The Macao Cultural Centre, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, is hunting for fresh proposals to join Local View Power’s (LVP) upcoming edition. Home-grown directors have until February 19, 2021 to present their new cinematic projects inspired on the city’s socio-economic realities.
With a commission budget totalling MOP1,320,000 to be granted to contenders in three categories, the upcoming edition will be running over a production period of 16 months before the premiere screenings. Commissioning up to 14 projects, the contest is aimed at candidates running on three experience levels, from “Advanced” and “Open” tiers, targeting accomplished directors, to the “Freshmen” level which welcomes younger aspiring filmmakers. Participants will be assessed by a panel of accredited audio-visual professionals running on “Documentary”, “Short Feature” and “Animation” categories.
Since 2007, LVP has been boosting new local film visions, challenging both emerging and established filmmakers. The last 13 editions have sprouted up nearly 600 proposals, resulting in 134 films, several of which have been awarded overseas, attesting local filmmakers’ creative and productive drive. All selected teams will be provided with technical and financial support to complete their productions, including a Mentorship scheme devised and tutored by guest professionals.
Those eager to see their cinematic perspectives premiere on the silver screen may download application forms at CCM’s website through February 19, 2021. For further enquiry, please visit www.ccm.gov.mo, or call (853) 2870 0699.