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  To commemorate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and Malaysia, the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Kota Kinabalu is organizing the 2nd China-Sabah Short Film Competition 2019.


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

  Co-organizer : Kota Kinabalu Journalists Association

  Eligible participants : Open to everyone regardless of age and nationality

  Closing date : 31st July 2019



  Content of the entry must be appropriate in nature and depicts the enduring 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. English or Chinese subtitles are required for submissions with 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, 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 jury is free to award distinctions or merits to any other films or film makers where deem fit.

  The decision of the organizers and judges shall be final and no appeals or consequences will be entertained.


  Gold Award : RM 5,000 cash prize + trophy

  Silver Award : RM 3,000 cash prize + trophy

  Bronze Award : RM 2,000 cash prize + trophy

  Best Editing Award : RM 1000 cash prize + trophy

  Consolation Prizes : RM 300 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.

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

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

  1st April 2019

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