San Francisco International New Concept Film Festival
To encourage New Filmmakers
• Mission

San Francisco International New Concept Film Festival is a US government approved 501(C) (3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.

Provide an international platform for all film lovers, professional filmmakers and film/media students who love filmmaking to stand out.

Discover and select potential talents with new technique & skills, who demonstrate original concept and accelerate their development within the film industry.

Encourage new filmmakers especially young and first-time filmmakers for their new productions. Encourage and celebrate original and insightful screenwriting and new ideas in film. Accept films in all categories and subject matter.

Make friends and enhance communication through films.

• 2017 Festival Schedule

October 25, 2017------October 29, 2017

• Conditions of entry & fees:

* Please catch the Early Bird Deadline:

  1. Conditions

      a. Originality

      b. Theme

      Optimistic Creative Proactive

      c. Genre

      Feature Film (TRT between 60 min to 120 min)
      Documentary (TRT between 60 min to 120 min)
      Animation (TRT between 60 min to 120 min)
      Screenwriting For Feature (60 to 120 Min, PDF format, in English or Chinese)
      Short narrative movie (TRT under 60 min.)
      Short documentary (TRT under 60 min.)
      Screenwriting For Shorts (2 to 59 Min, PDF format, in English or Chinese)
      Short Animation (2D, 3D) (TRT under 60 min)
      Music Video (Maximum 5 min.)
      Commercial (Maximum 2 min.)

      d. Format of Submission

      We accept digital submissions only. Entry on the website: sfnewfilm.org or through Withoutabox.com or FilmFreeway.com. Vimeo, Youtube or Youku for film entry are accepted.

  2. Entry Fees (to help cover the budget for festival promotion, Web design, space rental and judge committee)

    A. Feature, Documentary, Animation

    *Special Early Deadline: By December 31, 2016 $30

    *Early Bird Deadline: By March 31, 2017 $60 per submission.

    *Official Submission Deadline: May 31, 2017 $80 per submission.

    *Late Registration: By July 31, 2017 $90 per submission.

    *Latest Registration: By August 31, 2017 $100 per submission.

    B. Short Films

    *Special Early Deadline: By December 31, 2016 $20

    *Early Bird Deadline: By March 31, 2017 $50 per submission.

    *Official Submission Deadline: By May 31, 2017 $60 per submission.

    *Late Registration: By July 31, 2017 $70 per submission.

    *Latest Registration: By August 31, 2017 $80 per submission.

• Channel of submission
  1. Register at the festival’s official website: sfnewfilm.org.
  2. Submit films online or through Withoutabox.com or FilmFreeway.com.
  3. Recommendations by experts and film committee. Filmmakers still need to register online.
  4. Register through related film schools, and submit films online.
• Contest system
  1. The contest is organized and supervised by the film festival committee.
  2. Committee divisions:
  3. Website group, promotion group, works collecting group, accounting group, contest group, judge group

• Film Evaluate
  1. Preliminary evaluation

      a. Submitted films are divided by categories and being viewed and graded by the primary Judge Group.

      b. Optional online vote for public audience for “Audience Award”.

      c. Expert Judge Committee final review and grading.

      d. Judges vote according to quality of:

      1) Story

      2) Performance

      3) Director’s Vision

      4) Cinematography

      5) Production Design

      6) Sound Design

      7) Editing

  2. The system of evaluation
  3. Online viewers’ grading (20%), Judge Committee’s grading (80%) to final stage. The film committee will issue award certificates to the best and most popular films.

  4. Final stage (October 25, 2017----October 29, 2017)
  5. Selected films screening, workshop, celebration party and award ceremony.

  6. Awards ceremony(October 29, 2017)
  7. Award announce and ceremony.

• Awards category
Best Picture Award (Feature Film) a certificate & an award cup
Best Documentary Award a certificate & an award cup
Best Short Native Film Award a certificate & an award cup
Best Short Documentary Award a certificate & an award cup
Best Commercial Award a certificate & an award cup
Best Music Video Award a certificate & an award cup
Best Animation Award a certificate & an award cup
Best Director Award a certificate & an award cup
Best Screenwriting Award a certificate & an award cup
Best Short Screenwriting Award a certificate & an award cup
Best Cinematography Award a certificate & an award cup
Best Editing Award a certificate & an award cup
Best Sound Effect Award a certificate & an award cup
Best Music Score Award a certificate & an award cup
Best Action Design Award a certificate & an award cup
Best Leading Actor Award a certificate & an award cup
Best Leading Actress Award a certificate & an award cup
Best Supporting Actor Award a certificate & an award cup
Best Supporting Actress Award a certificate & an award cup
Best Student Creation Award a certificate & an award cup
Best Student Talent Award a certificate & an award cup
Most Popular Film Award (Audience Vote) a certificate
Excellent Awards in different categories.

Note: The final decision is made by the Festival Committee.

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美中文化传播协会
US-China Culture & Communication Association
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沈阳中北广电影视制作有限公司
北京华纳天泽文化传媒有限公司
Siga Water(FIJI) Limited
Academy of Art University
Chinese Students Association
San Francisco State University
Chinese Students and Scholars Association
University of San Francisco
Chinese Students and Scholars Association
Berkeley Chinese Students
and Scholars Association
CSUEB
Chinese Students and Scholars Association
Ohlone College
California College of Arts
Chinese Students Association
University of San Francisco
Chinese Students Association
中國駐舊金山总領事館 China General Consulate
Chinese Arts Festival