Film

TV1. FILM

The Film category includes TV & cinema commercials, Online film, TV trailers and content promos, Other screens, branded content, music videos, and Film crafts

No physical entries allowed for this category. Electronic media only. ALL non-English work must come with English sub-titles.

You cannot enter the exact same creative element into more than 1 Type A category across all Main categories. You must choose which Type A category best suits your entry.

SUBCATEGORY REQUIREMENTS SUBMISSION FORMAT
Television & Cinema Commercials • Entries must be designed for broadcast and first aired on television or cinema.
• Entries must include original content.

Mandatory:
• Original Content Video

Optional:
• Overview Video

Online Film – up to 30s
Videos created specifically for Internet or mobile communication.

This includes paid for media as well as media uploaded to channels such as YouTube

• Internet Videos up to 30 seconds.
• Entries must include original content.

NOTE: Broadcast commercials subsequently posted on the Internet may NOT be entered here.

Mandatory:
• Original Content Video

Optional:
• Overview Video

Online Film – above 30s
Videos created specifically for Internet or mobile communication.

This includes paid for media as well as media uploaded to channels such as YouTube

• Internet videos above 30 seconds.
• Entries must include original content.

NOTE: Broadcast content subsequently posted on the Internet may NOT be entered here.

Mandatory:
• Original Content Video

Optional:
• Overview Video

TV Trailers and Content Promos

This includes all promotions for broadcast content.

• Existing footage may be used, e.g. material from featured programming content.
• Entries must include original content.

NOTE: this does NOT include station and channel branding, such as logos and interstitial - this should be entered in the Broadcast Design & Graphics in Communication Design.

Mandatory:
• Original Content Video

Optional:
• Overview Video

Other Screens

Video created specifically to air on screens other than TV, cinema or the Internet. This includes in-store, waiting rooms, in-flight, stadiums, outdoor screens, airports, event screenings, corporate video.



NOTE: Please ensure that your entry description explains the context and how the material was viewed. If possible and where necessary, provide, a walk through explaining all aspects of your entry, including the strategy, innovative ideas, target audience and provide any results you have.

Provide an overview video if possible.

Mandatory:
• Original Content Video

Optional:
• Overview Video

Branded Content Film
For the creation of a single, stand-alone video or ongoing Branded Content series made up of multiple episodes or video elements.

Branded Content includes the integration of a brand into a content platform- either pre-existing or created specifically for the purpose of promoting the brand.

Includes: Feature film or mini-series episode made for television, cinema, DVD, or online release, including all genres – fiction, reality, documentary and entertainment.

OPTION A: The brand may create a content vehicle for the specific purpose of showcasing the brand, for example a reality series sponsored by the brand and integrating the brand in the messaging and content.

OPTION B: The brand may work with an independent producer by integrating the brand into an existing content platform, for example by including elements of the brand in an ongoing television series, in one or more episodes.

NOTE: Please ensure that your entry description explains the context and how the material was viewed. If possible and where necessary, provide, a walk through explaining all aspects of your entry, including the strategy, innovative ideas, target audience and provide any results you have.Provide an overview video if possible.

Provide an overview video if possible. 

Mandatory:
• Original Content Video

Optional:
• Overview Video

 

TVWA. FILM CRAFTS

Only creative work applicable to the Film categories can be entered into Film Crafts, however, it is not a prerequisite that your work is entered into one of these categories.

A single piece may be re-entered into multiple craft categories

No physical entries allowed for this category. Electronic media only. Craft entry requirements follow the same specifications as those in the main Film category

SUBCATEGORY REQUIREMENTS SUBMISSION FORMAT

Direction

The craft award goes to the film director

 

Mandatory:

  • JPEGS and/or
  • Overview Video
  • Original Content Video

Cinematography

The craft award goes to the director of photography. For lighting and camera techniques

 

Mandatory:

  • JPEGS and/or
  • Overview Video
  • Original Content Video

Writing

The craft award goes to the writer. For an original script

 

 

Mandatory:

  • JPEGS and/or
  • Overview Video
  • Original Content Video

Production Design

The craft award goes to the film production company art director/stylist. For outstanding, in-camera original art direction of a film, incorporating set design, set dressing, styling, make-up, props and wardrobe.

 

Mandatory:

  • JPEGS and/or
  • Overview Video
  • Original Content Video

Animation

The craft award goes to the animator. Includes any use or combination of cel, stop-motion and computer animation in 2D or 3D

• Live action may be included but only as a layer or element in a 3D scene or a 2D design. 

Mandatory:

  • JPEGS and/or
  • Overview Video
  • Original Content Video

Special Visual Effects

The craft award goes to the VFX Operator. Includes practical elements of the production design that take place 'in- camera', such as model-making and explosions, as well as effects added or created after filming has taken place, e.g. digital effects, CGI and compositing. Includes 3D effects over live action plates (e.g. fire, particles, water, face replacements, matte paintings, CG characters, CG props, set extensions etc.)

• Crafts must follow the same submission requirements as the corresponding category above.
• Entries must include original content. 

Mandatory:

  • JPEGS and/or
  • Overview Video
  • Original Content Video

Editing

The craft award goes to the off-line editor. For an outstanding and unique editing technique applied to a film/commercial that enhances the quality of the commercial

• Crafts must follow the same submission requirements as the corresponding category above.
• Entries must include original content.

Mandatory:

  • JPEGS and/or
  • Overview Video
  • Original Content Video

Original Music & Sound Design

The craft award goes to the music composer or sound designer. For the composition of an outstanding, original piece of music and/or sound effects designed for a film commercial, whereby the craft of the composer/sound designer is unique and greatly enhances the film commercial.

Please note that only original music / soundtracks can be entered here. Do not enter existing licensed music / tracks.

 

• Only original sound effects / music / soundtracks can be entered here. Do not enter existing licensed music or tracks.

Mandatory:

  • JPEGS and/or
  • Overview Video
  • Original Content Video

Best Use of Licensed Music


The craft award goes to the music supervisor. For the best use of licensed music where the choice and marriage of the musical score to the picture enhances the creative idea.

• Only licensed music can be entered here. Do not enter originally composed music or sound effects.
• Entries must include original content.

Mandatory:

  • JPEGS and/or
  • Overview Video
  • Original Content Video

Performance


The craft award goes to the actor / artist. For an outstanding performance in a film by the on-camera actor or off-camera artist (eg: voice-over), that enhances the quality of the commercial

• Entries must include original content.

Mandatory:

  • JPEGS and/or
  • Overview Video
  • Original Content Video

 

 

FILM - MEDIA SUBMISSION FORMAT

No physical entries allowed for this category. Electronic media only. ALL non-English work must come with sub-titles. Include any necessary explanation for the jury to understand the context of the translation.



DO NOT PLACE YOUR NAME OR YOUR AGENCY BRANDING ON YOUR ENTRY MEDIA



As all work is judged anonymously, you must ensure that no reference to your agency is included on the media that will be judged.
IF USING VIDEO, you can provide footage of the entry itself, as well as supporting information about your work. Please follow the Film submission format. Overview videos must be limited to 2 minutes. If it is felt necessary, a long format video showing extended content may accompany the 2-minute overview.


We recommend that a 30 second edit is also provided for the awards ceremony

SPECIFICATION FOR VIDEO FILES

 

FORMAT

FRAME SIZE & RATE

BITRATE

PREFERRED

HD 720p

1280x720 – 25fps

16Mbps

HD 1080

1920x1080 – 25fps

16Mbps

ACCEPTED

PAL 4:3

720x576 – 25fps

5Mbps

PAL 16:9

1024x576 – 25fps

5Mbps

NTSC 4:3

720x480 – 29.97fps

5Mbps

NTSC 16:9

854x480 – 29.97fps

5Mbps

FACEBOOK STUDENT CATEGORY

HD 1080

1080x1080 (Framed Square)

16Mbps

 

Video file specifications:

  • Video must be encoded to Quicktime (.MOV/H.264)
  • Bitrate as per table above
  • Frame reordering: Enabled
  • Key Frames: Automatic
  • Quality: High (Multi-Pass recommended)
  • Streaming: None
  • Audio AAC Stereo 48kHz
  • Audi Bit Resolution: 16bit
  • Audio Encoding: Constant Bit Rate (CBR)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 192kbps
  • Video Clock/Slate: NONE
  • Non-English entries must have English subtitles

 

 MEDIA TYPE

 DESCRIPTION

   SPECIFICATION

Overview Video

You can provide footage of the entry itself, as well as supporting information about your work. It is highly recommended that the presentation is tailored/adapted to highlight the elements most relevant to the chosen category.

  • Maximum length = 2 minutes
  • Maximum size = 400MB
  • In addition to the overview, you have the option to submit the full-length work which may be viewed at the judges’ discretion
  • As per video specifications above

 

Original Content Video

Original execution of the content that was commercially launched or aired.

  • Duration specific to category requirements
  • As per video specifications above

 

30 Second Edit

We recommend you submit an additional 30 second edit with all long format entries, which may include a voiceover. This edit will not be judged but will be used on screen at the awards ceremony should your work win. If no edit is received, the original video will fade in and out on screen at the awards.

  • Maximum 30 Secs
  • As per video specifications above