SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL 2013

 

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  ▼Regulations Common to the International and Japanese Film Competitions

  ▼Regulations Common to the International and Japanese Film (only Feature Length) Competitions

  ▼Regulations of the Japanese Film Competition

Regulations Common to the International and Japanese Film Competitions

Q: What does "commercial release" mean?
  • A: The usage of the film seeking profit, for example: theatrical release, DVD release, TV release and pay-for-view online release etc., constitutes a "commercial release".
Q: Do films that were not released theatrically count towards the director's credits?
  • A: Even if the films were not theatrically released, if they were screened at film festivals, released on DVD or online, we count the films as the director’s credits. We don't count films produced for TV broadcast, but if they were subsequently released in theaters, the film will count as a director’s credits.
    Short film applicant (*the short length category is open only to Japanese films) can entry even if he or she has experience to make feature lengthen film if it is not commercially released. See above for commercial release definition.
Q: I have submitted a film to SKIP CITY in the past, but I made some changes on the same film. Am I able to submit it as a new film?
  • A: No. The requirements indicate that "Entries submitted once before are not eligible."
Q: Can I submit animation films also?
  • A: Yes. We accept full length (60 minutes or longer) animation films for the International Competition.
Q: Can I submit documentary films also?
  • A: Yes. We accept full length (60 minutes or longer) documentary films for the International Competition.
Q: What is the difference between "WORLD PREMIERE", "INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE", "ASIAN PREMIERE” and “JAPAN PREMIERE"?
  • A: WORLD PREMIERE: The SKIP CITY screening is the first screening anywhere in the world.
    INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE: The SKIP CITY screening is the first screening except in the country where the film was produced.
    ASIAN PREMIERE: The SKIP CITY screening is the first screening in Asia.
    JAPAN PREMIERE: The SKIP CITY screening is the first screening in Japan.

    *If the film is made in Japan, then the classification will fall between the WORLD PREMIERE or JAPAN PREMIERE.
Q: My film has been screened at other film festivals in Japan. Is it still eligible?
  • A: Yes. Your film can still be eligible if it hasn't been commercially released in Japan.
Q: May I bring a submission to the festival office if it's before the deadline?
  • A: No. We prohibit anyone from bringing the submission materials into the festival office as a general rule. Please send them early before the deadline.
Q: Do you notify unsuccessful applicants? And when and how do you notify?
  • A: Yes. In case your film is not selected, we will notify the applicant as indicated on the entry form by the end of May, 2019.

 

Regulations Common to the International and Japanese Film (only Feature Length) Competitions

Q: What is the minimum length of a "feature film"?
  • A: We define "feature film" as more than 60 minutes in length.
Q: If my film has more than one director, how does the limit of three feature film directing credits apply?
  • A: Directing credits are applied to individuals. They are not cumulative. As long as each director has no more than three feature film directing credits to his or her name, the film is within the regulations.

 

Japanese Film Competition

Q: Can non-Japanese directors apply to the Japanese Film Competition if the film was produced in Japan?
  • A: Films directed by foreign directors are basically not eligible for the Japanese Film Competition even if they were produced in Japan, because the Japanese Film Competition is established to cultivate Japanese directors and producers. However, films directed by foreign directors that have Japanese producers are eligible.
  • Ex. 1) Films directed by Japan-based non-Japanese filmmakers with Japanese producers: Eligible.
  • Ex. 2) Films directed by Japanese filmmakers living abroad with non-Japanese producers: Eligible.
  • Ex. 3) Films directed by non-Japanese filmmakers with foreign-based Japanese producers: Ineligible.

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