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Urban Nomad 2009 calls for films

Urban Nomad 2009 calls for films

Urban Nomad 2009 calls for films

The Urban Nomad Film Fest is now accepting entries for its 2009 festival, to take place in Taipei and Hsinchu in late April and early May. There is NT$12,000 in prizes for the best short local films. The entry deadline is March 1.
According to Urban Nomad organizers Sean Scanlon and David Frazier, after numerous enquiries as to the theme of the festival they settled on Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll.
"If you have no idea what that means, don't worry about it. We're looking for films that are: weird, funny, extreme, socially concerned, political, sex-related, documentary, rock 'n' roll, skate/surf, experimental, etc., etc" the duo say.
This year also sees the creation of a second, special screen for video art. Entries will accepted for this section, but it hasn't yet been finalized as to whether these will be eligible for prize money.
Urban Nomad say that filmmakers whose pieces are accepted "will be invited to an opening party, toasted royally, and if you can speak at the screening of your film, that would be awesome!"
The festival is happy to receive submissions from outside Taiwan and even outside of Asia. Each year they invite several international feature-length films and documentaries to screen as part of the festival, and in recent years have invited directors to speak. They normally decide on feature programming in late January and so any considerations for this must be sent early.
"We are willing to show any important or new ideas, approaches or histories in film, but also please remember that we are fundamentally a local film festival for Taiwan, and it is only from this position that we can establish links to the Asia region and the rest of the world. Films with Chinese are logistically much easier for us to show, and we're always looking for great films from Taiwan's neighbors. That said, if you believe you have a great film that fits our style, we're very happy to take a look.
The festival is also looking for volunteer translators for English to Chinese translation subtitles for three to five films. Plus English to Chinese interpretaters for one or two director talks. As well as event staff for screenings, music events and parties.
Rules and Suggestions:
- Films under 15 minutes stand a greater chance of getting accepted.
- Priority will be given to films with both Chinese and English: in other words, Chinese language films should English subtitles, and all other films should have Chinese subtitles.
- Films should be produced no later than 2007.
- Do not submit the same film you submitted in previous years.
- You must fill out one application form per film.
- Each film should be on its own DVD.
- You can send more than one DVD per package.
- Please send regular mail via the post office, no need for express or courier mail.
ENTRY DEADLINE: March 1, 2009
FORMAT: DVD or MPEG2 (NTSC)
ADDRESS: 5F, #16 Jinmen St., Taipei, Taiwan
Download application and volunteer forms:http://urbannomadfilmfest.blogspot.com
Questions/contact: urbannomadfilmfest@gmail.com


Updated : 2021-05-14 10:28 GMT+08:00