Kaipatiki Public Arts Trust’s Film Competition: Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the Premiere and prize giving be held?
The premiere and prize giving will be held at Birkdale Intermediate School Theatre, details to be advised.

Will there be other screenings?
Yes. These will be announced at a later date.

When do entries open?
Entries are open now.

When is the deadline?
The deadline is 28 June 2018.

What are the entry fees?
There are NO entry fees.

What is the KPAT Short Shorts signature item for 2018?
The word Kaipatiki must appear in some form within the film. We strongly encourage a creative inclusion of the word.

What is the maximum length of the film?
The maximum length of the film is 5 minutes including titles and credits.

Is there a minimum length?
Yes – 3 minutes.

Does KPAT Short Shorts accept animations?
Yes.

Does KPAT Short Shorts accept documentaries or travelogues?
Documentaries are fine but no travelogues please.

Are there any important restrictions?
Yes.

1. The film must be GA rating (suitable for a general audience). Any films that receive a rating over and above GA will be disqualified.
2. This must be the first public screening of your film.

Can I re-edit a film that has already been screened to fit the KPAT short shorts guidelines?
No.

What format do I have to shoot on?
You can shoot in any format you like eg HD, DVD, 35mm, video, mobile phone etc, providing it is delivered to us as either MP4 or .mov format online.

What format do you accept for entry?
Films must be must be in MP4 or .mov format or they will not qualify for entry.

Do I have to obtain copyright clearance for music?
Yes. Refer to the entry form.

Will you edit or modify my film?
We reserve the rights to edit for promotional purposes. For any other purpose, we will contact you.

Who should I put down as the primary contact on the Entry Form?
The person who you put down as the primary contact will be the person who has sole contact with KPAT Short Shorts over the next few months. This person should be able to be contacted quickly and easily by phone and email.

If my film isn’t finished by the deadline, can I just send you the entry form and the completed film later?
No. All material relevant to your film must be submitted before the deadline which is 8 pm Thursday 28th June 2018.

What are my responsibilities as the entrant?
The entrant is responsible for making sure that the submission complies with all the guidelines and the terms and conditions.

Do I get release forms signed before or after I make the film?
It is very important you get all your contributors to your film to sign a release form. This includes cast and crew and any other contributor. It is advisable to get the release forms signed right at the beginning while everyone is together. That saves time tracking people down later.

Can you explain the licence business?
Initially you will be giving KPAT short shorts the exclusive licence to your film, regardless of whether or not you are a finalist. This means that your film cannot be shown publicly to anyone (including posting your film online) or submitting it to another film festival/competition until after prize giving and premiere. All rights revert to you after the competition.

What happens when I have completed the entry form and submitted the film?
Entrants will receive a confirmation email once entries have been received.

What happens if my film is selected to be a finalist?
You will be contacted by KPAT and your film will be screened at a premiere at the theatre at Birkdale Intermediate School and further screenings of which you will be informed.

Student Film Competition sponsors include:

Barfoot & Thompson

Sony NZ
Kaipatiki Local Board