Toyama Waterfront Film Festival Acting Consortium
1.Public Offering Theme
When you press a shutter release button or record button, what will you be looking at?
It could be something you love, missed, or are angry at… Either way, one thing for sure is that it will be something you want to have a look or you think you have to face at the time.
I wonder what you are looking at right now in 2015?
I would like to take a break in Toyama which is surrounded by beautiful environment, and ponder on present times..
by Junji Ito, General Producer,
Toyama Waterfront Film Festival
Toyama Waterfront Film Festival Acting Consortium
Monday, June 1 to Friday, August 28, 2015
*Please note that the above date is not a postmark deadline ? it is the date by which your film must be received in our office.
5.Works to Be Submitted
short film ? less than five minutes regardless of the genre
*Must be a story-driven video work that follows the theme announced in the public invitation.
One Grand Prize - prize money : 1,000,000 jpy
One Next Sphere Prize - prize money: 200,000 jpy
Other awards - three outstanding film awards: presentation of commemorative gifts
*These award-winning films will be given preference and made public through festival-related TV programs, websites, events, etc.
*The awards ceremony is scheduled to be held in November.
General Producer of the Toyama Waterfront Film Festival
Professor, Graduate School of Tokyo University of The Arts
Media Artists, Lecturer, Toyama University
8.Media Type / Media Form / Entry
The work should be a motion picture running less than five minutes.
The work should be in the form of DVD media that can be played on a DVD player.
Please download the application form posted on the website of “Toyama Waterfront Film Festival Sphere 2015”, fill in the application and send it along with your DVD to the secretariat. For further information, please refer to our official website ― www.thinktoyama.jp
・ If you enter more than one work, each will need a separate application form. One piece of work on one DVD.
・ Please include the title at the beginning of the DVD, running for about 3 seconds. This part is not counted in the length of the work.
・ Please insert Japanese subtitles in the videos recorded in any other language than Japanese.
* If, by some chance, the work you sent to us cannot be played on a DVD, we will ask you to send another. If the second DVD also cannot be played, we will not approve your entry.
None. (However, all expenses concerning the application process must be paid by the applicant.)
10.Requirements for Application
・Any individual / any enterprise / any group from any nationality, (amateur or professional) can apply.
・There is no restriction regarding the content and representation technique of the work as long as it is not against public order and standards of decency.
・There is no restriction regarding the number of works you submit.
・The right to use the work belongs to the sponsor who will use it only for this event.
・Winners are expected to attend the awards ceremony.
・Work will not be returned.
・The sponsor will be careful about dealing with the work. However, the sponsor will not take any responsibility for any damage to it or its loss.
・The organizer reserves the right to publish, reproduce, display, and show on screen any entered work on TV, websites, or any other media which is under the management of the organizer for the purpose of promoting the contest and related events, or announcing the result.
・Entrants must possess the exclusive rights for the entered work to give permission regarding its use.
・Entrants are responsible for having obtained any necessary permission regarding music, sound and/or images presented in their entered work. The organizer will not be responsible for any claims or complaints against infringement of rights or damages from third parties regarding the subject/subject matter of entries, and the entrant agrees to indemnify and hold the organizer harmless in such cases.
・Entered works will be stored by the organizer.
・Winners may later be requested to submit data or videos with higher resolution for winning works, for the purpose of screening.
・Unable to answer any questions asked by individuals about the screening outcome and the selection criteria.
・At the time of entry, entrants are deemed to have read, understood and be in agreement with all rules and conditions.
12.Use of Personal Information
The organizer sets the following as a basic policy for personal information and takes great care to prevent leaks, abuse, or falsification regarding personal information.
Personal information will be used for the undertaking of the following actions by the organizer.
・Notification to winners
・Inquiries to entrants regarding entries
・To compile statistical data to improve the contest
・Notification of other elements relevant to the contest, which will be discontinued on the entrants’ request
・Announcement of the winners on the website and to the mass media (winning works, winners’ names, affiliation, etc.)
・For purposes other than those described above, personal information may be used with the consent of entrants.
[Disclosure to third parties]
The organizer shall not disclose any personal information to outside parties unless there has been consent from entrants. This does not include trusted third parties who assist the organizer in operating the contest. The organizer may also release the information when the organizer believes release is appropriate to comply with the law, or protect the property or safety of the organizer or other people.
The organizer will use appropriate controls to ensure that personal information about entrants is kept secure.
At the time of entry, entrants and creators whose names are written on the entry sheet are deemed to have read, understood and be in agreement with the policies of the organizer’s ‘Use of Personal Information.
13.Contact Us / Send Works To
Management Secretariat of the Toyama Waterfront Film Festival
Central Urban Area Activation Division
7-38 Shinsakura-machi, Toyama 930-8510
TEL: 076-443-2054 FAX: 076-443-2190