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KINGSTOON EMERGING ANIMATED CONTENT COMPETITION (KEACC)

The KingstOOn Emerging Animation Content Competition is focused on giving visibility to new talent from the Caribbean. Entrants must be a citizen of a Caribbean country (all Caribbean countries are eligible). In addition to the general rules, the following rules specific to each category apply.

BEST STORYBOARD 

A Storyboard is a sequence of drawings, typically with some directions and dialogue, representing the shots planned for a film or television production.

  • Entries must be in PDF format.
  • The file size must not exceed 64 MB.
  • Entries must also include the script/concept/premise along with the storyboard in the same file.
  • Entry must follow current standards and best practices used in the industry.

BEST CHARACTER DESIGN

This entry must be in the form of a model sheet. In animation, the model sheet, also known as a character board, character sheet, character study or simply a study, is a document used to help standardize the appearance, poses, and gestures of an animated character.

  • Entries must be in PDF format.
  • The file size must not exceed 64 MB.
  • Submissions must include a full character turnaround i.e. must show at least three (3 including front, back and right side of the character.
  • Entries must include facial expressions.
  • Entries must include a written profile of the character.

BEST CARIBBEAN SHORT FILM

short film is any motion picture not long enough to be considered a feature film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a short film as “an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits”.

  • Entries must not exceed 10 minutes.
  • The file size must not exceed 500 MB.
  • File format must be either .mov, .mp4 or .avi.

BEST CONCEPT

The Concept category is for productions that are in the early developmental stages. Finalists of this competition are automatically entered into the pitch development boot camp and pitch competition. This entry must be in the form of a Pitch Bible. This is a tool which helps to convey your concept and is used for presentation purposes, and is a leave-behind to trigger the decision maker’s memory.

  • Entries must be in PDF format.
  • The file size must not exceed 64 MB.
  • Entries must include (but not limited to) character descriptions, story logline, synopsis, concept art and target audience.

PITCH DEVELOPMENT BOOT CAMP AND COMPETITION

The Pitch Competition is for animated productions at the conceptual stage. Enter this competition to access the opportunity to refine your pitching skills and concept under the guidance of world class experts in the Pitch Development Boot Camp. Then, pitch your idea in front of an audience in the Pitch Competition where you will be assessed by international judges. Winners of this category will have an opportunity get seed funding to further develop their pitch and attend an international trade show to pitch to potential investors.To compete, enter the KingstOOn Emerging Animated Content Competition (KEACC) Concept category.

  • Entries must be submitted in the KEACC Concept Category to be eligible.
  • A maximum of four (4) team members for each entry selected for the finals are eligible.
  • Each team member must be a citizen of a Caribbean country.
  • Finalists will be required to participate in a Pitch Development Boot Camp prior to the KingstOOn Pitch Competition.
  • Finalists will be required to be present to Judges and an audience at KingstOOn Pitch Competition.
  • Finalists will receive additional instructions upon their selection. All instructions received must be kept confidential.

KINGSTOON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM COMPETITION (KIAFC)

The KingstOOn International Animated Film Competition is open to local and international participants. There are no limitations to geographical location. In addition to the general rules, the following rules specific to each category apply:

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

Special effects (often abbreviated as SFX, SPFX, or FX) are illusions or visual tricks used in film, television, theater, video game and simulator industries to simulate the imagined events in a story or virtual world.

  • The file size must not exceed 500 MB.
  • File format must be either .mov.mp4 or .avi.

BEST STUDENT FILM

The award will give early bloomers with extraordinary talent enrolled in an academic institution an opportunity to shine among the professionals.  Do not take this category lightly, as the international standards are high.

  • Entries must not exceed five (5) minutes.
  • The file size must not exceed 500 MB.
  • File format must be either .mov.mp4 or .avi.
  • Finalists will be required to show proof of student status.

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

short film is any motion picture not long enough to be considered a feature film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a short film as “an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits”.

  • Entries must not exceed 15 minutes.
  • The file size must not exceed 500 MB.
  • File format must be either .mov.mp4 or .avi.

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

feature film is a film (also called a motion picture or movie) with a running time long enough to be considered the principal or sole film to fill a program. The notion of how long this should be has varied according to time and place. According to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the American Film Institute, and the British Film Institute, a feature film runs for at least 40 minutes, while the Screen Actors Guild holds that it is 80 minutes or longer.

  • Entries must be a minimum of 40 minutes
  • The file size must not exceed 500 MB.
  • File format must be either .mov.mp4 or .avi.

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