Young directors and screenwriters from ASEAN aged 12-25 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:
- Submission to the exhibition is open to all young creators residing in Asia, aged 12-25. To submit entries, the director/writer must register for either of 2 screenwriting masterclasses which will be held at All In! 2018, here.
- 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.
- 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.
- The films shall have the following specifications:
- 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.
- 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.
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.
The following must accompany the submission:
- CV of writer/director, including links to previous works (if any)
- Copy of the writer/director’s school or citizen IC
- One-page film synopsis in English
- A list of actors and production crew, with complete names, age, address, occupation (if any) and email address
- A separate high resolution photo of writer/director in .jpg
- 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 31 December 2017, 6.00pm. Please save all entries and appending documents on 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.
- Stories must be written as one sentence with EXACTLY 10 words.
- The 10 words should include the word “Singapore”. This means there are 9 words you can add to form the one-sentence story!
- All entries need to be posted on the official All In! Facebook page.
- This competition will only be open for one week!
- You can submit up to three entries!
- You do not need a title.
- Contractions count as one word. Hyphenated words are one word too.
- Inappropriate content, posts or comments will be deleted.
- No (explicit) sexual content is allowed.
- The competition runs from 26 February to 2 March 2018.
- 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.
- Individuals who submit an entry for the All In 55-Word Fiction Competition are allowed to submit entries for this competition.
- All prizes must be claimed within 60 days after the Festival. If unclaimed, organisers with consider the prizes as forfeited.
The one-sentence stories will be judged according to the following criteria:
- Word-Play. The author justifies himself being called a guile wordsmith by his choice of words to convey the story in just 10 words.
- Imagery. The story stirs the imagination, so much that it evokes an emotional reaction from readers: a giggle, a snort, goose pimples!
- Storyline. The sentence is a full story in itself, with most story elements present, using only 10 words!
The winners will be informed by 9 March 2018. The top winners will receive the following prize:
- 1st Prize: A goody bag worth $50 and a complimentary 1-day pass to All In! 2018
- 5 Runners-up Prizes: A goody bag worth $30 and a complimentary 1-day pass to All In! 2018
2016 Entries | 2015 Winning Entries
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:
- The Future of Now
- What Does It Take to Succeed In Life?
- Writing My Future
- Migration: Impacts on Youths and Children
- Who Is the Youth of the 22nd Century?
- The Age of Apps: Impacts to Youth Culture
- Which Path Should I Take: Passion or Profession?
- Writing as Therapy for Depression
- Understanding the Past through Present-Day Challenges
- What I Am Grateful For
- The Youth and the Era of Images: Identity Through Pictures
- Is the Past Taken For Granted?
- When First and Third Worlds Meet: Common Problems
- Global Sustainability: The Youth in the Middle
- How Do I Stay Current in a Fast-paced World?
- Conceived Perceptions: What Do My Social Media Pages Say About Me?
- The Role of Youth in Shaping Tomorrow
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:
- Technical Soundness, which refers to grammatical correctness, sentence fluency, and adherence to word count; and,
- Structure and Format, which refers to coherence of ideas presented, organisation, voice and tone, word choice, arguments presented and the reasoning behind such arguments.
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:
- Select only the key points of your presentation. Use lesser text.
- Avoid using images with 200dpi and above as it restricts the file from processing faster.
- Use a standard font and a relatively large point size so that your text is readable to those seated at the back.
- Keep text and visual animation at a minimum.
- As a rule of thumb, the number of slides in your presentation should be less than the presentation time allowed e.g., 10 slides for a 15 minute presentation allows you to speak for 1.5 minutes.
- Send all PowerPoint presentations to Festival organisers on or before 5 March 2018. Bring a paper copy of your Presentation with you to the Conference as well as the Power Point file in a thumb drive just in case.
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.
Get a copy of YOUTHspeak Book 2 here.
The call is open to an original, unpublished piece of fiction, written by youths aged 12-25 years old, who are residing and/or based in Singapore.
- The theme for the submission is “Tomorrow Written Today”. Writers can only submit one (1) entry.
- 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.
- 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.
- All entries must be emailed to the Festival Director, together with a copy of the author’s IC and information sheet.
- Vulgarities, swearing and any form of profanity are unacceptable. No explicit sexual content is allowed.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Get a copy of the All In Snack Fiction Anthology here.