarding the decisions will not be accepted.

J. AWARDS

* Official award and prize offer may be adjusted by adding, changing and/or modifying.

(Korean currency: Won)

1) Feature Films
- Grand Prize 7,000,000
- Jury's Special Prize 2,000,000
- Audience's Choice 1,000,000

2) Short Films
- Grand Prize 5,000,000
- Special Distinction 2,000,000
- Jury's Special Prize 1,000,000
- Audience's Choice 1,000,000

3) Student Films
Grand Prize 2,000,000
Special Distinction 1,000,000
Jury's Special Prize 1,000,000

4) SICAF KID
-Special Distinction 2,000,000
-Jury's Special Prize 1,000,000

5) SICAF TV & Commissioned
- Special Distinction 2,000,000
- Jury's Special Prize 1,000,000

6) SICAF Online
- Special Distinction 1,000,000
- Netizen Choice 1,000,000

7) Special Competition

- SICAF Choice 1,000,000
- SICAF Asia 1,000,000
- SICAF Debut 1,000,000
- Best Korean Film 1,000,000
- SICAF Audience 1,000,000

K. TRANSPORTATION AND INSURANCE
1) FOR PRE-SELECTION
- The SICAF Organizing Committee will not be responsible for customs duty in the process of shipment. To ensure safe and timely shipment, mark the parcel with <No commercial value–for cultural purposes only> and do not list a value higher than USD20.00 on your entry package.
- When sending submissions, transportation costs and insurance charges must be fully paid by the entrant. The Festival will not assume responsibility for any charges. Any submission sent carriage forward to the Organizing Committee will be refused and returned.
- All materials submitted for selection will not be returned.
- If the entrant gets in the pre-selection list, the director’s award speech video should be sent to SICAF email.

2) FOR FINAL SELECTION
- The SICAF Organizing Committee will not be responsible for customs duty in the process of shipment. To ensure safe and timely shipment, mark the parcel with <No commercial value–for cultural purposes only> and do not list a value higher than $ 20.00 USD on your entry package.
- For the FINAL FEATURE FILM SELECTION : SICAF Organizing Committee will bear the round-way shipping cost. The shipment will be made only through the official courier service designated by SICAF Organizing Committee, and the return shipment should be made to the origin.
- For the FINAL SHORT FILMS, STUDENT FILMS, SICAF KID, SICAF COMMISSIONED, SICAF ONLINE, and SICAF CHOICE: SICAF Organizing Committee will bear the one-way return shipping cost. The shipment will be made only through the official courier service designated by the Festival, and the return shipment should be made to the origin.
- SICAF Organizing Committee will only be responsible for film storage and insurance costs during the storage period. In case of loss or deterioration, the organizer is liable to a replacement value of prints based on standard rates.

L. SUBTITLING
- All non-English language entries must have original time-coded text of the original dialogue and/or commentary, as well as translated English subtitles for screenings. Non-English speaking films must be subtitled in English by the entrants themselves, at their own expense.
- For final selection films with dialogue, SICAF Organizing Committee will subtitle non-Korean speaking films. The Committee will bear all expenses of this operation only if the festival office receives the complete English or Korean text of the dialogue and commentary, before June 19, 2017. The following subtitle will remain the property of SICAF.

M. INVITATION
- The conditions for covering costs for directors whose film was selected in the final official competition, are the following :
a) Festival accreditation badge
b) Accommodation for one director whose residence is out of Seoul Metropolitan Area [In case of co-direction]
- The invitation cannot be transferable under any circumstances. In no case will the SICAF Organizing Committee cover other expenses.

N. SCREENING AND PROMOTIONAL USE
- The selected films will be screened in theaters during the festival period. As for the SICAF Online films which may be accessible on the official websites of SICAF and/or our partner, will be ready in beginning of June 2017, and will be screened in theaters during Festival period. Netizens can vote online during this period.
- The entrants are considered to grant the Organizing Committee the right to screen his/her production in the "Best of SICAF 2017" and "SICAF 2017 Awards" programs for non-commercial purposes. Especially grand prize screening films may be used in various activity of SICAF for promotional purposes, up to 3 years after winning.
- The entrant grants the SICAF Organizing Committee the right to show on television, theater, internet and mobile media for promotional purposes, up to 10% of the running time of his/her work to a maximum of five minutes. The Organizing Committee may modify and/or edit part of original video, and exert edited scene when used in the SICAF2017 trailer.

O. DONATION AND RETURN
- The SICAF Organizing Committee gratefully accepts donations of prints of award-winning films and films in the final competition of the Festival.
- The SICAF Organizing Committee will start returning works within 30 working days after the Festival has ended. Applicants must inform the Organizing Committee the return address when sending print. If the return address is different from its origin, the SICAF Organizing Committee will not cover the shipment expenses.
- Works submitted for the pre-selection cannot be returned in any circumstance.

P. OTHERS
- Other matters not indicated in these regulations will be decided by the SICAF Organizing Committee.

Q. ACCEPTANCE OF THE REGULATIONS
- In submitting the entry form for SICAF 2017 Animated Film Festival, the SICAF Organizing Committee considers that the entrant accepts, without reservation, the terms of the present regulations as stated in this document.

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    Toni Mitjanit

    Really beautiful festival. Plenty of hospitality and quality.

    August 2017