Write.

Films will be given different elements: a prop, a line of dialogue, and a theme to include when writing.

팀별로 각기 다른 소품 하나, 대사 한줄, 그리고 주제가 주어집니다. 세가지 요소를 빠짐없이 글에 넣어주세요.

Shoot.

Films must be shot within the 48 hour period. No exceptions.

모든 영화들은 주어진 48시간 안에 찍으셔야합니다. 예외는 없습니다.

Edit.

Edit with a quickness. You have to render and deliver your film by the deadline.

신속하게 편집하세요. 마감시간까지 렌더링과 제출까지 모두 마치셔야합니다.

Watch

Watch your film in EMU Art Cinema’s comfy seats as your friends cheer you on!

완성작은 에무시네마의 편안한 좌석에 앉아서 관람하세요. 친구들도 함께하며 당신을 응원할 수 있습니다.

a 48 hour film challenge

KIX48 is a 48 hour film challenge in Seoul, ROK. Your goal is to complete a film: from concept to screen, in 48 hours.
Teams from all over Korea can participate (see rules for details).

** 국문 설명은 영문 아래에 있습니다.

Sign up your team for the 2017 KIX48: a 48 hour film challenge. Please see below for registration fee payment.

Event dates times:
7/2 (2-7pm) Workshop #1
8/6 (2-7pm) Workshop #2
9/3 (2-7pm) Workshop #3
9/8-9/10 (7-7pm) KIX48 event

Screening dates:
9/23-9-24 (Times TBA and scheduled according to team numbers)
at EMU Cinema (Gwanghwamun)

Registration fee (20% goes to charity):
– Early bird: 7/1-7/31. Bank transfer: 100,000 won
**University students (with ID) get 50% off entry.**
– Regular: by 8/1-8/31. Bank transfer: 120,000 won
– Late: by 9/1-9/15. Bank transfer: 150,000 won

Paypal prices (because they charge around 15%):
Early bird: 115,000 won
Regular: 138,000 won
Late: 172,000 won

2017 KIX48: 48시간 동안 영화만들기”에 도전하세요. 팀 등록을 위해서 아래의 안내문을읽어주시기 바랍니다.

행사 일시:

7/2 (2-7pm) 1차 워크샵
8/6 (2-7pm) 2차 워크샵
9/3 (2-7pm) 3차 워크샵
9/8~ 9/10 (7-7pm) KIX48 대회일

상영일시 및 장소:
9/23- 9/24 (상영일시는 등록하는 팀 및 영화의 갯수에 따라 조정된 후 공지될 예정입니다.)
EMU 극장 (광화문)

등록비 (20%는 자선단체, 우리이웃을 위한 소중한 기부금으로 쓰여집니다.)
+ 얼리버드 등록: 7/1- 7/31. 계좌이체: 100,000원; Paypal: 115,000원
** KIX48에 대한 내용을 페이스북과 인스타그램에 공유하시면 등록비의 50%를 할인해드립니다.
** 대학생 (학생증 지참시)은 등록비의 50%를 할인해드립니다.
+ 일반등록: 8/1- 8/31. 계좌이체: 120,000원; Paypal: 138,000원
+ 늦은등록: 9/1- 9/15. 계좌이체: 150,000원; Paypal: 172,000원

KIX48 Promo shot by Team Sparkle Sisters (and Josh)

KIX48 INFO

Filmmaking Elements

Q: What are the elements? How are they used?

A: Elements are props, locations, lines of dialogue, etc. that must be included in the film to qualify for competition. Reason 1: To keep teams honest. C’mon, you’re probably tempted to use a script that you’ve thought up before. Reason 2: We want to best capture all the aspects of filmmaking in one crazy weekend. Locations test our visual style, dialogue tests our ability to use speech (and sound), emotions test our performance.

Location

Locations are a shared element for all teams. This element is common enough that it can be found all over Korea (i.e., temples, bridges, streams, etc.). The location may not be used as an establishing shot, and a character must be seen at the location. Scenes using the location must be shot ON LOCATION, and cannot be green screen, or superimposed.

Line of dialogue

The line of dialogue can be anything spoken by a character. This is a shared element. Examples include, “I’ll tell you about losing a foot” or “Have you ever thought about becoming a dentist?” The line of dialogue must be SPOKEN by a character in the film. The line can be presented in KOREAN or ENGLISH.

Props

Props are any physical objects used in the film. This is a shared element. A prop might be a flag, or a whip. Props MUST be included in each team’s film or risk being disqualified. Props will be assigned at the Friday Kickoff meeting.

Type of Scene

The scene type is to test our writers’ and directors’ abilities to craft a scene. “There are only three kinds of scenes: a fight, a seduction or a negotiation.” However, for KIX48 we’ll have a whole bag of scenes for you to pick from. The scenes are a hand-drawn element (i.e., teams will have different scenes).

Emotion In Close-Up

The Emotion in close-up is an element to test the actor’s ability to emote. This can be any specific emotion (e.g., anger, sadness, etc). The shot must be a traditional Close-Up (upper chest to head) or a tighter shot (full face, from chin to hairline). The Emotion is a hand-drawn element.

FAQ

Q: What are the elements? How are they used?

A: Elements are props, locations, lines of dialogue, etc. that must be included in the film to qualify for competition. Reason 1: To keep teams honest. C’mon, you’re probably tempted to use a script that you’ve thought up before. Reason 2: We want to best capture all the aspects of filmmaking in one crazy weekend. Locations test our visual style, dialogue tests our ability to use speech (and sound), emotions test our performance.
Elements for this year: Prop, Location, Line of dialogue. Drawn elements: a scene, an emotion and a theme.

Q: Do all members of my team need to register?

A: No.  We just need a primary contact for your team.  We use this for all notifications, like ‘you won’ etc… so make sure we have a current email and phone number!  One suggestion though, get all members of your team to agree with you to take part, a simple letter of intent clearing their work or performance or whatever they contributed – if it gets big and viral, don’t want a prima donna trying to restrict the film.

Q: Why do you need a phone number?

A: Because email can be unreliable. If we need to reach you during the production weekend or we have some cool news about your film, we’ll be all excited and want to contact you ASAP.  We often try phone because it’s quicker.  A land line is fine if you don’t have or want to use a mobile.  We don’t sell it on or call you for any other reason.

Q: I've registered my team, but can't find my team details.

A: Once you’ve completed the form, there’s no way to change it unfortunately. If you would like to make changes, go to the homepage and register again using the Google form. Once registered, email us with any changes and we’ll delete the old team registration.

Q: I've registered/submitted online, but have not had a confirmation email.

A: It takes time for us to collect the data and confirm receipt, if you’ve submitted your film online, check your account page for confirmation that your submission has been accepted.

Q: I don't live in Seoul, can I still take part?

A: Yes and maybe? Participants MUST produce their film in Korea. So unless you plan on flying into Incheon Int’l, be in country. If you’re in Korea but outside of Seoul, location is not an issue for taking part, as we have many people enter from outside Seoul. The only thing to consider are the screenings, award ceremony and possible prizes that require local attendance. Your team leader (or a registered team member) must attend the finalists’ screening for your team to win a prize. We do not have budget for travel and accommodation, don’t ask.

Q: I am under 18 can I enter the challenges?

A: Yes, we just ask that a parent or guardian accept responsibility for you and agree to the challenge rules. Please ask your parent to add the following text to your submission ‘I give my permission for [insert name] to enter the KIX48 film challenge. Signed [insert name].

Q: Can I use stock footage in my film?

A: No. The challenge is to write and shoot the film from scratch in the 48 hours.

Q: Can I make a completely silent film?

A: No. Audio (and dialogue) are a key part of filmmaking and we want you to be up to the challenge.

Q: What about music in my film?

A: You can use music that is cleared for use in your film and the further uses of the finished piece.  We will aim to put the film in festivals, broadcast it, put online and who knows what else.  If you don’t hold the complete rights for the music, don’t use it.

Q: Can I sell, publish or develop my film or story after submitting to the challenge?

A: Yes.  It’s yours and you own own it, so exploit away!   However, please remember by taking part you grant us an in-perpetuity, world-wide, royalty free, non-exclusive licence to promote, publish, sample and sub-license the work.   We will never charge any money for the film, but we will offer it free to anyone who wants to show it.   The intellectual property in the work is yours and we do not make any claim on this, so we won’t take the world or characters you develop without permission.

Q: I would like to submit my film to another festival, can I?

A: It’s yours so do what you like. One thing though, why not tell us what is happening so we can help promote it!

Q: Can I publish my film elsewhere?

A: Yes.  By submitting you give us rights to publish the film online or screen it at KIXFF, but it is still yours and you can do what you like with it.  

Q: Can you keep my film offline?

A: No. If you think you have a masterpiece, or a load of rubbish (never!) then don’t send it in.  We want to show the world all the entries we receive and will put them online and share with our partners to publish.  If you don’t want it live, don’t submit it!

Q: Can I use a pseudonym or similar?

A: Yes. Well sort of.  We need you to use your real name and contacts when registering, so we know who you are.  For the film challenge, you can use the Team Name throughout – so pick a good one 🙂 Also, think about the publicity should you win – we may want to get photos, shout loud and tell the world that you did this. Gets messy if we can’t tell people who you are. 

Q: Are there separate categories for professional and non-professional teams?

A: No, all teams will compete on an even playing field. Kinda like real life. Awards may be separated however (depending on sponsors and other factors).

Rules for Filmmakers

Scheduled Dates and Times

The KIXFF 48 Hour Film Challenge (KIX48) will occur between Friday 9/8, 7pm and the following Sunday 9/10, 7pm.

  • The participating group/team must write, shoot, and edit the film in 48 hours.
  • Each film will be given a prop, a line of dialogue, and a theme. These must be included.
  • Films will be screened on Sat Sept 23-24th.
  • There will be 3-6 screenings, depending on team numbers.

Designated Team Leader

Each team is required to designate a team leader. The leader agrees to the Official Rules; sign the Team Leader’s Agreement; and accept the prize on behalf of the group. All KIX48 communication goes through the team leader.

Kickoff & Finish Line Events

Each participating team are STRONGLY recommended to have a representative at the official Kickoff Event of KIX48. Teams can hand pick elements, pick up required documents, and get briefed on rules. 

  • Teams must attend the Kickoff or a KIXFF Filmmaker’s Workshop to prove residency. KTX is fast (sorry if you’re in the Stix.)
  • Each team will choose “Elements” at Kickoff event. If not present, a KIX48 representative will choose for the team. 
  • The Finish Line event still requires the teams deliver films ONLINE. Hand delivery does NOT count as official time.
  • Streaming will be available via links to Facebook and kixff.com (but there may be streaming problems, so we recommend you attend.)

Event Attendance Requirements

Entrants must be present at the designated times at the designated events to participate. Kickoff attendance is required unless arrangements have been made with KIX48 producers. If the Team Leader cannot attend the Kickoff, a team member’s attendance to one of the KIX48 Filmmaker Workshops is necessary to prove the team’s residence in Korea.

Creative Process

All creativity must take place during the Official Time Period. Any creative work in advance of the competition weekend is prohibited. Creative work includes, but is not limited to:

  • Writing the script
  • Rehearsing
  • Costume/Set Design
  • Shooting
  • Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Rendering
  • Outputting to tape or other media

Preparation

The only work to begin prior to the Official Time Period is:

  • Organizing Crew
  • Organizing Cast
  • Securing Equipment
  • Scouting/Securing Locations

Awards and Prizes

All certified “Official Film Entries” are eligible to compete for the title of “Best Film” of the KIX48 film challenge. Awards will include:

    1. Film of the Year
    2. Best Director
    3. Best Cinematography
    4. Best Actor / Actress
    5. Audience Award
    6. Best Use of Elements
    7. Additional awards may be announced

Winning films will be hosted publicly on Vimeo and from kixff.com Prizes may vary based on sponsors.

Selection of Winners

Entries will be judged in a two tier process; first screening is audience choice, then the top choices from each screening be eligible for the KIX48 Film of the Year award. Entries will be judged by a process in which qualified panels of judges will evaluate the eligible entries based on the following judging criteria:

  • Artistic Merit (e.g., Story, Creativity, Entertainment Value) (45%)
  • Technical Merit (30%)
  • Adherence to the Assignment (25%)

Selection of the KIX48 Film of the Year

Entries will be judged in a two tier process; first screening is audience choice, then the top choices from each screening be eligible for the KIX48 Film of the Year award. Entries will be judged by a process in which qualified panels of judges will evaluate the eligible entries based on the following judging criteria:

  • Artistic Merit (e.g., Story, Creativity, Entertainment Value) (45%)
  • Technical Merit (30%)
  • Adherence to the Assignment (25%)

Required Media Format

If your film does not conform to the submission requirements, it may be disqualified. Also, if your film cannot be viewed on KIX48 equipment, it may be disqualified.

Requirements when compressing HD video:

  • Format MP4 (file extension .mp4)
  • Video
    • Codec: H264 (High profile)
    • Frame Rate: 24, 25 or 30 (Constant)
    • Frame Size / Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels (1080p)
    • Fields: Progressive
    • Bitrate: 5,000 – 10,000 kbit/s
  • Audio
    • Codec: AAC-LC
    • Bitrate: 320 kbit/s
    • Sample Rate: 44.100 OR 48,000 kHz (retain original sample rate)

Translation and Subtitles

Teams are required to translate English language dialogue into Korean and Korean dialogue into English. Translators may be recommended by KIX48 organizers but will need to be paid by teams before services rendered. Contact organizers for details.

Subtitles must be Hardcoded (i.e., “burnt in”) on the image. Subtitles must include  English text if dialog is in Korean, Korean text if dialog is in English, and both Korean and English if dialog is in a third language.

Delivery of Media (Drop off)

Films must be delivered by the 7pm deadline. Exceptions allowed:

  • A 15 minute grace period will be given to teams that agree to wear a paper sign for the duration of the public screenings that says “I’m a KIX48 procrastinator.”
  • A 2 hour grace period will be given to films that complete the “Grace period request form” and donate at least 20,000 won to KIX48’s charity of choice.

Camera & Footage

  • All camera types are allowed.
  • All footage must be shot within the Official Time Period of the challenge.
  • Animation and special effects are permitted, but must be created during the Official Time Period.
  • No stock footage or footage shot or created at another time may be used (excluding below). Images and video on private property requires permission documentation.
  • Stock footage is permissible as part of a post-production effect. Allowable stock footage includes bullets, fires, explosions, chroma-keyed backgrounds, etc., but stock footage of people or other performers is not allowed.
  • Still photographs are permitted, provided that the team has the rights to them.

Required and Suggested Elements

Each participating group will be assigned required elements that must appear in its film, such as a location, a type of scene, a prop, a shot, and/or a line of dialogue.

  • Locations are a shared element for all teams. This element is common enough that it can be found all over Korea (i.e., temples, bridges, streams, etc.). The location may not be used as an establishing shot, and a character must be seen at the location. Scenes using the location must be shot ON LOCATION, and cannot be green screen, or superimposed.
  • The hand-picked elements are suggested for the Type of Scene, and The Emotion (in Close Up). These will be considered by judges, but not for disqualification.
  • The required Prop must be seen on-screen.
  • The required Line of Dialogue must be used verbatim. It may be spoken or sung. It may be in any language, though if it is unclear that it is the required Line, there must be a translation.
  • To qualify as an Official Entry, each group’s film must contain all required elements within the official time limit and prior to the credits.

Volunteers

All cast and crew must be volunteers. If teams are a part of a professional media company, this must be declared on team documents.

Music Rights: i.e. “Get permission”

It is permissible for a participating group to use pre-recorded music; however the participating group must have the rights to any music used in its film and must provide releases for all music used. As with music, pre-recorded sound effects are allowed, but you must have rights to use them.

Total Running Time

The finished film must be a minimum of 4 minutes in duration, and a maximum of 7 minutes in duration—not including end credits. In other words, the official running time begins after the required KIX48 slates and ends prior to the end credits. The required slates and the end credits do not count towards the minimum time of 4 minutes. The film story may not be longer than 7 minutes

Before the Opening Credits / Title (pre-film slates)

Before the finished film begins, the media should have…

  • 5 seconds of black
  • NO beeps and color bars
  • The official KIX48 title card -OR- a title card with: This film was made for the KIX48 film challenge 2017. Kix48.com
  • The team name and list of elements included in the film
  • 2 seconds of black before starting film

Opening Credits / Title

After the 2 seconds of black, some films start with opening credits. These are not encouraged, but if you use them, opening credits are considered to be part of the film, and therefore count against the seven minute maximum. Additionally, if your film has opening credits other than simply the film’s title (for example, the names of directors, actors, etc.), you must include one of the following:

  • Immediately following the title of your film, include the credit: “In cooperation with KIXFF and KIX48 2017”

End Credits

End Credits

Production Documents

Each team must secure releases for talent, crew, music (and any other applicable releases), which must be turned in to the challenge organizers with the finished film/video. The film/video will not be screened before the KIX48 Organizers receive the signed releases.

  • Release forms can be found on the KIX48 website.

Certification Statement

The Entrant must submit a Certification Statement with his/her completed Entry, certifying adherence to all Official Rules.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the challenge, Entries must be the original work of the Entrant; must not infringe third-party’s rights; must not contain obscene or pornographic material; may not invade privacy or other rights of any person, company or entity; may not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations; and may not contain any copyrighted elements (other than as owned by the Entrant and/or KIX48). Entries containing prohibited or inappropriate content as determined by the KIX48, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate will be disqualified.

No Pre-Screening Distribution

The Entrant should not distribute their entry/video in any way prior to it receiving its official KIX48 premiere screening. This includes uploading the video to any website or screening the film for groups of anyone other than the team. The Entrant is encouraged to make a trailer of their film and distribute that instead. This trailer should be no longer than 60 seconds.

Official Film Entry

To be certified as an Official Film Entry, each participating group’s film/video production must follow all rules herein. The KIX48 Organizers reserve the right to screen only certified Official Film Entries.

Disqualification

KIX48 may disqualify Entries deemed to be inappropriate or otherwise non-compliant.

may, in their sole discretion, disqualify Entries deemed to be inappropriate or otherwise non-compliant.

Animal Safety

Animal safety, like cast and crew safety, is an important part of 48 Hour Filmmaking. Films that result in the death or mutilation of any animal or person will be disqualified.

Terms and Conditions

Eligibility

The Team Leader must be a legal resident or legal visitor of the Rep. of Korea. The following are not eligible: Korea International Expat Film Festival Directors and Head Coordinators. KIXFF and KIX48 Volunteers are allowed to participate in the KIX48 competition.  

To be eligible for the challenge, Entries must be the original work of the Entrant; must not infringe third-party’s rights; must not contain obscene or pornographic material; may not invade privacy or other rights of any person, company or entity; may not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations; and may not contain any copyrighted elements (other than as owned by the Entrant and/or KIX48). Entries containing prohibited or inappropriate content as determined by the KIX48, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate will be disqualified.

Team Agreement

If any group of individuals collaborates on an film as a team, they are required to designate one (1) person as the agent of the group: to enter KIX48; agree to the Official Rules; sign the Team Leader’s Agreement; and accept the prize on behalf of the group. Neither KIXFF nor any of the challenge Organizers are liable for any disputes between collaborators arising out of or related to the challenge.

If under the legal age, your parent or legal guardian must sign it on your behalf. As a condition of entry, participants must agree to the Team Leader’s Agreement, which sets forth the rights of Entrant and KIX48 with respect to the use of Entries by KIX48. Entries that do not include all required information and adhere to the foregoing and following requirements will be considered void and will not be considered in this KIX48.

Refunds

If a team (Entrant) must withdraw from the KIX48, refunds will be paid (via Paypal or bank transfer to the account from which the payment was made) on the following schedule: Notify KIXFF of withdrawal in writing more than 30 days before competition, you will be refunded 90% of payment (this does not include any bank imposed transfer fees); Notify KIXFF of withdrawal between 15 and 30 days before the competition, you will be refunded 75%; Notify KIXFF of withdrawal between 7 and 14 days before competition, you will be refunded 50%; No refunds for withdrawal less than 7 days before competition.

Participation of Minors

Some of the events (e.g., Kickoff, Drop Off) may be held in “21 years of age or older” locations. Every effort will be made to ensure that any under 21 teams will not be affected adversely. Entrants may wish to consider having at least one member of its team be 21 years or older.

Terms of Submission

By submitting an Entry into this 48 Hour Film challenge, each Entrant warrants and represents that the Entrant owns all rights to the Entry he/she is entering in this challenge, including, without limitation, the video or digital recording, and the performance contained in each Entry, with the exception of any assets provided by  KIXFF for use by Entrants in connection with this challenge. Each Entrant further warrants and represents that the Entrant has obtained permission from each person who appears in the Entry to grant the rights to the challenge Organizers described in these Official Rules, and will submit copies of such permissions to the challenge Organizers. By submitting an Entry, Entrant agrees to the Official Rules, and further agrees to indemnify and hold KIXFF, challenge Organizers and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents, co-branders or other partners, and any of their employees (collectively, the challenge Indemnitees), harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of the challenge Indemnitees due to or arising out of the Entrant’s Entry materials in this challenge, or the Entrant’s conduct during and in connection with this challenge, including but not limited to trademark, copyright, or other intellectual property rights, right of publicity, right of privacy or defamation. Entrant agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless KIXFF and the challenge Organizers from any and all claims that any advertising, presentation, web content or any other material subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of KIXFF or the challenge Organizers infringes on the rights of Entrant’s work as contained in any Entry.

General Conditions

By participating, Entrants agree to these Official Rules which are final and binding in all respects. The KIXFF is governed by the laws of the city of Seoul, ROK, and all claims must be resolved in the courts or the Federal courts located in Seoul.

Limitations of Liability and Release

  1. No liability or responsibility is assumed by Korea International Expat Film Festival and KIX48 Organizers resulting from any user’s participation in or attempt to participate in KIXFF or ability or inability to upload or download any information in connection with participating in the challenge;
  2. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the KIXFF or challenge Organizers for technical problems or technical malfunction arising in connection with any of the following occurrences which may affect the operation of the challenge: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless or Internet connectivity or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts or providers; garbled, jumbled or faulty data transmissions; failure of any e-mail transmissions to be sent or received; lost, late, delayed or intercepted e-mail transmissions; inaccessibility of the Web Site in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or the Web Site; unauthorized human or non-human intervention of the operation of the challenge, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bugs, worms; or destruction of any aspect of the challenge, or loss, miscount, misdirection, inaccessibility or unavailability of an email account used in connection with the challenge.
  3. KIXFF and challenge Organizers are not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of prizes or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the Web Site or social media sites maintained by the Korea Intl Expat Film Festival. Use of Web Site and the KIX48’s social media sites is at user’s own risk.
  4. KIXFF and the challenge Organizers are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind which may be sustained to user’s or any other person’s computer equipment resulting from participation in the challenge, use of the Web Site or the download of any information from the Web Site.
  5. KIXFF and challenge Organizers are not responsible for failure to pay any award fees and any losses incurred therein.
  6. By participating in the challenge, Entrant agrees to release, indemnify and hold KIXFF and challenge Organizers harmless from any and all claims, damages or liabilities arising from or relating to such Entrant’s participation in the challenge.

Project Organizer

Korea Intl. Expat Film Festival (KIXFF)

Workshops

KIXFF Filmmakers Workshop

KIXFF Filmmakers Workshop is hosted monthly in Seoul. Meet filmmakers and potential teammates before September.

Shoot Now. Ask Questions Later.

Have questions about KIX48?
Join our meet and greet KIXFF Filmmaker’s Workshops in August and September. Follow the link to our Facebook page.

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