We're looking for films that faces the changes of the world, with a cinematic and artistic way in documentary filmmaking.
* The composition of jury members will be 5 members of international guests and also well-known filmmakers/ experts in the industry. The awards will be decided by jury members during the festival period.
* There is no screening fee for the films selected for the Competition Programme.
* No film may be withdrawn from the festival programme after its selection.
[Awards & Prizes]
In competition, "Cinema at Sea - Ishigaki Island International Film Festival" makes the following awards:
"Jury Prize" - for the jury special prize.
"Best Director" - for artistic contribution of documentary filmmaking.
Out of official prizes, the Festival makes the following awards:
- Youth Jury Award, with jury representation from high schools in Ishigaki Island.
About "Golden Chrysalis Award": The biggest butterfly in Japan "Idea leuconoe", its chrysalis is in beautiful golden color. In Japan, this species only inhabit in Okinawa region, and it's also the "Butterfly of the City" of Ishigaki Island. We hope to award the Best Film with talented creativity, and brave courage of documentary filmmaking just like the growth of butterfly.