Entering.

Entry Requirements

Entries are open to any organization in North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. All films created by organizations in Europe must be entered into Brand Film Festival London: www.brandfilmfestival.co.uk.

2  The film or series must have been aired between January 1, 2018 and January 14, 2019*.
*A film cannot be entered into the 2019 Brand Film Festival if it was entered into the 2018 Brand Film Festival.

When you are entering the specialty and craft and tech categories you will need to select the film length from the following:

Mini form: 0 – 30 seconds
Short form: 31 seconds – 10 minutes
Long form: Over 10 minutes

4  We encourage you to enter your film or series into a core category as well as the specialty and/or craft and tech categories. For films entered into additional categories there will be a discounted entry fee. Eg. If you submit a film or series into three categories, the fee would be: $449 + $315 + $315 = $1079.  If you are submitting a film or series into multiple categories, please upload the film/s each time.

5  All entries must be submitted online at brandfilmfestival.secure-platform.com/a. You will need to upload the film and include a write-up of the film synopsis (300 words max), write-up of the context of the film within the larger campaign activity (200 words max).

6  There is a section for you to submit confidential information that only the jurors will see (200 words max). Nothing written in this section of the form will be published.

7  All entries must be submitted and paid for online. You may input your entry information and save as a “draft” to return at a later date to submit payment. All films must be submitted and paid for by the entry deadline; January 14, 2019. Credit cards accepted include Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Entries not paid for prior to judging will not be considered.

8  Please, no commercials. Though it resists easy definition, branded content typically focuses on a story rather than a brand, product or service. Jurors reserve the right to reject any entry they feel does not meet this definition.

Film Specs

1  All films apart from those being entered into 360, AR, VR and Emerging Tech must be uploaded as a .MOV or .MP4 file. A URL link to the film can be supplied in addition. Each film must be:

  •         No larger than 1GB
  •         Uploaded as .MOV or .MP4
  •         Recommended size is 1920 x 1080, must be at least 1280 x 720
  •         4:3 video aspect ratio will be accepted but the recommended ratio is 16:9.

2  If you have a URL link to your film, you can provide along with the .MOV or .MP4 file.

3  Only one film per entry should be uploaded. If the film is a series, please combine the films and use a slate to indicate the next film in the series.

Pricing

Entry Fee: $449/entry

If you’re entering the same entry into multiple categories…

Additional Categories: $315/each

(For example, if you submit any one entry into three categories, the fee would be: $449 + $315 + $315 = $1079)

Late Fee: $120/entry

Timeline

Entry Deadline: January 14, 2019

Extended Entry Deadline: January 22, 2019

Brand Film Festival New York: May 2, 2019

Categories

Core Categories

Nonprofit

A film or series produced to promote a not-for-profit organization, service, or facility.
Entrants for Nonprofit categories receive a reduced entry fee.

Music

A film or series utilizing a musical event or performance to communicate a brand’s message.

Business Film

The next generation of Corporate Videos, these films establish emotional connections through a brand’s history, mission, goals, and culture to humanize relationships with employees and consumers. Popular in service-based companies, business films are designed to convey trust and communicate transparency of work ethics by showcasing the internal workings of a company.

Mini-form Fiction – Single

Mini-form: 0 – 20 seconds
Single fil

Mini-form Documentary – Single

Mini-form: 0 – 20 seconds
Single film

Mini-form Fiction – Series

Mini-form: 0 – 20 seconds
Series: Two to five films

Mini-form Documentary – Series

Mini-form: 0 – 20 seconds
Series: Two to five films

Short-form Fiction – Single

Short form: 21 seconds -10 minutes
Single film

Short-form Documentary – Single

Short form: 21 seconds -10 minutes
Single film

Short-form Fiction – Series

Short form: 21 seconds -10 minutes
Series: Two to five films

Short-form Documentary – Series

Short form: 21 seconds -10 minutes
Series: Two to five films

Long-form Fiction – Single

Long form: Over 10 minutes
Single film

Long-form Documentary – Single

Long form: Over 10 minutes
Single film

Long-form Fiction – Series

Long form: Over 10 minutes
Series: Two to five films

Long-form Documentary – Series

Long form: Over 10 minutes
Series: Two to five films

Specialty Categories

Nonprofit

A film or series produced to promote a not-for-profit organization, service, or facility.
Entrants for Nonprofit categories receive a reduced entry fee.

Music

A film or series utilizing a musical event or performance to communicate a brand’s message.

Business Film

The next generation of Corporate Videos, these films establish emotional connections through a brand’s history, mission, goals, and culture to humanize relationships with employees and consumers. Popular in service-based companies, business films are designed to convey trust and communicate transparency of work ethics by showcasing the internal workings of a company.

Mini-form Fiction – Single

Mini-form: 0 – 20 seconds
Single fil

Mini-form Documentary – Single

Mini-form: 0 – 20 seconds
Single film

Mini-form Fiction – Series

Mini-form: 0 – 20 seconds
Series: Two to five films

Mini-form Documentary – Series

Mini-form: 0 – 20 seconds
Series: Two to five films

Short-form Fiction – Single

Short form: 21 seconds -10 minutes
Single film

Short-form Documentary – Single

Short form: 21 seconds -10 minutes
Single film

Short-form Fiction – Series

Short form: 21 seconds -10 minutes
Series: Two to five films

Short-form Documentary – Series

Short form: 21 seconds -10 minutes
Series: Two to five films

Long-form Fiction – Single

Long form: Over 10 minutes
Single film

Long-form Documentary – Single

Long form: Over 10 minutes
Single film

Long-form Fiction – Series

Long form: Over 10 minutes
Series: Two to five films

Long-form Documentary – Series

Long form: Over 10 minutes
Series: Two to five films

Craft and Tech Categories

Nonprofit

A film or series produced to promote a not-for-profit organization, service, or facility.
Entrants for Nonprofit categories receive a reduced entry fee.

Music

A film or series utilizing a musical event or performance to communicate a brand’s message.

Business Film

The next generation of Corporate Videos, these films establish emotional connections through a brand’s history, mission, goals, and culture to humanize relationships with employees and consumers. Popular in service-based companies, business films are designed to convey trust and communicate transparency of work ethics by showcasing the internal workings of a company.

Mini-form Fiction – Single

Mini-form: 0 – 20 seconds
Single fil

Mini-form Documentary – Single

Mini-form: 0 – 20 seconds
Single film

Mini-form Fiction – Series

Mini-form: 0 – 20 seconds
Series: Two to five films

Mini-form Documentary – Series

Mini-form: 0 – 20 seconds
Series: Two to five films

Short-form Fiction – Single

Short form: 21 seconds -10 minutes
Single film

Short-form Documentary – Single

Short form: 21 seconds -10 minutes
Single film

Short-form Fiction – Series

Short form: 21 seconds -10 minutes
Series: Two to five films

Short-form Documentary – Series

Short form: 21 seconds -10 minutes
Series: Two to five films

Long-form Fiction – Single

Long form: Over 10 minutes
Single film

Long-form Documentary – Single

Long form: Over 10 minutes
Single film

Long-form Fiction – Series

Long form: Over 10 minutes
Series: Two to five films

Long-form Documentary – Series

Long form: Over 10 minutes
Series: Two to five films