Film and Visual Media Award by Hong Kong Arts Centre, ifva is an Incubator for Film and Visual media in Asia (formerly the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards).
ifva serves as a platform that actively promotes and encourages creative talents in Asia, making short films, videos, animation and media art. With a cutting-edge vision and highlight independent spirit, ifva has evolved to promote different visual cultures while exploring the boundless potential of creative media. By connecting creative communities all over the world, ifva aims to engage everyone in the art of creation.

There are 5 categories in “The 21st ifva Awards” including:

  • Open Category;
  • Youth Category;
  • Animation Category;
  • Media Art Category;
  • Asian New Force Category.


Open Category, Youth Category and Animation Category are open just for Hong Kong residents. For more information about these categories check the official call.

Asian New Force Catgory

  • no age restriction;
  • nationals / permanent residents of Asian countries and regions (excluding Hong Kong);
  • If the Entry has more than one entrant, at least half of the join entrants must be nationals/permanent
    residents of Asian countries and regions (excluding Hong Kong).

Media art category

  • For Media Art works;
  • Hong Kong permanent residents and nationals / permanent residents of Asian countries and regions are welcomed. All entries from Hong Kong and Asia Division will be assessed together.


Cash prizes up to HK 50 000, cinema cameras, software, trophies.

Application deadline: 12 October 2015.

For more information, please check the official web-page.

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