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DStv FILM CATEGORY

 The DStv Film category includes TV & cinema commercials, Online film, TV trailers and content promos, Other screens, branded content, music videos, and Film crafts

 No physical entries allowed for this category. Electronic media only. ALL non-English work must come with English sub-titles.

You cannot enter the exact same creative element into more than 1 Type A category across all Main categories. You must choose which Type A category best suits your entry.

See “Category Types” in this document for an explanation of the Category Type. 

ID

SUBCATEGORY

CATEGORY TYPE

REQUIREMENTS

SUBMISSION FORMAT

TV1A

Television & Cinema Commercials – up to 90s

 

Type A

&

Individual Element

·       Commercials up to 90 seconds.

·       Entries must be designed for broadcast and first aired on television or cinema.

·       Entries must include original content.

Mandatory:

·       Original Content Video

 

Optional:

·       Overview Video

 

TV1B

Television & Cinema Commercials – above 90s

 

Type A

&

Individual Element

·       Commercials above 90 seconds.

·       Entries must be designed for broadcast and first aired on television or cinema. Includes TV promotions and advertorials.

·       Entries must include original content.

 

Mandatory:

·       Original Content Video

 

Optional:

·       Overview Video

 

TV1C

Online Film – up to 30s

Videos created specifically for Internet or mobile communication.

 

YouTube paid for adverts are EXCLUDED from this category – and must be entered in the YouTube Advertising category in Digital Communication.

 

Type A

&

Individual Element

·       Internet Videos up to 30 seconds.

·       Entries must include original content.

 

NOTE: Broadcast commercials subsequently posted on the Internet may NOT be entered here.

Mandatory:

·       Original Content Video

 

Optional:

·              Overview Video

TV1D

Online Film – above 30s

Videos created specifically for Internet or mobile communication.

 

YouTube paid for adverts are EXCLUDED from this category – and must be entered in the YouTube Advertising category in Digital Communication.

 

Type A

&

Individual Element

·       Internet videos above 30 seconds.

·       Entries must include original content.

 

NOTE: Broadcast content subsequently posted on the Internet may NOT be entered here.

Mandatory:

·       Original Content Video

 

Optional:

·              Overview Video

TV1E

TV Trailers and Content Promos

This includes all promotions for broadcast content.

 

Type A

&

Individual Element

·       Existing footage may be used, e.g. material from featured programming content.

·       Entries must include original content.

 

NOTE: this does NOT include station and channel branding, such as logos and interstitials - this should be entered in the Broadcast Design & Graphics in Communication Design.

 

Mandatory:

·       Original Content Video

Optional:

·       Overview Video

 

TV1F

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, corporate video.

 

Type A

&

Individual Element

NOTE: Please ensure that your entry description explains the context and how the material was viewed. If possible and where necessary, provide, a walkthrough explaining all aspects of your entry, including the strategy, innovative ideas, target audience and provide any results you have.

 

Provide an overview video if possible.

 

Mandatory:

·       Original Content Video

And/Or

·              Overview Video

TV1G

Branded Content Film – Single

For  the creation of a single, stand-alone 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.

 

Includes: Feature film or mini-series episode made for television, cinema, DVD, or online release, including all genres – fiction, reality, documentary and entertainment.

 

Type A

&

Individual Element

·       OPTION A: The brand may create a content vehicle for the specific purpose of showcasing the brand, for example a reality series sponsored by the brand and integrating the brand in the messaging and content.

·       OPTION B: The brand may work with an independent producer by integrating the brand into an existing content platform, for example by including elements of the brand in an ongoing television series, in one or more episodes.

 

NOTE: Please ensure that your entry description explains the context and how the material was viewed. If possible and where necessary, provide, a walkthrough explaining all aspects of your entry, including the strategy, innovative ideas, target audience and provide any results you have.

 

Provide an overview video if possible.

 

Mandatory:

·       Original Content Video

And/Or

·       Overview Video

 

TV1F

Branded Content Film – Series

For the creation of an ongoing Branded Content series made up of multiple episodes or video elements.

 

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.

 

Includes: Mini-series made for television, cinema, DVD, or online release, including all genres – fiction, reality, documentary and entertainment.

 

Type A

&

Multi-Element

·       OPTION A: The brand may create a content vehicle for the specific purpose of showcasing the brand, for example a reality series sponsored by the brand and integrating the brand in the messaging and content.

·       OPTION B: The brand may work with an independent producer by integrating the brand into an existing content platform, for example by including elements of the brand in an ongoing television series, in one or more episodes.

 

NOTE: Please ensure that your entry description explains the context and how the material was viewed. If possible and where necessary, provide, a walkthrough explaining all aspects of your entry, including the strategy, innovative ideas, target audience and provide any results you have.

 

Provide an overview video if possible.

 

Mandatory:

·       Original Content Video

And/Or

·       Overview Video

TV1J

Music Videos

Includes all video with the specific purpose of promoting the music artists. The jury will judge innovation in the creation of the video

Type A

&

Individual Element

·       Entries must include the original music video, original content.

 

Provide an overview video if necessary to explain the entry.

 

Mandatory:

·       Original Content Video

Optional:

·       Overview Video

 

 

TVW      FILM CRAFTS

Only Film entries can be entered into Film Crafts. However, Film Craft entries do not also have to be entered in the main Film categories

No physical entries allowed for this category. Electronic media only. Craft entry requirements follow the same specifications as those in the main Film category

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 - the craft must add value to the entry

See “Category Types” in this document for an explanation of the Category Type

ID

SUBCATEGORY

CATEGORY TYPE

REQUIREMENTS

SUBMISSION FORMAT

TVWA

Direction

The craft award goes to the film director

Type B

&

Individual Element

 

 

TVWB

Cinematography

The craft award goes to the director of photography. For lighting and camera techniques

Type B

&

Individual Element

 

 

TVWC

Writing

The craft award goes to the writer. For an original script

Type B

&

Individual Element

 

 

TVWD

Production Design

The craft award goes to the film production company art director/stylist. For outstanding, in-camera original art direction of a film, incorporating set design, set dressing, styling, make-up, props and wardrobe.

Type B

&

Individual Element

 

 

TVWE

Animation

The craft award goes to the animator. Includes any use or combination of cel, stop-motion and computer animation in 2D or 3D

Type B

&

Individual Element

 

·       Live action may be included but only as a layer or element in a 3D scene or a 2D design.

 

 

TVWF

Special Visual Effects

The craft award goes to the VFX Operator. Includes practical elements of the production design that take place 'in- camera', such as model-making and explosions, as well as effects added or created after filming has taken place, e.g. digital effects, CGI and compositing. Includes 3D effects over live action plates (e.g. fire, particles, water, face replacements, matte paintings, CG characters, CG props, set extensions etc.)

 

Type B

&

Individual Element

·       Crafts must follow the same submission requirements as the corresponding category above.

·       Entries must include original content.

 

 

TVWG

Editing

The craft award goes to the off-line editor. For an outstanding and unique editing technique applied to a film/commercial that enhances the quality of the commercial

Type B

&

Individual Element

·       Crafts must follow the same submission requirements as the corresponding category above.

·       Entries must include original content.

 

 

TVWH

Original Music & Sound Design

The craft award goes to the music composer or sound designer. For the composition of an outstanding, original piece of music and/or sound effects designed for a film commercial, whereby the craft of the composer/sound designer is unique and greatly enhances the film commercial.

 

Please note that only original music / soundtracks can be entered here. Do not enter existing licensed music / tracks.

 

Type B

&

Individual Element

·       Only original sound effects / music / soundtracks can be entered here. Do not enter existing licensed music or tracks.

 

 

TVWJ

Best Use of Licenced Music

The craft award goes to the music supervisor. For the best use of licensed music where the choice and marriage of the musical score to the picture enhances the creative idea.

 

Type B

&

Individual Element

·       Only licensed music can be entered here. Do not enter originally composed music or sound effects.

·       Entries must include original content.

 

 

TVWK

Performance

The craft award goes to the actor / artist. For an outstanding performance in a film by the on-camera actor or off-camera artist (eg: voice-over), that enhances the quality of the commercial

 

 

Type B

&

Individual Element

·       Entries must include original content.

 

 

TVWM

Use of Technology

The craft award goes to the production company. Innovation in the use of technology in Film

 

Type B

&

Individual Element

·       Entries must include original content.

 

 

 

Preparation

FILM - MEDIA SUBMISSION FORMAT

No physical entries allowed for this category. Electronic media only. ALL non-English work must come with sub-titles. Include any necessary explanation for the jury to understand the context of the translation.

DO NOT PLACE YOUR NAME OR YOUR AGENCY BRANDING ON YOUR ENTRY MEDIA



As all work is judged anonymously, you must ensure that no reference to your agency is included on the media that will be judged.

IF USING VIDEO, you can provide footage of the entry itself, as well as supporting information about your work. Please follow the Film submission format. Overview videos must be limited to 2 minutes. If it is felt necessary, a long format video showing extended content may accompany the 2-minute overview.

We recommend that a 30 second edit is also provided for the awards ceremony

SPECIFICATIONS FOR VIDEO FILES:

FORMAT

FRAME SIZE & RATE

BITRATE

PREFERRED

HD 720p

1280x720 – 25fps

16Mbps

HD 1080

1920x1080 – 25fps

16Mbps

ACCEPTED

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

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HD 1080

1080x1080 (Framed Square)

16Mbps

HD 1080

1080x1920 (Portrait)

16Mbps

Video file specifications:

  • Video must be encoded to H.264
  • Accepted file format is .MOV or MP4
  • Bitrate as per table above
  • Frame reordering: Enabled
  • Key Frames: Automatic
  • Quality: High (Multi-Pass recommended)
  • Streaming: None
  • Audio AAC Stereo 48kHz
  • Audi Bit Resolution: 16bit
  • Audio Encoding: Constant Bit Rate (CBR)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 192kbps
  • Video Clock/Slate: NONE
  • Non-English entries must have English subtitles

 MEDIA TYPE

 DESCRIPTION

   SPECIFICATION

Overview Video

You can provide footage of the entry itself, as well as supporting information about your work. It is highly recommended that the presentation is tailored/adapted to highlight the elements most relevant to the chosen category.

  • Maximum length = 2 minutes
  • Maximum size = 400MB
  • In addition to the overview, you have the option to submit the full-length work which may be viewed at the judges’ discretion
  • As per video specifications above

 

Original Content Video

Original execution of the content that was commercially launched or aired.

  • Duration specific to category requirements
  • As per video specifications above

 

30 Second Edit

We recommend you submit an additional 30 second edit with all long format entries, which may include a voiceover. This edit will not be judged but 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.

  • Maximum 30 Secs
  • As per video specifications above

 

Hints and Tips

ENTRY TIPS FOR THE FILM CATEGORY

TIP #1: The judges are looking at hundreds of entries - where necessary, provide additional information to help them to understand your entry in terms of our judging criteria: Innovation, Quality of execution, relevance to the Brand, Target Audience and Chosen Medium.

TIP #2: No boards or physical material will be accepted for Film entries.

TIP #3: All non-English entries should have English subtitles.

TIP #4: View the Preparation tab for full entry formats and guidelines

TIP #5: Ensure that your entry description explains the context and how the material was viewed. If possible and where necessary, provide, a walkthrough explaining all aspects of your entry, including the strategy, innovative ideas, target audience and provide any results you have.

TIP #6: Provide an overview video if necessary to help explain your entry

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