"Japan Fire Festival" festival of music and fire

About (Show Contest) and (Fire Jam Battle)

Show and Contest was separated program until last year, both these are (performer) vs. (Audience) style. Audience and judges are focusing watching performer.
Of course you can unify into audience by your performance but basically there are watching side and performing side. This year's new program Fire jam battle is time to share with everyone who is there (performer) vs. (Audience) vs. (music).
Both events should be fun of course, but it'll be more fun to have different kind of main events.
That is why we have programmed fire jam battle on first day, and fire contest and show for second day.


Fire contest entry guidance

JFF2008 will have contest to decide the best fire performer in Japan.
As the number of entry for the contest increasing every year, we realized that it is hard to put everyone in contest, and so we decided to have preliminary selection from this year. We hope your understanding.

If you would like to know more about content, please refer to reference site located bottom of this page.

We have quota of 20 sole, duo and 4 team performance for contest entry, we are waiting for your entry!

Entree fee

Free.
Preliminary selection is free, and then if you pass the preliminary selection, 1000JPY will be needed for contest entry.

Entry method

  • Please fill up following information and send us by e-mail.
  • (1)name
  • (2)nick name(for all applicant), Team name.
  • (3)phone number
  • (4)e-mail address
  • (5)sole, duo or team
    Please refer to "JFF2008 Fire Contest Outline" below.
  • (6)Contest entry or show entry, which entry you are after
  • (7)Tool which will be used at actual performance (ex. poi, staff, etc...)
  • (8)Your enthusiasm in sentence. (we will use it for intro MC on the day) changeable at the venue
  • (9)Contest participation history from NFF2005, NFF2006 and JFF2007.
  • (10)method to submit performance footage.
    Pick the method from following; attach URL for method (a) and (b).
    Write "by post" for method (c).

method for submitting movie file.

(a)Submit by using file transferring service.
note: You cannot submit by attaching the file on e-mail.

(b)Upload movie using accessible website, and submit URL.

(c)Copy movie file into media such as DVD, and post it to JFF committee office. Please use general encodable file format such as mov, avi, Mpeg, wmv, mp4.
note: We will not return the media submitted.

Movie prescription.

  • s3-4minutes "unedited" performance footage (either fire or non-fire). Submit by send movie file, movie URL, copy to DVD and post.
  • Any movie taken with Video camera, digital camera and mobile phone are acceptable.
  • It is better if you can submit unedited movie, however edited movie are acceptable.
  • If you submit movie that is more than 4minutes, then the first 4minutes from start point of the movie is going to be judged.
  • For duo and team entry, performance structure in submitted movie preferably same as much as possible to your actual performance at contest.
  • Tools used in the movie should be same tool as what you going to use in your actual performance at contest. If not, please advise us explanation by written sentence and we will reconsider marking.
  • Submitted movie are not to be exhibited until the actual performing at contest except submit by using open media source (such as youtube), however not going to be announced by JFF committee.
  • Submitted movie may be used for report and advertise purpose after the contest is done.

Application address.

The acceptance of the fire contest of JFF2008 ended.

Entry close date

23:59pm, sat 30th, August2008
It must be delivered by the date when the movie posted with media such as DVD.

Selection method

They will be strictly selected by JFF committee.

Selection criteria.

Preliminary selection will take following criteria of three out of five criteria referred to actual JFF2008 contest.

  • (a)Skill point - points added according to tool usage, level of trick that used
  • (b)Artistic point - harmonization with music, matching, costume and effects
  • (d)Originality point - level of originality

Result announcement

It will be E-mailed to applicants on Thurs 3rd September.

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JFF2008 Fire Contest outline

Only those who passed preliminary selection will enter the fire contest.

concept

Perform with fire and compete in terms of beauty and expression of fire performance.

date

Sptember14th, 19:00 start Basically we need you to attend meeting for pre-arrangement before the performance. (On contest day afternoon)
If you have trouble attending this meeting, please let us know.

Performance length

Sole - 4minutes, Duo - 5minutes, Team - 10minutes (over length may possibly be result to subtraction)

number of performers

Sole - Up to one main performer who uses fire. Those who assist the performance (ex. help tools preparation and fire use, effects and lighting) are not in count.

Duo - Up to two main performers who use fire. Those who assist the performance (ex. help tools preparation and fire use, effects and lighting) are not in count.

Team - More than 3 main performers who use fire. Those who assist the performance (ex. help tools preparation and fire use, effects and lighting) are not in count.

Notice

Fire breathing, fire eating, fire injection, and anything that cause big fire those considered as dangerous acts are not permitted in venue.
Please keep in mind that we may forcibly stop the performance if judges find the performance is too dangerous.
When you participate in this contest, we ask for promise for understanding to pay attention to safety and you are responsible for all causes.

Music

Either bring CD or live music using music instruments. The CD must be handed in to administration on the day.

Usable music at contest.
JFF committee is trying to make beneficial system for those win contest and guest performers by selling DVD to return benefit.
We have obtained understanding for music usage restriction from top performers and achieved selling out DVD.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

"JFF2008 Fire Contest"
Domestic music under management of JASRAC (*1) , Copyright free material

Usable music for performance other than contest
"Guest performer"
Copyright free material, music replace when DVD making or publication veto.
"Fire jam battle"
Copyright free material or music replace when DVD making
"Free Performance stage"
Copyright free material or music replace when DVD making

(*1)Even though it is JASRAC management domestic music, we still may have to ask for music replacement in case such as it costs more than 50,000yen to use the track.
For JASRAC management domestic music, please visit JASRAC homepage (http://www.jasrac.or.jp/) Click music database search engine on right bottom of top page and you can find out if the music track is under JASRAC management or not from J-WID page.

Prize been planned.

  • Winner - 30,000JPY cash +invitation to JFF2009 (participation fee) + prize from supporting companies.
  • Overall winner - 10,000JPY cash + Prize from supporting companies.
  • 3rd winner - 5,000JPY cash + prize from supporting companies.

Prize setting for rest of award are undecided.

Reference site

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About fuel management

Kerosene will be prepared by JFF.
If you would like to use some special fuel such as white gasoline, then please declare it to committee and please manage it yourself and be careful handling.

Those who participate contest or perform with fire must pay attention to safety for both audience and your self and you are responsible for all accidents.
We will run safety management thoroughly, however please remember that basically it is your responsible.
Please participate safety lecture.