Hmmm… We can’t believe that nothing has, as yet been posted on MMM regarding this festival. Perhaps we were going to wait until further details were / are announced. However, seeing as it’s fast approaching and that we’ve been a fan of it for more than one year, it’s time to talk about it – the Terracotta Far East Film Festival 2014.
That said though, we’re essentially bringing your attention to the very popular Short Film Competition that they’re running again. Let’s just show you their Press Release firstly:
SHORT FILM COMPETITION AT TERRACOTTA FESTIVAL IN ASSOCIATION WITH KLM AND VISITKL
The Terracotta Far East Film Festival 2014, in association with KLM and VisitKL, is excited to present its second annual Short Film Competition, with a fantastic prize package on offer, including a trip for two to the beautiful city of Kuala Lumpur.
Terracotta Festival is partnering with KLM to provide two return flights on their London to Kuala Lumpur service, part of KLM’s extensive network throughout Asia. The Festival is also delighted to be working for the first time with VisitKL, run by Kuala Lumpur City Hall, to provide five-star accommodation and a tourism package designed to let the winners experience what Malaysia’s capital has to offer.
To enter the competition, entrants must make and submit an original short film on a theme related to Asia or Asian culture. The film must be no more than 3 minutes in length, and may be filmed on any device, using any style or genre or film-making technique.
The submission period opens on Monday 14th April and will close at 12 noon on Monday 12th May. Entries are to be submitted via an entry form on the Terracotta Festival website (available from 14th April onwards).
A panel of judges, including guest directors and actors attending Terracotta Festival 2014, will select the winning entry. The winner will be notified by Wednesday 14th May.
The winning entry will enjoy an Official World Premiere screening at Terracotta Festival and a prize presentation ceremony.
The prize consists of:
An Official World Premiere screening at Terracotta Festival 2014
2 economy class return flights from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur courtesy of KLM
3 nights’ stay in a five star hotel in Kuala Lumpur courtesy of VisitKL
A fabulous leisure package to enhance the winner’s stay in KL, including airport transfers, a private tour of KL, dinner at KL Tower, tickets to the Petronas Twin Towers, guided walking tour of KL’s cultural heritage, and a horse drawn carriage tour, courtesy of VisitKL
The competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over. Full terms and conditions apply, available on the Terracotta Festival 2014 website.
Terracotta Festival director, Joey Leung, says: “We’re delighted to be working with KLM and VisitKL to provide a trip to such a buzzing destination city as Kuala Lumpur. The standard of the entries to the short film competition in 2013 was outstanding, and we’re looking forward to seeing plenty of original, creative and thought-provoking content this year too. I have no doubt that the colour, culture, and energy of KL will be an inspiration to any film-maker”.
Noraza Yusof, Head of Tourism Unit, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (VisitKL), says: “The creative arts and performing arts scene in Kuala Lumpur is rapidly growing, making the city an ideal location for budding new film-makers to come and explore their talents. In fact it has been the location for many international films including Hollywood blockbusters. There are many facets to this city that will offer variety in creative expression. We have modern skyscrapers next to heritage buildings, and a multi-ethnic culture that reflects much of Asia”.
Full competition details, including all terms and conditions and how to prepare and submit entries, can be found on the competition webpage: http://terracottafestival.com/sfc2014/
About the Terracotta Festival
The Terracotta Festival, organised by the Terracotta Entertainment Group, was first held in 2009 and now, in its sixth year, is London’s biggest Asian cinema event. It was set up by founder and Festival Director Joey Leung to champion emerging and critically acclaimed Asian cinema in the UK and beyond, while also bringing together the Asian film fan community with bonus events and parties. In 2013, the festival programme comprised 27 films and 13 premieres, five Q&A/masterclass sessions, and festival parties.The festival has been held at Prince Charles Cinema since 2009, and expanded in 2013 to use the ICA as a second venue for the SPOTLIGHT ON: section.
About Terracotta Entertainment Group
Terracotta promotes Far East films in the UK via the annual Terracotta Festival, a monthly free film club, a monthly newsletter, competitions and exclusive screenings. Terracotta Distribution deals in quality Asian cinema across all platforms, with no stipulation on country or genre; previous releases include the multi-award winning Breathless, directed by Yang Ik-june, and Sparrow, directed by Johnnie To. The group launched an imprint label devoted to Asian horror and thrillers, TERROR-COTTA, in 2013.
Now… Our sister company, Native Nomad Pictures entered a film in the same competition in 2013. A quirky little tale of a girl having difficulty in either communicating, selling something OR both… in and around the Chinatown area of London.
Until this time, the film hasn’t been available publicly on the World Wide Web but NNP have decided to have it featured here first. You will then also be able to find it at Native Nomad Pictures / Jason Verney’s Vimeo channel, along with other films or featurettes.