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【The 27th ifva Awards】
ifva was founded by the Hong Kong Arts Centre in 1995. Over the years, ifva has established itself as Asia's pioneering force in short film, animation and media arts, by providing a unique and professional platform for Hong Kong and Asian creative talents to unite, exchange and promote their works.
With the aims to promote short film and media arts and defend independent creative spirit, every year, in addition to the professionally renowned ifva Awards and ifva Festival, ifva also organises a series of extended programmes including the followings: “CINEMA 2.0” media arts exhibition examines different subject matters at the intersection of arts, culture, technology and society; “All About Us” celebrates diversity and the creative voices of young people from the ethnic minority backgrounds; “Jockey Club ifva Everywhere” makes film and media arts accessible to people from all walks of life; and Community and School Tour encourages students to experience and appreciate different media art forms.
1. To discover and nurture the next currents for the local creative industry of moving images
2. To encourage independent spirit on creativity, aesthetics and innovative use of the medium
3. To encourage cross-fertilization of creativity, knowledge, and experience on media creation among different regions in Asia
(1) SHORT FILM | Asian New Force Category
Any type of film (such as fiction, documentary, experimental, except commercials) can be submitted to this category.
(2) ANIMATION | Asia Division**
Any type of animation (such as fiction, documentary, experimental, except commercials) can be submitted to this category.
*For Hong Kong division, please visit www.ifva.com for details of other categories and submissions.
(FilmFreeway is ONLY available for entrants that are permanent residents of Asian countries, to enter the category Asian New Force and Animation – Asia Division. For other categories, please refer to our official website for details and submissions.)
**For Animation Category, all entries from Hong Kong and Asia will be assessed together.