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SAPPORO Short Fest presents "UGC Award 2014" open call!!


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We will start taking new entries for "UGC Award 2014".


What is UGC Award?
SAPPORO International Short Film Festival and Market started CGM award as a celebration of Hatsune Miku 5th anniversary to highlight "DOGA-SHI" (video creators). We re-name CGM award as UGC (User Generated Contents) award as one of the program in 9th SAPPORO Short Fest.


[Online Entry]
Click HERE to move to online entry form.
Open: July 18, 2014, 15:00pm JST
Deadline: August 31, 2014 JST

All the submitted videos and films are previewed by the selection committee and some works will be chosen for an official UGC Award programme of SAPPORO Short Fest 2014. Those videos and films will be screened at the main theater and a winner of the UGC Grand Prix and two winners of UGC awards will be selected.
 We are delighted to support the new movement and talents.


[Submission Regulations]

- The singing synthesizer software has to be used in the work.

- The image product has to be an original.
- Copyright has to be clear with illustration and music.
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- The length of the video or film has to be within 30 minutes.

- The video or film is published on the website.

- Resolution of the video will be more than 1024 x 768 pixels.

- A director or a group of directors can submit only one video or film. 


*1: Copyright of all the illustrations, character design, music, 3DCG data, movie data and etc. in the submitted film has to be clear. The festival office is responsible for managing these copies and has the right to show them to a third party only for its promotional purpose.

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Award titles from last year

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For any inquiry, please send a mail from the "CONTACT" above.




Our web server will be down for temporary maintenance during the following date.
You can submit your film through the shortfilmdepot.com for one title section.
For the Filmmaker section, please wait for the submission until the maintenance will be over.

TEMPORARY MAINTENANCE
Feb 14,pm17:30 〜 Feb 17, 2014 am9:30 (+0900 Japan Standard Time)



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We just started taking new entries from our Spotrights,jp please submit a short film.

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: March 1, 2013
2) Maximum duration: "One Title Section"-30 min, "Filmmakers' Section"-40 min
3) Country of production: All countries
4) Screening format: AppleProRes422 HQ/LT, NTSC HDCAM
5) Accepted genres: All genres, including music video
6) Music rights: cleared
7) Dialogues: If the dialogue language is not English, preview copy and screening film must be subtitled in English

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2014

PDF-Icon_48-02.jpg SSF2014 Regulations.pdf Please read it carefully.


INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: ONE TITLE SECTION
International competition with Grand Prix and category awards, including "Best Asian Short Award", "Best Children Short Award" and "Sapporo Peace Award".

- BEST ASIAN SHORT AWARD
Nominated film will be chosen from submissions of "One Title Section" and invited films.

Eligible Asian countries are
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China (Rep. of China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan), East Timor, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippine, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam.

- BEST CHILDREN SHORT AWARD
Nominated film will be chosen from submissions of "One Title Section". The films should be produced for child audience under 12 years old. Children juries who are under 12 years old will choose the award.


If you have an account at shortfilmdepot.com you can also submit a film, but submission Deadline is February 28, 2014.

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We just started taking new entries for SSF2014 international competition "One Title Selection" at Shortfilmdepot.com
Submission deadline for the Shortfilmdepot.com is February 28, 2014.

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We will start accepting new entries from Spotright.jp very soon.
Submission deadline for the Spotright.jp is March 31, 2014.





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SAPPORO Short Fest Committee's festival office proudly announces SSF2013 Official Selection short list, International Programme

Official Selection: International Competition
99 Films from 30 Countries

PDF-Icon_48.jpg SSF2013 Official Selection short list International Programme.pdf

Filmmakers' Section: 27 Films 6 Filmmakers from 6 Countries
Mr. Rino Stefano Tagliafierro, Italy
Mr. Georgis Grigorakis, Greece
Mr. Frederick Trembla, Canada
Mr. YOO Dae-eol, South Korea
Mr. James Cunningha, New zealand
Mr. KOUKI TANGE, Japan

One Title Section: 72 Films from 28 Countries
International Programme: 49 Films

Thanks for all the submissions and congratulations to 49 filmmakers!




SAPPORO Short Fest Committee's festival office proudly announces SSF2013 Official Selection short list.

Filmmakers Section
National programme
Hokkaido selection
Family & Children programme : Japanese Films

International programme will be announced very soon.


Filmmakers' Section

Mr. Rino Stefano Tagliafierro, Italy
Mr. Georgis Grigorakis, Greece
Mr. Frederick Trembla, Canada
Mr. YOO Dae-eol, South Korea
Mr. James Cunningha, New zealand
Mr. KOUKI TANGE, Japan


One Title Section: National programme and Hokkaido Selection

PDF-Icon_48.jpg SSF2013 National programme and Hokkaido selection


Family & Children programme : Japanese Films
Doron Coron by Mr. Yuichi Ito
PLAYGROUND by Mr. Ryosuke Oshiro
Komaneko, Home Alone by Mr. Tsuneo Goda





We have received so many submissions. It reached more than 3,200 submissions so far. It is a record number of films since we changed regulations in 2010 that only accept 1 year production period.
The submissions are still growing and we have received many e-mail messages asking if we received their dvd on time.

We have received so many dvds and it takes time to check all the entry forms and dvds.
Those who submitted from shortfilmsdepot.com please login to shortfilmsdepot.com and check your submission status. We change each submission status to < Reception confirmed > when we finish checking entry forms. The submission from Spotrights.jp also capable to check each submission status. But checking entry forms and dvds take time, it might take 3 to 5 days.
Before you send a message asking if your dvd has arrived, please check your submission status.

SAPPORO Short Fest, festival office will move to new place.
If you are sending your dvd please send to new address below. And We are not able to reply emails promptly from 29 March to 2 April.
And please do not send DL URL link we are not capable of DL each files.

New Address
SAPPORO Short Fest, Festival Office
Inter x cross Creative Center, 1F
1-1, 5-1 Higashi-Sapporo Shiroishi-ku
Sapporo, 003-0005 Japan


We have started preview films but so many good films...
We are hoping to announce official selections in late June.

Thank you for your submission.




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For our 8th edition of Sapporo International Short Film festival & Market we start taking new submissions from today Dec 6 until March 31. please submit your short film from Spotright.jp


Requirements
- Filmmakers of all nationalities are welcome to submit.
- All films submitting One Title section must be less than 30 minutes (including credit rolls and others) .
- For submitting Filmmakers' section all the films must be less than 40 minutes.
- All films must have English title. The Festival only uses and announces English title.
- All films submitted to the "One Title section" must be completed after January 1st, 2012.
- For the "Filmmaker section," older films (finished before January 2012) can be included.
- Fill in all required fields of the entry form using English.
- Films submitted online will be given original ID and Password from SAPPORO Shot Fest's Entry Management System "Spotrights.jp". For managing and modifying your entry information, please login to the "Spotrights".
- For the entry, please send evaluation preview copy of your film.
- For producing Japanese subtitles please send also English dialogue list on CD-R along with entry form and preview DVD or upload it on Spotrights.jp


PDF-Icon_48-02.jpg SAPPORO Short Fest 2013 Submission Regulations

Please submit your film from Spotrights.jp
OR if you have account please submit from shortfilmdepot.com

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プレスリリース 2012.0622

SSF2012 Official Selections, International Competition Short List
第7回 札幌国際短編映画祭 / SAPPOROショートフェスト2012、オフィシャル・セレクション

PDF-Icon_48-02.jpg SSF 2012 Official Selections PDF, English version

PDF-Icon_48-02.jpg SSF 2012 オフィシャル・セレクション日本語版 PDF


FILMMAKERS' SECTION

Mr. Mohammadreza Hajipour: Portugal
Mr. Don Hertzfeldt: USA
Ms. Aya Brown, Mr. Jason Brown: USA
Mr. Johannes Nyholm: Sweden

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