Requirements to submit documentaries are as follows:
1. Applicants must be Citizens of Southeast Asia or Japan.
2. Documentaries should be no longer than 30 minutes.
3. Applicants should make sure they have permission from any subjects that appear in the movies.
4. Documentaries should include English subtitles.Translation and subtitling is also the responsibility of applicants.
*Selected documentaries will be screened in their original languages with both Japanese and English subtitles. However, documentaries that are in English will only have Japanese subtitles added and vice versa.
5. Deadline: Sep., 1st, 2017
Invitation to Japan
An international selection committee will select successful documentaries, and invite the director(s) of each movie to Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan for an international screening. The Organizer will cover travel and accommodation fees.
1. Please upload online a copy of the production onto YouTube or Vimeo with subtitles in English. Applicants should also submit a C.V by attachment. Apply via https://vdp.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/online-application/
Conditions for uploading films
(a) Films must be submitted in a format supported by YouTube or Vimeo.
– Suggested format: frame size 1920×1080, file format MPEG, frame rate 23.98
(b) Films must be produced in accordance with their purposes and not defame the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS).
(c) Films that are uploaded should not infringe upon the rights or interests of personal or organizational copyright holders.
– Any background music (BGM) included in films must be copyright free or have the prior permission of copyright holders to use in said films.
– For any images from cartoons, literature, television or films, applicants must make sure that copyright has been transferred from those that own them.
2. The organizers will announce the finalist results on the mid- October 2017.
3. Selected documentaries will be uploaded to a website for public viewing.
1. Documentaries will be archived (with the permission of the director(s)) on-line on the CSEAS’s website.
2. Copyright remains with the original copyright holders of the documentary at all times.
3. The organizers will not fund any requests for production funds, the purchase of recording equipment or editing software.
The information that you provide on this form will be used for the purpose of film selection by the organizer. Your personal details will only be used in line with the standards of the organizers. We will not sell or disclose your details to third parties for commercial or other reasons.
For any inquiries please contact vdp[@]cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp