The Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam presents: Curaçao IFFR Youth Short Film Competition ‘Short Movies, BIG Stories’
Wanted: young movie talents on Curaçao!
The Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam (Curaçao IFFR) wants to show you that there are many more interesting movies and documentaries than those you see in the cinema or on television. And you can make them too! With a flip cam, a photo camera or simply with your mobile phone. We are very curious to learn how you see the world through the lens of your camera.
Therefore, the Curaçao IFFR has organized a competition for youth of Curaçao between the ages of 13 and 21. You have a chance to win ANG 1,000.- and a trip to the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) 2014.
I. WHAT CAN YOU WIN?
There are two prizes to win in the Curaçao IFFR Youth Short Movie Competition, the Jury Award and the Audience Award.
Jury Award: ANG 1,000.- per genre
The jury consists of a team of five professional film and theater makers, producers and artists. They will look at all entries and choose the best four movies. Only one movie will be selected per genre (Documentary, Fiction, Music Video, and Animation). Thus a total of four movies will be selected by the jury that win ANG 1,000.- each.
If a movie has been made by a group (max. three persons), the members of that group will divide the ANG 1,000.- among themselves.
The four award winning movies will be shown at the Curaçao IFFR 2013.
Jury decisions will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Audience Award: A fully paid trip to the IFFR 2014 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
You will visit the final weekend of the IFFR 2014 and present your movie.
The audience of the Curaçao IFFR 2013 will watch the four award winning movies and choose its favorite. This movie will receive the Audience Award.
The winner or winners (max. three persons) will each receive a ticket and a fully paid trip to the IFFR 2014. So a maximum of three (3) people will go to Rotterdam.
II. WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Choose a genre and theme(s) for your movie and send it to the Curaçao IFFR.
a. Choose a genre
A documentary is a story about a specific subject, told through images and interviews that have not been staged.
A fiction movie is a staged story played by actors.
A music video is a montage of images and music that are used to tell a story.
An animation gives the illusion of movement by consecutively playing back different still images, so-called frames.
b. Choose a theme
There are some conditions you must meet.
* Send your movie no later than 28 February 2013 to: email@example.com to the attention of Giordana Jansen
Your movie will be judged on the following:
For more information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam supplements the films on offer on Curaçao by screening independent and artistic films, documentaries and short movies. The festival program, with a focus on Caribbean and Latin-American films, includes educational activities and school projects. The objective of these activities is to offer an alternative for the mainstream cinema, an introduction to the kind of cinema the Curaçao IFFR offers, introduced by experts and supported by teaching materials. By showing an alternative world view and transferring knowledge about the medium, the Curaçao IFFR aims to increase awareness and knowledge of media and stimulate youths to develop an active attitude toward creating and showing their own original ideas.