Rules & Regulations

Applicants

Applications can be submitted by film producers and film makers, client companies, agencies, TV stations and students.

Deadline for Entries

Submissions to the 7th Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards are now closed. Entries to the 8th edition will be possible starting with February 2017.

Online Entry Form

Every entry or series of entries must be submitted online. The entry form can be saved for completion at a later time. The same entry can be submitted in different categories. One can subscribe for the Production Arts & Crafts categories only if they have already submitted works in other categories.

Media Format

Submitted films can be sent on DVD or can be uploaded via the online registration form. Web/Online entries can be submitted by web link (URL). All uploaded videos must have the following specifications: Format .mp4, resolution 1280x720 or 1920x1080. Formats accepted for 3D films: Side-by-Side.

The entrant is responsible for the technical quality of the film.

If you choose to send a DVD, please send it to the following address after submitting the online entry form:

Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards
c/o Filmservice International
Schaumburgergasse 18
1040 Vienna
Austria

Please note that all shipping costs, insurance, customs duties and handling fees for all entries must be prepaid by the sender. We cannot assume responsibility for customs clearance.

Eligibility

All material that has been aired/produced/posted online after January 1st, 2014 is eligible for submission. Once submitted, please, be aware that the films will not be sent back. The entrant must own the copyright of the participating film/online media or have the permission to use it.

Entry Fees

Single entry:

The categories „Corporate Films and Videos“, „TV Documentaries and Reports“ and „Online Media“ have a basic price of € 270,–. Already starting with the second entry respectively category you benefit from a quantity discount each with of € 20,–, starting with the 11th entry respectively category the discount increases to € 80,–.

The category „Production Arts & Crafts“ has a fixed price of € 190,–.

Students only pay € 100,– per entry in the category Students. (Confirmation of enrolment required!)

Series entry:

The fee for a series entry is € 790,– per category.

20% VAT will be charged for Austria and the entrants from EU countries without VAT number.

Payment

Payments can be made either by bank transfer or by credit card. As method of payment we prefer bank transfer for countries within the EU and credit card for countries outside the EU. An additional € 25,– fee (excl. VAT) may apply if you choose bank transfer payment outside the EU.

Please make sure that the given information about the invoice and categories is correct. An additional € 25,– fee will be applied for any change after issuing the invoice.

Languages

Entries should be in English, German or French.
You may submit your film in other languages as well. In that case please send us English subtitles or a synopsis of the film in order to allow the judging. Films that are entered in the Production Arts & Crafts categories should be in English or should be provided with English subtitles or an English translation.

Jury

An international jury of Oscar and Emmy winners, corporate and mass media specialists, film experts as well as professionals in marketing and communication evaluate all the entries. The results (whether you are a winner or not) will be announced at the end of August 2016. The exact award (Gold, Silver, Black and Grand Prix, Blue or White) will be revealed to the winners only during the Awards Gala Dinner, on October 13th, 2016 at Palm Beach Cannes. The results of the jury are final and not contestable. Judging results cannot be released unless entry fees are entirely paid.

Awards

Gold and Silver Trophies can be awarded in each category. The Black Dolphins can be awarded in the Production Arts & Crafts categories.
The Grand Prix, the White Dolphin, is selected from the Gold Winners.
The Blue Dolphin is awarded for the best production company of the year.
The jury may select additional entries for special recognition.

Duplicate trophies and diplomas can of course be purchased.
If you are not able to attend the Awards Gala we will send you the trophy per mail, in which case delivery and packaging must be paid by the recipient.

Fees for the attendance at the Awards Days on October 12th & 13th, 2016:

Participants in the Festival: € 360,– per person (VAT excl.)
Non-participants: € 540,– per person (VAT excl.)

Promotion & Publicity

During the event in Cannes visitors can watch submitted contributions (unless otherwise notified) in the framework of the Media Center. In case of winning, a specifically streaming rights agreement for the viewing of the contribution in the course of the Awards Ceremony, the streaming online and the like will be met. For the online categories, entering companies should provide a web link/URL that can be accessed by the jury during the period of judging, and be available for public viewing for a period after the awards have been presented.

The entrant bears all costs of copyright infringement that may occur through the publication of the film.