ifva Awards

The submission of the 23rd ifva Awards has been closed.

The finalist results will be announced in December 2017.
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OBJECTIVES

    • To discover and nurture the next currents for local creative industry of moving images
    • To encourage creativity, aesthetics and innovative use of medium
    • To encourage cross-fertilization of creativity, knowledge and experience on media creation among different regions in Asia

CATEGORIES

Local Competition

Open Category: Entrants must be at the age of 18 or above, Hong Kong permanent residents
Youth Category: Entrants must be at the age of 17 or below, Hong Kong permanent residents
Animation Category
- Hong Kong Division:
Entries must be animation works. Entrants have no age restriction. Entrants must be Hong Kong permanent residents
Media Art Category
- Hong Kong Division:
Entries must be media artworks. Entrants have no age restriction. Entrants must be Hong Kong permanent residents. All entries from Hong Kong and Asia Division will be assessed together.

Asian Competition

Animation Category
- Asia Division:
Entries must be animation works. Entrants have no age restriction. Entrants must be nationals / permanent residents of Asian countries and regions. (excluding Hong Kong). All entries from Hong Kong and Asia Division will be assessed together.
Asian New Force Category: Entrants have no age restriction. Entrants must be nationals / permanent residents of Asian countries and regions (excluding Hong Kong). It aims to nurture and encourage exchanges among all Asian independent practitioners.
Media Art Category
- Asia Division:
Entries must be media artworks. Entrants have no age restriction. Entrants must be nationals / permanent residents of Asian countries and regions. (excluding Hong Kong). All entries from Hong Kong and Asia Division will be assessed together.

*Entrant Eligibilities details, please refer to Regulations & Details (PDF version – II. Entrant Eligibilities)


ENTRY REQUIREMENT

Open, Youth, Animation, Asian New Force Category

    • Entries must be produced on or after 1 October 2016. Works that have been updated after the said date are also eligible.
    • The maximum running time of Entries (except those of Interactive Media Category) is 30 minutes (including end credits).

Media Art Category

    • Entry must be a Completed Work.
    • Media Art works can be in all forms and formats. Digital art, net art, computer game, sound art, kinetic art and any other time-based installation are all welcome.

* Entry Requirement details, please refer to Regulations & Details (PDF version – III. Entry Requirements)


AWARDS & PRIZES

Open Youth Animation Asian New Force Media Art
Finalists
(Ten)
One Finalist Certificate will be granted. Works will be showcased in “The 23rd ifva Festival”.
Roundtrip flight tickets will be partially subsidised and hotel accommodation will be provided to visit Hong Kong for “The 23rd ifva Festival” 1 Roundtrip flight tickets will be partially subsidised and hotel accommodation will be provided to visit Hong Kong for “The 23rd ifva Festival” Roundtrip flight tickets will be partially subsidised and hotel accommodation will be provided for the finalists in Asia Division to visit Hong Kong for “The 23rd ifva Media Art Exhibition” 1
Awards Gold
Award
(One)
  • HK$50,000 Cash Prize 2
  • One Trophy
  • HK$20,000 Cash Prize 2
  • One Trophy
  • HK$50,000 Cash Prize 2
  • One Trophy
  • HK$30,000 Cash Prize 2
  • One Trophy
  • HK$50,000 Cash Prize 3
  • One Trophy
Silver
Award
(One)
  • HK$30,000 Cash Prize 2
  • One Trophy
  • HK$10,000 Cash Prize 2
  • One Trophy
  • HK$30,000 Cash Prize 2
  • One Trophy
  • HK$20,000 Cash Prize 2
  • One Trophy
  • HK$30,000 Cash Prize 3
  • One Trophy
Special
Mention
  • One Certificate
  • One Certificate
  • One Certificate
  • One Certificate
  • One Certificate
Excellence
Award 8
(One)
  • One Trophy
  • One Festival Visit 4
  • One Trophy

Remarks:

1. All Animation Category Finalist works will be showcased in “The 23rd ifva Festival”. All Media Art Category Finalist works will be showcased in “The 23rd ifva Media Art Exhibition” which will be held in March 2017. Roundtrip flight tickets will be partially subsidised and hotel accommodation will be provided for those finalists in Asia Division.

2. Cash prizes for Open, Youth, Animation and Asian New Force Category are sponsored by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

3. Cash prize of Gold and Sliver Awards of Media Art Category are sponsored by the Pure Art Foundation.

4. One Festival Visit sponsored by Goethe-Institut Hongkong will be granted to the Excellence Award winner of Media Art Category. The winner will attend transmediale (in Germany, February 2019). One roundtrip flight ticket (economic class) and 6-day-5-night accommodation will be sponsored.

5. Winners of the Gold Award in the Open and Youth Categories, and winner of Excellence Award in Animation (Hong Kong Division), will be subsidised under the “HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS” scheme which offers funding to awarded works nominated to participate in overseas film festivals. The subsidy for each awarded work is no more than HKD $50,000. Details: www.naehk.com

6. In the event of more than one entries receiving an award, the Organiser reserves the right to redistribute the cash prizes according to the original ratio among specific awards assigned to the category. Each award must not exceed its ceiling amount.

7. The Jury Panel reserves the right to withhold an award if they find none of the Entry merits a particular award and prize.

8. Excellence Award for Hong Kong Division only.


TIMELINE

Application and
Work Submission Deadline
16th October 2017 (Monday)
6:00pm (Hong Kong Time)
Finalist Selection Jury Meeting November to December 2017
Announcement of finalists result
(Finalist entrants will be notified individually)
December 2017
Awards Selection Jury Meeting February 2018
The 23rd ifva Festival February to March 2018
The 23rd ifva Award
Presentation Ceremony
(Announcement of the Results)
17th March 2018 (Saturday)

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