the 4th Ningbo Short Film Festival is officially launched. From September 25 to October 27, Ningbo will offer olive branches to the global short film makers. As long as you have ideas, works, there will be rich bonuses to collect!
This activity is sponsored by the Publicity Department of Ningbo Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, Ningbo Culture, Radio, Television and Tourism Bureau, Foreign Affairs Office of Ningbo Municipal People's Government, Ningbo Radio and Television Group, British Nottingham Film and Television Industry Alliance, organized by Ningbo Microfilm Association, Ningbo TV Artists Association, Ningbo Filmmakers Association, implemented by Ningbo Education, Science and Cultural Communication Co., Ltd., and organized by Country Garden East Zhejiang Region, Jindi Group, Bodi Pictures, Jinbo Investment, Ningbo Film and Television, Tencent Video, New Film Circle, Migu Reading, Urban Cultural Strategic Cooperation.
There are three highlights of this year's Festival
① Focus on short films and mobile terminals
This year's Festival sets up four sections, namely, Short Film, Internet Script, Incorruptible China and Special Attention.
◎Short Film section: There are 6 works awards including the Best Short film Golden Conch Award, Best Cellphone Short Film, Best Drama Short Film, Best Female Short Film, Best Animated Short Film and Best Creative Short Film; 5 individual awards including Best Director, Best Screenwriter, Best Actor/Actress and Best Art. Among them, the Best Cellphone Short Film Award of the main competition section is designed for the Cellphone Short Film Competition, which is carried out simultaneously. While conforming to the current mobile phone trend as the main channel of communication, we hope to promote the mobile phone guidance to a popular tool for film and television art creation and enrich the public cultural life.
◎Internet Script section: In order to provide a good foundation for film and television creation, the Best Internet Script Award is specially added to solicit excellent literary scripts and outlines from the whole society. The winning scripts are expected to become film and television works with the support from the organizing committee's strategic cooperation film and television fund.
◎Incorruptible China section: Jointly launching "Incorruptible China" short film exhibition with Ningbo Discipline Inspection Commission and Supervision Commission, we collect clean and honest short films for the whole country, and help with the construction of excellent Party conduct and a clean and honest government.
◎Special Attention section: In order to guide diversified short film art creation, the organizing committee will pay special attention to and commend public welfare short films, experimental short films, dialectal short films and other works suitable for short film expression.
② Improve functions and introduce film and television venture capital
This year, the organizing committee strengthened the platform function of exploring talent incubation works, and launched "Director's Project Support Plan" and other long-term film incubation programs in cooperation with film and television funds such as Bodi Pictures, Jinbo Investment and Ningbo Film and Television.
Bodi Pictures and Jinbo Investment will provide project support for two works selected from the Best Film Golden Conch Award and the other six works awards, with an investment of no less than 1 million yuan for each work, which is used for script incubation, preparation and feature film production.
All short films and scripts suitable for incubation into web series, web films or theatrically released films, Ningbo Film and Television and other organizing committee strategic cooperation organizations will participate in the follow-up investment, hoping that from this year, there will continue to be directorial works incubated by Ningbo Short Film Festival to move towards the mainstream online video hosting platforms and as well as the silver screen.
③ Multiple bonus, encourage excellent works
Compared with the previous years, the bonus of each single award of the 4th Ningbo Short Film Festival has more than doubled, the bonus of the Best Film Golden Conch Award has increased 5 times to 100,000 yuan, and the bonus of the Best Internet Script has also reached 100,000 yuan. In addition to the Director's Project Support Plan, the total reward has exceeded 2.3 million yuan.
Bonus designation of Short Film section (before tax)
Gold Conch Award for Best Short Film 100,000 yuan
Best Cellphone Short Film 10,000 yuan
Best Drama Short Film 10,000 yuan
Best Female Short Film 10,000 yuan
Best Creative Short Film 10,000 yuan
Best Animated Short Film 10,000 yuan
Best Director 10,000 yuan
Best Screenwriter 10,000 yuan
Best Actress 10,000 yuan
Best Actor 10,000 yuan
Best Art 10,000 yuan
Bonus designation for the Internet Script (before tax)
Best Internet Script 100,000 yuan
This year's Short Film Festival sets up four sections, namely, Short Film, Internet Script, Incorruptible China and Special Attention.
Competition - theme, unit setting, bonus, etc.
Film Exhibition - Community film exhibition, exhibition of the "Incorruptible China" section and the 4th film exhibition of participating works,
Pay homage to the classic - Yuan Muzhi film exhibition and International Film Exhibition
Description of "Director's Project Support Plan"
(I) The Organizing Committee of Ningbo Short Film Festival, together with the strategic cooperation agencies, Bodi Pictures and Jinbo Investment, will select two of the winning works for subsequent creation investment, with the investment of no less than 1 million yuan for each work. The investment principles are as follows:
1. One of the winning works is the Best Short Film Golden Conch Award, and the other is selected from the Best Director, Best Cellphone Short Film, Best Drama Short Film, Best Female Short Film, Best Animated Short Film, Best Creative Short Film award and the Best Screenplay Award.
2. In principle, the award-winning short film shall be written and directed by the director; if the Best Screenplay is selected, the project team shall be selected by Party A;
3. The project can be the expansion of the award-winning short film, or the next project written and directed by the director;
4. The investment of each film shall not be less than 1 million yuan for script incubation, preparation and feature film production;
5. If the individual award and the Golden Conch are won together, the minimum amount of support will not be added, and the number of supports for two will not be reduced.
(II) For all the short films and scripts that are suitable for hatching into web series, web films or theatrically released films, Ningbo Film and Television Art Co., Ltd. and other strategic partners of the Organizing Committee of Ningbo Short Film Festival have the right to participate in the investment together, and the specific content shall be discussed separately.