Sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively, the Hong Kong Association of Interactive Marketing (“the Organizer”) successfully organized the first, second and third editions of the “Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music)” (“Support Scheme”) to provide subsidy, training, mentorship and promotional opportunities for local advertising production start-ups and their aspiring directors to produce original creative microfilms that will showcase their creativity and technical capability. The Support Scheme also invited local singers to perform and offer their songs for use in the microfilms, with a view to providing more performance and exposure opportunities to them. The Support Scheme’s last three editions have received overwhelming responses from the industry and thus this edition has increased the subsidy to HK$88,000 for each of the 18 participating local advertising production start-ups to produce their microfilms under the Support Scheme.
In short, we’re the cinematic bridge between the U.S. and Asia. Our past festivals include Academy Award, Sundance and Cannes Palme d’Or winners that have showcased side-by-side with first-time DIY indie filmmakers. We’re eclectic, we keep it simple and we love film. The Guam International Film Festival (GIFF) proudly presents an international cinema event exhibiting a dynamic source of cross-cultural artistic presence; bridging gaps among the U.S., Asia and the Pacific’s multi-cultural population and region. GIFF is the first and only annual U.S. film festival in the western pacific. Only a few hours away from major international metropolitan cities such as Sydney, Manila, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, and Hong Kong, Guam has always served as the global gateway to an eclectic mix of professionals and audiences from the US, Asia and Pacific rim offering a platform to exchange opportunities in business and entertainment. Founded in 2011 by producers Don and Kel Muna, The Guam International Film Festival is a non-profit, community-based festival. The mission of the Guam International Film Festival is to foster the growth of cultural understanding through the art of filmmaking. We champion the independent spirit.
Italian short films have been travelling around the world with the Italian Short Film selection curated every year since 2010 by Sedicicorto Short Film Festival and including some of the best Italian shorts from the festival official selection. Sedicicorto International Short Film Festival started in 2004 and takes place every year in the month of October in Forlì (Emilia-Romagna, Italy). The Festival, receiving every year over 4,000 submissions, includes international and national competition for fiction and documentaries, animation and experimental short films, and animated shorts for children up to 40 minutes, as well as several thematic sections out of competition. The event aims at offering filmmakers the greatest visibility and at being an opportunity of meeting and exchange among film industry professionals. The Sedicicorto team would like to thank all the filmmakers whose films were screened at the Festival and who agreed to be part of this extended platform. 14th Sedicicorto will take place on 6th/15th October 2017.
Minicinema is a Korea-based online short film channel.
Dramas on scandalous relationships, loves, lies and second chances were the most popular short films on Viddsee in 2016, with a standout representation of short films on girls and young women. Here are your favourites in the past year, in no particular order!
CineKasimanwa: Western Visayas Film Festival is a film festival in Region VI (Western Visayas), Philippines. Western Visayas consists of 5 provinces, 3 cities, 95 municipalities with a population of more than 4 million people. The film festival continuously envisions to feature, support, encourage and promote Ilonggo Cinema to the region and the world. “Kasimanwa” is a friendly term in Hiligaynon language which roughly translates as "someone who is from the same region". Through its name and as done during the three editions of the festival, there is a sense of belongingness with cinema uniting everyone.
Many filmmakers from the Philippines come from this part of the region and as such there is a vibrant cinema culture within Western Visayas with films in Hiligaynon, Karay-a and Aklanon languages. CineKasimanwa focuses on local stories and visions with a very diverse program from full-length to shorts, narratives to experimental works, traditional to new media, special program for children and an annual program for horror, science fiction and unclassifiable films. Western Visayas has a very rich culture with many folklores, family drama and stories of locals told through generations.
The short films programmed for VIDDSEE to coincide with the fourth edition of the festival were some of the most interesting films from the first and second editions. More than just a sampling of films from the region, the content is curated to reflect the local feel and organic beat of the Western Visayan culture. It is hoped that through this selections the local stories of our region may resonate to the world.
The Singapore Film Channel will showcase diverse stories and filmmakers from Singapore, including up and coming local talents.The curation includes audience favourites viewed by millions, and online premieres of short films in the coming months. The channel will feature horror, documentary, drama and animation films like “Move Out Notice”, “Bad Throttle”, “The Longest-Distance Relationship” and “The Violin”. They range from graduating film school works from Temasek Polytechnic and also upcoming independent filmmakers from Singapore. This is part of the "Watch Local" initiative by the Singapore Film Commission.
China International New Media Short Film Festival (CSFF), which is the only state-recognized international short film festival in China, is hosted by the State Administration of Press，Publication，Radio, Film and Television and Shenzhen Municipal Government and organized by Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Guangming New District of Shenzhen and Shenzhen Media Group. It is organized with an aim to encourage excellent short film creation both at home and abroad, dicover and support potential directors, incubate quality film production project and stimulate development of new media video industry as well as cross-cultural communication and cooperation. Over past six years, CSFF has greatly magnified its influence both at home and abroad, becoming one of the most influential short film festivals worldwide and joining the rank of Beijing International Film Festival and Shanghai International Film Festival as China’s three major international celebratory cultural events in films.中国国际新媒体短片节（China International New Media Short Film Festival）创办于2010年，经中宣部批准，由国家新闻出版广电总局和深圳市人民政府主办，深圳市文体旅游局、光明新区管理委员会和深圳广播电影电视集团承办，是目前中国唯一国家级、国际性短片节。短片节创办宗旨为奖励国内外优秀新媒体短片创作，发现和扶持影视创作人才，孵化优质影视创意项目，促进视频新媒体产业发展及国际文化交流与合作。经过六年的培育和发展，短片节国内外影响力快速提升，已成为国内外业界一致认可的国际重要短片节之一，与北京国际电影节和上海国际电影节并列为国际认可的中国三大影视文化节庆活动。
The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival® is a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora. Works include films and videos by East, South and Southeast Asian artist in Canada, the U.S., Asia and all over the world. As Canada’s largest Asian film festival, Reel Asian®provides a public forum for Asian media artists and their work, and fuels the growing appreciation for Asian cinema in Canada.Founded in 1997 by producer Anita Lee and journalist Andrew Sun, this non-profit community-based festival has grown into an eagerly anticipated annual event that attracts thousands of attendees to 12 exciting days of galas, screenings, forums, workshops and parties. Reel Asian is a not-for-profit charitable cultural organization that advocates for Asian representation through media arts, and will be celebrating it’s 20th festival this year from November 8-19, 2016.Instagram: www.instagram.com/reelasianTwitter: www.twitter.com/reelasianE-newsletter: www.reelasian.com/subscribe?
The Long Reach of Short Films – Telling Stories of Peace in MindanaoOur view of the conflicts in Mindanao, Philippines, is shaped by the stories we read, watch, and hear through the mainstream media. These stories are often centered on violence – killings, kidnappings, bombings, and other atrocities. After all, “bad news is good news”. Sadly, these stories shape our perception of the constraints of building a peaceful alternative for Mindanao.Of course, the realities of armed clashes, kidnappings, violence, and war crimes cannot be ignored. But at the same time, there are stories of hope and peace. Warring clans have been reconciled. Local mediators have transformed strained relations and ended violent escalations. Communities have resisted calls for all-out war, and empowered themselves to overcome marginalization. Such stories of peace abound, but often escape the attention of mainstream media.The film project “The Long Reach of Short Films – Telling Stories of Peace in Mindanao” challenges preconceptions of Mindanao and contributes to a bigger picture of what is Mindanao today. Supported by forumZFD – Civil Peace Service, eight filmmakers from Mindanao have told stories of peace and conflict transformation in different parts of Mindanao. The resulting narrative and documentary short films represent a collective effort to spark dialogue, overcome stereotypes, and work towards different narratives of Mindanao.This channel showcases selected works from the project and will be accompanied by editorial contents. Through this, we hope to broaden and deepen the discourse on peace and conflict issues in Mindanao.Contact Us: http://www.facebook.com/LROSFMindanao | Philippines@forumzfd.de
KAFFNY utilizes korean diaspora voices as a nexus to underscore relationships between cultures THIRD CULTURE is created by humans raised with two or more cultures CINEMA is a public space for interactive community
NAE x Viddsee Student Film Fest.!Started in 2011, HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS (NAE) has been striving its best to promote Hong Kong short films through participation in international film festivals. In recent years, there has been an apparent increase in the number of awarded student short films under the NAE. To celebrate these blossoms and enable more students to showcase their shorts, the NAE continues the collaboration with Viddsee by co-presenting a new channel, the NAE x Viddsee Student Film Fest.! The first edition of the festival starts in July 2016. New student shorts of different genres are bought to this channel quarterly for the public to view.HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS (NAE) HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS (NAE) is a scheme launched by the Hong Kong Arts Centre and sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, aiming to promote excellent Hong Kong short films and videos locally and abroad. By sponsoring local talent to attend international film festivals and first-class cultural events, the NAE introduces Hong Kong short films and videos to global audiences and to engage the local talent in rewarding exchanges. Talent as such form the backbone of our creative industries, who make Hong Kong a unique and vibrant creative hub in Asia.
Wanna watch Chinese shorts that rock? “Chinese Delights” will offer you an exclusive selection of edgy shorts made in China or by Chinese directors. They are all strong films with strong stories. The films were curated for Viddsee by the programmers of the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, in France.Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival is the world’s most popular short film festival. Taking place every winter in the city of Clermont-Ferrand (France), it brings together huge crowds of short film fans, happy filmmakers and all major decision-makers and festival programmers from around the world. Its latest edition took place in February 2016, attracting 162,000 admissions in 9 days.Clermont-Ferrand is a hub for new creative voices. Many of today’s top names in the world of cinema have made their first big impression with a short in Clermont-Ferrand, then embarking on successful careers, grabbing Oscars or other shiny golden statuettes.The Clermont-Ferrand team wishes to thank all the filmmakers whose films were previously shown at the Festival and who agreed to be part of this extended platform. Watch. Enjoy. Share. The 39th Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Fest will take place from February 3 to 11, 2017 Submissions are currently open for films under 40 minutes made in 2016 at www.shortfilmdepot.com
Orson Welles once said, “Look what 700 years of democracy have brought to Switzerland: chocolate and the cuckoo clock”. As the picturesque city of Neuchâtel is precisely the home of Swiss chocolate and watches, you might conclude that it is the quietest place on earth… Well, not anymore! Since 2000, the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) has rocked the city by welcoming cult guests such as Joe Dante, George R.R. Martin, Roger Corman, Sono Sion, Terry Gilliam, Zoë Bell, Cliff Martinez, Park Chan-wook, Dario Argento, Chris Carter, Kevin Smith, Nancy Allen, Ray Harryhausen, Barbara Steele, Stuart Gordon, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Jaume Balagueró, Tobe Hooper, Shinya Tsukamoto, George Romero, John Carpenter and many more. The NIFFF explores an open conception of the fantastic genre, screening films that challenge one’s perception of life and that confront oneself to personal and universal matters through unique visual styles. With two competitions of feature films (fantastic and Asian), its shorts programs (Swiss, Asian and International), its daring retrospectives and workshops devoted to literature, special effects and digital creation, the NIFFF offers the best platform in Switzerland to promote genre cinema. Ever since its first edition, the event hasn’t kept growing, scoring more than 37,000 admissions during its last edition in July 2016, where 140 films where screened and 27,000 USD cash prizes were awarded. The 17th NIFFF will take place from 30th June to 8th July 2017.
Women’s Voices Now amplifies the voices of all women by promoting the free expression of women's struggles for civil, economic, political, and gender rights worldwide. By providing free online platforms for film, art, writing and social-media activism, we connect people and resources striving for global women's rights. Women’s Voices Now fills a critical gap in global efforts seeking to elevate the status of women. Through the narrative of films, writing, and art featured by Women's Voices Now, our work continually inspires and challenges women and men to overcome obstacles in the advancement of women.Women's Voices from the Muslim World: a Short-Film Festival comprises a collection of voices from women of all faiths living in Muslim-majority societies and Muslim women living as minorities around the world. These films fill the information gap created by mainstream news, media, and art sources.The films below are a selection from the first Women's Voices Now online film festival, Women's Voices from the Muslim World: a Short-Film Festival. This inaugural festival comprised a collection of voices from women of all faiths living in Muslim-majority societies and Muslim women living as minorities around the world. These films fill the information gap created by mainstream news, media, and art sources.
The Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts, School of Film and Television was established by the Academy in September 1996. The School aims to be a professional centre of excellence and to both reflect and influence existing practice in the local film and television industries.The School offers a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Degree programme in Film and Television with six major studies (Production Administration, Directing, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Editing and Sound), and a two-year Master of Fine Arts Degree programme in Cinema Production targeting at producing a feature-length narrative and/or documentary film at the end of the programme.In particular the School aims to train the students to create as a team. Film and Television is about teamwork. The director is one of a team and so are other positions, each making his/her own particular creative and technical contribution to the whole. 香港演藝學院電影電視學院於一九九六年九月正式成立，本學院旨在成為卓越的影視專業教育中心，以反眏及影響本地電影電視業的製作。本學院提供一個四年制電影電視學位課程，及一個較深入的二年制電影製作藝術碩士課程。其中學位課程設有六項專修學科，完成後將獲頒發藝術學士(榮譽)學位。這些課程旨在培養學生有關影視制製作的技術，致力提升他們的藝術創作潛能，以預備他們擔當各種影視創作、技術及專業的工作。此外，課程更著重教導學生從事集體創作。電影電視行業講求合作性，導演、製片、音響師、編劇、剪接師及攝影師都同樣重要，各成員均在自己的崗位上對整體製作作出創作及技術上的貢獻。
Founded in 2001, the Department of Visual Studies (VIS) at Kongju Nat’l Univ. in South Korea provides an interdisciplinary education program encompassing broadcasting, film, commercials, digital content, and others.Based on the motto “Think it, Visualize it,” VIS aims to cultivate brilliant and enthusiastic students who have liberal arts backgrounds, logical-thinking skills, business and marketing savvy, and aesthetic senses. Along with a systematic 4-year undergraduate course, robust MFA and MA programs in Visual Studies are offered. Since 2006, VIS annually holds a nationwide film contest, titled KUFF (Kongju University Film Festival). At the festival, a variety of outstanding work, including prize-winning, invited, and internal graduation movies, are officially shown in theaters.
The Thai Short Film and Video Festival started in 1997 aiming to encourage to independent spirit to expose their hidden creativity. It is a local short film and video competition in conjunction with screening selected short films from several contras. Within five years, the number of entries increases from 30 to 150. Creating the dynamic atmosphere for the microscopic Thai film culture.
Discovery Channel brings you the best of real-world entertainment that is both visceral and experiential. We make you lean forward, as you journey with us across the globe, with compelling stories and engaging characters.Watch Discovery Channel documentaries here.
After completing four years of study, our majors in film or animation of the Film and TV Department, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara will receive a Bachelor of Arts (Sarjana Seni). Throughout the learning process, students are expected to be able to acquire and apply creative concepts into their projects, through research and practice. Furthermore, students will also comprehend the nuts and bolts of film and animation production. Students will experience hands-on training, supervised by professionals and supported with comprehensive facilities.Setelah menjalani proses pembelajaran selama 4 tahun, mahasiswa Film dan Animasi pada Program Studi Film dan Televisi di Universitas Multimedia Nusantara akan mendapatkan gelar sarjana Strata-1. Setelah lulus mereka diharapkan memahami dan mampu menerapkan konsep kreatif, menguasai seluk-beluk produksi film dan animasi, serta mampu mempertanggungjawabkan karyanya tersebut secara akademis. Proses belajarnya adalah hands-on training yang dibimbing langsung oleh para pengajar yang merupakan profesional dibidangnya serta ditunjang oleh fasilitas penunjang yang lengkap.
Filament is the short film showcase of Nanyang Technological University (NTU)’s students and alumni at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI).The school was the first within the universities in Singapore to produce a variety of narrative fiction films, documentaries and special media projects.
Viddsee Shortee Award celebrates the most watched, shared and talked about Asian short film on Viddsee every month. Submit your film here at Viddsee Creator to stand a chance being the next Viddsee Shortee! All films selected to be on Viddsee will be eligible for the Viddsee Shortee Award. Announcement of the Viddsee Shortee film each month will be on the first Monday of every month.
"Ang tambal sa cancer, aids, gugmang napakyas ug uban pang sakit sa kalawasan nga dili matambalan sa doktor, apil na ang sakit sa panit sama sa kagid, congo ug mata's tiki"BINISAYA is an organization dedicated to the promotion, exhibition, distribution and archival of contemporary Cebuano films and other Bisaya Dialect films. From basketball courts to rooftops, from basements to the beach, BINISAYA has done screenings and workshops in different cities and barrios in the Philippines since 2009. The organization is responsible for the annual BINISAYA Film Festival that started in 2011.This channel features a curated collection of films from the BINISAYA archive.
The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) brings together the boldest storytellers and the most talked about films in Southeast Asia. Our curators handpick these films from ten countries, spotlighting them each year in the World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang.This inspiring environment, rich in culture, provides an ideal backdrop for artists and industry professionals to share their experiences and showcase their talent. It is a festival for the adventurous, and is quickly becoming known as one of the most exotic and exciting locations on the international film festival circuit.At the start of every December, the former royal capital of Laos is transformed into a theater. Screens are rigged on garden lawns, within the walls of five-star hotels, at a central market, and the whole town becomes the perfect setting for celebrating the art of cinema. LPFF believes in equal access, and thus, all our screenings are open to the public and free of charge. At our main outdoor venue, we set up 800 blue chairs, but regularly welcome eager audiences of over 1,500 people per screening.
Organised by Hong Kong Arts Centre, ifva is an Incubator for Film and Visual media in Asia (formerly the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards). Founded in 1995, ifva serves as a platform that actively promotes and encourages creative talents in Asia, making short films, videos, animation and media art. With a cutting-edge vision and highlight independent spirit, ifva has evolved to promote different visual cultures while exploring the boundless potential of creative media. In addition to the annual competition and festival, ifva curates a host of programmes under two initiatives, “Cultivation” and “Engagement”. By connecting creative communities all over the world, ifva aims to engage everyone in the art of creation. ifva is also a core event of Entertainment Expo Hong Kong. 由香港藝術中心主辦，ifva是一個旨在推廣香港及亞洲獨立影像媒體創作人的搖籃及推手。始於1995年，ifva前名為「香港獨立短片及錄像比賽」，以比賽為平台，歷年來造就了不少本地及國際上舉足輕重的電影及媒體創作人，涉獵的範疇包括短片、錄像、動畫及媒體藝術。本著突破框框的信念和強調獨立精神，ifva一路蛻變演進，推動各種影像的文化及探索創意媒體的無限可能，除一年一度的比賽和ifva節，更著力舉辦「創意策動」及「全民參與」兩大範疇下的各種計劃，旨在承傳獨立精神，連結創意社群。ifva亦是每年香港影視娛樂博覽的核心項目。
Viddsee Juree Awards is an initiative celebrating the entertainment industry's picks of Asian short films from all genres: fiction, documentary and animation.In this first edition of Viddsee Juree Awards, stories are picked from the brightest talents and upcoming filmmakers from Indonesia to be watched and judged by a panel of international judges. Each short film shortlisted for the competition will be watched by millions online and selected for film screenings around various cities in Indonesia.Juree is part of Viddsee’s commitment to celebrate and support filmmakers and film communities in Asia.
The Golden Harvest Awards is going to launch its 38th edition this year. It’s not only the longest-run short film festival in Taiwan, but also a prominent platform for talented young filmmakers and their works.The award is divided into two major categories, general slate and student slate. Beside the Grand Prize, there are also awards of best fiction short, best documentary short, best animation short, best experimental short, special mention and so on. Through the nomination and promotion in the festival and cultural exchanges among films from all over Asia, many of the selection come into spotlight in the international festival circuit and continue their journey meeting a larger group of audiences.「金穗獎」創辦至今已邁入第38個年頭，不僅是台灣影壇歷史最悠久、最具關注的短片競賽，更提供這些優秀作品一個良好的曝光平台。「金穗獎」區分一般作品獎和學生作品獎，除了首獎之外，分設最佳劇情片獎、最佳紀錄片獎、最佳動畫片獎、最佳實驗片獎、優等獎等各獎項，亦設立了個人單項表現獎，透過入圍影展的放映及海外觀摩交流合作，許多參賽影片受到國外影展單位的注目，在國際影壇上屢創表現佳績。