2013 KOFFIA Short Film Competition
Entries Close 14th of June 2013 6pm
The KOFFIA Short Film Competition is your chance to explore your love of film making and have your work shown on the big screen! The Korean Cultural Office along with the support from Metro Screen and the University of Sydney presents the 2nd KOFFIA Short Film Competition.
Open to filmmakers of any cultural background, this exciting competition offers opportunities to budding filmmakers Australia wide! Simply submit a film which incorporates Korea in any aspect. It’s that easy! Your film will qualify if it meets the following criteria:
a) Your theme, story or topic of the film incorporates Korea OR
b) A member of the main production staff (Director, Writer, Producer, Actor) are Korean OR
c) The film incorporates Korean Language and/or Culture
Think you have what it takes? Then get filming! Submit your film by the due date of June 14th and you could be taking away the following prizes! 대박 Daebak! (Awesome in Korean!)
2013 Awards and Prizes
- · Jury Award 1st: $2,000 cash prize
- · Jury Award 2nd: $1,000 cash prize
- · Jury Award 3rd: $500 cash prize
- · Jury Special recognition Award: Brand new Camera
- · Metroscreen Audience Award
*Jury awards are awarded upon the criteria of narrative, artistic value and technicality
*The Jury Special Recognition award is awarded to a film in recognition of its premise/storyline or for a presented factor of attraction identified by the jury members that they feel deserves special recognition
*The Metroscreen audience award is awarded to the film with the most votes from the audience
These prizes are made possibly by the 2013 KOFFIA Short Film Competition partners
Read on below to read submission guidelines and competition rules.
The 3 Step Submission
It’s as easy as 1, 2, Gangnam Style!
1. Shoot or submit a film shot and completed between 2011 – 2013
2. Complete an application form
3. Upload your film online (Vimeo or Youtube) and send us the private view link with a completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 14th of June 6pm
HOW TO ENTER
1. To participate in the competition for the screening and prizes of KOFFIA Short Film Competition, an applicant must complete, and submit their film with a completed application form to the Korean Cultural Office before 6pm, June 14th, 2013. Successful entrants who will make it to the screening and awards ceremony at Event Cinemas, George Street will be notified via email and through the KOFFIA Website on June 28th, 2013.
2. Please send in your Application form along with an online link to your short film. Should your film be selected we will require you to send through a photo of yourself and three stills from the film along with a screening copy of the film.
3. Your film/submission can be shot and edited on any platform. i.e. Mobile device, professional Video Camera etc.
- Entry requirements
- We do not accept international submissions; all applications must be made within Australia.
(Exceptions include if you are of Australian Citizen/Permanent Resident and plan to return for the awards ceremony should your film be selected)
Film Completed between 2011 – 2013 are eligible for the competition.
- Note: Films completed earlier may be accepted, but will be ineligible for Jury prizes.
Any type of film (fiction, animation, documentary) is possible
Your film can be shot on any device and can be edited on any post production platform
Films of 20 minutes or less are eligible.
Industry or commercial films are not accepted.
- Shipping of screening copies of selected films
- Screening copies of selected films must be sent to the Korean Cultural Office,
Ground Floor, 255 Elizabeth Street Sydney 2000
- Only copies will be accepted (Please do not send us your original copy of the film).
- Publication authorization
- By submitting a film, all participants authorize the Korean Cultural Office to use all the information provided by participants in an appropriate, non-commercial and non-industrial manner.
- Return of screening copies
- DVDs and any other material received will not be returned. The Korean Cultural Office will undertake to use those copies for its own strictly cultural, non-commercial purposes.
- Shipping and insurance
- The Korean Cultural Office will not be responsible for the cost of shipping and insurance.
- The Korean Cultural Office will not provide any subtitling services. It is up to the participant to provide English subtitling. Films without subtitles (if in Korean audio) will not be accepted.
- KOFFIA short film competition Screening Invitation
- Directors or producers whose films have been selected will be invited to the screening during the Festival. KOFFIA will provide (max.) 5 tickets per film for the screening.
- By participating in the Festival, all participants authorize the Korean Cultural Office to reproduce clips of the films presented during the Festival both on-line and off-line. Clips will not be used for commercial and industrial purposes by the Korean Cultural Office and will not be used without consent from the Director/Producer of the film.
About Our Partners
Organised by: Korean Cultural Office, Australia
The Korean Cultural Office is a government organization established in 2011 to commemorate the year of friendship between Australia and Korea marking 50 years of diplomatic ties. The Korean Cultural Office (KCO) strives to achieve cultural exchange through various cultural events/forums/functions to achieve mutual respect between the two countries.
Educational Partner: Metro Screen
Metro Screen is the leading independent screen learning and development hub in NSW, providing broad support for emerging and professional talent in the Australian screen industry for over 30 years. Their services include providing quality courses, funding for production and equipment hire.
Educational Partner: University of Sydney, Faculty of Art
Sydney Universities faculty of the art’s mission is to conduct research and teaching across the breadth of the humanities and social sciences that makes a difference in the lives of students, staff and the broader community, both in Australia and globally.