CATEGORIES 2022

Focus on your work’s strenghts and find the right categories to compete in.

COMMERCIALS and BRANDED FILMS up to 20 minutes, created for any media, can be entered in this section.

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.

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.

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.

Campaigns consisting of up to 3 commercial films to be broadcasted in TV, cinema, online platforms, social media and out-of-home experiences can be entered in this category. The direction and overall craft execution will be the judging criteria. Each film within a campaign requires an individual uploaded media and credits form.

Judges will evaluate the cinematographer (Director of Photography) skills in the technique and the construction of a unique visual style, involving aspects such (as) lighting, settings, textures, among others.

The category involves the overall look of the film that illustrates the setting and visual style of the story. Includes the design of the sets and location choices, among others.

The jury will take into account the contribution of the written script to a successful final execution. Characters, movements, actions, dialogues, scenes and expressions will be considered.

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 focus on the artistry, the technical expertise and the creative vision to design the clothing, the styling, the make up and the overall appearance of a character.

The jury will evaluate the choreographer’s skills to design and arrange the steps and movements performed in the film, taking into account the originality of the sequence, as well as the quality of execution and the contribution of the choreography to the commercial.

COMMERCIALS and BRANDED FILMS up to 20 minutes, created for any media, can be entered in this section.

The talent of the artist is evaluated in the creation of characters, elements or actions that provide the motion sensation and have been produced in 2D, 3D, Motion Graphics or Stop Motion.

To enter this category we require companies to upload a breakdown in a separate file. The breakdown has to be 2 minutes length max.

The jury will evaluate the colourist contribution to the visual tone and mood of the commercial. The focus will be on the image color, balance and “look” throughout the work.

To enter this category we require companies to upload a breakdown in a separate file. The breakdown has to be 2 minutes length max.

COMMERCIALS and BRANDED CONTENT FILMS of any length (up to 20 minutes) can be entered in this section.

The jury will evaluate the integration of the visual elements captured by a camera and those made by the use of a computer (CG).

To enter this category we require companies to upload a breakdown in a separate file. The breakdown has to be 2 minutes length max.

COMMERCIALS and BRANDED FILMS up to 20 minutes, created for any media, can be entered in this section.

Judges will evaluate the creative and intelligent use of a reworking of pre-existent music e.g. remixes or cover versions or already existing music. The quality of production, the originality of the style of remixing or the new version and the musical arrangements should be considered.

Judges will evaluate the creation of a totally new piece of music – instrumental or vocal – commissioned specifically for, and applied to, any advertising format. It can be made for a live action film, an animated film, a radio spot, an app, video game or any other. The judging should focus on how well the music helps the film tell its story as well as the composition itself, originality, arrangement & production.

Judges will evaluate the creation and the artistic use of sound effects, human or computer generated voices and/or elements of music to exacerbate images. Sound could be developed for either a spot on live action, animation or any other.

Music Videos up to 20 minutes, created for a song with promotional or artistic purposes, meant to be broadcasted on any media can be entered in this section. Branded music videos should be entered as Branded Content Film in the Production and Post-Production sections.

Judges will evaluate the cinematographer (Director of Photography) skills in the technique and the construction of a unique visual style, involving aspects such (as) lighting, settings, textures, among others.

The jury will evaluate the choreographer’s skills to design and arrange the steps and movements performed in the film, taking into account the originality of the sequence, as well as the quality of execution and the contribution of the choreography to the commercial.

Jury will evaluate the talent and the storytelling skills of the director, as well as the visual elements used, such as the set design, the location and the wardrobe, the shot composition, lighting, casting and remaining film-related aspects.

The evaluation process considers the creative contribution of the editor to an idea, either via the selection of the best shot of each take, the speed provided to the film or others.

The category involves the overall look of the film that illustrates the setting and visual style of the story. Includes the design of the sets and location choices, among others.

The jury will evaluate the integration of the visual elements captured by a camera and those made by the use of a computer (CG). To enter this category we require companies to enter the piece with a breakdown next to it (the breakdown has to be 2 minutes length max.)

Short films up to 20 minutes comissioned by fashion, beauty and luxury brands, to be broadcasted on any media can be entered in this category. Jury will evaluate the talent and the storytelling skills of the director, as well as the visual elements used, such as the set design, the location and the wardrobe, the shot composition, lighting, casting and remaining film-related aspects. The complete piece should last no longer than 20 minutes.

Commercials and other short form films (music videos, documentary and fiction, both live action and animated films) made with few resources built for TV, Internet, mobile, and/or other broadcast channels are welcome to participate in this category. The production budget of the piece must be under USD 70.000.

The purpose of this category is to introduce new directors to the world. Jury will evaluate the narrative and aesthetic innovation skills of upcoming directors in any kind of short form films up to 20 minutes: commercials, music videos, documentary and fiction, both in live action and animated films.

To be elegible, directors must be up to 30 years old and they must have had less than two years of experience as directors.

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

The jury will evaluate the director’s boldness, originality and skills to create a film using new and traditional technical and creative resources. The visual elements used, such as the set design, the location and the wardrobe, the shot composition, lighting, casting and remaining film-related aspects will also be evaluated.

Experimental films that explore alternatives to cinematic conventions and take storytelling to the next level can be entered in this category. The jury will evaluate the director’s boldness, originality and skills to create an unconventional film using new and traditional technical and creative resources.

*Please note that to enter films in the Campaigns category each video should be uploaded separately, following the instructions on the entry platform. Please get in touch with our team in case you have any doubts.

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