Chinese Visual Festival 2014 Call for Entries
Chinese Visual Festival is launching is its Call for Entries for the 2014 edition. Chinese Visual Festival is a leading cultural event showcasing Chinese-language creativity through films, contemporary art, music and more. With an annual event and screening sessions in London, a UK touring program and international expansion planned, Chinese Visual Festival presents Chinese realities to overseas audiences through imaginative conversations between moving images and art.
There is no restriction on the types of moving images that will be accepted, including documentaries, feature films, short films, animations and art videos. CVF 2014 aims to highlight works that cross the boundaries of film and art. As a leading event promoting Chinese-language creativity, we will only accept entries from filmmakers and artists who are citizens and residents of the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, as well as members of Chinese communities around the world.
The 2014 festival will be hosted by our academic partner, King’s College London, and take place between 9th May and 17th May 2014. The deadline for submissions is 31st December 2013.
Submit an Entry
A copy of the application form (CVF Application Form) should be completed, signed and sent via post together with film copies.
All films must be submitted on 3 DVDs (Region Free) for consideration by the Selection Committee.
All films submitted must be available for festival exhibition in, BLU-RAY, HDCam PAL*** NOT HDCam SR ***, Digibeta (PAL) or Beta SP (PALfor presentation. DVDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR EXHIBITION SCREENING.
Digital File Specifics:
Format- 1080p HD
Resolution - 1920 x 1080
Rate - 25p
Codec - Quick Time (.mov) - .H264
Rate - 48kHz
Depth - 16-bit
Config - Stereo Downmix or Channel Grouped
Submissions should be sent to: James Mudge, 8 Old Lodge Place, St Margarets, Twickenham, London TW1 1RQ, United Kingdom
Submissions should arrive no later than 31st December 2013.
Films not in English must include English subtitles.
The cost of shipping an entry must be paid by the entrant.
DVD screeners and BLU-RAY discs will not be returned. Selected entries will be required to send screening copies upon selection notice.
We advise sending a BLU-RAY copy upon submission of the 3 Region-free DVD copies to the Selection Committee.
No submission fee is charged.
Entries will be reviewed and selected by a jury consisting of curators, academics and critics. Originality and creativity in capturing Chinese realities in a manner that can reach an international audience will be given preference. We are especially eager to show works that cross the boundaries of film and art.
The CVF 2013 jury will select the following:
1 Grand Prix Award
1 Jury Award
1 Best Original Award
CVF 2013 will also invite the audience to vote for the following awards:
1 Audience Award First Prize
1 Audience Award Second Prize
1 Audience Award Third Prize
If you have any questions about the submission procedure, please contact Jingjing Xie (E:firstname.lastname@example.org Wechat: Jingjing_Xie_CVF)