The 3rd Pingyao International Film Festival (PYIFF) has launched its call for submissions for the industry sections. This year, the industry sections will be composed of two parts --- “Work-in-Progress Lab Screening” that has been running for two years and the newly established “Pingyao Project Promotion”. The latter targets at Chinese film projects in script development stage before October 2019. The submission deadline is August 30 for “Pingyao Project Promotion” and September 20 for “Work-in-Progress Lab Screening”.
“Pingyao Project Promotion” is designed to discover potential film projects and emerging filmmakers, providing them with an opportunity to exchange ideas, share resources, seek financial support and get the films made. Any projects in script development stage that have not been produced before October 2019 are eligible to apply via email@example.com. A total of 12 projects will be picked after two rounds of selection process and announced at the end of September. The final competition will be presented during the 3rd PYIFF where the project representatives will deliver the pitch in front of industry professionals and media. They will also be given the chance to communicate with the judges and even have one-on-on discussions with investors, distributors and festival directors.
The finalists for “Pingyao Project Promotion ” will be competing for six cash awards, including “Momo Qingyun Award” co-founded by the PYIFF and Momo Film Co. A cash reward of RMB500,000 will be given to the winner of this award to support the subsequent development and production of the project.
The 3rd PYIFF will be held on October 10 - 19 at the Pingyao Festival Palace in Pingyao Ancient City, Jinzhong, Shanxi. Industry sections, together with film screenings, academic activities and film education, form the major parts of the Pingyao International Film Festival. It is one of the most popular sections in Pingyao among the film industry.
“Working-in-Progress Lab Screening” will continue to showcase and promote high-potential Chinese feature films that are pre-approved and have not yet been officially completed. Screenings of 12 selected will be open to film industry professionals and festival directors. A minimum of 30-minute teaser is essential for the application. Completed first cut will be considered favorably. All applications need to be submitted via firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners selected by the jury of senior film industry practitioners will receive cash incentives for post-production and further development of the projects.