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Monday, August 4, 2008

JIFFEST SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT COMPETITION 2008!

After the continuous success in previous years, JiFFest will continue to have its annual script workshops, largely known as JiFFest Script Development Competition (JSDC). The workshops are aimed to develop and to improve the capacity of Indonesian fiction and documentary filmmakers. Their expertise is needed to develop the Indonesian film-industry. The participants in the workshops will be selected among film professionals or those who have already gained experience in filmmaking. The workshops are free of charge for the short-listed participants.

There will be 3 script workshops. All are practical workshops, meaning the participant must apply with a script or synopsis. The workshops will run for 5 days and are conducted by international tutors. The script workshops are:
1. Short Fiction Film Script Workshop
2. Feature Film Script Workshop
3. Documentary Film Script Workshop

Closing date for submission of the scripts is September 22, 2008, at 8 pm.


A selection committee will select up to 10 best projects in each category. The writers of the selected projects will be invited to attend a 5-day workshop given by professional tutors from abroad during 10th JiFFest 2008 (December 5-14, 2008). All the workshops will be conducted in English. Translators will be present to accommodate participants who have indicated their request of translation service prior to the commencement of the workshop.

Details of the workshop are as follows:

• Day 1-5: Full-day workshop

• Day 6-7: Participants rewrite their scripts/synopses

• Day 8: Pitching to panel of judges

• Day 9: Winners announced during JiFFest Closing Ceremony.

1. Short Fiction Film Script Workshop

The cash prize of 75 million Rupiah each will be given to maximum 2 winners for the production of the short fiction film. The prize is presented by Astro Kirana.

Regulations:

• Scripts are written in either Bahasa Indonesia or English. Please note that if you are short-listed as a participant, you have to submit the English version of the script.
• Fill in the application form in Bahasa Indonesia or English..
• Applicant must be living in Indonesia and/or an Indonesian citizen and must be 20 years or older.
• The entry (a script) must be original, authentic and about an Indonesian subject and/ or rooted in the Indonesian culture. Should the entry is adapted from previously published materials (e.g. novel, journal, magazine, etc.), three copies of printed approval letters from owners of the original materials have to be attached.
• THREE COPIES of the completed application form and script should be sent BY MAIL, accompanied by other supporting materials
• The prime consideration of the selection committee that reviews all the projects will be the content of the application.

• Preference will be given to those who have experiences in writing film script.

• The entry has never been submitted to JiFFest Script Development Competition in previous years.

• Selected participants are committed to be present every day during workshop.

Download the application form for Short Fiction Film Script Workshop HERE

2. Feature Film Script Workshop

The cash prize of 50 million Rupiah will be given to a single for the completion of the script. For this category, invited tutors will be present as part of JiFFest partnership with French Embassy in Indonesia.

Regulations:

• Synopses of maximum 2 pages are written either in Bahasa Indonesia or in English. Please note that if you are short-listed as a participant, you have to submit the English version of the synopsis.
• Fill in the application form in Bahasa Indonesia or in English.

• Applicant must be an Indonesian citizen and must be 20 years or older.
• The entry (a synopsis) must be original, authentic and about an Indonesian subject and/ or rooted in the Indonesian culture. Should the entry is adapted from previously published materials (e.g. novel, journal, magazine, etc.), three copies of printed approval letters from owners of the original materials have to be attached.
• THREE COPIES of the completed application form and synopsis should be sent BY MAIL, accompanied by other supporting materials.
• The prime consideration of the selection committee that reviews all the projects will be the content of the application.

• Preference will be given to those who have experiences in writing film script.

• The entry has never been submitted to JiFFest Script Development Competition in previous years.
• In favor of the project to be selected by the committee is that there should be a strong possibility that the rest of the finance can be found for the project. Therefore, if possible, applicants should mention other partners who are interested in the project.
• The committee will only select ideas for feature films with theatrical release potential.

• Selected participants are committed to be present every day during workshop.

Download the application form for Feature Film Script Workshop HERE

3. Documentary Film Script Workshop

The cash prize of 50 million Rupiah will be given to 1 winner or 2 winners of 25 million Rupiah each. For short documentary, the prize is to be used for the production of the project; while for long documentary, the prize is to be used for the completion of the script.


Regulations:

• For short documentary, applicants must submit their script or set up; while for long documentary, applicants can submit a synopsis.

• Fill in the application form in Bahasa Indonesia or in English.

• Applicant must be an Indonesian citizen and must be 20 years or older.
• The entry (a synopsis) must be original, authentic and about an Indonesian subject and/ or rooted in the Indonesian culture. Should the entry is adapted from previously published materials (e.g. novel, journal, magazine, etc.), three copies of printed approval letters from owners of the original materials have to be attached.
• THREE COPIES of the completed application form should be sent BY MAIL, accompanied by other supporting materials
• The prime consideration of the selection committee that reviews all the projects will be the content of the application.

• Preference will be given to those who have experiences in writing film script.

• The entry has never been submitted to JiFFest Script Development Competition in previous years.
• In favor of the project to be selected by the committee is that there should be a strong possibility that the rest of the finance can be found for the project. Therefore, if possible, applicants should mention other partners who are interested in the project.

• Selected participants are committed to be present every day during workshop.

Download the application form for Documentary Film Script Workshop HERE

Incomplete application forms and requirements will not be processed.

The deadline for submission is September 22, 2008, 8 pm.

Jakarta International Film Festival (JiFFest)

Jl. Sutan Syahrir 1 C/ Blok 3-4 Jakarta 10350

Telp. (021)31925113/115

Fax. (021)31925360

Website http://www.jiffest.org/

If you have questions about these workshops, you can contact us at info@jiffest.org

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