Short film contest for young people opens for submissions

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Short film contest for young people opens for submissions

Taipei, May 22 (CNA) The General Association of Chinese Culture (GACC) announced Tuesday a short film contest for people aged 25 and under to showcase their ideas about freedom in Taiwan.

The GACC hosted a press conference to officially open the contest up for submission in the three categories -- story films, plotless films and slow-motion films.

The first two categories have a time limit of 90 seconds for each film, with a grand prize of NT$200,000 (US$6,690).

There is no time limit for the slow-motion films, which has a top prize of NT$50,000.

According to Ko I-chen (柯一正), a renowned local director and a consultant for the contest, the relative freedom that Taiwanese film makers operate under compared to mainland Chinese counterparts is what makes Taiwan such a rich source of such films.

Young people are familiar with motion pictures and the language of motion pictures, so he is looking forward to seeing what content they come up without restraints about freedom, Ko said.

While many accomplished directors are serving as consultants for the contest, the judges for the contest are 100 25-year-olds.

Anyone 25 and under is allowed to submit their work, regardless of nationality. For more information on the contest, visit

(By Kuan-lin Liu and Wang Yi-ru)

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