Viddsee Juree Awards (‘Juree’) is an annual industry pick award celebrating best short films from Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.

In each edition, the countries’ brightest talents and storytellers submit their films to a panel of international judges, who will then handpick the winning entries. Viddsee amplifies the out-of-competition entries and finalists to our audience communities.

Juree is part of Viddsee’s commitment to grow a network of prestigious storytellers, to support local film communities, and to inspire a new generation of storytellers across Asia.

Prizes

Viddsee Film Production Grant

Viddsee will present the Gold winner a grand prize of SGD10,000 as a Production Grant for the making of a short film. The Gold winner will get to work closely with Viddsee Studios from idea creation to completion and distribution of this project on Viddsee's platform. The project is slated to complete within 12 months from the awarding date.

A 5-day Global Film & TV Program in LA

Motion Picture Association will offer the Gold winner a 5-day Global Film & TV Program in Los Angeles. The 5-day course includes a series of meetings, lectures and film events with production companies, agents, managers, entertainment lawyers, unions, guilds and film studios in Los Angeles, designed to provide an exclusive and informative introduction to the Hollywood film and television industry. The course will include a visit to the American Film Market, opportunities to present and pitch your projects to industry professionals, and network with other filmmakers from around the world. The Program will take place in late October/early November 2019.

Digital Cinema Camera + Lens Equipment Package Loan

The Gold winner will receive a 14-day loan for RED Digital Cinema camera equipment with a 14-day loan of ZEISS CP.3 Lenses - 5-Lens Set. The total equipment value is worth US$46,600. The Silver winner will receive a 14-day loan of RED Digital Cinema camera equipment with a 14-day loan of ZEISS Light Weight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100mm. The total equipment value is worth US$34,500. The validity period of the prizes above is 2 years from the Awarding Night.

Camera Support & Accessories Package Loan

Vitec will provide the Gold winner a 14-day loan for Sachtler tripod system and Litepanels LED products worth US$8,000.Vitec will provide the Silver winner a 14-day loan for Sachtler tripod system and Litepanels LED products worth US$5,000.The validity period of the prizes above is 2 years from the Awarding Night.

Audio Recorders

City Music will provide the Gold winner a Zoom F6 Field Recorder, worth SGD980. City Music will provide the Silver winner a Zoom H6 Handy Recorder, worth SGD590.

Creative Cloud Subscriptions

Adobe will offer 10 finalist filmmakers a 12-month Creative Cloud All Apps subscription worth US$560 each.

Post Production Package 

Iceberg Studios will offer the Gold winner a full post for 1 x 15min short film; from offline to finishing. A full post includes offline, color grading, 2D Motion Graphics, online, and mastering. The package is worth SGD12,000. Iceberg Studios will offer the Silver winner an offline post for 1 x 15min short film. The package is worth SGD4,800. *Colour grading sponsored by Eugene Seah.

Judges

Tim Redford

Having graduated from Arts Management, Tim first worked as a Project Manager for Signals Media Arts in Colchester (United Kingdom) before moving to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, to take up the position of Director of Curtocircuito Short Film Festival, that he managed for 8 years. He has been on the Executive Team for Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France since 2015, in charge of the international competition. He is part of the international selection committee, in charge of selecting, amongst other areas, South East Asian shorts. He also co-coordinates the African Perspectives’ programme and the online submission platform Shortfilmdepot. Tim sits on the board of the Short Film Conference.

Kattie Fan

As a double master degree holder with background in creative media and cultural studies, Kattie Fan is the festival director of ifva – a short film and media art awards and festival organised by the Hong Kong Arts Centre. She is also a co-founder of the art.ware – an independent curatorial initiative focusing on the promotion of moving images and new media art in Hong Kong since 2010.

Her involvement in filmmaking began with the film editing for Christine Choy’s documentary “Ha Ha Shanghai” (2001). Then she occasionally works as a film editor for independent features: Vincent Chui’s “Leaving Sorrowfully” (2001), Jessey Tsang Tsui Shan’s “Lovers on the Road” (2008) and “Big Blue Lake” (2011).

Sanif Olek

Sanif Olek is a Singapore-based film and television director. Since graduating from film school in 1996, his filmography includes television, commercials for corporate organisations and commissioned works for statutory boards and museums. He is accomplished in diverse television genres, ie dramatic, documentary, current affairs – receiving regular nominations and earning multiple awards for directing and writing in a drama series. His short films have been winning international awards and receiving critical acclaim for their authentic Singaporean stories that portray raw human emotions. His debut feature film, SAYANG DISAYANG was Singapore’s official entry to the 2015 Oscars® (Best Foreign Language Film).

General Guideline

  • Films must be completed after 1st January 2017 till present
  • To join this competition, you are required to submit your film entry from 21 May 2019 onwards
  • Film submission deadline: 28 July 2019
  • Films can be released theatrically or available online (i.e. YouTube, Vimeo) prior to festival competition
  • Films can be from all genres: fiction, documentary, animation
  • Films can be presented in their original native language/dialect. Non-English language films are recommended to have English-language subtitles hard-burned in the video or provided in .srt format with the original copy (if you don’t have it, write to us)
  • Viddsee does not accept works in progress or trailers
  • Duration of films must be no longer than 30 minutes (including end credits)
  • Films selected for Viddsee Juree showcase will be streamed online on Viddsee’s platform and they will not be allowed for a takedown for a period of two years

To qualify, the film must meet two of the three following standards:

  • The Director is a Singaporean
  • The Executive Producer and/or Producer and/or Screenwriter must be a Singaporean
  • At least 70% of the film was shot in Singapore
Open Submission
Submission Closes
Film Selection
In/Out Competition Announcement & Films Released
Audience Choice Award Voting
Jury Selection
Awards

Submissions Guidelines

Preferred File Format

  • MP4 or MOV
  • H.264
  • At least 720p or higher in resolution.
  • Here are the video requirements if you need to check encoding specs.

Select One Of The Following Methods in Submitting Your Film

Online Entry

Physical Entry

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Overall Process

After submitting your film, there will be a selection process by Viddsee’s curation team. After the selection is completed, we will send an email notification to the selected filmmakers. If your film is selected for Viddsee Juree, it will be screened online on viddsee.com platform on 8th Aug 2019, and added to a channel collection named “Viddsee Juree Singapore”. Out of these selected films, Viddsee’s curation team will select the top 10 films to further participate in the in-competition segment. The winning films from the in-competition segment will be chosen by the Jury.

Supporting Partners