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Welcome to Colortape International Film Festival!

We joyfully announce that the 2015-2016 season Competition is now closed. Therefore the 2016-2017 seson is open. Please note that our competitive seasons runs like the Australia's Fiscal Year from 1st July-30th June the following year. The entries received were of high quality which made it very difficult for our judges to choose from. Some varied from small production ran by solo filmmakers to large budgets productions. Scripts from 20 to 200pages. Every single one was judged on its merit in its own category. The quality of films and the filmmakers are getting better and harder to choose from every year. In 2015 we have received close to 839 entries, apparently the largest number of submission in any film competition in South-East Asia and Pacific region by the number of submissions. Significantly up from previous years. In 2014-20 seasons we have received 480 films, in 2013-2014 season we have received over 730 entries. In 2013, we were overvehlmed, as we have received in excess of 880 submissions (large number of script). More than half (50%) of the entries were not entered on film platforms such s FilmFreeway nor were Withoutabox submissions and a large percentage, actually more than half (1/2) were students or waved fee entries. The iPOD & iPhone vidlets represented the largest category. There were less than ten (10) Australian entries. So there should be no fear that the local competitors were priviledged in any way. Dear competitors PLEASE wait for your certifcates to arrive via surface mail by the end of August. Do not congest our email boxes with inquiries till you receive your certificates by end of August. If you have not received one by the end of August (30th) then YES send us an email please. Thank you.


2016 Winners & Runner Ups were:


2015-2016 Winner is: "Once There Was A Mountain" directed by Wei Zheng, a short film from China

2nd Place: "Omul" - short from Germany, Nominated for Best Documentary (Semi-finalist) "Return of The Catalina" by Daniel Bunker (QLD, AU), Nominated for Best Documentary (Quarter-finalist) "The Poland Journey" by Hila Timor Ashur (Israel)

3rd Place: "Girlfriend Kontrak" filmed in Malaysia also Nominated for Best Feature and Nominated Best Film Director Virginia Kennedy (AU), Nominated for Best Short Drama and Thriller is "Black Spot" by Chris Bretz (Brisbane, QLD), Nominated for Best Documentary "Ciwidian" from Taiwan (Wen Cheng Yu), Nominated Best Comedy "Dumbell" from US

Special Mention: "Pale Mirrors" short by Salem Slavati (Iran), "Nausea" by Nirjal Poudyal (Nepal), "Save The Tiger" - Animation from India (Deeraj Jindal), "Heaven Kid" Nominated for Best Animation category, from Taiwan

Online Votes (highly rated) & Viewers Choice were noted amongst others: "Emtpy" short film by Diana Baron (Israel), Nominated 2nd Best Short, "Omul" from Germany (RO), "Yellowbird" Nominated Best 3D Animation and Best Animation Story (Team One, France), "Left To Their Senses" by Guichart Cecilia (France), "Three the Movie" by Elisabetta Minen (Italy), "Bubble Bubble Meows" Animations series (Matt Orrefice - nominated Semifinalist), "Kinks" - from Malaysia, "Guns and Guitars" by Bidyut Kotoy, "Karouma" Animation from UAE (Boubaker Bouhari), "Women Are The Answer" directed by Fiona Coachrane (AU), "Underwater Panther" Animation from Canada (Tony Darsonval), and many others

Script category winner is: "Girlfriend Kontrak" by Virginia Kennedy (based in KL Malaysia, from AU). Note: there were over 5 entries nominated in the Best TOP 100 this year, a large number of scripts entered are investigated for copyright infringements and plagiarism. Including a runner up in top 3. Some scripts were considered not genuine, for example similarities were noted with the following well known scripts: "Breaking Bad"®© and "Spectre'®© The sorting out and investigative process took a long time, was time consuming and tireing, and has taken the toll on us. Since we are running a film competition, we just provide this as an added opportunty to writers to showcase their work. Be considerate towards others and do not cheat. Thank you for your understanding.

Script writers worth mentioning and chosen in top 10 were amongst others: the script titled "Legacy", by Dr Angus Watts(Gold Coast, AU), "Ghostwalker" by Shirley Warke (UK), "One Moonlit Night" by Navi Nikah Azad, "The Ulster Soldier's Daughter" by script writer Carmel Joyce (Brisbane, AU), "Georgia" by Shane Edson, "Black Swan Records" by Nia Ashley, "Mary in The Gray" by Cesare Joly, "Pillars of The Sea" by Tom Warson, "Nino Vargas" by Melvin Cartagena, "Susy Enamorada" by Miguel Lozoya, "Eleven Days" by Jaginder Singh amongst others.

Special Awards and Mention: Best TOP10 Art Culture and Musical Nomination "The Lurra Collection" - Desert Pea Media(Toby Finlayson, NSW), "Two Of Us" by Shiva Nassab (Brisbane, QLD)- Nominated Best Musical, Nominated for Best Cast "Intention" short film by Ivan Casaus (Spain), Nominated for Most Promising and Rising Actor Risteena Munim (in Girlfriend Kotrak, Malaysia), Nominated for Best Cinematography, "Once There Was A Mountain" directed by Wei Zheng(China)

Top 100 Nomination also includes, Aspiring Director Award received by multiple recipients, among these were: Selma Nayebi director of 'I Want To Afsaneh', Fariboz Pargol, directed 'Wake Up Field White', Fariboz Ahanin and Majid Sheyda for directing 'When Sanam Cried', Salem Salavati for directing 'Pale Mirrors', Morteza Payeshen for directing 'An Unfinished Film, For My Daughter Somayeh', Teymour Ghaderi for drecting 'It Hit Upon The Roof', Saman Namnik for directing 'Single Room', Afshin Hashemi for directing 'Soft Voice', Navid Nikhah for directing 'One Moonlit Night', Yaser Talebi for directing 'The Descendants' and 'Road To Perdition', Zahra Jafari for directing 'The First Smile After' 'Touch Of The Rain' and 'Unconsciousness With An Open Eye', Ghasem Badirkhani director of the film 'I am Not A Virgin', Mehdi Ganji for directing 'I want To Be a King', Saman Hosseinour for directing 1-0', 'Autumn Leaves' and 'Fish', Hasan Namabadi for directing 'Copper Wire'. Thank you ALL for your contribution to world multiculture through filmmaking contribution, and for your shared views and values.

Special Cultural Awards were also awarded to many Iranian artists and filmmakers who make significant contribution towards world arts of filmmaking and to culture year after year, producing some of the best film and film directors picking up many awards at large international events such as Cannes Film Festival among others. Well done!


For your convenience and use please feel FREE to download our Laurel for the 2015-21 season from FimFreeway web site at this link "Laurel 2015-2016 season".

Dear participant we have not asked any favour of any filmmakers in previous years, but this year our social network and fundraising efforts to raise more pizes linked to our facebook has not been achieved. Mostly due to the fact that most of you have NOT promoted nor shared our facebook link and most certainly you have not shared with family, friends and colleagues your achievements with us. To date not many of you have ordered a hardcopy of the Colortape Film Magazine in which your work is featured (AUD$14 + postage applies). It would be a complimentary memorabilia or souvenir for you to keep. Least we would like to ask of you is to give us a review on the FilmFreeway site. Much appreciated.

Special thanks goes to FilmFreeway for their fantastic web site, a truly professional platform aimed to help film festivals around the world! THANK YOU!

Important message: Due to natural emergency on last Saturday the 4th June, caused by flash flooding and bad weather conditions (400mm rain) we have cancelled the Springfield screening event outoor at Springfield Central, Robelle Domain. Next screening is scheduled for the 11th June if the weather permits it. We have alredy suffered great equipment losses in the 2011 floods. Here we are again hit by natural disaster. More info and event schedules-Events Screeings times nd locations, dates etc can be found at www.colortapeinternational.com/event.htm



2014-2015 Winners & Runner Ups were:


2015 Winner is: "Dash or Daesh?" - a documentary from Turkey/Syria

2nd Place: "Woman in Red" - TV Commercial from EU

3rd Place: "Narcis" - a drama packed action movie from Phillipines/Germany

Special Mention: "Rain Lotus" - Animation from China

Online Votes (highly rated) & Viewers Choice were noted amongst others: "Face to Face (60 Mines)" - from Taiwan, "Wonder Mama" - from Hong Kong, "Wong Ka Yan" - from South Korea, "Fabric Cosmos" - from China, "Hibernum' - from Canada, 'Blue Desert" - from Brazil, "Fåån" - from Sweden, "Hopscotch" - from India, "Qualia"' - from USA, "Descent' - from UK, "With Time" - from UAE, "Materia"" - from Russian Federation, Australia's own "Lucent" and many others

Script category winner is: "Tracing the Holy Grail" by Zoltan Brodacs. Note: there were over sixty entries this year, a large number of scripts entered are investigated for copyright infringements and plagiarism. Including a runner up in top 3. Some scripts were considered not genuine, for example similarities were noted with the follwoing well known scripts: "Breaking Bad"®© and "Spectre'®© The sorting out and investigative process took a long time, was time consuming and tireing, and has taken the toll on us. Since we are running a film competition, we just provide this as an added opportunty to writers. Be considerate towards others and do not cheat. Thank you for your understanding.

Script writers worth mentioning and chosen in top 16 were amongst others: David Perkins "Text messages to God", "Hitler's Astrologer", "Michoacan story", "Nisei Legacy", Edith Woi's screenplay "Elizabeth Bennett is dead", Alan Long's "The delivery man", Aisling Corristine's screenplay "Reuben the hood", Randy Hatch's "A world turned updisde down", "Angels night" by Shahid Muhhamed, the impressive "Heart of a family" and "Jasper" by Sharon Duncan, "Loveband" by Nicola Pedrozzi, Australias rising and promising writers, Lisa Riley with the title: "The curse", Steven Prowse's title "The night witches", Carolyn Wagner's screenplay "Hearts" amongst others.


Special thanks goes to FilmFreeway for their fantastic web site, a truly professional platform aimed to help film festivals around the world! THANK YOU!

2014 Winner: "Suffering Egyptians "

2nd Place: "Imparjia Dance"

3rd Place: "Pogo Stock"



How did you get your film/script/animation judged (click here please).

 



2013 Nominees, Winners & Runner Up were:


Winner: "My weekend at Firiza, Cernobyl Clouds" By Mara production (Non-Withoutabox entry)

2nd Place: "Ost" By Kranzt Films (Non-Withouabox entry)

3rd Place: "Travelling through USA" By Rod Collins(Non-Withoutabox entry)


Nominees in various categories:

Day Tripper

Beyond the Grave

The Worm Eaters

Kayip

Where the catwalk end

Time and Space

The naked leading the blind

Stare

Albert & Juliet

Vangeance + Vengeance

The Last page

Global Tides

Chinese Burns

La Perla de Jorge

Alienation

Do Not Disturb

La Storia di Sonia

Dead Story (Historia Muerte)

A Place like this

Villa Greta

The K Effect

Antivirus

Baking Boys

Boule de suif

Busking Hamburg

LA Aboiginal

Imperial Oddyesy

Apartment 15

Pillow Girl

Poppsy

No to Dictatorship

Old Angel

The Ordinary Life of an Unwilling All-American "Exotic"

Then An Awakening

Cold Turkey

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM: Accident

In the clinch of old lies

Patchbot

Dreadful Sorry

Escapees

I'll Be Your Mirror

King Tigermore In Strawberry Fields

Party Politics

Penguin Island

Rose, Mary and Time

Running with Demons

Stand-Up: A Documentary by Jennifer Darwin

Stronger

The Children Next Door

The Duck Hunter

The Photoshoot

Yesterday

The Dissapearance of Lyle Humpries

Naagahaan, Zinat

Graceland

Calculus

Regresie -"Regression"

Spaghetti Fur Zwei

O Pesar da Duvida

Imbolc

Nevemberlichter

The Ouroboros Escape

Graceland

Happily Ever After

Sky Chaos

L’infanzia di Orlando

Who Killed Johnny

Nai River

The Glamorous Lie

Sledge

The Mailman

More than two hours

List is NOT exhausted. If we ommitted anyone please let us know.



Thank you ALL for submitting your work in our festival. Also thank you for your support. Please help us grow this festival. Spread the word around for us. Allow us to thank all our sponsors, volunteers and special guests, from individual to corporate entities. Special thanks for our partner, Withoutabox.

Note: we seek sponsors, judges in each region, administration volunteer staff and many others

Seeking Sponsors!

For sponsorship enquiry please go to "Sponsorship" (click here) section. thank you.

ENTRIES READY FOR NEXT YEAR'S REGISTRATION

Please submit your films online. Filmmakers: to avoid the administration burden and unexpected overheads created by non-online entries or participants, we would like to ask those entering the future festival to PLEASE register online.

As a rule of thumb and due to our obligation to our affiliates and partners we must proceed with thir party registration online and they will charge you the allocated fee. These fees usually cover our advertising, marketing, online database maintenance and many other administrational costs. Hence,you must register online through withoutabox.

This will save us some funds and will allow us to channel more money towards the rewards area or to allow us to spend elsewhere where is more needed. Help us make the festival easier to run for everyones benefit. Thank you.

BUT REMEMBER: Submitting your film clip online DOESN'T MEAN tht you dont hve to send us your DVD/BLURay disc via surface mail. Filmmakers MUST post via airmail copies of DVD/BluRay disc to us!


"Colortape International Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world's best online submissions platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.”

Fees - To be eligible to participate you must register online (select foreign films section)

Thank you & Good luck.


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