Jumping Frames


Years running: 21 (since 2004)

Jumping Frames

An international Movement-image festival based in Hong Kong


Jumping Frames – Hong Kong International Movement-image Festival, presented by the City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) since 2004 is the only festival of its kind in Asia, committed to promoting the intersections between performance making and moving image, cine-choreographic interventions and the body.

An ardent advocate for new voices and new forms of experimentation, Jumping Frames hosts international open call seeks original and cutting-edge works to be screened during the festival, with cash prizes for outstanding works.


  • Jumping Frames International Award (USD $2,500 cash award)
  • Jumping Frames Asia Award (USD$1,500 cash award)
  • Expanded Frames Award (USD $1,000 cash award)
  • Jumping Frames Student Award (HKD $5,000 cash award)
  • Jumping Frames Audience Award (USD $500 cash award)


Open to films no longer than 30 minutes.
-No limitation to film genre.
-The film production date must be after May 31 2019.
-Period of Submission: 15 March - 22 May 2022 : 2022年3月15日至5月22日
-The work must be submitted via our dedicated platform. Late submission will not be considered.
-Interested parties may submit their applications as an individual or a group.

-Entrants are allowed to submit more than one work.
-Jumping Frames Student Award accepts local entrants only. To qualify for the entry you must have proof you are currently in full time education in Hong Kong.

Subtitling :

-Subtitling is preferable if the film contains languages other than English.

Accepted Screening Formats :

We accept MPEG4 and QuickTime files (H264 or ProRes 422) in the following technical specifications:
MPEG4 and QuickTime files (H264 or ProRes 422):
-Dimension : 1920 × 1080
-Video : PAL 24.0 or 25.0 fps / NTSC 29.97 fps, progressive scan
-Bitrate : 25 Mbps
-Audio:AAC 48.0 kHz


General Rules and Regulations :

By submitting an entry, the entrant agrees to abide by the following regulations of the Competition.
1. Copyright :
a) The entrant must be the sole copyright holder of the submitted film(s) or must p
rovide proof of rights to submit the film on behalf of the copyright holder upon request of the presenter. b) The entrant authorises the presenter to keep and archive the films for professional viewing, archival and educational purposes for 24 months.
c) Entrants of award-winning films authorise the presenter the discretion and right to screen the submitted and selected films within a 24-month period from the result announcement date.

2. Press and Publicity
The entrant authorises the presenter to use images and video clippings of the submitted film(s) for promotional purposes, including but not limited to publicity materials, website and publications related to the Competition.

3. Distribution
Entrants of award-winning films will be offered to be represented by the presenter to distribute their films to other film festivals or related events. Entrants will be notified in the situation of films being screened, selected or awarded by such festivals or events.

4. Disclaimer
a) The entrant agrees to release the presenter and its assignees and designees, from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of the film, including but not limited to any claims for defamation, infringement of copyrights, invasion of privacy or right of publicity.

b) The presenter reserves the right to disqualify any entry that contains incomplete or faulty information provided by the entrant.

c) The presenter has the final decision on all issues not covered in the entry form.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Official Website



City Contemporary Dance Company
Flat F, 3/F., Golden Bear Industrial Centre,
66-82 Chai Wan Kok Street,
Tsuen Wan, N.T.,
Hong Kong

Tel : (852) 2329 7803
Fax : (852) 2351 4199


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    March 15, 2022
  • Earlybird Deadline
    March 28, 2022
  • Regular Deadline
    April 30, 2022
  • Late Deadline
    May 22, 2022
  • Notifications
    June 15, 2022
  • Event Dates
    1 — 11 September 2022
Categories & Fees
  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $30
  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $30
  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $30
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