DOTMOV Festival 2005 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 385 works from 33 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.
The deadline is on the 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, 2005
Place: Soso Cafe (1F Sansei Bld., S1 W13 Chuo-ku Sapporo, Japan)
Online: All selected works will be shown on Shift web site. (from November 1st)
|In Cooperation with |
+81, BroadStar, CBC Net, Creative Behavior, db-db, DEX, Heavy Backpack, iBlog, IdN Magazine, Japan Design Net, Netdiver, Praktica, TAXI, 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: A design and live-action production company based in Venice Beach,
California. Integrating design, live-action and editorial techniques, Motion
Theory directs, designs and produces various commercial, music video and
short film projects to create memorable works. The company has
collaborated with high-profile clients such as Hewlett Packard, Nike,
Budweiser, DIRECTV and Toyota, and directed music videos for artists such as
Beck, Papa Roach, Velvet Revolver, The Used and R.E.M. Their work has been
widely recognized by the AICP, Art Director's Club, AIGA, The One Show, and
Yoshi Sodeoka, C505: An artist, designer and musician who has been producing both art and commercial projects for over a decade. His interactive digital artwork has been featured on numerous CD-ROMs and web sites and in exhibitions at the San Francisco MoMA, Whitney Museum of American Art, Design Museum, Germany and Art & Design Museum Brazil
SAL magazine: A quarterly free magazine, with a focus on visuals, based in Japan. This magazine has given a jolt to the world's graphic scene with its unique style; printed in B4 size, free, the lineup of the participating artist is carefully selected, and its incredible quality. This is one of the most difficult free papers to get.
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".
Their strong point is eBranding, interactive storytelling and online promotion through 'digital storytelling'.
Fork: Since 1996 Fork Unstable Media has been combining both commercial
projects and art inspired experiments exploiting the potential in
interactive art and web design. The german-american lab is best known
for its playful approach to a wide variety of digital media including
video, interactive art installations and webdesign. Fork has nurtured
its own corporate myth around cynical and playful references to German
culture and receiving international awards for its unusual approaches
and unique visual language.
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 , 2005
|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.
However, 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, 2005.
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, 2005.
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, 2005 at Soso Cafe which is produced by the online magazine "Shift".
All selected works will be shown on Shift web site from 1st. November.