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  The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Kota Kinabalu, in collaboration with Kota Kinabalu Journalists Association (KKJA), are organising a short film competition to feature the long history of good relationship, cooperation and economic ties between China and Sabah. The objective of the competition is to promote better understanding and exchanges between the people of China and Sabah.

  The competition is open to the public. No entry fee is required to participate.

  Deadline of submission is 1st August 2018. Any entries submitted after the deadline will not be entertained.



  Content of the entry must be appropriate in nature and depicts the close friendship, exchanges, traditions or any aspects which portray the good relations between China and Sabah. The films can be of any genre, including, but not limited to, documentary, drama and digital animation.


  Submissions shall not exceed 5 minutes, inclusive of beginning and end credits.


  The film may be shot in MPEG4 or H.264 format. The recommended ratios are 16:9/16:9 in HD.


  The short films can be shot in any languages. It is advisable to provide English or Chinese subtitles, particularly for entries filmed in language(s) other than Mandarin.


  Participants are required to upload their entries to YouTube.com, set as unlisted and provide the link to the organizer along with the entry form via email to chinasabahshortfilmcontest@gmail.com.

  Participants are allowed to submit more than one (1) film. Each film must be submitted separately along with the entry form.

  Submitted entries will not be returned by the organizer.


  For more information, pls. contact Mr James Tseu 016-8329883 or Mr Yong Ted Phen 019-8807941, or email to chinasabahshortfilmcontest@gmail.com.

  Judging criteria

  All entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges on creativity, storyline, originality and technical merits. Results will be announced at the end of August and winners shall be notified to attend the award presentation ceremony in due course. The organizer may publicize the awarded films through various channels.


  1st prize: RM 5,000 cash prize + trophy

  2nd prize: RM 3,000 cash prize + trophy

  3rd prize: RM 2,000 cash prize + trophy

  Best editing award: RM 500 cash prize + trophy

  Consolation prizes: RM 200 cash prize each + trophy


  Submissions must be original work of participants. The participant is expected to have obtained the necessary copyright clearances, image releases and music/graphic permissions prior to the entry. The participant shall ensure that their entry does not infringe any third party's intellectual property rights or defamatory invade the publicity or privacy rights, of any third party, living or deceased.

  Any entry or submitted materials found in violation or copyright infringement shall be deemed ineligible, and submission will be rejected by the organizers.

  The organizer assumes no liability or responsibility on materials that infringe any third party right.

  The participant agreed to indemnify the organizers and its affiliates against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, debts and expenses arising from the participant's violation of any third party rights, including without limitation any intellectual property, property or privacy right.

  The participants agree that the organizers shall be authorized to use the submitted materials and/or their name, music, voice, and /or likeness for any advertising, publicity or broadcasting material relating to this competition without compensation or rights to royalties for such use. The organizer and its authorized representative retain all rights to the submitted materials, and any use the same in a promotional capacity, both in Malaysia and worldwide without any remuneration.

  During the competition, the entries may not be authorized for use by third parties.

  Participation in the content constitutes participant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these rules.

  The organizer reserves the right of final interpretation of the contest.

                                                                                                                                                                                The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Kota Kinabalu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          31 May 2018



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