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SHORT FILM APPLICATION FORM
MUSIC VIDEO APPLICATION FORM
Urban Nomad’s annual competition is for Taiwanese films and music videos, with total prizes in 2015 of at least $50,000. We also have non-competition sections for international films, including both features and shorts.
In 2015, Urban Nomad is opening its main prize to Taiwanese films of any length. Previously, the competition was limited to Taiwanese short films only, but since we receive submissions of several feature-length films every year, we have decided to make narrative features and documentary features eligible for the main prize.
Internet videos can count as short films! We would also like to emphasize that the competition is open to Internet-based videos, including those created for YouTube, Vimeo or other platforms. Internet films will be considered as short films and are welcome to join the competition.
We are also looking for Taiwanese feature films that can be considered as an opening or closing film for our festival. To be considered, your film must be a Taiwan premier.
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COMPETITION RULES & ELIGIBILITY
SHORT FILMSUrban Nomad’s Short Films are defined as 40 minutes or less and must apply through the online application form. Taiwanese films will be eligible for competition if the filmmakers is Taiwanese, OR the filmmaker is a resident of Taiwan, OR the film is produced in Taiwan. Urban Nomad reserves the right to determine all questions of eligibility. International films will be for exhibition only.
Read: the competition rules
Go to the: Short Film Submission Form
MUSIC VIDEOSThis is a prize for Taiwanese music videos by independent artists and directors of exceptional music videos. Once the 2015 nominees are announced in April, MTV will show the nominees as part of normal programming along with a message saying, “Urban Nomad Top 10 MV of 2015”. MVs will be screened at the festival before music-themed feature films and directors and bands will be invited for a short Q&A.
Music Videos (MVs) can be 1) by Taiwanese bands or artists, 2) by Taiwanese directors, or 3) by directors or musicians living in Taiwan. In case there are questions of eligibility, Urban Nomad has the right to decide the eligibility any submitted MV. You must apply online, and please note, the Music Video Form is different from the Film Application Form!
Go to the: Music Video Submissions Form
FEATURE FILMSFor both Taiwanese and international features, please contact us by email to 1) notify us of your submission or 2) discuss the nature of your participation in the festival. We usually choose the majority of our feature films by the end of February, so we encourage you to contact us soon! If you have a Taiwanese film and want to enter the competition, please fill out the application form and then send us an email. If you want us to consider your film for a Taiwan premier or for exhibition only, just send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERNATIONAL FILMSInternational directors are welcome to submit both shorts and feature-length films. We include several international films in our program every year, and we annually support a few international director visits. You can see our full 2014 program of shorts and features here. If you have a short film, please use the Film Submissions Form.
If you have a feature film, or are an overseas film director, producer or film agent and have any questions, please send us an email: email@example.com
PRIZESWe have currently raised $50,000 in prizes for short films and music videos. We are working to add more prizes, so the following information may change. Aside from Audience Choice Awards, all prizes are selected by an independent jury. Nominees will be announced two to four weeks before the festival.
BIG NOMAD PRIZE: $20,000
This prize is open to Taiwanese films of any length or genre.
JURY PRIZE: $10,000
This prize is for Taiwanese short films of 40 minutes or less.
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD: $10,000
This prize is for films of any length and selected by an audience vote.
BEST INDIE MUSIC VIDEO: $10,000
This prize is for the best indie music video.
MV FAN’S CHOICE AWARD: a bottle of alcohol + award plaque
This prize will be selected by an online vote.
IF YOUR FILM IS ACCEPTEDIn addition to the chance to win cash prizes, film directors gain access to Urban Nomad events including screenings, parties, discussions and other events. Your film will be listed in our annual catalog, on our website and publicity materials. It will also be seen by hundreds or possibly thousands of people in at least three cities in Taiwan.
RULES AND SUGGESTIONS:- The March 2, 2015 deadlines is for RECEIVING films (not mailing films).
- Short films are defined as 40 minutes or less
- Feature length films of 40 minutes or more are now eligible for competition
- A film qualifies as Taiwanese if the filmmakers is Taiwanese, OR the filmmaker is a resident of Taiwan, OR the film is produced in Taiwan.
- Year of production must be 2013 or later
- It is an advantage if your film has both Chinese and English. Ideally, Chinese language films should have English subtitles, and all other films should have Chinese subtitles.
- Films under 15 minutes stand a greater chance of getting accepted.
- If you created a 30-minute film for a school assignment, we recommend you re-edit it to a shorter version.
- Do not submit the same film you submitted in previous years.
- You must make one application for every film you submit
- We will accept a maximum of 5 film submissions by any individual applicant
- If you send your film by mail, it should be a DVD, .mpg or .mov file.
- You can send more than one DVD in a single package
- No submission fee is required
- Urban Nomad has the right to determine all questions of competition eligibility
SUBMISSION FORMAT: online screener, DVD (NTSC), .mov or mpeg2
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