Described by Sakamoto himself as a “soundtrack for an imaginary Andrei Tarkovsky film”, the music in async has an especially cinematic evocation. Thus, Sakamoto expressed the desire to see how this music would be used in a film.
So, we are pleased to announce the first international short film competition, “async - Short Film Competition” with the release of Ryuichi Sakamoto’s new album, async.
The short films will be judged by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and audiences from around the world.
Among the submitted films, Ryuichi Sakamoto will decide on a winner based on the following criteria:
The winner will be awarded the “Ryuichi Sakamoto - async Award”. Films scoring the same number of points will be reexamined based on the overall artistic value of the films.
The winner will receive:
async birthed the first collaboration between Ryuichi Sakamoto and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, a filmmaker and artist Sakamoto loves and respects. Weerasethakul produced a video piece entitled first-light for which he used two pieces: “disintegration” and “Life, Life.” from async. In order to further the collaboration, Apichatpong has agreed to join this competition as a judge. He will decide on a winner based on the following criteria:
The winner will be awarded the “Apichatpong Weerasethakul Award”. Films scoring the same number of points will be reexamined based on the overall artistic value of the films.
The winner will receive:
One filmmaker whose short film gains the highest number of points based on the following method of calculation will win the Audience Award.
Films that score the same number of points will be reexamined based on the overall artistic value of the films.
The winner will receive the following prizes:
Anyone is eligible to submit. However, if you are considered a minor in your place of residence, you must obtain permission from your legal guardian in order to participate in this competition.
Entry Fee: None
Application Deadline: September 30th, 2017 12:00PM (EST)
Announcement of Winner: November 15th, 2017 12:00PM (EST)
Short Film Terms and Conditions:
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