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 28th ifva Awards is Calling for Entry Now!
Application and Submission Deadline:
6th October 2022 (Thursday) 6:00pm (Hong Kong Time)

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 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.
Virtual Reality
VR Special Prize
Entries must be VR works. It can be in all forms and formats, including but not limited to VR360, 6DoF, interactive, room-scale, immersive, installation, and any other works that apply VR technology. 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.
Entry Requirement

Open, Youth, Animation, Asian New Force Category

 
  • Entries must be produced on or after 1 October 2021. Works that have been updated after the said date are also eligible.
  • The maximum running time of Entries (except those of Media Art Category) is 30 minutes (including end credits).
 

Media Art Category

 
  • Entries must be produced on or after 1 October 2020. Works that have been updated after the said date are also eligible.
  • Entry must be a Completed Work.
  • Media Art works can be in all forms and formats. Digital art, interactive media, computer game, sound art, kinetic art and any other time-based installation are all welcomed.
 

VR Special Prize

 
  • Entries must be produced on or after 1 October 2020. Works that have been updated after the said date are also eligible.
  • Entry must be a VR work.
  • VR works can be in all forms and formats, including but not limited to VR360, 6DoF, interactive, room-scale, immersive, installation, and any other works that apply VR technology.
Online Application System

Open / Youth / Animation (Hong Kong Division) / Media Art Category (Asia and Hong Kong Division)

Applying through “ifva Online Application System” is available for Open, Youth, Animation (Hong Kong Division) and Media Art Category (Asia and Hong Kong Division) categories. You may submit your work by DVD, USB or via Vimeo and provide the link.
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Asian New Force / Animation Category (Asia Division) / VR Special Prize (Asia and Hong Kong Division)

Asian New Force Category, Animation Category (Asia Division) and VR Special Prize (Asia and Hong Kong Division) please apply and upload your work through third party platform filmfreeway.com.
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Details & Regulations
Timeline

Application and Work Submission Deadline

6th October 2022 (Thursday)
6:00pm (Hong Kong Time)
Finalist Selection Jury Meeting November to December 2022
Announcement of finalists result
(Finalist entrants will be notified individually)
December 2022
Awards Selection Jury Meeting February to March 2023
The 28th ifva Festival March 2023
The 28th ifva Awards Presentation Ceremony
(Announcement of the Results)
Mid of March 2023
 
Call for Nomination
Looking for quality short films, animations and media art works

As a platform and an incubator for film and visual media, ifva hopes to see more creative power from Hong Kong and Asia. Academic staff, festival promoters, curators, industry stakeholders and all members of general public are invited to recommend short films, animations and media art works to us. The 28th ifva Awards will call for entry from July. Click here to nominate works to join the Awards!

Upon receipt of nominations, ifva will contact eligible nominees who shall formally complete the application procedure and submit their works before the submission deadline (6 Oct 2022, 6pm (Hong Kong Time)), provided that the works are eligible to enter the Awards.

 

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 28th ifva Festival”.

Awards

 

 

 

Gold

Award

(One)

 -   HK$30,000 Cash Prize

 -   One Apple MacBook Pro 16"1

 -   One Trophy

 -   HK$3,000 Cash Prize

 -   One Apple MacBook Pro 13"2

 -   One Trophy

 -   HK$30,000 Cash Prize3

 -   One Trophy

 -   HK$20,000 Cash Prize

 -   One Trophy

 -   HK$30,000 Cash Prize3

 -   One Trophy

Silver

Award

(One)

 -   HK$10,000 Cash Prize

 -   One Apple MacBook Pro 16"1

 -   One Trophy

 -   HK$2,000 Cash Prize

 -   One Apple MacBook Pro 13"2

 -   One Trophy

 -   HK$10,000 Cash Prize3

 -   One Trophy

 -    HK$10,000 Cash Prize

 -    One Trophy

 -    HK$10,000 Cash Prize3

 -    One Trophy

Special Mention

 -   One Certificate

 -  One Certificate

 -   One Certificate

 -  One Certificate

 -  One Certificate

Others

   -  One Certificate to Enthusiastic Award 
 -   One Apple MacBook Pro 16" 1 
to the Hong Kong division top awardee
 
 -  Hong Kong Division finalist may receive invitation to hold a solo exhibition at the Goethe-Gallery and to receive a production subsidy of HK$20,000.

VR Special Award (One)

-   HK$20,000 Cash Prize 4

-   One set of Meta Quest 2 VR Headset 4

 A trip to Meta headquarter in Los Angeles 4

 

Remarks:

  1. Apple MacBook Pro 16” with a listed price approximately of HK$21,299.
  2. Apple MacBook Pro 13” with a listed price approximately of HK$9,999.
  3. Cash prizes for Animation and Media Art Category are sponsored by the Pure Art Foundation.
  4. Prizes of the "VR Special Prize" are sponsored by Meta.
  5. In the event of more than one entry 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. Whom to be awarded the prize will be decided by the jury panel.
  6. The Jury Panel reserves the right to withhold an award if they find none of the Entry merits a particular award and prize.