Introduction

We have received overwhelming responses to the Mobile Film Production Contest whose entries were remarkably high in quality in the past 8 years. The contest this year will continue to open to local independent producers, primary, secondary and tertiary students, as well as people who are interested in mobile film production, to submit their mobile films.

To allow contestants to present their story more effectively, the duration of mobile film entry is officially extended to 10 minutes this year. Each submission must be within 30 seconds to 10 minutes in length.

In order to encourage young talents shooting short films with latest technology, a new competition category, “Best Aero-Film Award” is added.

All entries will be judged by professionals and experts of various fields in two rounds of assessment.

Types of Award and Prizes

All mobile films submitted will compete for the following awards and prizes:

  1. Grand Award Winner

  2. Best Drama Award (Gold/ Silver/ Bronze)

    (Cash Prize: Gold HK$2,500 / Silver HK$1,500 / Bronze HK$1,000)

  3. Best Animation Award (Gold/ Silver/ Bronze)

    (Cash Prize: Gold HK$2,500 / Silver HK$1,500 / Bronze HK$1,000)

  4. Best Documentary Award (Gold/ Silver/ Bronze)

    (Cash Prize: Gold HK$2,500 / Silver HK$1,500 / Bronze HK$1,000)

  5. Most Popular Mobile Film Award

    (Voted online by the public)

  6. Best Campus Award (Primary and Secondary) Award

    (Only accept entries from students studying in secondary school or primary school in Hong Kong) 

  7. Best Aero-Film Award NEW

  8. Most Appreciated Mobile Film Award NEW

*Each Award Winner will be granted a Trophy.

Benefits to Contestants

  • Award winners will be rewarded trophies and cash prize
  • Outstanding entry mobile films will be nominated to different International Awards
  • Award winner will receive professional comments and recognition from an array of professional assessors during the competition
  • Awarded mobile films may be showcased in events and websites of in our Festival Partners in other regions of the world, covering more than 9 regions / countries
  • Awardees may receive extensive media exposure as the event is supported by the HK Government, and media from both local and overseas
  • All contestants can gain invaluable experience through the competition and equip themselves for the business opportunities inspired by the smartphones

Eligibility

  • All entries production unit must be legal Hong Kong residents

Judging Criteria

  • Effective use of mobile screen
  • Creativity and originality
  • Visual and audio effects
  • Story telling ability

Judging Process

All entries will be verified by the Organizing Committee

All valid entries will be evaluated by Assessment Group in the First Round of Assessment to select 10 –15 Finalists

The 10 –15 Finalist and their mobile film will be announced on this website, the general public is welcome to cast their vote via the website and select the Most Popular Mobile Film among the 10 –15 Finalist

The 10 –15 Finalists will then undergo the Second Round of Assessment. Judges will invite shortlisted contestants/ groups for an individual 10 –15 minutes interview to determine winners of the Awards

The awards winner list will be announced on the 9th HKMFF Production Contest Award Presentation Ceremony

Judging Panel

To be announced shortly, please stay updated with our website!

Applicant Procedures

Applicants must submit their completed Entry Forms enclosed with below in CD/ DVD format:

  1. A signed declaration and indemnity in the Entry Form related to:
    • the right of legal use of associated intellectual property rights (copyright, trademarks or patents) and licenses of the submitted entry; or the authorization of being the proper representative of the submitted entry; and
    • the right of the Organizer to use the submitted entry in any way related to the contest and its activities
  2. A CD copy of this Entry Form in PDF format.
    Download Entry Form
  3. The Entry Film:
    • ONE file (Minimum Format Requirement) of the submitted entries: Full edited version of the film or video in the format as they were originally filmed in a CD or DVD
    • One file of the submitted entries in MP4 for mobile device
    • One 20-second trailer of the entry will be requested within 7 days if the entry has been short-listed

Application Deadline:
On or before 31 December 2015 (Thursday), 5:00pm

All entry forms and entry films are to be submitted to:

“The 9th HONG KONG MOBILE FILM FESTIVAL - 
Mobile Film Production Contest”

Attn: Ms. Hayley Cheung
Hong Kong Productivity Council
HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong

*All personal data submitted by the entrants will be treated in confidence and will not be published without authorization.

Submission Requirement

Format Minimum Requirement Maximum Requirement
File Format AVI / MOV AVI / MOV
Video Format H.264 / MPEG-4 H.264 / MPEG-4
Data Rate 1000 kbps 3000 kbps
Resolution 480 × 320 pixels 1920 × 1080 pixels
Audio Format MPEG-4 AAC MPEG-4 AAC
Channels Stereo Stereo
Data Rate 128 kbps 256 kbps
Output Sample Rate 16,000 kHz 44,100 kHz

Contest Pamphlet

Download Contest Pamphlet