Urban Nomad Film Festival 2009 Call for Films

Call for Submissions for the 8th Annual Urban Nomad Film Fest
NT$12,000 in prizes! New section for video art! We need volunteers´╝ü

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. We will give NT$12,000 in prizes for the best short local films. The entry deadline is March 1.

We are also looking for VOLUNTEERS, especially translators and event staff. If you’re interested, please apply through our website.

People keep asking us what our theme is, so we came up with “Sex, Drugs and Human Rights” for 2009. 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. This year we will create a second, special screen for video art. Get excited. It’ll be near the beer.

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 or registered mail. Please do not use express mail or courier delivery.

If your film or is accepted, you will be invited to an opening party, toasted royally, and if you can speak at the screening of your film, that would be awesome!

Volunteers:
Translators: English to Chinese translation subtitles for three to five films, with work to be divided between several translators. Also, English to Chinese interpretation for one or two director talks.

Event staff: For screenings, music events and parties. Come have fun with us!

International Applications:
We are very happy to receive submissions from outside Taiwan and even outside of Asia. Every year we include international feature-length films and documentaries, shorts and experimental works. We also invite a few overseas directors to screen their films and speak. If you have a feature-length film, please let us know about it by late January, which is when we usually decide on feature programming. Please know that our core programming is about films related to Taiwan or Asia, and that it is much easier for us to show films that are in Chinese or have Chinese subtitles. (No dialogue is also good.) That said, we are also have a thing for films and videos related to new technologies, that are socially or environmentally conscious, and that show how global changes affect us all. If you believe you have a great film that fits our style, we’re very happy to take a look.

ENTRY DEADLINE: March 1, 2009
FORMAT: DVD or MPEG2 (NTSC); no MOV files!
ADDRESS: 5F, #16 Jinmen St., Taipei, Taiwan

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM: CLICK HERE

BECOME AN URBAN NOMAD VOLUNTEER: CLICK HERE

Questions/contact: urbannomadfilmfest@gmail.com

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I am a cultural geographer by nature, and now a photographer, videographer, musician, webmaster and father.

2 Responses to “ Urban Nomad Film Festival 2009 Call for Films ”

  1. hi Johnny the link
    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM: CLICK HERE

    does not work

    can you help me to find the aplicattion form?
    thank you

    v

  2. Here it is:

    http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/1/18/2273189/UN09_application_form.pdf

    Sorry about that V. I didn’t copy the link over with the article. I hope you get in!

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