As an integral part of the 10th China International New Media Short Film Festival (CSFF), the KingBonn Awards Short Film Director Supporting Project Competition officially opens registration to the world this month.
The competition solicits short films in the categories of drama, documentary and animation which are less than 20 minutes in length and were produced after Jan. 1, 2019.
Winners cheer on stage at the closing ceremony of the Ninth China International New Media Short Film Festival in Shenzhen in November 2018. Liu Xudong
Preparatory work for the festival is also scheduled to kick off this month, as the festival will open in Shenzhen at the end of November with seven major events, including the CSFF Outdoor Short Film Screening Festival, international short film screenings, College Day, Short Film Market, and CSFF Forum.
This year, the Short Film Director Supporting Project Competition will encompass a major competition unit, a college student competition unit, a female-themed short film unit and a short video competition unit.
The shortlisted directors will have an opportunity to raise supporting funds from the organizing committee for their next project. The maximum prize for an entry is 300,000 yuan (US$43,409), with total prize money amounting to about 1 million yuan.
The winners will also have preferential rights to sign contracts in the short film market and gain access to other resources. The short film market mainly focuses on short film copyright trading and talent project exchanges.
The CSFF, founded in 2010, is the only nationally recognized international short film festival in China. It aims to encourage the creation of outstanding new media short film across the globe, seek and support young filmmaking talents, cultivate top-notch film and TV projects, promote the integrated development of film, TV and new media, and boost international cultural exchanges and cooperation.
The festival is sponsored by the National Radio and Television Administration and Shenzhen Municipal Government, and is hosted by Shenzhen Culture, Radio, Television, Tourism and Sports Bureau, Guangming District Government, and Shenzhen Media Group.