Programs must have a mixed (mono or stereo) audio track.
Entries must be submitted in the following format:
· DVD (region-free)
NOTE: PAL VHS is permitted for exceptional cases only films submitted on VHS will not be screened during the festival.
Shortlisted films may be required to be submitted on PAL HDCAM or Digital BETACAM tape Wildlife Asia will advise once the shortlist is released.
Programs with visible time-code or other defects may be disqualified.
FILM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
1/ A completed & signed film entry form (from page 6 onwards in this document). Please send a hard copy with the films and email a soft copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2/ A synopsis of the film in 100 words or less (Wildlife Asia reserves the right to edit synopses for publication purposes)
3/ One copy of each program in PAL DVD (region-free) for each category entered
4/ A copy of the English script
5/ Entry fees paid in full
6/ Any special submission required (as indicated below)
Include resume of the filmmaker’s previous professional experience, and a description of the creative contributions others may have made to the final shape of the program
Submit entry form only, with website address clearly stated
Submit 8inx10in print(s) and a copy of the print(s) on CD/DVD
Submit an original hard copy (if possible) AND soft copy PDF of the article
Special Awards - Whale
Please provide a statement that clearly states why you believe this person deserves the award, including 2 or 3 examples of their work. Please also include supporting statements from third parties who are well acquainted with the nominee’s work.
RIGHTS AND RELEASES
FILMS/NEWS FEATURES: Wildlife Asia reserves the right to use portions of films submitted to the Festival for non-broadcast promotional purposes. Wildlife Asia reserves the right to screen film submissions, in whole or in part, at the Festival and to include submissions in retrospective programmes at future Festivals.
Wildlife Asia reserves the right to make dubs of film entries for Festival use, including for public screenings in Singapore. A DVD copy of film entries may be archived in the Festival’s Video Library (for archival, reference and public screening/educational purposes).
Should a film be nominated for an award, a broadcast quality (PAL Digital BETACAM or HDCAM) master may be requested for a screenings during the Festival. Wildlife Asia reserves the right to archive in perpetuity a copy of all films nominated for an award. Wildlife Asia reserves the right to include nominated films in Wildlife Asia Best of Festival screening tours, to be held in public venues around the world.
PHOTOGRAPHS: Wildlife Asia reserves the right to publish in perpetuity any submitted photograph on the Wildlife Asia website, in the Wildlife Asia PDF newsletter, and in any other Wildlife Asia publications.
WRITTEN ARTICLES: If short-listed, Wildlife Asia reserves the right to edit the article and publish the article on the Wildlife Asia website and in the Wildlife Asia PDF newsletter, and in other festival related publications.
In all circumstances, Wildlife Asia will ensure that proper credit is made to the copyright holders and/or originators of the materials.
Entrants are responsible for shipping charges and insurance for submitting entry materials to the Festival. All screening copies of film submissions will be retained by Wildlife Asia.
SHIP MATERIALS TO:
Wildlife Asia Film Festival
18A Rose Lane
ALL ENTRY MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 31st AUGUST 2008
Entries will be judged on scientific accuracy and content, creativity, technical quality, educational value and the ability to engage the audience through narrative and stunning visuals. Particular attention will be paid to films with an Asia perspective.
Wildlife Asia selects a panel to serve as preliminary selection committee. Shortlisted finalists should expect to be notified on or after 1st November 2008.
Judging of the selected finalists will be conducted by a jury of experts during the two days prior to the Festival. Winners are announced at the Lion Film Awards Ceremony.
The jury reserves the right to withhold an award in any category for which there is an insufficient number of qualifying submissions, or to create new awards for films deserving special recognition.
All films entered into competition are eligible for the Lion Award (best overall film entry) which is presented at the discretion of the judges.