ການແຂ່ງຂັນໜັງສັ້ນ Short Film Competition (AFD)
For the 25th anniversary of AFD in Laos, AFD is launching a short film competition to promote the people working for development in Lao PDR.
Gather your teams and grab your cameras, it is now time to turn the spotlights on your fields or on your villages. The selected films will win a cash prize in addition to being screened at the Résidence de France for its Anniversary in 2019 and then be spread through social media or other media used by AFD and the French Embassy to Laos.
Deadline for submission: 28 February 2019
– The topic of the short film should be an AFD-funded project (national, regional or NGO), and those who are leading on its implementation. The film should depict the project in itself, as well as the role and motivations of those implementing it on the ground. It can also highlight its positive impact on beneficiaries, with interviews of local community members who benefitted from it;
– Film should last no longer than 2’20 minutes (maximum duration of two minutes and 20 seconds), allowing it to be shared on social media;
– Films must have English subtitles (and lao subtitles if the speakers does not speak lao)
– Films must be MP4 encoded. Quality and resolution of the video should be good, format 1920*1080 or square;
– The film can be shot with a camera, a camcorder or a phone;
– The contest is open only to residents of Lao PDR (national or international), above 18 years old;
– Films must be submitted to AFD Vientiane office on USB key or sent through a webplatform, including:
o Time-coded subtitle file in English (.srt format). A separate time-coded subtitle file must be attached also to films without dialogue but with floating titles/texts.
o 3 HD screenshots from the short film (.jpg format).
o A word document with the name of the project, name and contact of the producer(s) and a summary of the film (100 words).
– Films must be in situ (i.e. not in an office);
– Films may include interviews with beneficiaries. In this case, an authorization to use the image must be completed by the interviewee. (Template provided by AFD);
– AFD shall be mentioned during the films, but note that this is not a promotional video for AFD.
Films shall be written and shot for the general public, meaning no technical wording without simple explanation shall be used in the film.
Note that for one project, several films can be presented to the competitions (if the producers are different).
Winners will be selected and notified by the end of March 2019. The Jury will be composed of officers from AFD (Vientiane and Paris) and any other relevant counterpart.
Prize money for best films selected by the jury:
– 1st Prize: 1 000 USD
– 2nd Prize: 500 USD
– 3rd Prize: 250 USD
The top short films will be selected based primarily on:
– Strength of the messages sent (impacts of the project)
– Ease of understanding for people outside of the project
– Creativity and highlights on the role of local population and/or local authorities
– Quality of the shot
Terms and conditions
By submitting a film to this competition, applicants confirm that the organizer, namely l’Agence Française de Développement, can freely use the videos for non-commercial use. The applicants thus approve that the organizer can use, screen and publicize the videos and their parts freely, free of charge and without any restrictions. To this aim, the applicants authorize AFD to get access to rush and raw material, and allow AFD to translate in French and to make edits in the making.
The organizer cannot broadcast the films for profit-gaining reason. The applicant cannot pursue any charges or demands in relation to the copyright. In case the applicant doesn’t want to grant an exclusive license for the organizer, the organizer still may contact the applicant for permissions in terms of screening in a later stage. If the videos are broadcasted by the organizer or their affiliates, the organizer are always obliged to indicate the title, and the name of the producer/director of the videos. The organizer is not responsible for any copyright violating entries. The organizer reserves the right to exclude any videos from the contest if ethical or legal concerns arise in relation to copyrights and during the voting.
The applicants are free to use the copyright of the video and screen, publicize, use, or sell, their productions in relation to any other contest or entities besides this contest.
The applicants confirm that all persons appearing on the videos have given their permission for the use of their images, and their dignity and human rights are respected in the making of the film. In case the short film includes music, this music should be original, royalty-free or purchased (by the producer) on a music licensing website
For any questions, you can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org