SHIFT’s DOTMOV2016 Festival

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A digital film festival “DOTMOV 2016”.

The deadline is June 19th, 2016!

Online magazine SHIFT presents DOTMOV Festival 2016 aiming to discover talented creators and provide them with an opportunity to show their works. Works submitted from all over the world will be screened throughout the world venues from September 2016 (screening schedule will be different depending on the venue). Last year‘s total submission was 209 works from 15 countries. The tour schedule will be announced on this page.

In addition to the general category, this year we are also calling for entries to the “SenSe V.A 05” MV category in collaboration with the fifth album of “SenSe V.A” series by Sapporo-based artists, which is to be released on February 24th, 2016 by the label SenSe. SenSe is the Sapporo based label which introduces creatives such as music and art.

Festival Mission

The goal of this festival is to discover talented artists and provide them with an opportunity to show their work. We are also trying to increase the international scope of the festival by inviting guest creators, active on the front lines of the creative world, to participate as judges. During the festival, holding a lot of related audio & visual events, we explore the possibility of digital films.

Online: All selected works will be shown on SHIFT website. (from September 1st, 2016)

Place: The screenings will be in major cities in Japan and the world. (14 venues in 13 cities last year.)

Applicant’s Qualifications

We accept all work including prize-winning works or works submitted to other contests in Japan as well as in other countries.

Submissions are accepted regardless of nationality and open to both professionals and amateurs. If some contests forbid sending your work to other contests, please respect their requirements.

Animation, images, sounds, music, text and illustrations in your work should be original.

However if the author give a permission to submit, it doesn’t have to be your original.

Works submitted for the past edition of DOTMOV festival can’t be accepted.


General Category: Choose your favorite theme and create a work with it.

“SenSe V.A 05” MV Category: We are calling for music video works for sounds from “SenSe V.A 05”, which is a album by Sapporo-based artists which to be released on March 1st, 2016 by the label “SenSe”. Everybody is encouraged to join. The required length is at least 30 seconds. Please download sounds from here.

(You can submit as many pieces as desired.)

How to Submit

Please upload your film entry on YouTube or Vimeo, fill the application format and send it by email to the above address.

Please download the application form from here. Submission starts on March 1st, 2016.


SHIFT and guest creators will select General category works to show at the event from all those that arrive before the deadline, June 19th, 2016. For “SenSe V.A 05” MV category, SHIFT and SenSe will select works. Results will be sent to the selected creators only. We will not accept any inquiries.


Original Author: Aya Shomura (Shift Magazine)


For more information you can email Shift Magazine or visit their website.


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