FABULOUS FIVE
WHAT IS THE FABULOUS FIVE?
As one of the sub-categories under the New Director Lotus, Short Films by the Fabulous Five is a platform aimed to kickstart the careers of commercial directors in the Asia Pacific and Middle East. Launched in 2008 (as the Fabulous Four), the initiative has grown to receive close to 50 scripts from a dozen cities across the region.

Aspiring directors are invited to submit scripts (free of charge) for the chance to become one of the Fabulous Five New Directors.
Juries of the New Director Lotus panel will vote for their favorite scripts to determine the identities of the Fabulous Five, who will be flown, accommodated, and take the stage and premiere their short films at ADFEST in Pattaya, Thailand.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
To be eligible, aspiring directors must meet the following criteria:
Entrants must be directors or assistant directors based in Asia and the Pacific, including Australia, New Zealand, and Middle East. Eligible Directors must have started their career after March 2018.
Note: No more than 2 years professional experience as a Director.
Scripts which might offend national or religious sentiments or public taste are not eligible. Previous Fabulous Five (Four) directors are not eligible for script submission.

HOW TO BECOME A FABULOUS FIVE
Each entrant submits (free of charge) a script for a 5-minute short film under the ADFEST 2020 theme, “FIRED UP!” by 3rd January 2020.

All scripts will be read by the Film Craft Lotus & New Director Lotus jury panel, who will independently vote for 5 of their favourite scripts. Scripts will be sent anonymously to all juries with no information on the identities of the directors to ensure greatest fairness and transparency.

The 5 directors whose scripts receive the highest scores will be notified by ADFEST to produce the short film of the scripts they submitted.

ADFEST will provide return economy airfare, ground transportation, accommodation, and full delegate registration for these 5 selected directors to attend ADFEST 2020 to debut and discuss their short films at the Fabulous Five session on Thursday 19th March 2020.

SCHEDULE
NOW – Fri 3 Jan Entrants submit a script (in English) in word document format for a 5-minute short film of their interpretation of “FIRED UP!
Note: Each Director/Assistant Director can only submit one script.
Mon 6 Jan - Fri 24 Jan Film Craft & New Director jury panel members vote for their favourite 5 scripts.
Wed 29 Jan - Fri 31 Jan Confirmation of the Fabulous Five New Directors.
Fri 31 Jan - Fri 6 Mar Short film production
Note: There is no production subsidy provided by ADFEST.
By Fri 6 Mar Deadline for all hi-res short films and 30-second trailers to ADFEST
Tue 17 Mar The Fabulous Five arrive in Pattaya
Wed 18 - Sat 21 Mar ADFEST 2020
Sun 22 Mar Departure from Pattaya

SCRIPT SUBMISSION
To submit scripts, go to http://www.adfest.com/index.php/Home/Awards/script_submission.html and:
Fill out the Director’s & contact details Upload the 5-minute script (word document format) Upload any additional reference materials e.g. story board (optional) Make sure you submit by the 3rd January deadline!
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Ms. Nat Luevarapong
Entry Manager
Tel: + 662-530-9300 # 23
Mobile: + 6687-711-6903
E-mail: Nat@ADFEST.com
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