CALL FOR APPLICATION  Y-SHIRAZ – 2nd OIC Youth Capital Film Awards  Shiraz – OIC Youth Capital 2017 

CALL FOR APPLICATION Y-SHIRAZ – 2nd OIC Youth Capital Film Awards Shiraz – OIC Youth Capital 2017 

CALL FOR APPLICATION

Y-SHIRAZ – 2nd OIC Youth Capital Film Awards

Shiraz – OIC Youth Capital 2017 

Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC), an international organization affiliated to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), announces the call for application for the Shiraz OIC Youth Capital 2017, Y – SHIRAZ 2nd OIC Youth Capital Film Festival issued by the hosts of the “Shiraz – OIC Youth Capital 2017” international programme. The Contest aiming to bring together young film makers from the OIC geography and Award Ceremony will be held in the city of Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), on 19 December, 2017.

The Festival’s Main Objectives:

  1. Expanding and valuing short films in three documentary, narrative (fictional) and animated forms.
  2. Highlighting the necessity of developing short films in Islamic countries.
  3. Supporting production of short films which revolve around Peace and Human Respect.

The Festival’s Main Parts:

Narrative (Fictional) Short Films Contest

Narrative short films, which meet the following requirements, may enter the festival’s competitive section:

  • The film’s running time: short films with running time ranging from 100 seconds to 15 minutes may be involved in the festival.
  • The applicants for participation in the festival should fill in a registration form. It is obvious that completing the form means that the participant is the owner of the film and if any legal claim is filed against it, he/she will bear the responsibility and that the festival carries no responsibility for the rights regarding the ownership of films.
  • If a film contains dialogues, it is strongly suggested that English subtitle be included as the festival is not responsible for providing it.
  • Subjects of Peace and Human-Moral Values constitute the salient and main axes of the festival.
  • There is no limitation on the films’ techniques.

Animated Short Films Contest

Animated short films, which fulfill the following requirements, may enter the festival’s competitive section:

  • The film’s running time: short films with running time ranging from 100 seconds to 15 minutes may be involved in the festival.
  • The applicants for participation in the festival should fill out a registration form. It is obvious that completing the form means that the participant is the owner of the film and if any legal claim is filed against it, he/she will bear the responsibility and that the festival carries no responsibility for the rights regarding the ownership of films.
  • If a film contains dialogues, it is strongly suggested that English subtitle be included as the festival is not responsible for providing it.
  • Subjects of Peace and Human-Moral Values constitute the salient and main axes of the festival.
  • There is no limitation on the films’ techniques.

Documentary Short Films Contest:

Documentary short films, which comply with the following requirements, may enter the festival’s competitive section:

  • The film’s running time: short films with running time ranging from 100 seconds to 15 minutes may be involved in the festival.
  • The applicants for participation in the festival should fill in a registration form. It is obvious that completing the form means that the participant is the owner of the film and if any legal claim is filed against it, he/she will bear the responsibility and that the festival carries no responsibility for the rights regarding the ownership of films.
  • If a film contains dialogues, it is strongly suggested that English subtitle be included as the festival is not responsible for providing it.
  • Subjects of Peace and Human-Moral Values constitute the salient and main axes of the festival.
  • There is no limitation on the films’ techniques.

Technical Requirements for Works:

Registration in the festival and uploading the films should be conducted through visiting this website (https://shirazoyc.com/en/filmawards). The works should be uploaded in the festival’s website for initial examination with qualities ranging from 480p to 720p, mp4 format and frame rate of 24fps. Please also take note that in case the film is selected to be exhibited in the festival, it should possess these features; quality and frame rate of 1080p and 30fps, respectively. Therefore, the filmmakers should prepare this format in advance. After uploading the films and filling out the registration form (personal information), the participants would receive a tracking code through an email.

Important Hint: Defective files and/or formats other than those mentioned here will not be included in the best work selection phase.

Important Hint: When submitting and uploading files, the film’s title should be written on its folder. Also, the registration code received from the website should be kept.

Important Hint: If your film is accepted at the final phase, all the complementary information including stage and backstage photos, director’s photos etc should be delivered to the secretariat.

Awards:

The Festival’s Best Film: The Festival’s Statue (Cypress Statue, the Symbol of Shiraz City) – Honorary Diploma- $1000 Cash prize

The Best Documentary Film: Honorary Diploma- $1500 Cash prize

The Best Narrative (Fictional) Film: Honorary Diploma- $1500 Cash prize

The Best Animated Film: Honorary Diploma- $1500 Cash prize

General Regulations for Participation in the Festival:

  1. The festival is open to all youth of OIC member states and non-member states or other Muslim Countries between the ages of 18 and 35.
  2. Participation is open to public and free of charge.
  1. Films ascending to the final stage of the contest will receive a Participation Certificate.
  2. There is no limitation on the number of works to be submitted.
  3. Films, which fall short of technical and display standards, will be removed from the contest.
  4. The festival’s secretariat bears no responsibility towards damages to works due to failed submission or uploading on the part of participants.
  5. After the films are submitted to the festival, they cannot be excluded from it.
  6. It is the secretariat’s task to adopt final decisions as regards unexpected cases, which are not included in the present regulations, or obscurities resulted from its content as well as making changes in some of them.
  7. Completion of participation application form means all the regulations are accepted by the participants.
  8. The process of sending films to the secretariat is one-staged and submitted files are directly and unchangeably judged.
  9. The works may not be changed or re-sent at all.
  10. No award will be presented to two or more works with similar values.
  11. As regards films produced by more than one director, it is required that an individual be introduced to the festival on behalf of directing group.
  12. The presence of selected producer or his/her representative at the closing ceremony is required to pay homage to the festival and receive the award.
  13. The secretariat of film festival shall bear the complete costs of round-trip tickets and accommodation of international winners of each part in order to participate in award ceremony.

The Festival’s Timeline:

Deadline: 1 December 2017 at 23:59 according to Tehran Time.

Announcing the final winners: 11 December 2017

Award Ceremony: 19 December 2017

Backup Telephone Number: +989367419457

Festival’s Website: www.shirazoyc.com

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