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COMPETITIONS ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN!

Competitions are open during the period October 1, 2020 – February 22, 2021. Application close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, February 22, 2021. No entries will be accepted after the deadline.

KINGSTOON EMERGING ANIMATED CONTENT COMPETITION (KEACC)

The KingstOOn Emerging Animated Content Competition (KEACC) is focused on giving visibility to new talent from the Caribbean. Individual entrants must be citizens of a Caribbean country If the entrant is a group, the representative inscribing the submission on behalf of the group must be citizen of a Caribbean country (all Caribbean countries are eligible).

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.
  • Entries must not exceed 50 pages
  • 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.
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BEST CHARACTER DESIGN

This entry must be in the form of a Model Sheet. The Model Sheet must include at least (4) views including front, back, side and ¾ perspective of the character, in full body view.

  • Entries must be in PDF format.
  • Entries must not exceed 50 pages
  • Entries must include facial expressions.
  • Entries must include full body key poses.
  • Entries must include a written profile of the character.
  • Entries must be in colour.

BEST CARIBBEAN SHORT FILM

A short film is any motion picture not long enough to be considered a feature film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and4 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.
  • 1080p (or higher), 1920 x 1080
  • 24 frames per second
  • Coding H264

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 Boot Camp and Pitch Competition Finals. 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 include story logline, format, target audience, synopsis, character designs and descriptions, concept art of the characters and the world they live in, at least 2 storylines (where applicable) and promotion strategy using a 360-marketing approach.

  • Entries must be in PDF format.
  • Entries must not exceed 50 pages

PITCH BOOT CAMP AND COMPETITION

The Pitch Boot Camp and Competition is for animated productions at the conceptual stage. To compete, please enter the KingstOOn Emerging Animated Content Competition (KEACC) Best Concept category.

Enter this competition to access the opportunity to refine your pitching skills and concepts under the guidance of world class experts in the Pitch Boot Camp. Then, pitch your idea in front of an audience in the Pitch Competition Finals where you will be assessed by international judges. 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 Boot Camp prior to the KingstOOn Pitch Competition.

Finalists will be required to be present to Judges and an audience at KingstOOn Pitch Competition Finals.

Finalists will receive additional instructions upon their selection.

KINGSTOON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM COMPETITION (KIAFC)

The KingstOOn International Animated Film Competition (KIAFC) is open to local, regional and international participants. In addition to the general rules (https://kingstoonfest.com/general-rules/), the following rules specific to each category apply:

BEST INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM

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.

  • Entries must not exceed 10 minutes.
  • 1080p (or higher), 1920 x 1080
  • 24 frames per second
  • Coding H264

BEST INTERNATIONAL 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 10 minutes.
  • 1080p (or higher), 1920 x 1080
  • 24 frames per second
  • Coding H264
  • Finalists will be required to show proof of student status.

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

A 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.
  • 1080p (or higher), 1920 x 1080
  • 24 frames per second
  • Coding H264

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

A 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
  • 1080p (or higher), 1920 x 1080
  • 24 frames per second
  • Coding H264

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