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New Directors' Chance to Shine in Adfest's 'Fabulous Four' and 'Film School' Awards


Deadline for entries January 1st 2016

New Directors' Chance to Shine in Adfest's 'Fabulous Four' and 'Film School' Awards

ADFEST is once again looking to unearth the region’s top emerging directors as part of its ‘Fabulous Four’ program, which supports new and emerging directors by putting their work in front of the world’s most influential production executives and agency producers.

Directors and assistant directors based in Asia and the Pacific (including Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East) are now invited to submit five-minute film scripts inspired by the theme ‘Creative Intelligence’, which is also the theme of ADFEST 2016.

“Fabulous Four gives directors the chance to present their films in front of a live audience of creative professionals. It has the power to transform a director’s career by developing their reel and giving them the chance to network with the industry’s most influential agency producers,” says Jimmy Lam, President of ADFEST.

The deadline for script submissions is Friday 1st January 2016.

ADFEST 2016’s Film Craft and New Director jury panel will vote on their favourite scripts, and the top-scoring directors will become ADFEST’s ‘Fabulous Four’ for 2016. ADFEST will provide each of the Fabulous Four with return economy airfare, accommodation, and registration passes.

 The directors will have less than six weeks to bring their short film scripts to life in time to premiere at ADFEST 2016, which runs from 16th – 19th March at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group in Pattaya, Thailand. (Note: to be eligible, the film must be one of the first seven works directed by each director.)

For more information on eligibility and script submission, visit:

Vinit Suraphongchai, Chairman of ADFEST says: “ADFEST is passionate about nurturing the next generation of creative professionals, which is why we are so proud of Fabulous Four. It is one of the few programs in the world designed to support emerging commercial directors, and it remains one of the most popular sessions at ADFEST every year.”

ADFEST has also added a new sub-category to the New Director Lotus awards category called ‘Film School’ so students can submit films created for school projects into the ADFEST Lotus Awards. For more information, visit

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