Synchronicity － Accidents caused not by accident
For example, “populism” has been accepted recently by many people across the globe. Neither do they act on a single thought nor have any cultural background.
At the moment with expanding perspective of tolerance of diversity, totally opposite reality appears on the other side.
Such situation may be exactly the “synchronicity” advocated by a psychologist Carl Jung, i.e., synchronicity based on collective unconsciousness.
However, unconsciousness which is supposed to be invisible has been exposed in front of us in a form of the Internet in this day and age.
I do believe direction of hard-to-understand reality in the future may come in sight by gazing at accidents caused not by accident.
by Junji Ito, General Producer
Toyama Waterfront Film Festival,
Toyama Waterfront Film Festival Acting Consortium
applications must arrive no later than Thursday 31 August 2017
A short film – less than five minutes regardless of the genre
*Must be a video work that follows the theme announced in the public invitation.
One Grand Prize - prize money : 1,000,000yen
One Next Sphere Prize - prize money: 200,000 yen
Jury Special Prize
*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 Saturday 28 October.
General Producer of the Toyama Waterfront Film Festival
A professor of Kyoto University & artist
An associate professor of Tokyo University of the Arts
< Media type >
The work should be a motion picture running less than five minutes.
< Media form >
The work should be in the form of DVD media that can be played on a DVD player.
< Entry >
Please download the application form posted on the website of “Toyama Waterfront Film Festival Sphere 2017”, 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.)
・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.
・Copyright of the work sent to a competition belongs to the applicant, but the sponsor may, free of charge, put the work on the screen, copy, broadcast (including internet), print and display, for the purpose of making picture festival widely known and for advertisement and related events. The sponsor may use free of charge and freely the work sent to a competition for the mentioned purposes. As there are cases where the competition entry is edited for utilization, applicants are requested to agree to non-use of author's personal rights.
・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.
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.’
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