VII AUDIOVISUAL CREATION EUROPEAN COMPETITION RULES (2020)
CTL Audiovisual School announces the VII European Audiovisual Creation Competition «CTL 59 seconds” with the following RULES:
1. – Participants
The competition is open to any person over 16 years having European nationality and / or residence who presents, either individually or in group, video works with a maximum length of 59 seconds, credit titles included. Works exceeding this time or commercial video spots will not be allowed. All works must be original.
The aim of the EUROPEAN AUDIOVISUAL CREATION COMPETITION «CTL 59 SECONDS» is to spread, promote and encourage the implementation of video art works. It is specifically aimed at students, hobbyists and professionals wanting to publicize, both in person and on-line, audiovisual works with a maximum duration of 59 seconds that must have some artistic and technical value. Commercial videos are not allowed. The video topic – development of a thematic idea or story line – will be free choice and its content may have fiction or documentary nature. The Judges will particularly take into account originality and creativity, as well as visual, conceptual and formal experimentation of the works.
The contest was founded to spread artistic intention through video creation, considering as artistic intention all what is not merely communicative or informative, but which adds some experimental, formal, poetic and philosophical content to the audiovisual creation in itself, using technical, grammatical, conceptual and aesthetic resources.
The contest participants will all have nationality and/or residence credited in any of the 51 states, territories and regions in Europe, namely:
- All the 28 members of the EU : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria , Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France , Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and Croatia;
- Countries with institutional and cultural relations with the EU: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Bosnia Herzegovina.
- Candidates to join the EU (Turkey and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), and those countries that benefit from the pre-accession EU: Bosnia, Serbia (including Kosovo), Albania and Montenegro.
- Eastern European Countries not belonging to the EU (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova), the three Baltic republics and autonomous Republics and Caucasus territories.
2. – Presentation of works
Free topic works sent must have the following characteristics:
a) MP4 video format with H.264 codec and a 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 square pixel resolution, at a speed of either 25, 50 or 60 frames per second and progressive scanning.
b) All works must be subtitled in Spanish and/or English, provided that dialogues, voice over or texts are included.
c) Each participant will be allowed to present up to three works.
3. – Registration and submissions
Registration will be effective when the participant sends the following documents:
1) The entry form, which can be downloaded from the website (www.ctl-online.com) and sent to the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org . If the original work is collective, it must be completed with each author’s details.
2) A text document in Spanish with the participant’s short biography and a brief synopsis of the script.
3) A frame extracted from the audiovisual work, maximum 500Kb and in .jpg format which must not contain the title – it must be other than the initial frame – nor any superimposed subtitles.
4) A video file, as stated in point 2.
Submission of the material can be done in any of these three ways:
a) Delivery at our centre office (CTL School – Av. Marcelo Celayeta nº 75, IWER Building, AA2, CP 31014, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain) of a DVD or pen drive containing the four documents required for the participant’s registration.
b) Delivery by mail to the address CTL School – Av. Marcelo Celayeta nº 75, IWER Building, AA2, CP 31014, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain of a DVD or pendrive containing the four documents required for the participant’s registration.
c) Delivery by e-mail to email@example.com with the subject “Registration request for CECA 59” CTL, of the participant’s NAME and SURNAME and a link to download an ONLY folder named after the participant’s NAME AND SURNAME and which contains the four documents requested for registration. The file must be hosted in any of the following free services: Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Mega(1) o WeTransfer(1).
(1) Bear in mind that links in those services may expire and, in case that the sending coincides with Christmas Holidays and we haven’t been able to download it, you will be requested to send it again.
The period for registration and submission of papers opens on November, 2019 and ends on Mars 23, 2020. The list of finalist selected works will be published on the web www.ctl-online.com on on Mars 27, 2020.
Awards and Screening: on April 23, 2020.
4. – Development of competition
An initial assessment will be carried out by the selection committee of CTL School of Image and Sound – composed by Ismael San Juan and Ignacio Fernández Galindo, members of the IMAGE department in CTL. The tasks of the aforementioned committee will be the selection, registration and data basing of the audiovisual works, including the review of the videos, the verification of the correct fulfillment of the competition bases, the request for additional information – if needed – and the delivery of the 30 selected works to the judges.
The jury will be composed by the following members :
Chairman: Roberto Elizalde, director of CTL School of Image and Sound.
Members: Mercedes Alvarez (documentary filmmaker and professor of Documentary Film Master in Pompeu Fabra University), Sandra Iráizoz (editor and director), David Arratíbel (publicist and director of the documentary “Heard” and “Convert”), Arturo Cisneros (director) and Ignacio Maquírriain (video producer).
Aim of the judges: The selection of the twelve finalist videos and the award winners of the following prizes: Prize for the Best 2019Audiovisual Work, Special Mention for the best director in Navarre and Special Mention for the best experimental video.
The judges will come to a final decision and they have the right to declare any prize – or all of them – void. In case of doubt, the judges are free to interpret any criteria omissions which these bases may present.
The works’ authors will be informed in case they are named finalists.
The Awards Ceremony, as well as the projection of the selected works, will be published on stakeholders and posted on the organization’s website. The projection of the finalists’ and winners’ works will take place at the Film Archive of Navarre.
5. – Awards
The judges will award the following prizes:
a) Award for Best Audiovisual Creation 2020 » CTL 59 seconds » (Diploma and 1.000 Euros)
b ) Special Judges Mention Diploma for the Best Director in Navarre.
c ) Special Judges Mention Diploma for best experimental work.
The names of the 30 selected works will be posted on CTL’s website on March 27th, 2020.
6. – Use and dissemination of work
The organization of the event will hold the right to display selected works exclusively in the context of the competition, and reserves the right to collect and broadcast the works, always quoting the title and author, in all cases as promotional audiovisual material. Likewise, “Filmoteca de Navarra”, partner of the Contest, shall also hold the rights of collection and exhibition of the works for their dissemination within their cultural programming, unless expressly waive by the rights holder.
In the acceptance of the rules, filmmakers authorize the use of a fragment of their work and complementary artwork for promotional broadcasting in the media, and the whole film dissemination on the website of the organization.
The intangible media works – digital files – will be removed as soon as the selection process is completed and the final list of winners announced, except for the finalists’ works that may spread through the web and in education as teaching material, safe from copyright.
By accepting the competition bases, the author or authors of the work expressly confirm that their work has copyright and authorizations, such as writing, performing, music with or without lyrics, graphics, etc.
Notwithstanding, the organization of the contest is not legally responsible for any infringements of intellectual property which the authors may incur.
7. – Acceptance of terms
Participation in the COMPETITION will be publicly interpreted as acceptance of the rules.
CTL – SCHOOL OF IMAGE AND SOUND
– Organizer of the Europe Competition International Audiovisual Creation » CTL 59 seconds »
CTL School – Av. Marcelo Celayeta nº 75, IWER Building, AA2, CP 31014, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain Post Code 31006
Phone: (+34) 948 29 17 56
Pamplona (Navarre, SPAIN).
Contact: Ignacio Fernandez Galindo (Competition and Selection Committee manager).
FILM LIBRARY BUILDING OF NAVARRE
Paseo Antonio Perez Goyena, 3.
Film Library Building of Navarre (Pamplona, Navarra, SPAIN).
Technical collaboration Companies:
PUJOL Photo Studio
8. – Self-Regulation
Given the social commitment of CTL SCHOOL OF IMAGE AND SOUND with the universal values of tolerance, respect, equality and non-discrimination, the organization reserves the right not to admit those works taking part in the contest that may:
a) Include scenes showing any incitement or glorification of consumption of any drugs, spirits and/or any kind of illegal substances.
b) Include violent, sexist or inappropriate scenes or express, in a discriminatory way, ideas related to race, origin or gender. Any attitude that is against respect to children and people’s dignity will be also discarded.
c) Include scenes of extreme violence, either verbal or physical, or explicit sex.