One Step Film Forum is based in Yangon. We create the open platform for filmmakers, activists and youth to have an independent dialogue. The film forum is mainly focused on documentary and fiction films created by independent filmmakers. We prefer to screen the films promoting Humanity, Human Rights, Justice, Peace and Harmony.
One Step Film Forum is not a film competition festival. We organize the film festival to appriciate the hard work of independent filmmakers who are beliving in Humanity.
"All screenings are online only in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak and Military Coup in Myanmar."
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THE SUBMITTER OF THE FILM SHOULD BE THE DIRECTOR, OR ONE OF THE DIRECTORS IF THERE ARE MORE THAN ONE. IF THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE, THEN THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE SUBMITTER SHOULD BE THAT OF THE PRIMARY DIRECTOR OF THE FILM.
There are no category restrictions. Each work is juried solely on its own merits. The Festival seeks any combination of inventive, incisive, bold, vital and otherwise provocative work of any style or genre.
1. Formats accepted for exhibition: Digital H264 Files (and Blu-ray back-up if requested). Entries must be submitted as online screeners via FilmFreeway. Secure Vimeo screeners are welcome. Please link such screeners on FilmFreeway. We do not accept DCP files.
2. All entries must have been completed after January 2017.
3. Films must be presented in their original language with English language subtitles.
4. Each entry must be accompanied by 1 Entry Form for your FilmFreeway online form.
5. Each entry must have a separate digital file and not grouped together if there is more than one entry.
Submission of a work confirms that the One Step Film Forum has permission to exhibit it during the Festival and any Festival Tours. Submission of a work implies that the Festival can employ moving image excerpts and reproduce stills for exhibition promotion. One Step Fiilm Forum also hosts a - Best of Fest - travelling cinema project after the main festival. Permission will be asked for participation if you are selected.
The filmmaker is responsible for clearing all rights to the material in their film.
One Step Film Forum is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless One Step Film Forum from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
The general program and screening schedule are the exclusive responsibility of the Festival Director. Films accepted and included in the program cannot be withdrawn from competition once the entry form has been signed and submitted to the Festival.
RETURN SHIPPING INFORMATION: No media will be returned after the Festival.