If you’re an up-and-coming director or assistant director in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, this is your time to shine. AdFest is welcoming short film submissions for its Fabulous Five program, one of the world’s most respected platforms for kick-starting the careers of commercial directors.
“Fabulous Five is an incredible opportunity. Many of the directors who have screened their films at Adfest have gone on to achieve great things,” explained Vinit Suraphongchai, chairman of AdFest. As a result, we have expanded the program from Fabulous Four to Fabulous Five, giving more directors the chance to make their first big break.”
To be considered, write a 5-minute film script inspired by the theme of AdFest 2019, TMRRW.TDAY. To be eligible, directors must have less than two years’ experience, which means their directing career began in March 2017 or later. The deadline for script submissions is Friday January 4.
The Film Craft & New Director jury will then vote for their favourite scripts, and the directors with the most votes will be chosen as AdFest’s Fabulous Five by February 1. They will have five weeks to produce their films in time to premiere at AdFest 2019, which runs from March 20 to March 23 in Pattaya, Thailand.
Ali Brown, partner and executive producer at Prettybird in Los Angeles, is leading the Fabulous Five judging process as Jury President of Film Craft and New Director at AdFest 2019. “I love the idea of Fabulous Five as a platform to make sure emerging talent is being seen by the people who can make a difference in their careers. I also think the theme, TMRRW.TDAY, will inspire some incredible ideas. It’s the perfect theme for filmmakers to show their inventiveness and perspectives,” she commented.
Adfest will provide return economy airfare, ground transportation, accommodation, and a full delegate registration for each selected director to attend AdFest 2019.