The Macau Cultural Centre is calling on local filmmakers to submit proposals for films to be produced and screened at the next “Local View Power” (LVP).
According to a statement issued by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), candidates willing to share their views on the city can present their new projects until January 28.
With an overall budget of MOP1 million for all categories, this year’s event will support up to 17 individual proposals.
The competition welcomes candidates varying experience levels, from the “Advanced” and “Open” tiers aimed at directors aged 18 or above, to the “Freshmen” tier, which welcomes amateur directors.
Participants will compete in “Documentary,” “Short Feature” and “Animation” categories, assessed by a panel of professionals in the audio-visual industry.
LVP has received over 500 proposals in the past 11 events. Among these proposals, 118 resulted in finalized works. Some of them, including 2016’s “Crash,” were awarded overseas.
According to the IC, selected teams will be given technical and financial support to complete their productions, including a “mentorship scheme” devised and led by guest professionals.
This year, 15 new local productions were commissioned by LVP after 66 proposals were assessed. These projects comprised of seven documentaries, four short fiction works and four short animations. Application forms are available on the LVP website.