Television, Film & Video

TV1A. TELEVISION, FILM & VIDEO COMMUNICATION

The TV, Film & Video Communication category includes any of the following media:

  1. Television & Cinema Commercials
    Entries must be designed for broadcast and first aired on television or cinema. Includes TV promotions and advertorials.
  2. Internet Video
    Videos commercials created specifically for Internet or mobile communication. This includes YouTube paid for commercials.
    Videos created specifically for Internet or mobile communication. This includes viral videos and promotions. Broadcast commercials subsequently posted on the Internet may NOT be entered here.
  3. TV Trailers & Content Promos
    This includes all promotions for broadcast content. Existing footage may be used, e.g. material from featured programming content. Note: this does not include station and channel branding, including logos and interstitials - this should be entered in the Motion Graphic Design category.
  4. 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, and corporate video.
  5. Branded Content Video
    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.
    Branded Content Video includes the following: Feature film or mini-series made for television, cinema release, DVD, or online release. This includes all genres – fiction, reality, documentary or entertainment.
  6. Music Videos
    Includes all video with the specific purpose of promoting the artists. The jury will judge innovation in the creation of the video.

 

TV2A. TELEVISION, VIDEO & CINEMA CRAFTS

The jury will evaluate Craft entries according to how well the entry excels in the particular craft. The craft will be considered in the overall context of the entry, i.e. the craft must be integral to and supportive of the objective and concept of the entry, and should not be superfluous or disconnected, i.e. the craft must add value to the entry.

TV, Video & Cinema Crafts includes any of the following:

  1. Direction
    For the direction of an outstanding film/commercial/video whereby the film director has clearly been a major influence on the overall craft and therefore success of the commercial. The Craft Award is awarded to the film Director.
  2. Cinematography
    For outstanding lighting and camera techniques applied to a film/commercial. The Craft Award is awarded to the director of photography
  3. Writing
    For an outstanding and original script. The Craft Award is awarded to the agency copywriter or person responsible for originating the script copy
  4. Production Design
    For outstanding, in-camera original art direction of a filmed commercial incorporating set design, set dressing, styling, make-up, props and wardrobe. The Craft Award is awarded to the film production company art director.
  5. Original Music & Sound Design
    For the composition of an outstanding, original piece of music and/or sound effects design for a film commercial, whereby the craft of the composer / sound designer is unique and greatly enhances the film commercial. The craft award is awarded to the composer or sound designer. Please note that only original music / soundtracks can be entered here. Do not enter existing licensed music / tracks.

TV, FILM & VIDEO COMMUNICATION

These instructions apply to all TV, Film & Video material. PLEASE NOTE: NO OTHER FORMATS WILL BE ACCEPTED – IF YOUR FILES ARE NOT SENT IN THE CORRECT FORMAT YOUR ENTRY MAY BE REJECTED!

WE WILL NOT ACCEPT REPLACEMENT MATERIAL, so please make sure that the version you have uploaded or sent to us is the correct and final material.

TRANSLATION – All non-English entries must include subtitles. Include any necessary explanation for the jury to understand the context of the translation.

SINGLE ENTRIES – must be entered individually.
For example, three TV ads that are part of a campaign theme must be entered as individual entries, not all as one entry. If in the opinion of the jury, several pieces constitute a campaign, then these entries will be combined into one campaign award.

DO NOT PLACE YOUR NAME OR YOUR AGENCY BRANDING ON YOUR ENTRY
As all work is judged anonymously, you must ensure that no reference to your agency is included on the entry.

SUPPLY A 30 SECOND EDIT – We recommend that all long format entries (videos over 30 seconds) should be accompanied by an additional 30 second edit, which can include a voiceover. This 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. The awards ceremony will take place in the same week as judging, so it is important that you submit the required material during the entry process.

SPECIFICATIONS FOR TV/VIDEO FILES

Choose one of the following:

FORMAT

FRAME SIZE & RATE

BIRATE

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

HD 720p

1280x720 – 25fps

16 Mbps

HD 1080

1920X1080 – 25fps

16 Mbps

 

 

VIDEO FILES MUST BE TRANSCODED TO THE BELOW SPECIFICATIONS:

  1. Video must be encoded to Quicktime (.MOV)
  2. Only use H.264 as your codec
  3. Bitrate as per table above
  4. Frame reordering: Enabled
  5. Key Frames: Automatic
  6. Quality: High (Multi-Pass recommended)
  7. Streaming: None
  8. Audio AAC Stereo 48kHz
  9. Audi Bit Resolution: 16bit
  10. Audio Encoding: Constant Bit Rate (CBR)
  11. Audio Bit Rate: 192kbps
  12. Video Clock/Slate: NONE

 

 Overview video maximum length = 2 minutes, Maximum size = 400MB

  • If it is felt necessary, the full-length work may accompany the 2-minute entry and it may be viewed at the judges’ discretion.

 

HOW TO SEND YOUR FILESUPLOAD VIA OUR ONLINE ENTRY SYSTEM
You can upload your files directly to your media library via the online entry process. You have the option of uploading your files while completing your entry form, or you can choose to upload them at a later stage. Just login to your account to create an entry or manage your media.