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19-Apr-2014 10:27am PDT  

 

Chicago International Film Festival TV Awards

50 Annual April 10, 2014 to April 10, 2014

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International
Film
Video
Short
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Competition
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30 E. Adams St.
Suite 800
Chicago IL 60603
USA
Phone: 312.683.0121
Fax: 312.683.0122
entries@chicagofilmfestival.com
http://www.cinemachicago.org/tv_...

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Individual Television Productions
Please choose the category that best describes your production and include on your disc and entry form.

P01: Animated Program
P02: Children’s Program
P03: Comedy Program
P04: Daytime Drama Program
P05: Documentary: Arts / Humanities
P06: Documentary: History / Biography
P07: Documentary: Science / Nature
P08: Documentary: Social / Political
P09: Dramatic Program
P10: Educational Program – Adult Audience
P11: Educational Program – Child Audience
P12: Feature Length Telefilm
P13: Investigative Reporting / News Documentary
P14: Main Title Sequence
P15: Music Video
P16: Public Access Program
P17: Public Affairs / Video News Release
P18: Situation Comedy Program
P19: Sketch Comedy Program
P20: Special Performance Event
P21: Sporting Event
P22: Student Produced Program
P42: Online Television Program
Television Series
Please choose the category that best describes your series and include on your disc and entry form.

P23: Animated Series
P24: Children’s Series
P25: Comedy Series
P26: Cooking Series
P27: Daytime Drama Series
P28: Dramatic Series
P29: Educational / Documentary Series
P30: Game Show Series
P31: Mini-Series
P32: News Series
P33: Public Access Series
P34: Reality Series
P35: Reality Competition Series
P36: Situation Comedy Series
P37: Sketch Comedy Series
P38: Student Produced Series
P39: Talk Show Series
P40: Travel Series
P41: Variety / Entertainment Series
P43: Online Television Series
Television Commercials
Please choose the category that best describes your commercial and include on your disc and entry form.

C01: Apparel
C02: Automotive
C03: Automobile Retailer
C04: Banking / Financial
C05: Beverages (Alcoholic)
C06: Beverages (Non-alcoholic)
C07: Business Products / Services
C08: Cellular Phone / Service
C09: Communication Products / Services
C10: Computers / Technology
C11: Confections / Snacks
C12: Cosmetics / Personal Care Products
C13: Entertainment / Leisure
C14: Fast Food
C15: Food Products
C16: Health Care
C17: Home Electronics
C18: Household Appliances / Furnishings
C19: Household Products
C20: Infomercial
C21: Institutional / Corporate Identity
C22: Insurance
C23: Travel / Tourism
C24: Long Form Commercial
C25: Media / Publications
C26: Network Promotion
C27: Non-profit / Fundraising
C28: Online / Webservices
C29: Pharmaceutical
C30: Political
C31: Public Service Announcement
C32: Restaurant
C33: Retail
C34: Sporting Event / Athletics
C35: Other Products
C36: Other Services
C37: Online Spot
Television Commercial Campaigns
Please choose the category that best describes your campaign and include on your disc and entry form.

C38: Online Campaign
C39: Commercial Campaign
C40: PSA Campaign
Special Achievement
Please choose the category that best describes your production and include on your disc and entry form.

SA01: Animation / Computer Graphics
SA02: Performance / Dialogue
SA03: Art Direction/ Production Design
SA04: Cinematography
SA05: Concept
SA06: Direction
SA07: Editing
SA08: Host
SA09: Humor
SA10: Music – Original
SA11: Music – Licensed / Adaptation
SA12: Sound Design
SA13: Special Effects
SA14: Writing
SA15: Low Budget

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The annual Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards is an international competition celebrating the quality and diversity in TV programming and commercials worldwide. Entries to the competition are judged by a jury of top media professionals, recognizing the finest in television from around the world and bestowing the highest honor, the Gold Hugo, to works that move the audience and further the medium.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
One of the most prolific and influential elements in the lives of millions, television has long been a fixture of the American experience. For 49 years, the Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards has honored the most innovative and outstanding members of the television community. As television productions and commercials continue to evolve in the digital age, the competition is an annual gathering for those who keep the medium vibrant and shape its future. We host an Awards Night Gala in April, which showcases the winning works and presents career achievement awards to select people or companies that have had a lasting impact on the medium. Past honorees have included Kelsey Grammer, FRONTLINE, Bill Kurtis, Kelsey Grammer, ESPN Films, WTTW, Shawn Ryan, MJZ, Hungry Man, OPTIMUS, and Leo Burnett.
ORGANIZERS
Alex Kopecky (Competitions Coordinator)

GENERAL RULES
A) Requirements

1. Entries must be postmarked no later than FEBRUARY 26, 2014
2. Entries must be submitted on DVD. Do NOT send film prints, master tapes, or other originals.
3. Submit one completed entry form (or online confirmation) and one copy of your production for each submission. Each entry must be on a separate DVD (entries to the TV Series or Commercial Campaign categories may have more than one episode or commercial per disc.)
4. Entries can only be submitted to one category. Submitting the same production to multiple categories will require a separate entry form and fee for each category.
5. Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate submission fee. Entry fees are non-refundable.
6. International (outside the US) checks and money orders are not accepted. Entry fees must be paid by credit card. International bank transfers are not accepted.
7. ENTRY FORMS AND PAYMENT WILL NOT BE PROCESSED WITHOUT AN ACCOMPANYING DVD. DVDs will not be considered for competition unless accompanied by necessary fees and entry forms.
8. Entrant’s name and title of production must be on each case or DVD.
9. Submission DVDs will not be returned.
10. The Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards is not responsible for incorrect wording in publications or on awards if the entry form is incorrect or illegible.

B) Eligibility
1. Television productions and commercials that have aired or are scheduled to air on television or be broadcast on internet-based television in 2013 and 2014 are eligible. Entries for internet-based television programs or commercials must include the URL at which they can be viewed.
2. Entries may be submitted by the director, producer, agency, distributor, or client. In categories of Special Achievement, entries may be submitted by a crew member who worked on the production.
3. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into competition and to use all music, images, and content in the entry. Entrant will allow usage of clips from the entry for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at the Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards Ceremony.
4. All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles.

C) Shipping
1. The cost of shipping an entry to the competition must be paid by the entrant. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted.
2. All international entries must be sent “Free Domicile” to the competition office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes pre-paid by shipper. Any brokerage fees charged to the Chicago International Television Awards will be refused. Please be sure to include all the proper customs documentation as required by your shipping service.

D) Awards
Gold and Silver Hugos are the highest honors presented by the Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards. Hugos are awarded only to outstanding productions that achieve effective communications through technical excellence and creativity. Gold and Silver Plaques are awarded to entries of superior quality that are among the best in their category. Certificates of Merit are awarded to productions that the jury feels contain strengths that deserve recognition.

E) Judging
The Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards' mission is to recognize the enormous technical and creative energy behind television commercials and productions and to highlight their importance in communications. Each year, we assemble panels of distinguished media professionals to judge our competitive categories. To ensure fully qualified appraisals, we select judges who are familiar with the industry and intended audience of each entry. All aspects of the production's technical execution are evaluated for professionalism, creativity, and effectiveness in achieving its goals. The production budget is carefully considered; a resourceful use of limited funds is highly valued by our judges. Entries are judged against others in the same category, but judges have the right to recommend that no award be given in a category if entries do not meet the award criteria. In the event of a tie, two awards may be presented. Our annual list of winners is circulated around the world to distributors, educators, potential clients, and the press to ensure winners receive maximum recognition.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

A) Requirements 1. Entries must be postmarked no later than FEBRUARY 26, 2014 2. Entries must be submitted on DVD. Do NOT send film prints, master tapes, or other originals. 3. Submit one completed entry form (or online confirmation) and one copy of your production for each submission. Each entry must be on a separate DVD (entries to the TV Series or Commercial Campaign categories may have more than one episode or commercial per disc.) 4. Entries can only be submitted to one category. Submitting the same production to multiple categories will require a separate entry form and fee for each category. 5. Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate submission fee. Entry fees are non-refundable. 6. International (outside the US) checks and money orders are not accepted. Entry fees must be paid by credit card. International bank transfers are not accepted. 7. ENTRY FORMS AND PAYMENT WILL NOT BE PROCESSED WITHOUT AN ACCOMPANYING DVD. DVDs will not be considered for competition unless accompanied by necessary fees and entry forms. 8. Entrant’s name and title of production must be on each case or DVD. 9. Submission DVDs will not be returned. 10. The Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards is not responsible for incorrect wording in publications or on awards if the entry form is incorrect or illegible. B) Eligibility 1. Television productions and commercials that have aired or are scheduled to air on television or be broadcast on internet-based television in 2013 and 2014 are eligible. Entries for internet-based television programs or commercials must include the URL at which they can be viewed. 2. Entries may be submitted by the director, producer, agency, distributor, or client. In categories of Special Achievement, entries may be submitted by a crew member who worked on the production. 3. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into competition and to use all music, images, and content in the entry. Entrant will allow usage of clips from the entry for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at the Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards Ceremony. 4. All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles. C) Shipping 1. The cost of shipping an entry to the competition must be paid by the entrant. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted. 2. All international entries must be sent “Free Domicile” to the competition office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes pre-paid by shipper. Any brokerage fees charged to the Chicago International Television Awards will be refused. Please be sure to include all the proper customs documentation as required by your shipping service. D) Awards Gold and Silver Hugos are the highest honors presented by the Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards. Hugos are awarded only to outstanding productions that achieve effective communications through technical excellence and creativity. Gold and Silver Plaques are awarded to entries of superior quality that are among the best in their category. Certificates of Merit are awarded to productions that the jury feels contain strengths that deserve recognition. E) Judging The Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards' mission is to recognize the enormous technical and creative energy behind television commercials and productions and to highlight their importance in communications. Each year, we assemble panels of distinguished media professionals to judge our competitive categories. To ensure fully qualified appraisals, we select judges who are familiar with the industry and intended audience of each entry. All aspects of the production's technical execution are evaluated for professionalism, creativity, and effectiveness in achieving its goals. The production budget is carefully considered; a resourceful use of limited funds is highly valued by our judges. Entries are judged against others in the same category, but judges have the right to recommend that no award be given in a category if entries do not meet the award criteria. In the event of a tie, two awards may be presented. Our annual list of winners is circulated around the world to distributors, educators, potential clients, and the press to ensure winners receive maximum recognition.