- Each team should not exceed six (6) core members
- Each team should comprise of at least one (1) Singaporean
- Individual participant must be a Singaporean
The ciNE65 Movie Makers Awards is a short film competition that encompasses a new prestigious award “Movie Makers Award” in partnership with mm2 Entertainment. Participants can stand a chance to direct their own feature film with mm2 Entertainment, as well as win other attractive prizes, such as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity learning trip to the Busan International Film Festival 2019. Cash prizes of up to $3,000 as well as Panasonic Professional 4K cameras are also up for grabs.
|Milestone / Events||Timeline|
Registration will officially open from 9 Nov 18 and closes on 18 Mar 19, 12pm. All information and activities will be made available on our ciNE65 facebook page (www.facebook.com/cine65sg).
|9 Nov 18|
There will be a series of film-making seminars and workshops running from Jan 19 to Mar 19 and they are open to the public. Limited slots are available and will be given on a first-come-first-served basis. Details will be released at a later date.
|Jan 19 - Mar 19|
Film entries must be submitted through our microsite (facebook app) on ciNE65 facebook page (www.facebook.com/cine65sg)
|18 Mar 19, 1200 hrs|
|Nomination & Judging
Nominated teams will be informed via email to submit their high-resolution copy of their films during this period.
|19 Mar – 30 Apr 19|
|Voting for Audience Choice
There will be an announcement of the nomination results for Jury’s Choice and Audience Choice. A mini film festival event will be held during the 1-month long Call-for-Vote period. Voting will be available via our website.
|May 19 (TBC)|
To give recognition to the winning films and the film-makers, winners of all the awards will be announced at this formal awards ceremony.
|Jun 19 (TBC)|
In support of the Singapore Bicentennial in 2019, the theme "Singapura" calls on film-makers to reflect on the stories that our past generations have shared that make us Singaporean and how we want these stories to live on for future generations to come, through a 3-minute film.
From as far back as we can trace our ancestry, each of us has a story to tell. Each story a piece of the history of how this land in which we live became a nation and how we became Singaporean. Tell us your story. What did your forefathers pass down to you, and what will you want your future generations to know? What does Singapura mean to you most?
1) This competition is open to all Singaporeans1.
3) There are two categories – Student Category and Open Category in this competition. You can find out if you are eligible for the category below for the competition below:
A jury panel comprising film industry professionals and partners of ciNE65 will judge each film based on the following criteria:
The jury comprises:
Aishah Abu Bakar
Programme Manager of Singapore International Film Festival *
Director of Asiatainment and Artiste
Wee Li Lin
Senior Film Lecturer*
General Manager of mm2 Entertainment*
Filmmaker, Founder of Akanga Film Asia (Singapore)*
Senior Film Lecturer
* New judges for ciNE65
There are three award categories: Jury’s Choice Awards, Audience Choice Awards and the Inter-school Challenge. Jury’s Choice Awards comprise eight awards each for the Student and Open Category, and the Audience Choice Awards comprise three awards.
Only entries shortlisted by the Selection Panel will qualify for the award/s. The Inter-school Challenge comprise of one challenge trophy.
An entry may be nominated for more than one award. A winning entry for any award will still be eligible for other prizes that it is nominated for.
The winners of these awards will be determined by the total number of votes the submission received from the members of the voting public over the voting period. The selection panel will shortlist the films before releasing them for public voting. Supporters can vote via the ciNE65 facebook app. Members of the public are limited to one vote per available platform, i.e., facebook account or/and mobile phone number per video for each award. The Organiser reserves the right to remove votes cast in significant blocks, either by technical enhancements, or otherwise, that unfairly influence the outcome of the voting.
|Prizes||Student Category||Open Category|
|Feature Film Deal||Movie Makers Award|
|Cash Prize $3,000 Learning Trip to an International Film Festival Panasonic Professional 4K Camcorder (AG-UX180EN)||“Overall Best Film” Award||“Overall Best Film” Award|
|Cash Prize $1000 Panasonic Professional 4K Camera (AG-UX90EN)||Best Cinematography||Best Cinematography|
|Cash Prize $1000 Panasonic Product Voucher S$288||Best Direction||Best Direction|
|Best Editing||Best Editing|
|Best Screenplay||Best Screenplay|
|Best Sound Design||Best Sound Design|
|Best Art Direction||Best Art Direction|
|Best Documentary||Best Documentary|
The winners for these awards will be 100% determined by a panel set up by the Organiser. To be eligible for the Jury’s Choice Awards, the submission must meet the criteria set out by the Organiser; this being originality, relevance to theme, ability to convey your idea/message and emotive impact of the video, and execution and treatment of the video. For the avoidance of doubt, the Organiser reserves the sole right to determine if the submission meets the criteria, and will do so, with the collaborative input of the judging panel in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, and where appropriate, through any other means it chooses at its sole discretion. The awards are:
|Cash Prize $1,500||Favourite Film Award|
|Cash Prize $500||Favourite Actor Award|
|Cash Prize $500||Favourite Actress Award|
The Inter-school Challenge trophy will be given to the school with the highest number of quality entries submitted in the Student Category by teams comprising all members from the same school. The number of submitted, nominated and winning entries will be taken into consideration during the tabulation of scores for this Challenge. The Organiser reserves the sole right to determine if the entries submitted meet the aforementioned criteria.
The Inter-School Challenge Trophy will be given to the school with the highest number of quality entries submitted in the Student Category by teams comprising all members from the same school.
|Inter-School Challenge Trophy||Inter-School Challenge Award|
The prizes are non-transferrable and non-exchangeable. No cash equivalent or alternative prizes will be given. However, the Organiser reserves the right to substitute, add or alter any item on the list of prizes offered for one of equal value due to circumstances beyond its control without any prior notice. The list of prizes, as updated by the Organiser, will be published on the Competition website.
All winners will be notified via email or contact number provided in the registration form. Winners will be solely responsible for collecting their prizes at the Awards Ceremony, details of which will be advised later. All prizes not collected by the stipulated deadline may be forfeited by the Organiser, without further recourse by the winner of that prize. At the discretion of the Organiser, all unclaimed prizes will be redistributed to charity organisations or returned to the respective sponsors.
Without prejudice to any other provision of the Terms and Conditions, the decision of the Organiser on the prize to be awarded to any winner is final, and no correspondence pertaining to the decision will be entertained.