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 Awards is Calling for Entry Now!
Application and Submission Deadline:
12th October 2020 (Monday) 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, 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.
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 or via Vimeo and provide the link.
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Asian New Force / Animation (Asia Division)

Asian New Force Category and Animation Category (Asia Division) please apply and upload your work through third party platform filmfreeway.com.
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Details & Regulations
Entry Requirement

Open, Youth, Animation, Asian New Force Category

 
  • Entries must be produced on or after 1 October 2019. 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

 
  • 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, Virtual Reality (VR) and any other time-based installation are all welcome.
  • Entries must be produced on or after 1 October 2018. Works that have been updated after the said date are also eligible.
 
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.
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 people and all general member of public are invited to recommend short films, animations and media art works to us. The 26th ifva Awards is calling for entry now. Look forward to receiving your nomination! Please click here to submit your nomination.

Nominations are recommendations. On completion of a form, the nominee will be contacted by us. Works must be formally submitted by the artists themselves prior to the submission deadline and in accordance with all competition criteria in order to be entered in the ifva Awards.