The Sharing China-Happy Chinese New Year Short Film Contest in 2018 is calling for entries from all over the world!

  Various celebrations for Chinese New Year can be shown through your efforts in short films. No matter who you are and where you are, you are welcome to send us short films to share your memorable moments with us during the Chinese New Year celebrations.

  Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the most significant traditional festival for the Chinese people at home and abroad, with a long history of over 4,000 years. They welcome the arrival of the Spring Festival with fireworks, lion dances, dumplings and family reunions.


  Awards and Prizes

  The contest will select 9 short films.

  First prize:

  One video, RMB 20,000 prize

  Second prize:

  Three videos, RMB 10,000 prize for each

  Third prize:

  Five videos, RMB 5,000 prize for each

  Winners will be awarded prize money and digital certificates of honor.

  The organizers will deduct any tax on the award money and pay the authorities on behalf of the winners.



  Starting Jan 1, 2018

  Submission deadline: March 15, 2018

▲ Thousands of American parents and kids take part in the Chinese New Year Family Day organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC, US, Jan 28, 2017.


  Hosts and Organizers

  Supported by: Bureau for External Cultural Relations, Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China

  Hosted by: Communication University of China,

  Organized by: School of International Studies of the Communication University of China,

  Co-organized by: Documentary China Council, China Photographers Association


  Who can submit

  Anyone who takes part in Happy Chinese New Year activities or celebrates Chinese New Year outside of the Chinese mainland is welcome to submit photos of wonderful moments of the celebration. Anyone who is interested in Chinese culture and wants to share short videos about the Chinese New Year. Chinese and foreign film studios, communities and individuals are all welcome.


  The rules

  1. Theme: All videos should have the theme of Chinese New Year celebrations, reflecting the images and impressions of Chinese New Year in the eyes of people around the world and capturing the charm of traditional Chinese festivals and culture.

  2. Film length: three to five minutes is recommended, no more than 30 minutes. The entries can be in any form, such as short DV videos, micro films, Flash and animations. All videos should be of high quality, with necessary subtitles. Post-processing is encouraged. If the video is dubbed, the language could be either Mandarin or English, but subtitles should be bilingual.

  3. Formats: MPG, MPEG, AVI, MP4, 3GP, RM, RMVB, MOV, FLV, ASF; resolution no less than 1920 × 1080 pixels.

  4. Please send a download link of the entry, download password (if have) and the application form to

  (Download application form:

▲ The Sydney Opera House in Australia turns red to celebrate the Chinese New Year, February 2017.


  The final word

  1. The entries should not contain any pornography, violence or reactionary elements and should obey the laws and regulations of the People's Republic of China.

  2. The author owns the copyright and enjoys the right of authorship of the entries. Once the entries are published on the website of contest, or the author is informed they are a finalist, it means that the author has agreed that the Bureau for External Cultural Relations of the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China has the right to use their works in other cultural activities or cultural products, such as exhibition, screening, publication, poster and photo album design. The sponsor also has the right to recommend the works to related media and will not pay the author for use.

  3. All participants should guarantee their ownership of copyright for the entries, or that they have the right to authorize the entries' use in competitions, promotions and screenings. The author(s) should promise that all legal responsibilities and economic losses shall be borne by himself (themselves), including but not limited to results of the products' infringement of intellectual property, portrait rights and reputation rights, defamation and other violations of laws and regulations.

  4. All applicants should ensure the authenticity and accuracy of the filed content in the application form. The organizing committee will not be responsible for any errors or misunderstanding caused by incorrect, incomplete or inauthentic filing.

  5. All submitted entries will not be returned. Please create backups beforehand.

  6. Once the winning entries are announced, the organizing committee will contact winners for their personal information and bank information to send remuneration; if the participant refuses to provide personal and bank information, or don’t provide asked information within the stipulated time, the winner will be disqualified.

  7. Entries that don't meet the requirements above will be disqualified.

  8. By submitting entry to take part in the contest, the participant agrees to accept these rules.

  9. The hosts have the right of final interpretation of the rules.

  Please click the link to download the application form: