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
 

The 26th ifva Festival will be held in March 2021. Stay tuned!

Categories
Short Film
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.
Asian New Force Category
Entrants have no age restriction. Entrants must be nationals / permanent residents of Asian countries and regions (excluding Hong Kong).
Animation
Animation Category
Entries must be animation works. Entrants have no age restriction. Entrants can be Hong Kong permanent residents (Hong Kong Division), or nationals / permanent residents of Asian countries and regions (Asia Division). All entries from Hong Kong and Asia will be assessed together.
Media Art
Media Art Category
Entries must be media artworks. Digital art, interactive media, computer game, sound art, kinetic art, Virtual Reality (VR) works and any other time-based installation are all welcomed. Entrants have no age restriction. Entrants can be Hong Kong permanent residents (Hong Kong Division), or nationals / permanent residents of Asian countries and regions (Asia Division). All entries from Hong Kong and Asia will be assessed together.
Details & Regulations
Awards and Prizes

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Open

Youth

Animation

Asian New Force

Media Art

Finalists (Ten)

One Finalist Certificate will be granted. Works will be showcased in “The 26th 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 26th ifva Festival” 1

Roundtrip flight tickets will be partially subsidised and hotel accommodation will be provided to visit Hong Kong for “The 26th ifva Festival”


Roundtrip flight tickets may partially subsidised and hotel accommodation may provide for the finalists in Asia Division to visit Hong Kong for “The 26th ifva Media Art Exhibition”1

Selected finalist of Hong Kong Division may receive invitation to hold a solo exhibition4

Awards

Gold

Award

(One)

 -   HK$50,000 Cash Prize

 -   One Trophy

 -   HK$20,000 Cash Prize

 -   One Trophy

 -   HK$50,000 Cash Prize

 -   One Trophy

 -   HK$30,000 Cash Prize

 -   One Trophy

 -   HK$50,000 Cash Prize2

 -   One Trophy

Silver

Award

(One)

 -   HK$30,000 Cash Prize

 -   One Trophy

 -    HK$10,000 Cash Prize

 -   One Trophy

 -   HK$30,000 Cash Prize

 -    One Trophy

 -    HK$20,000 Cash Prize

 -    One Trophy

 -    HK$30,000 Cash Prize2

 -    One Trophy

Special Mention

 -   One Certificate

 -  One Certificate

 -    One Certificate

 -  One Certificate

 -  One Certificate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 -  One Festival Visit3

 

Remarks:

  1. All Asian New Force, Animation and Media Art Category Finalist works may showcased in “The 26th ifva Festival” which will be held in March 2021. Roundtrip flight tickets may partially subsidised and hotel accommodation may provide for those finalists in Asia Division.
  2. Cash prize of Media Art Category are sponsored by the Pure Art Foundation.
  3. One Festival Visit sponsored by Goethe-Institut Hongkong will be granted to the Award winner of Media Art Category (top award for Hong Kong Division). The winner will attend transmediale (in Germany, February 2022). One roundtrip flight ticket (economic class) and 6-day-5-night accommodation will be sponsored.
  4. Selected finalist of Media Art Category (Hong Kong Division) may receive invitation to hold a solo exhibition at the Goethe-Gallery in December 2021, co-presented by ifva and Goethe-Institut Hongkong.
  5. Winners of the Gold Award in the Open and Youth Categories, and award winner in Animation Category (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.
Timeline

Application and Work Submission Deadline

12th October 2020 (Monday)
6:00pm (Hong Kong Time)
Finalist Selection Jury Meeting November to December 2020
Announcement of finalists result
(Finalist entrants will be notified individually)
December 2020
Awards Selection Jury Meeting February to March 2021
The 26th ifva Festival March 2021
The 26th ifva Awards Presentation Ceremony
(Announcement of the Results)
13th March 2021 (Saturday)