In its 14th edition, the Local View Power (LVP) film contest continues to challenge both emerging and established filmmakers to present new cinematic views of Macau.
The contest, which has become popular over the past 13 years, is now open to applications for its 2021-2022 edition, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) informed in a statement.
Local directors have until February 19, 2021, to present their new cinematic projects inspired by the city’s socio-economic realities, competing for some of the total prize-money of MOP1,320,000 which will be granted to contenders in three categories (Documentary, Short Story, and Animation).
According to the IC, the upcoming edition will take place over a production period of 16 months before the premiere screenings.
The contest will commission up to 14 projects, across three different experience levels (Beginner, Open, and Advanced), with the beginner category to be exclusively reserved for young aspiring filmmakers.
Participants will be assessed by a panel of accredited audio-visual professionals.
Those interested in applying for the upcoming edition of LVP can download application forms and access detailed information at the Macao Cultural Center website (www.ccm.gov.mo).
Launched in 2007, LVP has always presented new local filmmakers’ visions of the city.
The last 13 editions have included nearly 600 proposals, resulting in 134 films, several of which have been awarded prizes overseas, attesting to local filmmakers’ quality.
As in previous editions, all selected teams will be provided with technical and financial support to complete their productions, including a mentorship scheme devised and tutored by professionals invited by the IC.