Rules & Terms

Film completion time: After January 1st, 2018. The registered film must be a completely finished film. All films shall not contain any elements that are hostile to other countries, cause religious or ethnic conflicts etc, and shall not cover pornography, violence and racial discrimination.

Subtitles: All registered films must come with English subtitles.

 Applicants shall ensure the authenticity, completeness, and accuracy of the registration information, and bear the legal liability arising from false information. Application materials will not be returned and will be retained by the organizing committee for archival purposes.

 The applicant (individual or institution) who registered the film must have full copyrights or agent rights of the film. Moreover, the applicant shall guarantee that the film is not involved in any kind of copyright dispute, In case of any disputes regarding the film’s copyright, the applicant will bear full responsibility.

 Applicants that register for the 1th Amerta art Film Festival 2020 agree to accept the aforementioned terms and rules as well as allow us to use your email address for contact purposes.


 If your film is selected you must provide a high-definition version of MP4 or DCP format file. The organizing committee shall not pay any screening fee, dilivery、travel or entertainment expenses.

 The organizing committee has the right to use the application materials including stills, posters and trailers of the registered film on printed products, publicity trailers, in cinema, television, internet, mobile television and other public places.

 If there are any changes to the rules, the change shall be announced on the official website of the AMERTA ART. Applicants are entitled to withdraw from the event if they do not accept the amended terms.


 Films are scheduled at the discretion of AMERTA ART. AMERTA ART retains the right to make changes to the published schedule at any time and for any reason. Films may be screened more than once

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES for Documentary film

Theme: Technical Development and the Roots of Culture

Film length definition:

Documentary Long: Longer than 60 minutes;

Documentary Short: 20 minutes or less (including 20 minutes);

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES for feature film and short film

Eligibility Requirements for the feature film and short film competition (jury and audience award):

– Running time for all feature films must be 70 minutes or more

– Running time for all shorts must be less than 30 minutes.

– Selected films must be made available in a 35mm composite print, Blu-ray, or DCP.

– Film submissions in a foreign language must be subtitled in English.

– Preview screening format is an online screener ONLY – No DVD screeners.

– If submitting more than one film, a separate completed entry is required for each title.


You should only submit your  film if it was created during your self-isolation due to COVID-19. The short film should, if possible, not been published or screened yet (including social media and video platforms) . a good story and your cellphone camera can be more than enough.

Submitted works can be up to 75 minutes long


Submitted works can be up to 12 minutes long and must be produced in 2017 – 2020.