SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL 2013

 

What's SKIP CITY

Visual Museum

SKIPCITY Channel

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Call for entries

Concerning Competition Categories

 Concerning Feature Length, Short Length and Animation Competition

Since the inception in 2004, the competition categories have been set up to discover and nurture the next generation of filmmakers. We look for high quality innovative films exploring new possibility for digital expression and accept submissions from all over the world in Feature Length Competition and Japan only in Short Length and Animation Competition. After the pre-selection process, the finalists are selected and screened during the festival. Through the jury process, the awards are given to the filmmakers at the closing ceremony. In the last edition, 919 films were submitted from over 88 countries and regions.


*Feature Length Competition (International): Running time must be 70 minutes or longer
*Short Length Competition (Domestic): Running time must be between 15 minutes and 30 minutes

*Animation Competition (Domestic): Running time must be 30 minutes or shorter
Note: Only Japanese films are eligible for the Short Length and Animation Competition

 

Selection System and Jury

Pre-Selection

A pre-selection committee consists of film industry professionals and selects the finalist.

Final Selection

The jury consists of domestic and international film industry professionals and awards the films.

 

Awards Details (Tentative)

*Total Cash Prize in the 2016 festival was JPY 3,300,000. Details of the 2017 festival awards will be announced shortly.

Feature Length Competition (International) 
  • GRAND PRIZE
  • BEST DIRECTOR
  • BEST SCREENPLAY
  • SKIP CITY AWARD (For the Japanese director who displays strong potential and talent for feature filmmaking)
Short Length Competition (Domestic) 
  • BEST PICTURE
  • HONORABLE MENTION (2 Films)
Animation Competition (Domestic)
  • BEST PICTURE
  • HONORABLE MENTION (2 Films)

All the finalists are screened with 4K digital cinema projectors at the state of the art theaters during the festival. Many filmmakers join us from all over the world to network and interact with the audience members as well as jurors and other film industry professionals. We encourage all the filmmakers to utilize this opportunity and hope to become a springboard for the emerging talent.

 

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