All In! Young Short Filmmakers Exhibition 2.0

The All In! Young Short Filmmakers Exhibition invites young filmmakers from around the region, aged 13-25, to submit for a short film exhibition, which will become one of the highlights for All In! 2018.

Young directors and screenwriters from ASEAN aged 13-25 are invited to participate in the upcoming All In! Young Short Filmmakers Exhibition (AYSFE), which opens its doors to two categories of films next year: documentaries and narrative film.

Chosen submissions will be shown during the breaks throughout the Festival, and will be featured in the Festival’s YouTube Channel and other social media platforms.

The exhibition promotes writing in its many other forms, providing a platform for young screenwriters and directors to showcase their creativity through core writing skills related to film and production.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

The following criteria will be used for the selection of the short films that will be featured:

  1. Submission to the exhibition is open to all young creators residing in Asia, aged 13-25. To submit entries, the director/writer must register for either of 2 screenwriting masterclasses which will be held at All In! 2018.
  2. The director/writer can submit up to 3 entries for selection. All works must be original, and have not been screened overseas, or have won in any similar competition/exhibition. 
  3. Previous films produced up to two (2) years prior to the launch shall be accepted, as long as the creators can prove they were within the age range at the time of production, through identification such as school IDs.
  4. The films shall have the following specifications:
    1. For narrative films, the film must be at least one (1) minute and a maximum of ten (10) minutes in length, excluding a short credit roll, and be in either .avi, .mpg or .mov format. It may or may not have audio, dialogue or musical background. The film may be shot in black and white or in colour, using the creator’s chosen visual recording medium. The film must have subtitles if they have dialogue. For films in vernacular languages, translations must be provided in English and embedded into the film and not as a separate .srt file. 
    2. For documentaries, the film must be at least five (5) minutes and a maximum of 15 minutes in length, excluding a short credit roll, and be in either .avi, .mpg or .mov format. It may or may not have audio, dialogue or musical background. The film may be shot in black and white or in colour, using the creator’s chosen visual recording medium. The film must have subtitles if they have dialogue. For films in vernacular languages, translations must be provided in English and embedded into the film and not as a separate .srt file.
  5. The film must reflect an Asian theme, value or tradition. It must not contain any form of profanity, obscenity, and dialogue or gestures that are deemed promoting, denigrating, offending or derogatory towards any race, religion, creed, or sexual preference.

  6. The following must accompany the submission:

    1. CV of writer/director, including links to previous works (if any)
    2. Copy of the writer/director’s school or citizen IC
    3. Copy of the writer/director’s paid registration for the All In! Masterclass
    4. One-page film synopsis in English
    5. A list of actors and production crew, with complete names, age, address, occupation (if any) and email address
    6. A separate high resolution photo of writer/director in .jpg
    7. Information sheet

Submitting creators provide All In! Young Writers Festival and NBDCS the right to use the film, in part or full, for marketing purposes of the Festival, and to feature their works on all Festival social media platforms.

All In! Young Writers Festival and NBDCS reserves the right to refuse any entries which violate any of the abovementioned guidelines.

Registration for the masterclass entitles the writer/director to bring along up to 2 production crew for the session, for free. All shortlisted writers/directors and up to 4 of their production crew will be provided with a 50% discount on regular festival pass rates for All In! 2018.

The last date of submission is on 15 December 2017, 6.00pm. Please save all entries and appending documents in Google Drive, and share the folder link to the Festival Director

The shortlist of films to be included in the exhibition will be released by End-January 2018. The decision of the selection panel is final and irrevocable.

Watch the 2017 AYSFE Entries here!

55-Word Fiction Competition

The Book Council is holding its annual 55-word fiction competition, which is exactly what it sounds like: you write a story that is exactly 55 words. Post it on our wall, get all your friends to like it, and win prizes!

Stories can be about anything under the sun, so long as you follow our guidelines below!

GUIDELINES

  1. Stories must be EXACTLY 55 words. No more. No less. Flouting this rule disqualifies your story!
  2. All entries need to be posted on the official All In! Facebook page.
  3. You can submit up to three entries! Subsequent entries will not be considered, no matter how awesome they are.
  4. Your title should not be part of your word count.
  5. Contractions count as one word. Hyphenated words are one word too.
  6. Inappropriate posts or comments will be deleted (vulgarity, swearing and all that sort are unacceptable).
  7. Your post should end with “By [Name to be listed in the registration for the All In! Festival]” and the school where you are from.
  8. No (explicit) sexual content is allowed.
  9. Open to anyone 13 – 25 years of age. The closing date for submission is 16 February 2018, 6:00pm.
  10. All prizes must be claimed within 60 days after the Festival. If unclaimed, organisers with consider the prizes as forfeited.

CATEGORIES

The competition consists of the following categories:

  1. Judges’ Choice, where a panel of judges will decide on winning entries
  2. Popular Choice, where the entries with the most Facebook likes win 

PRIZES

The following prizes will be awarded for each Judges’ Choice and Popular Choice categories:

The winners will be informed by 5 March 2018.

PAST ENTRIES

2017 Entries2016 Entries | 2015 Entries | 2014 Judges’ Choice | 2014 Popular Choice | 2013 Entries

10 Word Story Sentence

Now on its fourth year, we’re stretching the boundaries of your imagination and creativity with the All In! One-Sentence Story! Aptly called 10WORDS, the piece will consist of only 10 words, but express a full story. The featured word for 10WORDS 2018 is “Singapore”.

GUIDELINES

  1. Stories must be written as one sentence with EXACTLY 10 words. 
  2. The 10 words should include the word “Singapore”. This means there are 9 words you can add to form the one-sentence story!
  3. All entries need to be posted on the official All In! Facebook page.
  4. This competition will only be open for one week!
  5. You can submit up to three entries!
  6. You do not need a title.
  7. Contractions count as one word. Hyphenated words are one word too.
  8. Inappropriate content, posts or comments will be deleted.
  9. No (explicit) sexual content is allowed.
  10. The competition runs from 26 February to 2 March 2018
  11. Your post should end with “By [Name to be listed in the registration for the All In! Festival]” and the school where you are from.
  12. Individuals who submit an entry for the All In 55-Word Fiction Competition are allowed to submit entries for this competition.
  13. All prizes must be claimed within 60 days after the Festival. If unclaimed, organisers with consider the prizes as forfeited.

CRITERIA

The one-sentence stories will be judged according to the following criteria:

  1. Word-Play. The author justifies himself being called a guile wordsmith by his choice of words to convey the story in just 10 words.
  2. Imagery. The story stirs the imagination, so much that it evokes an emotional reaction from readers: a giggle, a snort, goose pimples!
  3. Storyline. The sentence is a full story in itself, with most story elements present, using only 10 words!

PRIZES

The winners will be informed by 9 March 2018. The top winners will receive the following prize:

PAST ENTRIES

2016 Entries | 2015 Winning Entries

YOUTHspeak: The Future of Writing Year 3

How does the youth define its future of writing? Calling for student paper presentations to help unfold the future of content creation!

YOUTHspeak features representative-students from ASEAN who will present preselected papers on a variety of topics approved by their mentors. 

The essay shall be 800 – 1,000 words long, typed with 1.5 space on normal margin using either Arial, Calibri or Times New Roman on point 11 or 12, in English, and will be based on either of the following topics:

Prior to submission, the essays shall be evaluated and recommended internally by their respective school/teacher-in- charge**, which shall choose five (5) potential candidates to represent the school in the session.

**Youths who are home-schooled will need a signed letter of endorsement, in PDF, from an adult to accompany their submission, along with the endorser's email address and contact numbers.

Submissions will be in .doc, .docx and .pdf formats only, and sent via email to the Festival Director on or before 14 January 2018 together with the following information sheet.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

The Festival organisers will then choose from this roster, the paper for presentation based on the following criteria:

The Festival organisers will then inform the school if any of their submitted papers has been selected for presentation on or before 23 February 2018. However, all five papers submitted by the school will be included in the compilation of essays that will be electronically made available on the Festival website afterwards.

**Home-schooled youths whose papers are selected will be notified through the email of the endorsing adult.

SLIDE PRESENTATION GUIDELINES 

For Selected Paper Presentations:

File Extensions: If your Mac version of Office does not append the file extension, be sure to include it in your filename. Use .ppt or .pptx for PowerPoint files and .pps for PowerPoint slideshows. 

Equipment set up: Each room will be equipped with a standard audio-visual package to support an electronic presentation (laptop, data projector, screen, and microphone).  If you are using a Mac, please bring your own VGA adapter.

All In! Snack Fiction Anthology Book 2

The All In! Snack Fiction Anthology underlines All In!’s objectives of promoting creativity through written work among youths aged 13-25. It promotes a platform for young writers to express themselves through their craft, while creating an opportunity for recognition of their selected works in fiction.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The call is open to an original, unpublished piece of fiction, written by youths aged 13-25 years old, who are residing and/or based in Singapore.

  1. The theme for the submission is “Tomorrow Written Today”. Writers can only submit one (1) entry. 
  2. Submissions must be no more than 2,000 words, written in English, original and unpublished both in print and online. Entries must be typed with 1.5 space on normal margin using either Arial, Calibri or Times New Roman on point 11 or 12, in MSWord format.
  3. Submissions should have the author’s name, age, word count and school, if applicable, at the upper right corner of the first page of the story.
  4. All entries must be emailed to the Festival Director, together with a copy of the author’s IC and information sheet.
  5. Vulgarities, swearing and any form of profanity are unacceptable. No explicit sexual content is allowed.
  6. The competition will be open from 1 October 2017 to 31 January 2018. Only those entries submitted within the dates will be eligible for the call.
  7. An independent panel of judges who are experts in the field of fiction, will select 15 shortlisted authors from all the entries submitted to the call. The judges' decision is final, and no appeals or correspondence will be entertained at any point.
  8. All In! Young Writers Festival will announce the shortlisted stories in March 2018. An email-based bi-monthly mentorship programme on snackable fiction will be organised for the shortlisted authors. The selection panel/judges will be linked to the authors via an online group, to discuss how the stories can be improved.
  9. Final submission of stories selected for publication will be in 31 May 2018.Winners will be announced over All In!’s social media platforms, and through email directly to the authors, by end-June 2018.
  10. Upon publication, each featured author will also receive five (5) copies of the anthology.

Submissions which fail to comply with any of the above rules and conditions of entry will be disqualified.