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ABOUT

International Cinema Society is a society of awards winning filmmakers who care about cinema and the industry. One of the main activities of the Festival is to conduct film festival focusing on award-winning filmmakers, without eliminating the chance for the newcomers in the cinema industry.

The Festival is a yearly Awards Festival, and it is calling for all winners in the film industry.

MISSION

The mission of the Festival is to give international recognition for filmmakers who have been dedicating their lives for the film industry and has won numerous awards in his/her career life.

We hope that with the Festival recognition, they could become more inspirational for the global community, especially for film lovers, and to supplement prestigious value to the film industry worldwide.

Are you a winner?
We are looking for you.

Do you know a filmmaker who deserves an international recognition? You can submit yourself or any person (who is still alive or who has already passed away).

We receive submissions from all over the world and waiting for your winning films and documentaries.


Awards Type Categories:

1. Achievement Award

2. High Achievement Award

3. Highest Achievement Award

These three above categories are open for films that have previously received recognition. The Festival also accept the first-time filmmaker with an extraordinary winning list from other Film Festival.

Newcomers are encouraged to enter into the Emerging Filmmaker category.

Winners from these three above categories will receive a well-framed certificate of acknowledgment, special pin, and handmade sash if they attend the Awards Ceremony in person. Award recipient who canít attend the Awards Ceremony will receive e-certificate after the Festival Event (latest one month after the Event).

4. Lifetime Achievement Award

This Award Category opens only for a filmmaker with an excellent reputation in the film industry, or with at least having a regional reputation, or a seasoned or well-known filmmaker with a minimum of 7 years experience in the film industry or film education. The winner of this category will receive a special trophy, pin, and handmade sash if they attend the Awards Ceremony in person.

CV and other supporting documentation or related information like photos, clipping, or other films title (from the same filmmaker) are strongly suggested for this category.

Lifetime Achievement Award winner will receive a trophy of acknowledgment, special pin, and handmade sash if they attend the Awards Ceremony in person. Award recipient who canít attend the Awards Ceremony will receive e-certificate after the Festival Event (latest one month after the Event).


SUBMISSION

OPEN SUBMISSION: August 30 Ė October 25, 2017

Notification Date: November 1, 2017

Awards Ceremony: November 2017

- You can nominate yourself, or people you know, living or dead.

- Send your or his/her winning list and registration, as well as your name and your relation to the person to our email: internationalcinemasociety@gmail.com

- Submission with film or documentary is required, including for the general category that is open the filmmaker him or herself.

- We accept lifetime film or documentary and from any genre.

- For Lifetime Achievement Awards submitter, CV and other supporting documentation or related information like photos, clipping, or other films title (from the same filmmaker) are strongly suggested.

 


SUBMISSION CATEGORIES:

- Films submitted could be from any genre and do not have any premiere requirement.

- Non-English speaking film/documentary should be translated in English or dubbed.

- General

The submitter may submit him or herself or another filmmaker he/she knows. Submission for this category is for the filmmaker in his/her leading reputation (director, producer, artist, special effect artist, writer, film musician, etc.). Submission must be completed with his or her film/documentary.

- Short Documentary

A documentary film with a maximum length of 49 minutes.

- Documentary Feature

A documentary with a minimum runtime of 50 minutes.

- International Feature film

A narrative feature film with duration > 50 minutes.

- International Short film

A short narrative film with film duration <50 minutes.

 - Emerging Filmmaker

This category opens for newcomer or students who have won awards for his or her first film. Submission must be completed with his or her film/documentary.
 



HOW TO SUBMIT?

We accept submission through our partner, Film Festivals Alliance.


TERMS & CONDITION

Please read this below TERMS & CONDITIONS carefully before you submit.

This agreement pertains to all Film/s submitted to International Cinema Society (the Festival).

By submitting one or more Films to International Cinema Society through our site or our appointed partnerís site, you signify your agreement in full to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to any of these terms, please do not submit a Film.

 

FILMS SUBMITTED

1. The submitter guarantees that all materials submitted to the Festival have been legally secured, including music rights, songs, etc. The submitter releases the Festival and its entire member from any legal action whatsoever.

2. To be qualified for preview and judging purposes, films must be submitted via online screener or post. We also accept Vimeo, Youtube, and other online screeners. The Festival may require physical screener for judging.

3. All submissions should be sent pre-paid. For films sent by post, all transportation and shipping costs (including customs clearance) to Jakarta, plus fees for insurance while in transit, must be borne by the participants (please write: For Cultural Purposes only - Not for commercial use). The Festival Director reserves the right to refuse any shipment involving unpaid costs.

4. All submission fees are non-refundable.

5. Submitters can submit themselves, or people you know, living or dead. CV and other supporting documentation or related information like photos, clipping, or films are suggested. Juries may also search information from other sources once we accept the submission. Juries may also search information from other sources once we accept the submission.

 

FESTIVAL'S RIGHT

6. The festival has the right to disqualify a winning film or filmmakers for any reasons, without having to explain the reasons to the submitter or filmmakers.

7. Submission of an entry gives the festival permission to have accepted work exhibited, photographed, locally telecast, and reproduced either in part or whole, for educational or publicity purposes. Filmmakers can request in writing that their material should not be used for such purposes after the Festival.

8. Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to these Terms & Condition, submitter/filmmaker should periodically review the most up-to-date version on this page. The Festival may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms & Condition and policies at any time, and that submitter/filmmaker agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. Nothing in these Terms & Condition shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

9. The festival has the right to work with any institution and partner festivals for all kind of cooperation, including joint events or promotions.

10. The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.

11. The Festival appointed a panel of experienced filmmakers as the jury. All selection committees' and juries' decisions are finals.

 

FILM SCREENING & AWARDS CEREMONY

12. The Festival does not pay any screening fees. Not all winning films will be screened. The festival has the full right to select the winning films to be screened. The Festival may deny participation to any film unable to meet the technical requirements for a public screening of good quality.

13. Regardless of the Prize and the winning status, winning filmmakers who can't attend the Awards Ceremony, will only receive laurels.

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENT & SPECIFICATION

14. All filmmakers/submitters are expected to keep communications with the Festival professional and in good taste. Failure to do so may result in disqualification at any point in the adjudication process, including the nullification of Official Selection status or nominations. That stated, the Festival will only communicate with the person who submitted his/her film to the festival, and that Festival should not be expected to communicate with any other persons.

15. All disputes in respect of any matter relating to the International Cinema Society shall be subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts in North Jakarta. Any dispute arising as a result of submission to the Festival will have a recourse limited to the lesser of either a refund of the submission fee paid or the cost of correcting the issue.

 

By submitting to our Festival, submitters/filmmakers:

- indicate that they have read, understand, agree with, and will comply all of the Terms and Condition above, and accept all of the terms and conditions herein, in their entirety, without modification.

- agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to the Festival.


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CONTACT US

We can be reached at: internationalcinemasociety@gmail.com


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