CALL FOR ENTRIES MONTRÉAL SELECTION SCREENINGS 13th PUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OCTOBER 2 - 10, 2008, Pusan, South Korea Telefilm Canada is currently accepting entries of FEATURE-LENGTH NARRATIVE FILMS for the Pusan International Film Festival www.piff.org Selection screenings will be held in Montréal (feature-length narrative films) July, 28 - 30, 2008 REGISTRATION DEADLINE WITH TELEFILM CANADA July 18, 2008 Note that short films and documentaries will not be screened in Montréal. They must be submitted and sent directly to the Pusan Festival’s office. 1. THE FESTIVAL AND ITS SECTIONS 2. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 3. HOW TO REGISTER A FILM 1. THE FESTIVAL AND ITS SECTIONS Pusan International Film Festival ("PIFF") is a leading festival in Asia. PIFF serves both as a rallying point for Asia's film industry and as a gathering place for the public (an audience close to 200 000 festival-goers). Over 250 films from 65 countries are programmed, including 100 non-Asian feature films. Since 2004, the festival has selected five to seven Canadian feature-length films each year. Since its initial edition in 2006, the ASIAN FILM MARKET firmly established its presence attracting 131 exhibitors and close to 3 500 accredited professionals from 562 companies. The Festival’s Delegate will be considering films for the following international sections: WORLD CINEMA A presentation of new works along with the year’s best films to showcase the recent trends in world cinema. WIDE ANGLE A section dedicated in showing Asian and international outstanding short and feature length films, animation, documentary and experimental films presenting different and distinct visions via broader cinematic viewpoints. OPEN CINEMA A collection of new films, combining both art and mass popularity, along with internationally acclaimed works. CRITICS’ CHOICE A section showing films chosen by four renowned critics in an attempt to discover new film artists and to engage in sincere aesthetic discourse with the new cinema generation. MIDNIGHT PASSION A new section of various genre films (from horror to drama) with a high entertaining value. 2. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (For the selection screenings in Montréal): Narrative feature-length films (70 minutes +) Asian premieres are accepted but the festival gives priority to international or world premieres. Films completed after October 1st, 2007. Screenings formats accepted by the festival: 35mm, Betacam NTSC, DigiBeta NTSC, HD 24p NTSC. Entries must be submitted in their English original version or with English subtitles. 3. HOW TO REGISTER A FILM Deadline: July 18th, 2008. Send us 2 original sets of documentation (no faxes please): Telefilm Canada’s PRE-SELECTION entry form (online via e-Telefilm OR the 2-page Excel entry form) Synopsis of the film (maximum 80 words) Director’s short bio note (maximum 80 words) with list of films List of credits in English (complete principal cast and production crew) One (1) screener - Formats accepted: 35mm prints, Beta SP, Digibeta or DVD SHIPPING ADDRESS FESTIVALS AND MARKETS BUREAU (PUSAN FESTIVAL) TELEFILM CANADA 360 ST. JACQUES STREET, MAIL AND DELIVERIES SUITE 600 MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC H2Y 4A9 If you have any questions concerning this process, you may contact Danielle Bélanger (firstname.lastname@example.org) at ext. 2204, or Brigitte Hubmann (email@example.com) (514) 283-6363 or 1-800-567-0890.