OBJECTIVE

WE AIM TO SUPPORT AND REPRESENT THE EVOLUTION AND EMERGENCE OF NEW TRENDS IN THE VISUAL MEDIA INDUSTRY. THIS AWARD ENDEAVORS TO ENCOURAGE ORIGINALITY & EXCELLENCE.

 

If you have a story to show the world, then you are already a winner for us. Share your ideas and movies to the world; bend a few rules to bring in more entertainment; be a trendsetter of this art, and feel the pleasure of being in the limelight. Your submissions will be viewed and evaluated by the top class veterans of the industry. Be sure to be inspired and look forward for a standing ovation! This platform will announce your arrival to the animation world. Toonz Animation, a division of Toonz Media Group, is the organizer of this Competition. And our larger motto is to ‘Entertain the World’. We believe in storytelling and the competition is not specifically restricted to the medium of animation. It could be Live-Action too! It doesn’t matter which medium you choose; what matters is how well it is done. Come, join the competition & be a part of this grandeur. The glorious Flying Elephants await you.

CATEGORIES    Animation Masters Summit 2017

There are FOUR categories. Each category will have a ‘WINNER’,
a ‘FIRST RUNNER-UP’ & a ‘SECOND RUNNER-UP’.

AGE  Animation Masters Summit 2017

The Contest is open only to those above 18 years of age.

Animation Short Films

Who can participate?

Students, Professionals/Individuals, Studios, Association of Persons or Body of Individuals.

Maximum Duration 22 min

The entry for selection shall be submitted either as a streaming video link (Youtube, Vimeo, etc) or as a downloadable video file link in any of the following formats: MOV, AVI, or MPEG with a minimum resolution of 1280X720 Pixels (General compression codec of H.264); subtitled in English if in any other language. If the entry is shortlisted, the festival office will request for high quality version for final screening. Registration form must also contain the following images: Portrait of the CREATOR/DIRECTOR (not less than 7 inches height, 300 dpi, jpg format), 5 screenshots (8*10 cm or above, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 1-2 posters (6*8 cm or above, 300 dpi, and jpg format)

Animation TV Feature & Series

Who can participate?

Students, Professionals/Individuals, Studios, Association of Persons or Body of Individuals.

TV Feature minimum duration 66 minutes /
TV Series maximum duration 11 minutes

The entry for selection shall be submitted either as a streaming video link (Youtube, Vimeo, etc) or as a downloadable video file link in any of the following formats: MOV, AVI, or MPEG with a minimum resolution of 1280X720 Pixels (General compression codec of H.264); subtitled in English if in any other language. The TV feature/series should be fully owed/co-produced/rights owned by the producer. If the entry is shortlisted, the festival office will request for high quality version for final screening. Registration form must also contain the following images: Portrait of the CREATOR/DIRECTOR (not less than 7 inches height, 300 dpi, jpg format), 5 screenshots (8*10 cm or above, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 1-2 posters (6*8 cm or above, 300 dpi, and jpg format)

Live Action Short Films

Who can participate?

Students, Professionals/Individuals, Studios, Association of Persons or Body of Individuals.

Maximum Duration 30 min

The entry for selection shall be submitted either as a streaming video link (Youtube, Vimeo, etc) or as a downloadable video file link in any of the following formats: MOV, AVI, or MPEG with a minimum resolution of 1280X720 Pixels (General compression codec of H.264); subtitled in English if in any other language. If the entry is shortlisted, the festival office will request for high quality version for final screening. Registration form must also contain the following images: Portrait of the CREATOR/DIRECTOR (not less than 7 inches height, 300 dpi, jpg format), 5 screenshots (8*10 cm or above, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 1-2 posters (6*8 cm or above, 300 dpi, and jpg format)

Short Film-Student Category

Who can participate?

Students

Maximum Duration 22 min

The entry for selection shall be submitted either as a streaming video link (Youtube, Vimeo, etc) or as a downloadable video file link in any of the following formats: MOV, AVI, or MPEG with a minimum resolution of 1280X720 Pixels (General compression codec of H.264); subtitled in English if in any other language. If the entry is shortlisted, the festival office will request for high quality version for final screening. Registration form must also contain the following images: Portrait of the CREATOR/DIRECTOR (not less than 7 inches height, 300 dpi, jpg format), 5 screenshots (8*10 cm or above, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 1-2 posters (6*8 cm or above, 300 dpi, and jpg format)






FILM SELECTION    


Film selection is carried out by the Festival Director, ANIMATION MASTERS SUMMIT – 2017, in collaboration with a panel of top class professionals from the industry.

The nominees will be announced on April 25, 2017.

Names of winning films and their creators will be published on our website and also the same will be notified to the person who submitted through their registered email. The decision of Toonz and its judges with respect to Film selection is binding and final. Each creator whose film is chosen for the official festival program will be contacted by the Festival management for further arrangements


RULES     All entries shall abide by the following rules:


Participation is for all animated & live action films which are produced between June 1, 2013 and 2017 for all nationalities belonging to the region of South-East Asia. The registration of the works at FLYING ELEPHANT COMPETITION is free of charge and can be done via online registration on the site animationsummit.in (in the section: COMPETITION 2017) not later than April 10, 2017(“Submission Deadline”); OR by sending materials to the Festival office within the submission deadline in the format and manner provided in these Terms and Conditions. You are required to download the entry form from the website and email the fully filled signed scanned copy of the Form to fec2017@animationsummit.in . For enquiries please call +91 7356605383

Incomplete entry forms shall not be accepted for Flying Elephant Competition. Any forms or materials received after the Submission Deadline shall be considered invalid. Materials will only be accepted in English language or with English subtitles (except for the works that do not involve dialogue). The works that have already been included in previous editions of the Competition will not be accepted for the current year’s competition. The materials sent to the Flying Elephant Competition will not be returned at any point of time. All submission materials except the materials submitted by the winning entrants will be archived by the organizing committee after the Competition.
An entry form is invalid without a signature and a seal

Download the entry form from web site & fill it and send back to fec2017@animationsummit.in . For enquiries please call +91 7356605383
OR
Mail the form with the CD to :

Flying Elephant Competition
C/o Toonz Animation India
731-735, Nila,
Technopark Campus,
Trivandrum, Kerala 695581, INDIA
Please note that the postal entries should reach us on or before April 10, 2017; entries arriving thereafter will be considered invalid.

    • The entry shall be in compliance with laws and regulations of India and moral norms. And it shall not contain any defamatory, obscene, pornographic, gory, religion insulting and other unhealthy contents.
    • Each entrant shall be the author or the legitimate owner/copyright holder/ legal assignee of his/her entry for which he has the copyright and undertakes corresponding legal responsibilities. For works jointly created, the entrant shall ensure that he/she has the legitimate authority of the entry. In the event that this cannot be guaranteed, the entry shall only be included if the participant in the competition provides all owners and he/she must obtain a No-objection letter from the co-owner.
    • You are fully responsible for the Intellectual property of your work. You represent and warrant to Toonz Animation India that your Work is your original creation and does not violate the rights of any third party including copyrights. Further, you represent that you have full and absolute rights and authority to allow exhibition of your work at Animation Masters Summit if selected. All losses incurred due to the claim for right of the entry by a third party shall be borne by the entrant; and if such claim results in serious influence or losses to the Organizing Committee or the Award, the entrant shall make all compensations; If your film is selected, the entrant must sign a release certifying that he has obtained all rights and clearances prior to exhibiting the film at the festival. wherein he (i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit his film at the festival (ii) warrant that he has the rights necessary to exhibit his/her film; and (iii) indemnify and hold harmless the festival organizing company, its parent company, its affiliates, and subsidiaries and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, and representatives against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film at the Flying Elephant Competition.
    • Organizing Committee is entitled to exhibit and demonstrate the works (in whole or in part) at any media or public event for non-commercial purposes
    • The Organizing Committee reserves the final right to interpret.
    • For each film, the applicant is required to fill out a separate entry form and submit a preview screener of the film.
    • The submitted works must be in the final edited version. Works in progress will not be considered.
    • This Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of India and the courts of Kerala shall have exclusive jurisdiction with respect to any disputes.
    • Films with dialogue or narration in languages other than English must have English subtitles
    • The preview screener has to be submitted online: Vimeo or YouTube (preferred) or a VOB or MPEG file via WeTransfer, Dropbox or Google Drive.
    • The URL for the download of the preview screener has to be included within the entry form.
    • Preview screener must be available for download until May 10th, 2017.
    • Once short listed, you need to send copies of your Work in universally accepted DVD or Blu Ray Disc format.
    • The Winners of this contest hereby grant to Toonz Animation India Pvt Ltd, the worldwide royalty free license for perpetuity to use, at its sole discretion, their images and likeness and the title of their work for promotional and other related purposes.
    • Employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives of Producer, coordination, promotion, marketing, administration of Toonz Media Group are not eligible to enter or win the Contest.
  • ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS    

    Participation in the Flying Elephant Competition and its film submission process implies acceptance, without reservation to the present regulations. An entry form is invalid without a signature and a seal.