CATEGORIES

The Jury will evaluate the talent and the storytelling skills of the Director and his creative vision to bring an idea to life, focusing on the visual elements used, such as the set design, the location and the wardrobe, the shot composition, lighting, casting and remaining film-crafts related aspects. Films up to 90 seconds are eligible in this category.

The Jury will evaluate the talent and the storytelling skills of the Director and his creative vision to bring an idea to life, focusing on the visual elements used, such as the set design, the location and the wardrobe, the shot composition, lighting, casting and remaining film-crafts related aspects. Films from 91 to 180 seconds are eligible in this category.

The Jury will evaluate the talent and the storytelling skills of the Director and his creative vision to bring an idea to life, focusing on the visual elements used, such as the set design, the location and the wardrobe, the shot composition, lighting, casting and remaining film-crafts related aspects. Films over 180 seconds are eligible in this category but please, respect the 20 minutes time limit!

The Jury will evaluate the cinematographer (Director of Photography) skills in the technique and construction of a unique visual style though lighting, camera angles, settings, textures and other on-set considerations that contribute to the overall quality and composition of the motion-picture photography.

The Jury will evaluate the integration of the visual elements (images, film or text) captured by a camera and those made by the use of a computer (CG), including color grading, composition, computer-generated works, practical effects and/or the use of XR. To enter this category we require companies to upload a breakdown of their work in a separate file. The breakdown has to be maximum 2 minutes long.

The Jury will evaluate the talent of the artist in the creation of characters, elements or actions that provide the motion sensation and have been produced either in 2D, 3D, Traditional, Motion Graphics, Stop Motion and/or Mixed Media. Character and Creatures animations should be entered in this category. To enter this category we require companies to upload a breakdown of their work in a separate file. The breakdown has to be maximum 2 minutes long.

The Jury will evaluate the creative contribution of the editor to the idea, via the selection of the best shot of each take, the speed provided to the film, the assembling of visual images, dialogues, music, sounds or any other element present in the film that creates a consistent piece work.

The Jury will evaluate the overall look of the film that illustrates the setting and visual style of the story, including the design of the sets, location choices, homeware and consumer products, among others.

The Jury will consider the casting director’s skills in selecting actors to play the main roles in the film, and the actor’s / actress’s skills to invoke a captivating performance and his / her contribution to the piece, where the actor brings the creative idea to life. The use of voice performance, like narrators, will be also be taking into consideration as an important aspect of the success of a piece.

The Jury will evaluate the intelligent and creative use of sound and music specifically for, and applied to, any film advertising format. This includes the creation of a totally new piece of music –instrumental or vocal–, as well as the use or reworking of pre-existent music (e.g. remixes or cover versions or already existing music). Sound Design created for the film will also be evaluated in this category. The judging will focus on how well the sound and music helps the film tell its story, as well as the composition or adaptation itself, originality, arrangement & production.

Is category is created for a song with promotional or artistic purposes, meant to be broadcasted on any media.

The Jury will evaluate film craft aspects such as direction, photography, art direction and visual effects, among others.

The purpose of this category is to introduce new, emerging talented directors to the world.

The Jury will evaluate the narrative and aesthetic innovation skills of upcoming directors in any kind of short form films; commercials, music videos, documentaries and fictions, both in live action and animated films.

To be elegible in this category, directors must be up to 30 years old and must have had less than two years of experience as directors. The organization and/or the Jury, if necessary, will have the right to request proof in any stage of the contest.

All commercials and other short form films including music videos, documentaries and fictions, both live action and animated, made with few resources built for TV, internet, mobile, and/or other broadcast channels are welcome to participate in this category. In any case, the production budget must be under USD 30,000.

The Jury will evaluate film craft aspects such as direction, photography, art direction and visual effects, among others.

Any non-branded short film, either fiction or documentary, live action or CGI, up to 20 minutes long can be entered in this category.

The Jury will evaluate film craft aspects such as direction, photography, art direction and visual effects, among others.

*The maximum length for each piece is 20 minutes long.

*Campaigns can not be submitted as one entry, as the jury will only evaluate the film craft in single pieces. Please get in touch for a special discount if you want to submit multiple pieces in a campaign.

If you have any questions, please send us an email to info@ciclopefestival.com