INTERNATIONAL FILM AND MUSIC VIDEO COMPETITIONS – SHORTS AND VOLUME LAUNCHED BY MACAU INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

The Institute of European Studies of Macau with CREATIVE MACAU – Center for Creative Industries launched on 16th March 2021 the call for submission of works for the international short film competition SHORTS and the international music video competition VOLUME.

The MACAU INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL澳門國際短片影展 / FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS DE MACAU is organizing its XII edition to be held from 2nd to 9th December 2021 in Macau. It is a worldwide audio-visual annual FESTIVAL, aiming to foster collaboration in international and local short film productions to compete in Macau. The FESTIVAL will exhibit the finalist films in FictionDocumentary and Animation, and the finalist Music Videos to the public. These finalist films and music videos were selected by international juries, resulting in lists named “Official Selection” SHORTS and VOLUME

FESTIVAL‘s mission is to provide international filmmakers with a platform to exchange professional and creative experiences with their Macao peers. The FESTIVAL brings the most recent and innovative local and international short films to Macau, produced between 1st January 2020 to 16th June 2021. The FESTIVAL also features the latest local and international music videos, produced from 1st January 2020 to 20th July 2021. Each submitted music video is mandatory for the song included to be from a Macau band.

The submission period for SHORTS is from 16th March to 16th June, and for VOLUME is from 16th March to 20th July 2021.

This FESTIVAL has achieved enormous success with the organizers, team, support entities, and the audience’s efforts. The remarkable result could only be possible with the perception of various entities – the Macau government, award’s sponsors, media and partners. Together we work for Macau sharing quality, promoting the film industry in Macau and abroad.

As a consequence of the pandemic, the actual global situation has ruined the economic map in all countries, and resources are reallocated to combat it. As expected in this extraordinary context, support for culture and the film industry has dramatically declined internationally. Nevertheless, we foresee the number of submissions of SHORTS and VOLUME competitions approximates to 2020. If so, it will allow us to include excellent films in the 2021 FESTIVAL program. Despite the pandemic’s hit last year, the FESTIVAL received 4,232 short films and music videos. Among these large numbers, 169 outstanding works were screened. 

In thinking of the themes’ diversity in advance, the FESTIVAL program expands, including the invitation to screen interesting films by local or international directors, Masterclasses and conversations with directors, enriching everyone’s knowledge by sharing their expertise and hints on the creation process. 

The MACAU INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL / 澳門國際短片影展 / FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS DE MACAU awards 17 prizes for the competitions SHORTS and VOLUME:

SHORTS – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Aims to motivate local and international film productions to compete in the FESTIVAL.

AWARDSSPONSORSPRIZES
BEST FILM OF THE FESTIVAL
the best film amongst the finalist films stands out in 
the categories of directing, script, visual quality and audio.
CREATIVE MACAUMOP 20,000
BEST FICTIONCREATIVE MACAUMOP 10,000
BEST DOCUMENTARYCREATIVE MACAUMOP 10,000
BEST ANIMATIONCREATIVE MACAUMOP 10,000
BEST LOCAL ENTRY
(Selected among all films in the three categories)The competitor MUST hold a valid Macau Resident ID Card (BIR) or Non-Resident Worker’s ID Card (Blue Card) or Authorization to Stay – Student Type.
FUNDAÇÃO 
ORIENTE
MOP 10,000
MACAU CULTURAL IDENTITY
(Selected among all films in the three categories)
The best film combines Macau values of culture, religion, beliefs, languages, architecture, gastronomy and other uniqueness.
BANCO NACIONAL ULTRAMARINOMOP 10,000
AUDIENCE CHOICE
Highest number of VOTES from the audience
MACAULINKMOP 4,000
BEST STUDENT FILM (Selected among all films in the three categories) awarded by CREATIVE MACAU – TROPHY
 
SHORTS PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS IN FICTION awarded by
CREATIVE MACAU – TROPHY
 
  • BEST DIRECTOR
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • BEST EDITING
  • BEST MUSIC
  • BEST SOUND DESIGN
  • BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

VOLUME – INTERNATIONAL MUSIC VIDEOS COMPETITION
Aims to promote Macau original music and inspire film directors to produce a music video based on a song of Macau.
ONE member of the Band must hold a valid Macau Resident ID Card (BIR) or Non-Resident Worker’s ID Card (Blue Card) or Authorization to Stay – Student Type.

AWARDSPONSORPRIZE
BEST MUSIC VIDEOCREATIVE MACAUMOP 10,000
VOLUME – PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS
awarded by
CREATIVE MACAU – TROPHY
 
  • BEST SONG
  • BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

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