DOTMOV Festival 2007 is a digital film festival with an aim to discover talented creators and provide them with an opportunity to show their work. Submitted works throughout the world will be screened at Soso Cafe which is produced by an online magazine Shift for a month, from November 1st to 30th. Last year’s total submission was 267 works from 27 countries. All selected works for this year will be shown on Shift web site. During the festival, a lot of related audio & visual events will be held. And the tour will be held to Tokyo, Osaka and Sendai afterward.
The deadline is on 20th of September. Join this festival with your full of originality work!
The goal of this festival is to discover talented artists and provide them with an opportunity to show their work. We are also trying to increase the international scope of the festival by inviting guest creators, active on the front lines of the creative world, to participate as judges. During the festival, holding a lot of related audio & visual events, we explore the possibility of digital films.
|Date and Place:|
Date: November 1st – 30th, 2007
Place: Soso Cafe (1F Sansei Bld., S1 W13 Chuo-ku Sapporo, Japan), Sendai Mediatheque (2-1 Kasuga-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Japan), Combine (1-10-23 Nakameguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan), digmeout ART&DINER (2-9-32 Nishi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan)
Online: All selected works will be shown on Shift web site. (from November 1st)
|In Cooperation with|
CBC Net, Creative Behavior, db-db, designboom, Heavy Backpack, Hint Fahion Magazine, iBlog, IdN, Japan Design Net, Marca Acme, Mutual Response, Netdiver, Neo2, Pixelsurgeon, Praktica, Public/image, Styleboost, TAXI, UltraPDX, Urban Collective, Web Designing
The Designers Republic: A group of UK creators taking an active part in the forefront of the world.
With clients from Warp to Nokia, Nike, Sony and NTT, and work ranging from
music print to video and experimental film, and from award winning web
design to TV channel identities, their influence on global graphic design
has grown large in recent years. Well known also for their Peoples Bureau
For Consumer Information on-line lifestyle store.
Motion Theory: Motion Theory is a micro-studio, redefining the production industry through a combination of creative development, filmmaking, and innovative visual effects. The company’s unique studio model unites the efforts of directors, designers, visual effects artists, writers, and others, resulting in a deeply collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to making commercials, music videos, and other creative content.
Yoshi Sodeoka, C505: Yoshi Sodeoka is an artist, designer and musician based in New York city.
Jiro Ohashi, Salmagazine.org: An editor. After working for several computer or graphic magazines,
Sugarcube: Korean leading web creator agency who create Samsung’s branding site constantly and with these web sites, they’ve got some awards like “10 Hot Issues Best Site of Korea” and “2002 New York Festival”.
Fork: Linderman’s work is commonly associated with the early experimental and commercial design projects at Fork Unstable Media, a design studio that he co-founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1996. He is currently the Creative Partner at Fork Unstable Media Ost, living and working in Berlin.
We accept all work including prize-winning works or works submitted to other contests in Japan as well as in other countries. Submissions are accepted regardless of nationality and open to both professionals and amateurs. If some contests forbid sending your work to other contests, please respect their requirements.
Animation, images, sounds, music, text and illustrations in your work should be original.
However if the author give a permission to submit, it doesn’t have to be your original.
Works submitted for the past edition of DOTMOV festival can’t be accepted.
Choose your favourite theme and create a work with it. (You can submit as many pieces as desired.)
|Works to submit|
The work should be digital film works such as animation, design or music clip.
The format should be videotape (VHS/S-VHS), mini DV (NTSC), or DVD (video format/NTSC or PAL).
We will not accept any works that are not in the above formats such as digital data (quicktime movie or flash etc.) and PAL mini DV tape.
Please post your work which is copied in the above media.
We only accept works which is delivered by post. Submitted work is not returned to you. Please save a master copy for yourself.
September 20th , 2007
|Fees / Awards|
Submission is free. Any money for film production or prizes are not given.
Copyright and the right to use and distribute works are given to the creators.
Organiser has the right to use the works at projects related to this festival (i.e. publicity, projecting and displaying in the event, showing on the web).
|Contact E-mail address|
|How to submit|
|1. How to submit|
Complete the application form and send your work with it to the following address. Please download the application form from here. *You need Adobe® Acrobat Reader.
Submission starts on July 1st, 2007.
1F Sansei Bld., S1 W13 Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0061, Japan
Shift and guest creators will select works to show at the event from all those that arrive before the deadline, September 20th, 2007.
Results will be sent to the selected creators only. We will not accept any inquiries.
|3. After the selection|
The selected works are screened for one month from November 1st to 30th, 2007 at Soso Cafe which is produced by the online magazine “Shift“.
And the tour will be held to Osaka and Sendai afterward.
All selected works will be shown on Shift web site from 1st. November.