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6th Nara International Film Festival – Call for Entry 2020

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The Nara International Film Festival (Japan) is accepting feature & short films until May 15th, 2020. Here you will find more information about their Call for Entry.

About the festival:
The Nara International Film Festival is a biennial film festival located in one of the most historically rich cities of Japan, Nara. Since the founding year of 2010, the festival has been celebrating emerging filmmakers with the Cannes winning filmmaker Naomi Kawase as an executive director.

Rules for the International Competition:
– Directors can submit only their first or second feature film.
– Must have minimum length of 70 minutes.
– Production must be completed after July 1st, 2018.
– Japan Premiere is a must.
– There is no restriction on the subject and / or genre of the film.
– Non-Japanese films should be English subtitled if the dialogue is not in English.
– The directors of selected films need to be present during the festival. For non-Japanese productions, NIFF will provide accommodation and one round-trip Economy Class ticket for the director (one director per film).
– Submissions must be made via FilmFreeway

Rules for the Nara-wave Competition:
– Short film must be competed after May of 2018.
– Films must be directed by a student (the director or main production crew(s) was(were) student(s) at the time of completion. *Students here refer to university, graduate, and post-secondary students, and other students with equivalent education status.).
– There is no restriction on the subject and / or genre of the film.
– There is no restriction for lengths of the films.
– Submission is limited to ONE film per director.
– Submissions must be made via FilmFreeway

– Submission Fees:
Feature Films (International Competition) – $ 50 USD
Student Films – Free
Deadline: May 15th, 2020
–Notification Date: July 31st, 2020

To read more about the Rules and Regulations please follow the next link: http://nara-iff.jp/extension_deadline_200400/
To submit to the festival please go to the next link: https://filmfreeway.com/NaraInternationalFilmFestival

We remind readers that the 6th Nara International Film Festival will take place from September 18th – 22nd (2020) in the city of Nara, Japan.

To see other Call for Entries please go to our section “Call for Entries”.

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