Call for Entries: 2014 Taiwan International Children's Film Festival

full name / name of organization: 
Public Television Service Foundation
contact email: 
ticff@mail.pts.org.tw; ticff2014@gmail.com

2014 Taiwan International Children's Film Festival

Call for Entries
(Submission Deadline: Oct. 31 2013)

Festival Overview
Held once every two years, the festival brings young children and adults too, to enjoy the works in this international exhibition, which will take place in April 2014. PTS, the organizers of this event, are now signing up entries for this tremendous series of showings, attracting some of the finest film makers from around the world with the lure of USD 28,000 in prize money. In addition to bringing in and showing outstanding dramas, documentaries, animations and television programs, the Festival also includes an international competition that attracts the best works in children’s viewing to participate. This year the Festival introduces a new feature, a special Taiwan prize which will be awarded to the work that best represents creative work in Taiwan and exemplifies the highest standards in the industry. Hopefully this new category will inspire more film and video producers in Taiwan to work harder to turn out high quality works for children on the island.

History
The Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival (TICFF) was initiated in 2004 by PTS in order to broaden the international outlook of children in Taiwan and stimulate their ability to create and use their imagination. It is the only such activity in Taiwan – and indeed in all of Asia – to be designed specifically for children 12 years old or younger.

Awards
“Best Dramatic Feature or Short”, “Best Documentary”, “Best Animation” , “Best Television Program” and “Taiwan Award”

Entries
Open to the public

Eligibility:
Any film produced after August 2011 and suitable for viewers 12 years old and younger is eligible.

Formats:
1. File Format: .mov / .mp4 / .m4v, stereo audio
2. Encoding: h.264
3. Frame Size: SD - 640x480 or 720x480 and HD - 1920x1080 or 720x1280
※ In order to ensure film quality for judging, avoid time codes, watermarks, or anything else that may affect the viewing quality.
4. Aspect Ratio: Standard HD or SD -16:9 / 14:9 / 4:3
5. File Size: The following size restrictions ensure viewing quality. To reduce uploading time and avoid the risk of upload failure due to overly large files please comply with the following requirements – DO NOT segment video files.
a) Productions under 60 min in length - must not exceed 3GB
b) Productions between 61 and 95 min in length - must not exceed 5GB
※ Please Note: The Film Festival Submission Platform has implemented advanced server and domain isolation, but your uploading time will depend on the speed and quality of the network connection you are using. Before you begin uploading please confirm the quality of your network connection. (For Your Reference: For network connections with a normal transmission speed of 3Mpbs, a 3GB file will take about 15 min, and a 5GB file less than 30 min to upload.)
6. Productions in English or Chinese Mandarin do NOT require an English or Chinese subtitled screener. However, productions in all other languages MUST provide a screener with English subtitles.

 

2014 Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival
http://www.ticff.org.tw
No.100, Lane 75, Sec.3, Kang-Ning Rd.
11486
Taipei, Taiwan
Tel: +886-2-2633-2000 #1881 #1116
Fax: +886-2-2630-1895

cfp categories: 
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
popular_culture