The AdFest 2020 Fabulous Five is inviting submissions. If you’re a young or emerging director looking to advance your filmmaking career, this is your chance to show the world what you can do.
To enter, simply write a short film script (maximum 5 minutes in length) inspired by the theme, Fired Up!, which is all about the fire in your belly that urges you to say your piece, and the creative energy that fuels you to change things for the better.
If your script is one of the top five scripts as voted by AdFest’s Film Craft Lotus & New Director Lotus jury, you’ll be invited to make your film for a premiere at AdFest 2020, which runs from March 18 to 21 2020 in Pattaya, Thailand. All Fabulous Five directors will be flown to Thailand to present their film and discuss the inspiration behind it: AdFest will provide return economy airfare, ground transportation, accommodation, and a full delegate registration to AdFest 2020.
“The Fabulous Five program has been running since 2008. Today, it remains one of the only platforms designed to fast-track the careers of emerging commercial filmmakers in our region. I’m proud to say that many of our industry’s award-winning directors got their first big break as a Fabulous Five director – don’t miss the chance to make your big break into the commercial filmmaking sector,” explained Jimmy Lam, President of AdFest.
Entry instructions: Any director or assistant director based in Asia Pacific and the Middle East is eligible to submit scripts to the Fabulous Five. Directors must have started their filmmaking career after March 2018. This means by March 2020, when AdFest takes place, they will have no more than two years’ of professional experience as a director.
Scripts need to be submitted online here by January 3 2020. Each script will be sent anonymously to Adfest’s Film Craft & New Director jury, and those with the highest scores will be notified by AdFest in early 2020. After directing the short film based on the script submitted, those shortlisted be invited to present their film at the Fabulous Five session on Thursday March 19 2020.
Find out everything you need to know about the Fabulous Five program here.