竞赛章程

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一、竞赛说明

直到今日,电影一直被要求证明其能够成为艺术的正当理由,另一方面电影又成为当代最具商业性的艺术实践尝试,在纷乱的多重标准下,影展有责任成为电影圣徒、冒险家、天才、手工艺者的家园,容留不同的生命痕迹及言说方式。依照经过淬炼的评判机制,选择陈列高于标准或既有价值的创作者及其作品。

第十一届FIRST青年电影展竞赛单元报名日期为2017年1月1日至5月15日,入围名单于6月15日公布,提名名单于7月1日公布,7月27日于西宁FIRST青年电影颁奖盛典现场揭晓得奖名单。


二、奖项设置

【最佳导演】Best Director

(授予FIRST水晶板砖奖杯1块,获奖证书1份)

此奖项将从3-5部提名备选的剧情长片中颁出,用以表彰本年度代表当代电影智慧和勇气、并将个体经验与电影意志有效融合,导演意识超群的青年电影人。


【最佳剧情片】Best Narrative Feature

(授予FIRST水晶板砖奖杯1块,获奖证书1份)  

此奖项将从3-5部提名备选的剧情长片中颁出,用以表彰在影片中对叙事传统及电影之语言、美学形式上做出创造性处理的影片。


【最佳纪录片】Best Documentary

(授予FIRST水晶板砖奖杯1块,获奖证书1份,奖金5万元人民币整) 

此奖项将从3-5部提名备选的纪录片中颁出,用以表彰同时兼备文献价值和人文关怀,客观公允又照亮当代现实的非虚构影像作品。


【最佳短片】Best Short Film

(授予FIRST水晶板砖奖杯1块,获奖证书1份) 

此奖项将从3-5部提名备选的短片中颁出,用以表彰在有限时长内蕴含无限可能,并对电影传统之元素做出有效整合处理且饱含电影张力的影像作品。


【最佳动画/实验】Best Animation/Experimental Film

(授予FIRST水晶板砖奖杯1块,获奖证书1份)

此奖项将在3-5部提名备选的动画或实验影片中颁出,用以表彰具有独特作者意识和美学实践、对影像与视觉经验进行多样化阐述的青年电影作品。 


【最佳演员】Best Performer

(授予FIRST水晶板砖奖杯1块,获奖证书1份) 

此奖项将在3-5部提名备选的剧情长片中针对主要演员颁出,用以表彰其在电影中出色的完成角色诠释、展现出的不凡魅力及表演才能。


【最佳艺术探索奖】Best Artistic Originality

(授予FIRST水晶板砖奖杯1块,获奖证书1份)

此奖项将在3-5部提名备选的剧情长片中颁出,鼓励在集体创作中对摄影、美术、音乐、剪辑某一专项有突出尝试及贡献的电影工作者。


【评委会奖——长片类】Grand Jury Prize – Feature Film

(授予FIRST水晶板砖奖杯1块,获奖证书1份)

此奖项将从3-5部提名备选的影片中颁出,旨在表彰电影技法纯熟、电影意识前瞻、电影语言自由的长片作品,由评委会根据其鲜明的风格化处理、杰出的文本语言与夯实的精神内核评定颁予导演。


【评委会奖——短片类】Grand Jury Prize – Short Film

(授予FIRST水晶板砖奖杯1块,获奖证书1份)   

此奖项将从3-5部提名备选的影片中颁出,旨在表彰电影技法纯熟、电影意识前瞻、电影语言自由的短片作品,由评委会根据其鲜明的风格化处理、杰出的文本语言与夯实的精神内核评定颁予导演。


【一种立场】 Spirit of Freedom

(授予FIRST水晶板砖奖杯1块,获奖证书1份)

此奖项旨在表彰具有先锋美学理念的独具匠心之作,针对所提名剧情影片,由组委会授予创作出具有自我意识、青年文化价值、并将独立思考付诸影像实践,坚持探索性创作的个人。 

 

三、报名须知

1.完成时间:竞赛单元所有参赛影片需为于2016年1月1日之后完成制作,且未以任何形式的任何版本参与过本影展竞赛的作品;不接受已经以院线或者网络发行等方式公映过的影片,其中剧情长片需为导演前三部剧情长片作品。一经入围,除不可抗力因素,参赛作品不得以任何理由退出本年度电影节竞赛及展映单元。

2.评审审阅版本:征片阶段,竞赛单元所有参赛影片需以DVD光碟的形式寄送至本会,光碟内文件规格须为1280*720,长片文件大小不超过4GB,短片文件大小不超过1GB的MOV/MP4格式的文件,可加水印,字样为:FIRST评审,位置统一在影片右上角。除“FIRST评审”外,画面内容不得有其他水印标记。

3.正式展映版本:除后期混录和画面调色等技术性调整以外,正式展映版本须与评审审阅版本一致,不允许在评审工作过程中进行版本替换。竞赛单元所有入围长片(60分钟以上)的最终展映介质须为配有中英文双语内嵌字幕的商业影院标准放映DCP(Digital Cinema Package),时长低于60分钟以下的参赛作品鼓励使用DCP作为存储介质,不做硬性要求,如无DCP,请提交422 HQ版本的MOV格式视频文件,并寄送硬盘至组委会。

4.评选日期:竞赛单元影片报名将于5月16日凌晨关闭,入围名单将于6月15日公布,组委会会于名单公布次日邮件通知入围个人或单位,内容包括入围通知、接待标准及展映版本技术规格等;提名名单将于7月1日公布,组委会会于名单公布次日邮件通知入围个人或单位,内容包括接待标准、提名通知;7月27日于西宁FIRST青年电影颁奖盛典现场揭晓得奖名单。

5.报名方式:参赛者须于FIRST官方网站完成注册登录后,移步影片报名入口进行线上报名。(建议使用Firefox30.0,Chrome24.0,Opera15.0以上版本的浏览器进行线上报名),填写完成后请将下载的授权书和DVD光碟一同与征片日期截止前(以寄出邮戳为准)邮寄至组委会,确认签收后视为完成报名,过期恕不受理退还。

6.投递寄送:参赛者在完成线上报名后需寄送的材料如下,

【1】导演或制片人亲笔签字确认的纸质授权书1份;

【2】影片数字文件光碟1份,其中含有:供评审工作使用的影片数字文件;300dpi以上,文件大小500KB-3MB的影片剧照5张(至少),导演个人照片3张(至少),影片海报1张(至少)(如为标准竖版海报,尺寸要求为90*60cm);供前期宣传使用的,文件大小在300MB以内,文件格式为mov/mp4的,时长在2分钟以内的预告片1支。

请在完成线上报名后将以上材料以顺丰快递寄送至:

北京市朝阳区姚家园1号惠通时代广场7 号院 FIRST青年电影展组委会 竞赛组

电话:010-85564221  邮编:100025

E-mail:submission@firstfilm.org.cn

如从海外寄送,请使用FedEx、DHL、UPS等商业快递,不接受平邮及国际挂号。

所有材料齐全并符合竞赛章程要求方视为报名完成。


四、评审流程

影展评审体系分为三个环节:

1.初审,初审工作组从报名影片中选取入围影片;由西宁FIRST青年电影展邀请电影行业的青年从业者组成初审工作组。

2.复审,复审工作组从入围影片中选取提名影片;由西宁FIRST青年电影展邀请泛文化领域中对电影有着独到见解、敏锐触感并有一定建树贡献的艺术家、学者组成复审工作组。 

3.终审,评审委员会从提名影片中确定奖项名单。由西宁FIRST青年电影展邀请专家学者、著名电影人组成国际评审委员会,常设主席一名,委员六名,评奖结果在7月26日的评委会集体会议中决选得出,评审委员会主席拥有在投票数相等情况下的一票决定权。


五、宣传权益须知

1.参赛作品一经入围,组委会有权在影片海报上附加入围穗标的标志,用以线上及线下宣传预热:入围作者亦有权获得FIRST入围穗标的VI使用规范供自行添加。

2.参赛作品一经入围,作者须配合组委会提供影展所需的宣传物料(用于包括但不限于:影展手册、电影海报、宣传单页等)。

3.参赛作品一经入围,作者须配合官方志愿者在电影节开始前的准备工作安排,包括酒店安排、机票预订、采访等。

4.参赛作品一经入围,在组委会同作者确定作品首映情况后,参赛者应避免任何先于本影展的公开放映。否则,取消在第十一届FIRST西宁青年电影展的竞赛资格。


感谢您的参与!


1. Competition

On one hand, film has been consistently proving itself as an art form; on the other hand, film has become the modern art practice with the most commercial value. With multiplexed standards, a film festival takes the obligation to be the homeland for the film adventurers, genius and craft men, preserving and documenting varied type of cinematic expression and life experiences. A film festival showcases the auteurs and films with higher value through levels of selection and value system.

The 11th FIRST International Film Festival film entry is open for submission for January 1 2017-May 15 2017. The shortlist will be announced on June 15 2017 and the nominations will be announced on July 1 2017. The award result will be made public on the FIRST Award Ceremony on July 27 2017.

2. Awards

Best Director

Selected among 3-5 narrative feature nominees to award the filmmaker with outstanding sense of directing and perfect combination of personal experience and filmmaking.

Best Narrative Feature

Selected among 3-5 narrative feature nominees to award the film that shows creativity in narrative, cinematic language and aesthetic from.

Best Documentary

Selected among 3-5 nominated documentaries to award the non-fiction work with document value, humanistic concern and the ability to reflect on the social context while being unbiased. (The Best Documentary Award comes with a prize value of 50,000 RMB)

Best Short Film

Selected among 3-5 nominated short films to award the film that presents unlimited possibility with limited time and works with cinematic elements in a creative way.

Best Animation/Experimental Film

Selected among 3-5 nominated animation/experimental films to award the film that makes diversified expression via visual elements and carries out unique practice of film aesthetics.

Best Performer

Selected among the leading actor/actress from 3-5 nominated narrative features to award the actor/actress’s outstanding performance and the construction of the character.

Best Artistic Originality

Selected among 3-5 nominated narrative features to award the filmmaker who have major contribution or exploration in the field of cinematography, music, editing and art design.

Grand Jury Prize - International Feature Film

Selected from 3-5 nominated feature-length films to award the film with proficient skills, pioneered idea and free cinematic language. The Jury Committee will give out this award depending on the film’s stylization, context and spirit.

Grand Jury Prize - International Short Film

Selected from 3-5 nominated short films to award the film with proficient skills, pioneered idea and free cinematic language. The Jury Committee will give out this award depending on the film’s stylization, context and spirit.

Spirit of Freedom

This award would be present to the narrative feature film with avant-garde aesthetics. The award represents the self-consciousness, culture value and the combination of independent thinking with cinema practice.

Submissions

3.1 Production Time

The film should be completed after January 1 2016 and have not been submitted to earlier edition of FIRST International Film Festival. For narrative feature, the film has to be one of the first three feature films of the director. The film cannot be withdrawn from the competition and screening programme once shortlisted unless for force majeure.

3.2 Preview Copy

To complete your submission, the festival requires a preview copy sent to the festival office via DVD. The film should be in MOV/MP4 format with resolution of 1280*720. Feature-length film files should not exceed 4GB and short film files should not exceed 1GB. If wish, you may add watermark ‘FIRST Preview’ on the upper right corner of the frame. There should be no other watermarking.

3.3 Screening Copy

The screening copy should be identical with the preview copy except for refine of the color tune and audio recording. Replacing version during the process of film review is not allowed.

For feature-length films (60 minutes +):

DCP (Digital Cinema Package) with built-in Chinese and English Subtitle.

For short films (less than 60 minutes):

DCP is preferred, otherwise, please submit 422HQ MOV files to the festival office in hard drive.

3.4 Important Dates

Deadline for submission: 24:00 May 15 2017

Announcement of selected films: June 16 2017

The festival committee will send out announcement emails to the director/production company with the official selection announcement, accommodation package and technique guide.

Announcement of nomination: July 1 2017

The festival committee will send out announcement emails to the director/production company with the nomination announcement and accommodation package.

Announcement of award result: July 27 2017 at the Award Ceremony

3.5 Submissions

All film entry should be made on the official website of FIRST International Film Festival. You need to register first and then finish the online submission. (Firefox 30.0, Chrome 24.0, Opera 15.0 and later version is recommended to guarantee success submission.) Please send the Letter of Authorization along with the DVD to the festival office before the deadline. The submission is completed only when the delivery is received. Please keep a back up copy of the submission material as it will not be returned.

3.6 Delivery

You need to deliver the following material to the festival office after online submission:

Letter of Authorization signed by producer or director (hard copy)

DVD disk with the below content: 1) preview copy of the film; 2)5+ stills with over 300 dpi and 500KB-3MB; 3) 3+ pictures of the director; 4) 1+ posters (90*60cm if it is a standard size poster); 5) a trailer in format of MOV/MP4 within 2 min and 300MB.

Please deliver the above material to:

FIRST International Film Festival Committee

Yard No. 7 Huitong Office Park

1 Yaojiayuan South Road

Beijing, China

100025

Tel:86-010-85564221

Email: submission@firstfilm.org.cn

If the delivery is sent from outside of China, please use courier service like FedEx, DHL, UPS and so on to guarantee being received in time.

The festival will only start to review the film when all materials arrived at the festival office.

Film Review

The film review is divided into three stages:

4.1 Primary Jury

The Primary Jury will decide the selected films from all submissions. The primary jury members are young film industry participators invited by the festival.

4.2 Nomination Jury

The festival committee invites artists, scholars and filmmakers who share a distinct opinion towards cinema to form the Nomination Jury. Nomination Jury selects the nominated films among all the shortlisted ones. 

4.3 Jury Committee

An international committee made up of distinguished filmmakers. The Jury Committee has one jury president and six jury members. The award result would be finalized in the jury meeting on July 26. The Jury President has the deciding vote when it comes to equal votes.

Promotional Materials for selected films

5.1 The festival committee is entitled to add festival laurels on the selected films’ posters and use them for online and offline promotions. The production company will get the VI file of official selection laurel to use.

5.2 The director should provide promotional materials to the festival committee once selected for use in festival brochure, posters and handouts.

5.3 After the film is selected, the director should help the festival volunteer arrange your accommodation, flight booking and interview.

5.4 Once the film is selected, any public screening before the festival screening should be avoid once the premiere status is confirmed. Otherwise, the film would not be qualified in the competition of the 11th FIRST International Film Festival.

Thank you for submitting to FIRST!