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China International New Media Shorts Festival

International New Media and Short Film Festival.


China International New Media Shorts Festival is held annually in May during the China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair. The festival is intended to encourage the production of outstanding new media shorts, discover and support new media talents, nurture and incubate innovative new media projects in order to boost international cultural communications and cooperation, establish an international platform for new media shorts and facilitate the healthy and sustainable development of new media industry.

The KingBonn Award is the only state-recognized international short film award in China. The Kingbonn Award welcomes high quality submissions from home and abroad. International cinema professionals, scholars and noted directors will be on the panel to select the best ones to reward, with the view of encouraging the outstanding new media shorts production, discovering and supporting talents.

The festival is comprised of five sections:

  • KingBonn Award Competition,
  • Shorts Exhibitions and Screenings,
  • New Media Forum,
  • Workshops,
  • Shorts Market.


The winning shorts will be awarded a prize, a trophy and an honorary certificate.

Main Competition Section:

  • Kingbonn Best Short: 300,000 YUAN,
  • Best Drama: 50,000 YUAN,
  • Best Documentary: 50,000 YUAN,
  • Best Animation: 50,000 YUAN.

Online Voting Section:

  • Best Internet Short: 30,000 YUAN,
  • Best Comedy: 30,000 YUAN,
  • Best Handset Short Film: 30,000 YUAN.

If the award is won by two short films, the prize will be shared by the two winners.

If the winning entries have over two filmmakers, the prize will remain the same but one trophy and honorary certificate will be given to each. 


  • Short films completed after January 1st, 2013;
  • Mov. mpg., mp4. or avi. format is accepted. DVD disc is recommended. The resolution is no less than 720P;
  • The entry must have English subtitles. Chinese subtitles are recommended;
  • The entry submitted must not contain any content of pornography, violence and racial discrimination.

Main Competition Section.

Fiction, animation, documentary - under 20 min.

Online Voting Section. Recommended by the 6th KingBonn Internet Platform Partners.

  • Internet Short Film: fiction, animation and documentary under 20 minutes, granted to the film ranking well by online view count in 2014.
  • Handset Short Film^ fiction, animation and documentary under 5 minutes, having not been edited and granted to the film ranking well by online view count in 2014.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  1. Applicant can register on the official website of KingBonn Award ( or our cooperating websites to download the Application Form. The completed Application Form shall be printed and signed by the applicant.
  2. Send DVD by mail - printed and signed Application Form, ​DVD disc Entry, DVD disc with digital information: 
  • A completed application form (electronic version);
  • A poster in high resolution JPG format or vector diagram ready for any publications; 
  • A still photo of the entry short, which may be a screen shot from the shorts. 
  • Two recent photos of the director and the main crew in high-resolution JPG format ready for any publication;
  • English dialogue text.​

Additional Information

Upon the notice of the Organizing Committee, selected entries for screenings and exhibitions shall arrive at the KingBonn Award Office by express delivery before April 10th, 2014.

The Organizing Committee will not bear any cost for the mailing and insurance of the entry or
related materials, nor will it assume any liability for the loss of or damage to the entry in the
course of mailing or the loss for any reason, including an event of force majeure.

The Organizing Committee will invite directors or producers of the short-listed entries to
attend KingBonn Award Ceremony in May, 2014 and other related events in Shenzhen and provide hotel accommodation and some transportation for the invited directors or producers.
The Organizing committee will be responsible for the cost for only one director or producer for
each entry.

Selection Media Type: DVD

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

There is an Online Voting Section.




Official website


Mailing address: 

The 5th China International (KingBonn) New Media Shorts Festival Office Room B213,
Shenzhen National Cartoon & Animation Industry Base, No.2008 Yijing Road, Luohu District,
Shenzhen, P.R China
Postal code:518021

Telephone: +86-755-25163030 +86-755-25163031
Attn: Ms. Sun Xia / Wang Ling
24 hours Hotline: +86 – 755 -- 33311111
Fax: +86-755-25163030

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    December 24, 2015
  • Earlybird Deadline
    March 06, 2016
  • Event dates
    14 — 17 May 2016
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