FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Only short narrative, documentary and animation films are accepted for submission.
A media-related course/module includes (but not limited to) the following fields: Acting, Animation, Cinematography, Documentary Filmmaking, Production Design, Screenwriting, Sound Design, Sound Mixing, Video Production, Video & Sound Editing and Visual Effects.
Post-secondary students refers to students studying in Junior Colleges, Centralised Institutes, Polytechnics, Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and Universities. Students studying in Arts Institutions and Private Institutions are also eligible for the Non-Media Student Category.
Entries must be produced during the course the Applicant’s enrolment. Entries produced during an attachment and/or internship period with an organisation or agency will not be eligible for submission.
Other than professional actor(s) engagement, the Applicant will be required to disclose in the submission form should the submission be outsourced to a company or professional individual(s) for completion or enhancement.
A submission may be disqualified from the corresponding award it is being considered for (e.g. post-production, sound design, visual effects, etc.) should the work be outsourced to a company or professional individual(s) for completion or enhancement.
A submission may be done by a student representative (on behalf of team members). Course Manager or Supervising Lecturer of the film may also submit online.
The maximum duration of the submitted film is 20 minutes including opening title and ending credits.
There is no limit in the number of entries that an eligible Applicant can submit.
During submission, you may choose to submit your film for all or selected category(s) depending on which Award category(s) you want your film to qualify for. A submission may be considered for other category(s) at the Jury’s discretion.
No. There is no maximum number of members in a team.
There are no entry fees required to participate in the NYFA.
There are no themes for the competition.
You may enter a short film that is not in English Language. All non-English submissions must have English subtitles.
All submissions are required to be uploaded onto the platforms as listed in the online submission form. Both the URL and password (if any) must be provided.
Upon request, the Applicants or Shortlisted Nominees would be required to submit ungraded raw footages, original screenplay or storyboard to facilitate the jury process.
Submission for the competition closes at 2359hrs (GMT +8) on Saturday, 15 April 2017.
Yes, you may. The NYFA is a non-exclusive competition. Films that were submitted for other film competitions (within or outside Singapore) are still eligible for submission.
Yes, you may.
Please refer to the NYFA website (www.scape.sg/nyfa/jury) for more information.
All submissions will go through a rigorous pre-selection process by an industry panel consisting of industry professionals to determine the final nominees for each category.
The final jury session will determine the eventual winners through a blind scoring system. In the event of a tie, winners will be decided through a vote by the Jury.
Shortlisted Nominees will be contacted at a later date via the contact details as provided in the Online Application Form. A soft copy of the film will be required to be submitted. The format requirements are:
The NYFA Awards Ceremony is a by-invitation-only event which will be held on Saturday, 22 July 2017. More details will be released at a later date.
All winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 22 July 2017. The winners will be contacted prior to the day of the Awards Ceremony via the contact details provided in the Online Application Form. Shortlisted Nominees would be required to attend and be ready to collect their respective Award(s).
Shortlisted Nominees’ films will not have a public screening.
Please refer to the NYFA website (https://www.scape.sg/nyfa/categories) for more information.
The award is applicable to an actor or actress under the age of 35 (before 31 December 2017) and resides in Singapore during the time when the film is being produced.
Only the principal composer(s) or songwriter(s) under the age of 35 (before 31 December 2017) who resides in Singapore and is responsible for the conception and execution of the work as a whole shall be eligible for an award. The work must be created specifically for the eligible short film.
The Sound Editing Award is awarded to the sound editor(s) primarily responsible for planning, creation, direction, editing or execution of the sound design.
The Sound Mixing Award is awarded to production mixer(s) or re-recording mixer(s) who contributed substantially to the final mix.
Yes. There will be filmmaking workshops happening between June and July 2017. More details will be released at a later date on the NYFA website (www.scape.sg/nyfa/events).
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