Director: Dr. MD MOON HYUNG SUK The 2023 Andong International Mask Dance Festival & Competition will have its 25th festival under the auspices of IOV (UNESCO-NGO) KOREA in theperiod 2nd of Oct - 9th of Oct , 2023. We are very happy and welcome invite your group to participate in our festival. Andong is 3000 years old city & the capital of the Korea-spirits, and is the rich culture & history city in southern Korea. It is an important scientific and cultural centre, and contains many interesting monuments. The Queen of UK, Queen Elithabethe, also visited this city for her 73th birthday celebration 1999, April. And a lot of international VIP should visit this city because this city is symbol of Korea culture & spirit till now. The Andong city is also the capital of folk art to people who appreciate tradition. The 2023 Andong International Mask Dance Festival & Competition is organized by the Andong city hall, Andong festival tourism foundation, Korea culture affair, Korea heritage administration, MBC broadcasting company, IOV-KOREA & ASIA.The almost of 1,200,000 (1.2 million) people will watch all of the performances of the festival, and many more will watch through local TV Station and others. And almost 20 countries Embassy members, 10 local cities Mayor participated in Andong festival opening ceremony every year. The Organizers of the 2023 Andong International Mask Dance Festival & Competition hope to invite the best folk dance, modern and any kind of dance ensembles from all over the world. This is really great opportunity for promote rich your country culture, exchange two countries culture, and learn each countries culture in the Korea & the World. I. Rules of participation: 1. Groups should send to Organizer's the following items. Filled applications form. Information’s about the group Photographic documentation - at least 10 pictures - of quality allowing their use for publications. Video file or clip - at 1 or 2 - by CD, DVD or YOUTUBE on the web 2. Members of the group older than 17 years old. 3. Total number of members of the group should between 10(Min)-20(Max) persons. 4. Music should be played on original instruments (Also play back is allowed). 5. Groups should have valid medical and health insurance purchased in their own countries. II. Participants obligations: 1. Groups are obligated to participate in concerts, performances and other Festival events. 2. Information for groups is obligated to prepare: Performance time: 1, 5, 10, 15, 30, 45 minute(s) performance each; (1minute / opening ceremony, 5minute / competition); (10 / 15 / 30 / 45minute / daily performance) Number of performance: Maximum 2 times per day Group must prepare minimum one of the mask program for daily performance Parade attends: 300m / 2~3 times during the festival period; The stage is 18m x 12m, Outdoor stage (Amphitheater) and Arena style; Perfect light & sound systems 3. Groups will prepare 3 gift for exchange. 4. Groups should arrived on 2nd of Oct, and leave on 9th of Oct , 2023 III. Organization’s obligations: 1. Organizers will cover costs of meals/ lodging / Accommodation & International standard food - Breakfast /American style, Lunch / Buffet, Dinner / Korean or free style - Lodging 2. Organizing committee of festival agrees that the group can have not more than 20 persons, and then the group has to pay the excess person’s living fee (US $ 150 one day for one person) 3. Organizer not Guarantee for Single room & room for couple. 4. Organizer will provided local transportation 5. Groups will be hosted by qualified Festival guides. IV. Arrival point: 1. All groups will arrived SEOUL (INCHEON) International Airport PUSAN or DAEGU International Airport 2. The organizer will send bus to the airport. V. Final regulations: 1. Festival performances and group's presentations take place in Andong region in Korea 3. The Organizers reserve the right to record Festival concerts for the Radio and TV purposes and to use recordings without additional payments to the participants. 4. The Organizers will not cover costs of air expense to Korea and from it back home to country of origin. 5. International Health & accident insurance and eventual deportation from Korea will be covered by the group. The organizer only covered emergency medical treatment. Period: 2nd of Oct - 9th of Oct , 2023 Venue: Festival Area Competition period for International(*Foreign group only) Qualifying round for Individual: 25, 26 September and 1 October Qualifying round for Group: 25, 26 September and 1,2 October Final round for Individual: 2 October Final round for Group: 3 October Judge and Result(Individual & Group): 3 October(during the Closing Ceremony) Competition period for Local(*Korean only) Qualifying round for Individual: 25, 26 September and 1 October Qualifying round for Group: 25, 26 September and 3 October Final round for Individual: 3 October Final round for Group: 3 October Judge and Result(Individual & Group):37 October(during the Closing Ceremony) Categories: Individual: International / Local(Youth, Senior, Adults) Group: International / Local(Youth, Senior, Adults) Classification - International: Foreign nationality only - Local: Korean only Regulations for Competition: Requirements: Individual (International / Local) Number of members: 1 to 4 peoples Time: within 5 minute (including entrance and exit stage) Group (International / Local) Number of members: 5 to 20 peoples Time: within 5 minute (*without entrance and exit stage) If exceed the time limit, we will subtract the 10% point of overall score for justice. Policy of Competition: Must wear a mask or face painting, which is suitable with festival theme image. Reflect the concept and characteristic of festival. Performance can be any types of dance. Participants must attend the festival parade before the competition.(must-benefit point) Participants need to have rehearsal, must need to discuss with stage manager in advance.(technical needs and somethings) International groups can apply to both categories(Group & Individual) International groups can apply only 1team in your countries for group categories International groups can apply max 3team in your countries for individual categories Screening Criterion: Dance, Mask(Face-painting), Costume related with festival theme Ability (Technic and Skill etc.) Performance and Story (The festival theme should be well expressive in performance) Artistic Response (Audience’s reaction and respond) Attend the parade (All group must attend) Festival Theme for 2023 「Will inform you later!」 Prizes: Groups Group (International) Award Number Prize Grand 1 7,000,000(*It’s around 6,500 USD) Golden 1 2,000,000 Silver 2 1,000,000 Bronze 3 500,000 Participation 2 300,000 Special 2 200,000 Group (Local) Youth Senior Adult Award Number Prize Number Prize Number Prize Grand 10,000,000 Golden 1 2,000,000 1 2,000,000 1 4,000,000 Silver 2 1,000,000 2 1,000,000 2 2,000,000 Bronze 3 500,000 3 500,000 3 800,000 Participation 7 300,000 Special 10 200,000 Individuals Individual (International) Award Number Prize Grand 1 2,000,000(*It’s around 1,870 USD) Golden 1 800,000 Silver 2 500,000 Bronze 3 300,000 Participation 3 200,000 Special 4 100,000 Individual (Local) Youth Senior Adult Award Number Prize Number Prize Number Prize Grand 3,000,000 Golden 1 500,000 1 500,000 1 1,000,000 Silver 2 400,000 2 400,000 2 700,000 Bronze 4 300,000 3 300,000 4 300,000 Participation 4 200,000 Special 6 100,000 - ANDONG INTERNATIONAL MASK DANCE FESTIVAL – Schedule Day 1 Arrival Check in accommodation Rest and free Day 2 10:00 – 11:00 Director meeting and briefing 14:00 – 16:00 Rehearsal for Opening Ceremony Performance 18:30 – 20:00 Opening Ceremony 20:30 – 21:30 Opening Ceremony Reception (*Attend : Group director only) Day 3 12:00 – 20:00 Daily performance - Main stage Day 4 12:00 – 20:00 Daily performance - Main stage Day 5 12:00 – 20:00 Daily performance - Main stage Day 6 Mayor meeting – Committee office in festival place (*Attend : Group director and couple) (*Gift exchange with Mayor) 12:00 – 20:00 Daily performance - Main stage Day 7 12:00 – 20:00 Daily performance - Main stage Day 8 Check out accommodation Departure The schedule can be change accordingly festival condition and situation. General Time for Meal - BREAKFAST : 07:00 ~ 09:30 Buffet type - LUNCH - DINNER 12:00 ~ 14:00 Buffet type 19:00 ~ 21:00 Free style in down town General information for daily schedule - The main stage open will be at 10:00 to 22:00 every day for daily performances. - Each group has a performance 1 or 2 times every day without competition Qualifying round. - The performing time(running time) will be change and each perform. It's a minimum 10minutes to 45minutes maximum. - Every group must arrive 30minutes before the show start at the back stage and stand-by for the performance. - Every group can use to practice room every day. It can be only one time per day but it can be negotiation with other participant groups. - Except performing and stand-by timing, every group will have free time for rest of day. - In free time, group can go to everywhere in Andong city administrative district. (*Notice: If your group want to go outside of Andong city, all the expense are on your group side include transportation fare and meal. Also group leader must write guarantee paper for any kind of accident or happening. Again all the responsibilities on the group/group leader and organization will not provide any kinds of support and guarantees for anything related with this matter) General information for Friendships party - Group has exchange gift with organization committee at the day time - Group has exchange gift with other country participant group at the night time - We have a little party for friendships at the night time (*please prepare 3 gift for exchange) Appendix Distances - INCHEON international airport to Andong city is 280km - BUSAN international airport to Andong city is 250km - DAEGU international airport to Andong city is 80km - Accommodation to Festival place is 3km - Accommodation to Lunch restaurant is 3km - Accommodation in down town - WORLD MASK PLAY COMPETITION – Schedule Day 1 No Schedule Day 2 19:30 – 20:30 Festival Party Parade 20:30 – 22:30 1st Qualifying round for Individuals 20:30 – 22:30 1st Qualifying round for Groups Day 3 19:30 – 20:30 Festival Party Parade 20:30 – 22:30 2nd Qualifying round for Individuals 20:30 – 22:30 2nd Qualifying round for Groups Day 4 No Schedule Day 5 No Schedule Day 6 18:30 – 19:30 Festival Party Parade 19:30 – 22:30 3rd Qualifying round for Individuals 19:30 – 22:30 3rd Qualifying round for Groups Day 7 18:30 – 19:30 Festival Party Parade 19:30 – 22:30 Final round for Individuals 19:30 – 22:30 4th Qualifying round for Groups Day 8 18:00 – 20:30 Judge and Result, Awards 18:00 – 20:30 Final round for Groups Judge and Result, Awards with closing The schedule can be change accordingly festival condition and situation. ATTENTION! 1. Individual category has a 3 times qualifying round during the festival days. 2. Group category has a 4 times qualifying round during the festival days. 3. The each individual category participant team only can 1 time attend to qualifying round. 4. The each group category participant team only can 1 time attend to qualifying round. 5. Participants must minimum 1 time attend to festival party parade before the competition. When you attend you can got advantage point for competition. The schedule can be change accordingly festival condition and situation. Accommodation: First option: - Name : Goryeo Hotel, Andong - Grade : 3 star level - Location : 36701, 13, Yeongga-ro, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea - Tel : 054-843-2000 - Fax : 054-853-8877 - Web site : http://www.grhotel.kr/board/index.php Organizer not Guarantee for Single room or room for couple The room per person : 2 or 3 persons per room will be provided Second option: - Name : Sharp Hotel, Andong - Grade : 3 star level - Location : 36705, 10-1, Yeongga-ro, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea - Tel : (82) 054-854-0081 to 0082 - Fax : (82) 054-854-0083 - Web site : http://www.sharphotel.com/ Organizer not Guarantee for Single room or room for couple The room per person : 2 to 4 persons per room will be provided Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form. Applications for participation in this festival are accepted only from collectives members of EAFF or IOV-WORLD or IOV national section.