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Collaborative Movie
"It's a Small World"

A selected number of partner institutions will collaborate with students from Toyo University to create an episodic short film, titled It's a Small World. The final collaborative film will be screened at the premier on December 11, 2021. It will also be publicly available on the TIFF website after the premier.

The nominated works will be screened at the premier on December 11, 2021. The final awardee will be selected via votes of the real-time participants and the judges. All the submitted works will be archived on TIFF website publicly after the premier.

Theme

One day in the life of a student

The theme of our collaborative film this year will be "One day in the life of a student."  By showcasing our unique school cultures, we can keep each other motivated for global learning experiences.  Eight universities around the world have been invited to create one collaborative movie. This collaborative project is a chance to express the value of the ultimate bond between the countries. 

 

Transition

As a symbol throughout the collaborative movie, a paper airplane will be used to express the connections between countries. The airplane has played a significant role in globalization, making the world feel smaller. In between the episodes, the paper airplane will be used as a transition, indicating that we live in a small world.

Template

Each participating university will receive a document package of the transition materials, including:

  • Two templates of the paper airplanes, including the logo of the university and the national flag. One should contain your university's logo, and the other should contain the logo of the university appearing in the previous sequence,* and

  • Guidelines for making the paper airplane.

*The sequence order will be shared by TGS.

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Outline

At the start of each sequence, please include a scene of a paper airplane from the previous university being received. The paper airplane you receive should contain the university's logo of the university from the previous sequence. At the end of the sequence, please include a scene in which a student sends another paper airplane, with your university's logo.

Outline of Transition
 
 

Required Scenes

While TIFF encourages you to be creative in the details of each sequence, such as the number of cast members, music, and storylines, we ask each team to create one video including the scenes below. Additionally, we ask you to create two separate videos for the ending scene. The organizers will compile the three videos submitted from each university and edit them into a single movie.

01

Receiving paper airplane

Please read the section about the scene transitions.

05

Lunchtime

Student(s) having lunch with friends. If possible, please include local food that is  popular in your culture.

02

Waking Up

Student(s) waking up and preparing for class.

06

Outside classroom activities

Student(s) enjoying non-academic activities outside of school, such as part-time jobs or club activities.

03

Commute

Student(s) commuting to campus.

07

Sending paper airplane

Please read the section about the scene transitions.

04

Message

Does the film clearly depict the original message of the theme?

Ending

In a separate video, we would like you to film two videos for the ending scene, in which every cast member in the video says the line: "It's a small world, after all." Please create two versions; one in English, and the other one in your country's common language, each in a separate video file. If your first language is English, please create one video in English. The organizers will compile the submitted videos from each university and edit them into a single movie.

 

TIFF 2021 Collaborative Movie

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