CALL FOR ENTRIES!!! Tokyo Cinemasters International Film Festival

Added to Calendar: 12-05-21

Cinemasters2021

New member
https://www.cinemasters.jp/


ABOUT US:
Through discovering films and directing talent from across the globe, TOKYO CINEMASTERS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL was founded with the mission of developing the next generation of cinema.

Japan loves all cinema, regardless of country, language, or race.

The culture of watching films with subtitles is well established here, with releases from a multitude of nations each year.

However, the majority of those releases are limited to commercial movies. The reality is that there are a wealth of fantastic overseas directors and films lying dormant that we’re never exposed to. The lack of “international” film festivals in Japan has also been an issue.

Based in Tokyo, a place where new and diverse booms are born, this festival brings together films and people active on a global stage.

A festival where you can see cinematic work that crosses boundaries of race and language.




AWARDS & PRIZE:
  • BEST DRAMA SHORT
  • BEST HORROR SHORT
  • BEST ANIMATED SHORT
  • BEST NARRATIVE MUSIC VIDEO
  • SHORT FILMS:
Three categories for short film awards.
1. DRAMA 2. HORROR 3. ANIMATION 4. MV
- Films under 40 minutes are considered short film category.
- No premiere requirements.
- Non-English language submissions must be subtitled in English.
  • MUSIC VIDEO:
- Video must tell a story.
- Films under 40 minutes are considered.
- Non-English language submissions must be subtitled in English.




Regulations:
PLEASE READ THE RULES BELOW THOROUGHLY BEFORE SUBMITTING!!!
You must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry material and other requirements.
TOKYO CINEMASTERS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL will review films in their entirety. Films will be watched and reviewed by members of the Selection Committee; a professional group of filmmakers.
  1. Entries in foreign languages must come with English subtitles.
  2. All entries must have been completed after 2015.
  3. You must own or be given all of the rights to anything you submit to the festival.
  4. Multiple entries are allowed. You can submit more than one film to the same category. But the entry fee must be paid for each one.
  5. A screening committee determines which films shall be exhibited, submissions are not guaranteed to be shown. All decisions of the committee are final.
  6. After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified.
  7. Winners will be presented with their awards at the festival.
  8. Submissions are NON-refundable.


Exhibition Format at the festival:
Apple ProRes, H264, Blu-ray.


LOOK HERE FOR DEADLINE DATES

Links:
https://www.cinemasters.jp/

https://filmfreeway.com/cinemasters
 
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Maura N.

The Last Black Unicorn
Staff member
Hey @Cinemasters2021 ! Thanks for letting our community know about this opportunity! :)
I have also added it to our Calendar.
 

Robert Miller

Active member
Can I enter any of those contest even though I am not from Japan? Or it is open only for those who can physically attend the event?
And...when is the deadline? I am not sure I understood.
 

Cinemasters2021

New member
Can I enter any of those contest even though I am not from Japan? Or it is open only for those who can physically attend the event?
And...when is the deadline? I am not sure I understood.
Of course, you can! We are currently figuring things out about screenings due to COVID. We will announce more updates coming.

Deadlines and more details are on FilmFreeway website. https://filmfreeway.com/cinemasters Check it out!
 

EmilyWilkes

Active member
Can students enter too? I am a student, not a professional filmmaker. :) Alsoo...can I enter something I filmed in 2020? :D Or I need to film something specifically for this?
 
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