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Thank you for your interest in submitting your film to the International Movie Awards.


OPEN SUBMISSION: 31 May 2017 - 5 February 2018


CATEGORIES:

Feature Film
Short Film
Documentary Feature
Documentary Short
Newcomer - Film
Newcomer - Documentary
Scenario Competition (unproduced)
 
International Feature Films
Feature length narratives with a minimum running time of 60 minutes. International movies with various spoken language are welcomed, but must be added with English subtitles.
International Short Films
Short narrative films with run time of 59 minutes and below.
Documentary Feature
Documentary feature with run time over 60 minutes in length
Documentary Short
Documentary short with run time of 59 minutes and below
Newcomer Film
We welcome newcomer in the movie industry. The film director must stated that the movie is his or her third movie (or under) on his/her application.
Newcomer (Film) is for short film and feature length narrative.
Newcomer Documentary
For short and documentary feature. The film director must stated that the movie is his or her third movie (or under) on his/her application.
Scenario Competition (unproduced)
Open for all genre. All script must be in English. We accept word or pdf format.

CATEGORIES:

FEATURE FILM:

PERFORMANCE
• Best actor
• Best actress 
• Best supporting actor 
• Best supporting actress 
• Best couple performance 
• Best ensemble cast 
• Best newcomer performance 
• Best child performance 
• All in one performance package (if you submit for all categories above)

PRODUCTION
• Best feature film 
• Best director 
• Best cinematographer 
• Best production designer 
• Best costume designer 
• Best sound 
• Best music director 
• Best editor 
• Best screenplay 
• All in one production package (if you submit for all categories above)

SHORT FILM:

PERFORMANCE
• Best actor 
• Best actress 
• Best supporting actor 
• Best supporting actress 
• Best couple performance 
• Best ensemble cast 
• Best newcomer performance 
• Best child performance 
• All in one performance package (if you submit for all categories above)

PRODUCTION
• Best short film 
• Best director 
• Best cinematographer 
• Best production designer 
• Best costume designer 
• Best sound 
• Best music director 
• Best editor 
• Best screenplay 
• All in one production package (if you submit for all categories above)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

• Best documentary film 
• Best director 
• Best cinematography 
• Best editing 
• Best sound 
• Best music 
• Best visual effects 
• Best concept 
• All in one package (if you submit for all categories above)

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

• Best short documentary film 
• Best director 
• Best cinematography 
• Best editing 
• Best sound 
• Best music 
• Best visual effects 
• Best concept 
• All in one package (if you submit for all categories above)

NEWCOMER - FILM

PERFORMANCE
• Best actor 
• Best actress 
• Best supporting actor 
• Best supporting actress 
• Best couple performance 
• Best ensemble cast 
• Best newcomer performance 
• Best child performance 
• All in one performance package (if you submit for all categories above)
PRODUCTION

• Best newcomer feature film 
• Best director 
• Best cinematographer 
• Best production design 
• Best costume design 
• Best sound 
• Best music director 
• Best editor 
• Best screenplay 
• All in one production package (if you submit for all categories above)

NEWCOMER - DOCUMENTARY

PERFORMANCE
• Best actor 
• Best actress 
• Best supporting actor 
• Best supporting actress 
• Best couple performance 
• Best ensemble cast 
• Best newcomer performance 
• Best child performance 
• All in one performance package (if you submit for all categories above)
PRODUCTION

• Best newcomer documentary film 
• Best director 
• Best cinematographer 
• Best production design 
• Best costume design 
• Best sound 
• Best music director 
• Best editor 
• Best screenplay 
• All in one production package (if you submit for all categories above)

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GENERAL RULES

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By submitting your film/s or screenplay to the International Movie Awards (the Festival), you are agreeing to all Terms and Conditions below in full.

1. The submitter/filmmaker guarantee that all rights and releases have been legally secured, including music rights, songs, etc and the submitter releases the Festival and all its member from any legal action whatsoever.
2. If nominated, 2 DVD PAL (required) and one blu-ray (optional) or DCP (optional), must be sent. Mark case and DVD, with title, length, and director's name. Please mark your envelope and shipping documents with "Not for commercial use - For Cultural Purposes Only" either on the envelope and the shipping invoices. Although every possible care will be taken with DVDs while in our possession, however, we cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen loss, stolen, or damage of entries. Please do not send originals. We do not receive downloads of any kind.
3A) All submissions should be sent prepaid.
B) All transportation/shipping costs (including customs clearance), plus fees for insurance while in transit, must be borne by the participants. The Festival Director reserves the right to refuse any shipment involving unpaid costs.
4. All selection committees' and juries' decisions are finals.

5. Only producers or directors can receive the physical awards at the award ceremony.
6. Regardless of the Prize and the winning status, winning filmmakers who can't attend the Awards Ceremony in Jakarta, will only receive laurels.
7. The Festival has the right to disqualify a winning film for any reasons, without having to explain the reasons to the submitter.
8. Submission of an entry gives the festival permission to have accepted work exhibited, photographed, locally telecast, and reproduced either in part or whole, for educational or publicity purposes. Filmmakers can request in writing that their material not be used for such purposes after the Festival.
9. We do not pay any screening fees. Not all winning films will be screened. The festival has the full right to select the winning films to be screened.
10. The Festival Director may deny participation to any film unable to meet the technical requirements for a public screening of good quality.
11. The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.

12. All filmmakers/submitter are expected to keep communications with the Festival professional and in good taste. Failure to do so may result in disqualification at any point in the adjudication process, including the nullification of Official Selection status or nominations. That stated, the Festival will only communicate with the person who submitted his/her film to the festival, and that Festival should not be expected to communicate with any other persons.

13. The Festival has the right to work with any institution and partners festival for all kind of cooperation, including joint events or promotions.

14. We also accept film and documentary film from students and newcomers. For newcomer director, he or she should state whether his/her film is his/her first, second, or third film. Students don’t have to state it and can submit any film, as long as he/she is still a student when making the film.
15. Films with various languages are welcome but must be added with English subtitle (or it can be dubbed into English).
16. We accept films from all genres.
17. Films could be from any year.
18. We will not return your screening and exhibition copies.
19. All submission fees are non-refundable.

20. Student submitter should be able to show his/her valid Education institution student identity document/card upon request by the Festival. Failure to do so will lead to disqualification, and the Festival will have no obligation to refund the submission fee.
21. The Festival Management reserves the right to make changes in the profile of the Festival if it becomes necessary to do so due to circumstances beyond his/her control.
22. Submitter/filmmakers acknowledge that remediation of any sort will be limited to a refund of their submission fees.
23. Submitter/filmmakers agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to the Festival.
24. All disputes in respect of any matter relating to the Festival shall be subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts in North Jakarta. Any dispute arising as a result of submission to the Festival will have a recourse limited to the lesser of either the submission fee paid or the cost of correcting the issue.

By submitting to the Festival, submitter/filmmaker indicates that they have read, understand, agree with, and will comply all of the Terms and Condition above, and accept all of the terms and conditions herein, in their entirety, without modification.

Your films will be watched and analyzed by our professional judges. When your movie is officially selected, we will contact you by e-mail latest on 15 February 2018
If you have any questions or prefer bank transfer, you may contact us via e-mail at: internationalmovieawards@gmail.com
Please enclose all your submission with a cover letter explaining detailing premiere status, whether you already have an international distributor, do you want to keep your premiere world status, your experiences during the process of the movie, reason for making this movie, and any noteworthy details we should know before previewing it.