Rules & Regulations
This section describes the rules and regulations for the festival.
Entries can be submitted by film producers and film makers, client companies, agencies, TV stations, film schools and students.
Submissions for the 14th Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards are already closed. Entries for the 15th edition of the festival will be opened in January 2024.
All materials that have been aired, produced or posted online after January 1st, 2021, are eligible for submission.
The entrant must own the copyright of the submitted work or have the permission to use it. The Corporate Media & TV Awards are not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant.
Please note that works that have already been entered to a previous edition of the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards are not eligible for participation in any further edition.
Due to the current political situation, we are not accepting any submissions from Russia, Belarus and Iran.
Online Entry Form
Every entry must be submitted online. The entry form can be saved for a later completion. Thus, you can leave the entry tool and return at any time without losing any of your work.
The same entry can be submitted in multiple categories. In order to subscribe for the Production Arts & Crafts categories, the same work has to be submitted in another main category as well.
The Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards reserve the right to re-categorize incorrectly classified entries after consultation.
Films must be uploaded via the online submission tool and should have the following specifications:
- Format: .mp4 or .mov, resolution 1280×720 or 1920×1080.
- Format for 3D films should be side-by-side.
Further there is the possibility to send the production digitally to the festival office (e.g., via download link or WeTransfer): firstname.lastname@example.org.
The entrant is responsible for the technical quality of the film.
When providing a link (e.g., in the Interactive Videos category), the submitter must ensure that the link is accessible to the judges during the judging period and remains active for some time after the awards are announced. If the link requires a password, the participant must provide this information in the online registration form.
The entry form must be completed in English.
However, the films themselves are accepted in all three official festival languages (English, French and German). If the film is in another language, we would ask you to send us English, French or German subtitles or a translation of your submitted entry so that the jury can evaluate it.
Films submitted in the Production Arts & Crafts categories must be in English or have English subtitles or a translation/transcript.
- Single entry:
The categories “A. Corporate Films and Videos”, “B. Corporate Online Media” and “C. Documentaries and Reports” have a price of €325. Already starting with the second entry respectively category you benefit from a quantity discount of €30 each.
The “D. Production Arts & Crafts” categories have a fixed price of €215 each.
Students only pay €120 per entry in the category “E. Student Films” (confirmation of enrollment required).
- Series entry:
The fee for a series entry is €795 per category.
20% VAT will be charged for entries from Austria. Entrants from EU countries must indicate their VAT number in order to get an invoice without VAT.
If already submitted works are withdrawn by the entrant, the entry fees will not be reimbursed.
Payments can be made either by bank transfer, credit card (Mastercard, Visa or American Express) or PayPal.
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.
An independent, international jury, made up of Oscar and Emmy winners, experts from the fields of marketing and communication as well as the media and film industry, evaluates all submissions.
The decisions of the jury are final and not contestable.
Judging results will not be released unless entry fees are entirely paid.
The jury can award Gold and Silver Dolphins as well as Finalist Certificates in each category.
There is no preset number of winners in a category, so more than one Gold and Silver trophy, or none, may be awarded in a category.
The winners of the Production Arts & Crafts categories receive a Black Dolphin. In these categories, only one production within each category will receive an award. In the event of a tie, the jury reserves the right to award more Black Dolphins within a category.
The Grand Prix for Corporate Media, the White Dolphin, is chosen from the winners of the Gold Dolphins in the categories A and B.
Among all the Gold winners in the C categories, another White Dolphin will be awarded for the Best Documentary of the festival edition.
Further, two Blue Dolphins are awarded, one for the most successful “Production Company of the Year” and the second for the most successful “Company of the Year”. These two awards are based on the number of awards/cumulative points given by the judges (8 for a Grand Prix, 5 for Gold and Black, 3 for Silver, 1 for Finalist Certificate). Points will only be attributed to the entrant company respectively the (production) company that submitted the work. Further, a Blue Dolphin is only awarded when the total number of 15 points (or higher) is reached.
The jury may select entries for special recognition.
Winners Announcement & Awards Days
All finalists will be informed after the jury meetings in August 2023. Which award (Gold, Silver, Black, Blue or White) was won will be revealed at the Awards Ceremony in Cannes.
In the event of a win, the submitting company receives the trophy and the winning diploma. Duplicate trophies and diplomas can be ordered and purchased any time.
If it is not possible to attend the Awards Ceremony in Cannes in person, the trophy and diploma will be sent by post or parcel service, in which case delivery, packaging and customs duties (for import into third countries) must be paid by the receiver.
The organizer reserves the right to cancel the Awards Days due to force majeure, such as official orders, storms, threats of assassination or terrorism, fire or other reasons for which the organizer is not responsible.
Promotion & Streaming Rights
In case of winning, a specific streaming rights agreement will be provided from Filmservice International. After signing the streaming rights agreement, the winning production will be shown in course of the Awards Ceremony, on the festival’s website and can be used for other promotional activities. During the event in Cannes visitors can also watch submitted productions (unless otherwise notified) in the framework of the Cannes Corporate Media Center.
The festival organization is entitled to use winners’ information for promotional purposes.
The entrant agrees to hold the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards harmless from any costs or expenses of any claim arising and bears all costs of copyright infringement, talent residuals, union fees, etc., that may occur through the publication of the entered work.
CIFFT Rankings (only affects the category “A12. Tourism Films”)
The Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards are an official member of the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals – CIFFT and form part of the CIFFT Circuit, a year-long competition that rewards the best tourism videos and commercials worldwide.
All winners of the category “A12. Tourism Films” automatically score for the CIFFT Rankings, an exclusive reference that honors the most creative and effective audiovisual productions from the tourism industry.
At the end of the year, the CIFFT Rankings determine the World’s Best Tourism Films in five categories:
- Tourism Destinations – Cities
- Tourism Destinations – Regions
- Tourism Destinations – Countries
- Tourism Products
- Tourism Services
The rating is expressed on a scale from 4 to 18. The films receive points according to the awards obtained at each festival.
- All winners of the international competitions that are part of the CIFFT Circuit are eligible for the CIFFT Rankings. If the festival has a national competition, only the Grand Prix winner will score for the rankings.
- In case a video receives more than one award, only the highest award will be considered for the rankings.
- The CIFFT Rankings will be updated and published on the CIFFT website, as authorized by each entrant, the week after the Awards Ceremony of each festival.
You can check the CIFFT Rankings here: www.cifft.com/ranking_list.
For more information about the CIFFT Circuit and the CIFFT Rankings, please contact email@example.com.