SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

MAIN CATEGORIES

CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ACCESSORIES

Films commissioned by clients from the fashion industry.

this includes sportswear, swimwear, lingerie, shoes, socks, stockings, hats, gloves, eyewear, writing instruments, wrist watches, jewellery, luggage, handbags, smoking materials and other portable accessories.

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BEAUTY AND COSMETICS

Films commissioned by clients from the beauty and cosmetics industry.

this includes perfumes, eau de toilette & aftershaves, cosmetics, skin & nail care products, deodorants & body sprays, shampoos & conditioners, hairspray, gel, mousse, soap, shower & bath products, solar protection products, shaving products, condoms, deodorants, beauty institutes, spas, bath and shower additives.

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LIFESTYLE

Films that show a strong emphasis on style and/or touch a relevant topic or theme in contemporary culture.

this may include household goods; artisanal and custom made products; home appliances & furnishings; cars & auto services; home electronics & audio-visual; retail stores; foods & drinks; restaurants & fast food chains; travel, transport & tourism including hotels, resorts and travel experiences; entertainment & leisure.

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MUSIC VIDEO

Music videos should be submitted to this category.

all submissions must hold a permission / license from the copyright holder to use any copyrighted music

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PERSONAL WORK

all films that follow a personal agenda and are produced without a commercial client.

films that would potentially fit the above mentioned categories, but were produced without commissioner / client must be entered into the personal work category.

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EXPERIMENTAL

Your film sends us down the rabbit hole? Then the experimental category is the right one.

this includes disrupting classic storytelling, new experimental combinations of media, form, colour, sound etc., as well as fresh takes on genre and perception. Challenge our expectations!

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USE OF TECH

technology as a major factor in conceptualizing the production, format or user experience of the film

Films using technology to create an immersive experience or films that have been exclusively produced for a special digital outlet or platform. (E.g. VR Films, augmented reality, interactive film, films exclusively produced for specific platforms e.g. Instagram, etc.)

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CRAFT CATEGORIES

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IDEA
CINEMATOGRAPHY
MUSIC
EDITING
VFX
PRODUCTION DESIGN
CASTING
STYLING
HAIR & MAKE-UP


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