Thank you for your interest in submitting your film to
International Film Festival
Notification date: 20 March 2019
Events: 22 - 28 April 2019
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
We are searching for inspirational films & educational and
informative documentaries. Themes we are searching for are about
heroes and heroine, tradition, art, culture, literature, fable,
ancient stories, ancient kingdoms, war. We are also searching
for spiritual and ghost theme, especially ones related to old
times, tradition, and any inspirational films and documentaries
that will uplift our souls.
Qualities we are looking in a
film/documentary are the story, beautiful and outstanding
cinematographic shots, and flow of the film.
We are not keen to see ones that
carrying nudity, vulgarity, and films with prejudice,
discrimination, and hatred message.
Feature-length narratives with a minimum running time of
International movies with various spoken language are welcomed
but must be added with English subtitles.
Short narrative films with a run time of 59 minutes and
Over 60 minutes in length
Runtime of 59 minutes and below
We are welcoming newcomers to the movie industry. The
film director must state that the movie is his or her third
movie (or under) on his/her application.
Any technique of animation, with a maximum duration of
Music & Video:
Music videos under 5 minutes in length
Art & Performances:
Theatrical performances, drama, pantomime, art
performances, opera, dance, any kind of art exhibition
Production Category of
Various film production categories and performances such
as directing, cinematography, editing, story, acting, sound,
production design, costume design, music, costumes, etc.
You can submit your film through
one of our partners:
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RULES & REGULATION
This agreement pertains to all Work(s) submitted to Sumatera
International Film Festival (CJIFF):
Be it known to any filmmaker or
submitter, by submitting your film(s) to Sumatera International
Film Festival (the Festival), you agree to all TERMS AND
CONDITIONS below in full.
1. The submitter guarantee that all rights and releases have
been legally secured, including music rights, songs, etc and the
submitter releases the Festival and all its member from any
legal action whatsoever.
2. If nominated, 2 DVD PAL and 1 (one) Blu-ray (optional) or DCP
(optional), must be sent. Mark case and DVD, with the title,
length, and director's name. Please mark your film with "No
Commercial Value - For Cultural Purposes Only" either on the
envelope and the shipping invoices. Although every possible care
will be taken with DVDs while in our possession, we cannot
accept responsibility for unforeseen loss, stolen, or damage to
entries. Please do not send originals. We do not receive
downloads of any kind.
3. All transportation/shipping costs (including customs
clearance) to Jakarta, plus fees for insurance while in transit,
must be borne by the participants (please write: For Cultural
Purposes only - Not for commercial use). The Festival Director
reserves the right to refuse any shipment involving unpaid
4. All submissions should be sent pre-paid.
5. We will not return your screening and exhibition copies.
6. All submission fees are non-refundable.
7. All selection committees' and juries' decisions are finals.
8. Only producers or directors can receive the physical awards
at the award ceremony.
9. Regardless of the Prize and the winning status, winning
filmmakers who can't attend the Awards Ceremony in Jakarta, will
only receive laurels.
10. The festival has the right to disqualify a winning film for
any reasons, without having to explain the reasons to the
11. Submission of an entry gives the festival permission to have
accepted work exhibited, photographed, locally telecast, and
reproduced either in part or whole, for educational or publicity
purposes. Filmmakers can request in writing that their material
should not be used for such purposes after the Festival.
12. We do not pay any screening fees. Not all winning films will
be screened. The festival has the full right to select the
winning films to be screened.
13. The Festival Directorate may deny participation to any film
unable to meet the technical requirements for a public screening
of good quality.
14. The Festival Management reserves the right to make changes
in the profile of the Festival if it becomes necessary to do so
due to circumstances beyond his/her control.
15. All filmmakers/submitters are expected to keep
communications with the Festival professional and in good taste.
Failure to do so may result in disqualification at any point in
the adjudication process, including the nullification of
Official Selection status or nominations. That stated, the
Festival will only communicate with the person who submitted
his/her film to the festival, and that Festival should not be
expected to communicate with any other persons.
16. The festival has the right to work with any institution and
partner festivals for all kind of cooperation, including joint
events or promotions.
17. The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary
changes in regulations or scheduling.
18. The submitter/filmmaker also acknowledges that remediation
of any sort will be limited to a refund of their submission
19. Films could be from any year.
20. All disputes in respect of any matter relating to the
International Film Festivals shall be subjected to the exclusive
jurisdiction of the competent courts in North Jakarta. Any
dispute arising as a result of submission to the Festival will
have a recourse limited to the lesser of either the submission
fee paid or the cost of correcting the issue.
By submitting to our Festival, the submitter/filmmaker:
- indicates that they have read, understand, agree with, and
will comply all of the Terms and Condition above, and accept all
of the terms and conditions herein, in their entirety, without
- agree to indemnify us and hold our employees and us, owners,
affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability
associated with your participation or entry to the Festival.
The festival will be held in April 2019. Sumatera International
Film Festival will give awards for Overall Winner, the Platinum
Star of Sumatera Award, the Gold Star of Sumatera Award, the
Silver Star of Sumatera Award, and special jury awards (if
necessary). All accepted filmmakers are honored at the Awards
Ceremony. During the Ceremony, the overall winner will receive
an exquisite statue. All winning filmmakers are invited and will
be granted winning sash, a token of appreciation, and
well-framed certificates for their respective winning
who can't attend the ceremony will only receive laurels.
festival will also be featuring screenings, film-making
workshops, and a special meet-and-greet with the king.