Purpose (Overview)

The 1st Ibusuki Film Festival will be held in Ibusuki City which is famous for rich nature and hot springs, located in the southernmost tip of Japan.
Film is one of human’s treasures that represent culture, art and entertainment.
Through the festival, we would like to deliver film culture and also create a place where not only Ibusuki citizens but also people from all over the world can get together regardless of age or gender.


The 1st Ibusuki Film Festival will be held on October 27 and 28, 2018.
In the Ibusuki Independent Films category, we are soliciting film works, which will be screened. We are looking forward to receive creative and original film works.

 Application Requirements

Eligibility for Applicants

Only one submission per director is permitted.

Any filmmaker, director or producer will be accepted, regardless of being student, professional, amateur, age or nationality, etc. However, please submit the film work with Japanese subtitles as much as possible if the language is other than Japanese.

(Genre)
Any genre of film work will be acceptable, whether Drama, Documentary, CG, Animation, etc.

 (Running Time)
Must be an independent short film within 30 minutes.
(Short films of 5 minutes or 10 minutes are also welcome.)

(Format)
Any format of the film will be acceptable, however it must be submitted by DVD-video disc which can be played on DVD players. The film will be shown on a large screen, so if you would like to show your film work in high quality format, please send your film on Blu-ray.

(Nomination)
It is precondition for the director or a relative delegate to attend the festival if the film work will be nominated.


Must pay your own transportation fees, accommodation fees and other fees when you attend the festival.
Ibusuki Ryokan Business Cooperative Association in Ibusuki City is our supporter and both material and moral support may be available from them.

(Entry)
Must be submitted on a DVD disc (Blu-ray disc is also acceptable) in the correct format, and region code (or region free). Two DVD discs must be submitted for each film work with the title, the name of the director and running time on the label. Also, you must have attached a document with contact information of the director or relative delegate, simple story outline of the film work and the name of cast members including their role names.

(Sending Address)
1-7-14 Oomure, Ibusuki City
Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan 891-0401
Ibusuki Film Festival : Independent Production Category Section

Discs must be packed so as to prevent damage. We will not bear any responsibility for damage caused by shipping. We generally do not return your discs, so please send copy discs rather than master discs.
Please be sure to write down the title of the film work, the name of the director and running time on the label. Also, you must attach a document with contact information of the director or relative delegate, simple story outline of the film work and the name of cast members including their role names.

(Deadline)
Must arrive by September 22nd (Sat), 2018

(Notification of Nomination)
Winners will be notified by e-mail or telephone after October 6, 2018.

(Screening)
All film works will be screened by the Executive Committee of Ibusuki Film Festival.
We will award a special prize for the exceptionally outstanding film work out of the nominated films.

(Copyright)
 (PR Use)
The Executive Committee of Ibusuki Film Festival will organize a film viewing or other activities. Any nominated film works and their still photographs shall be freely used for PR activities through TVs, newspapers, magazines, Internet, etc.

(Ownership of Copyright)
The copyrights belong to the applicants.
We are looking forward your passionate film work.