silentSHOUT Short Film Competition 2012 – Competition Guidelines


  • Original work.   
  • About Deaf related stories/ deaf experiences/ Deaf Communication.
  • Between 5 to 20 minutes including opening titles and credits.
  • Produced between 1 January 2012 and 31 August 2012.
  • At least ONE deaf cast member / crew member.
  • Contained subtitles in English OR Bahasa Malaysia (Music and Sound is optional).
  • Except Music Video, all genres of films are accepted.
  • Participated by Malaysian citizens and permanent residents only. Deaf or Hearing.
  • Malaysian Premiere: have NOT been screened in Malaysia or on any media (i.e. commercial, festival, the internet)
  • Submitted in DVD PAL and be available for  screening on digital file.(minimum: PAL, maximum: high definition 1080p).
  • Submitted before 31 August 2012, 5 p.m. Late entries will not be entertained.
  •  Registration fee is RM10.


1. The organizer reserves the right to reject any submission it deems has not fulfilled the criteria mentioned in the competition guidelines. The entry fee is non-refundable. 

2. A silentSHOUT jury comprising industry professionals and other invited guests will be appointed to vote on the films in competition. The decision of this jury is final and binding in all matters.

3. The organizer has the right to use films submitted to the silentSHOUT Short Film Festival for promotional and education purposes after the festival. The films will not be distributed commercially.

4. Please note that (a) screeners will not be returned, (b)work in progress will not be considered. 


For each film entry, you have to:
  • Complete the submission form. (on the silentSHOUT Facebook page/silentshout blogspot).Please read the competition guidelines in the submission form.
  • Submit TWO still photos from your film: ONE direct-action from the film and ONE behind-the-scenes still.
  • Submit your film and related material  either by hand during Silent Coffee OR send it to:
    silentSHOUT Communication
    9-2B, Jalan PJU 1/3D
    SunwayMas Commercial Centre
    47301 Petaling Jaya
    Selangor Darul Ehsan
  • If you are submitting more than one film, you must put each film into seperate DVD. Please label the DVD clearly and remember to complete separate submission forms for each film. Each submission is RM10.00.

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