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Submission Guideline

Step1: When submitting your video, please remember that you are submitting a link (URL) to your video (such as on YouTube, Vimeo, some other video hosting site, or your own website), not the video itself.

Do not secure your video with a password. Instead, we recommend that you make the video unlisted. The following descriptions apply to YouTube but should be applicable to other video hosting sites. YouTube has three privacy settings: Public, Private, and Unlisted.

Public means anybody can find it and view it. We don’t suggest you choose this option.

Private means it can only be seen by you and the people you select. The video doesn't appear in your channel or in search results. Viewers you select must have a Google account to log in and see the video, and you must also know to whom to grant permission. Do not use this option.

Unlisted means that anybody who has the link can view the video, but it doesn't appear in your channel or in search results. Use this option.

Step 2: Send an email to The subject should follow file naming conventions: FirstNameLastName_FilmTitle , if the team has multiple teammates, put one teammate’s name in the subject.

Step 3: In the email, you should also introduce your team and give a short introduction (English ver) to your film (no more than 200 words).

提交视频时,请记住您提交的是视频(例如 YouTube、Vimeo、其他一些视频托管网站或您自己的网站)的链接 (URL),而不是视频本身。

inbetweenusfoundation@gmail.com发送报名邮件,主题应遵循文件命名格式: FirstNameLastName_FilmTitle(名姓_作品名称,请使用英文),若制作团队多于一人,使用其中一名团队成员名字即可。 

请在邮件中介绍你的团队,并附上对电影的英文介绍(不超过 200 字)。

Awards and Prizes

Grand Jury Prize, Outstanding Film, Outstanding Director;

Outstanding Actor/Actress;

Outstanding Screenwriter;

Audience Award

All award winners will be announced at the Closing Ceremony.

Programming and Selection

Peer Review

The peer-review process subjects filmmakers’ work and ideas to the scrutiny of others(peers) who also participate in the In-Between-Us film festival so that participants will hear voices from peers and make progress together. Feedback will be collected and shared after the peer-review.

Judging and Selection

The selection committee will nominate films to the professional contest judges (established filmmakers and film scholars from China and the U.S.), and the panel of judges will assess the films and exchange opinions. Eventually, the scoring breakdown will decide the contest prizes. At the same time, the organizing committee will gather the judges’ scores and feedback and release the awards on the festival website.

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