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15-Apr-2014 9:40pm PDT  

 

CINE Golden Eagle Awards

57 Annual June 29, 2014 to June 30, 2014

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SPECIAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY • Final deadlines have passed. If you have a deadline waiver or special instructions from the event, select a Category of Entry to continue.

Independent (Unaffiliated): Documentary Short
All productions entered into the CINE Golden Eagle Awards will be accepted and judged, with judging feedback provided at the end of judging upon request.

To be considered in the INDEPENDENT (unaffiliated) Division, the production must not have been produced by or for a commercial studio, broadcast network, business, educational, government, or non-profit entity. Any film that has secured broadcast distribution – even if it has not yet aired – must be submitted into the appropriate TV category. A budget figure must be attached.

Documentary productions less than 30 minutes in length.
Independent (Unaffiliated): Documentary Feature
All productions entered into the CINE Golden Eagle Awards will be accepted and judged, with judging feedback provided at the end of judging upon request.

To be considered in the INDEPENDENT (unaffiliated) Division, the production must not have been produced by or for a commercial studio, broadcast network, business, educational, government, or non-profit entity. Any film that has secured broadcast distribution – even if it has not yet aired – must be submitted into the appropriate TV category. A budget figure must be attached.

Documentary productions of 30 minutes or longer.
Independent (Unaffiliated): Fiction Short
All productions entered into the CINE Golden Eagle Awards will be accepted and judged, with judging feedback provided at the end of judging upon request.

To be considered in the INDEPENDENT (unaffiliated) Division, the production must not have been produced by or for a commercial studio, broadcast network, business, educational, government, or non-profit entity. Any film that has secured broadcast distribution – even if it has not yet aired – must be submitted into the appropriate TV category. A budget figure must be attached.

Narrative productions (live action and/or animation) of less than 30 minutes.
Independent (Unaffiliated): Fiction Feature
All productions entered into the CINE Golden Eagle Awards will be accepted and judged, with judging feedback provided at the end of judging upon request.

To be considered in the INDEPENDENT (unaffiliated) Division, the production must not have been produced by or for a commercial studio, broadcast network, business, educational, government, or non-profit entity. Any film that has secured broadcast distribution – even if it has not yet aired – must be submitted into the appropriate TV category. A budget figure must be attached.

Narrative productions (live action and/or animation) of 30 minutes or longer.
Student: Documentary
This production must have been produced while enrolled in an accredited high school, undergraduate or graduate school or program. The filmmaker does not have to be a film or media major, but must identify the school and year of study on the entry form. Filmmakers who have graduated may submit to the student category as long as the film was produced while enrolled in the school or university. The film CANNOT have been produced as a work-for-hire, or be broadcast or theatrically distributed (excluding film festivals). All student films must be under 30:00 minutes.
Student: Entertainment - Animation
This production must have been produced while enrolled in an accredited high school, undergraduate or graduate school or program. The filmmaker does not have to be a film or media major, but must identify the school and year of study on the entry form. Filmmakers who have graduated may submit to the student category as long as the film was produced while enrolled in the school or university. The film CANNOT have been produced as a work-for-hire, or be broadcast or theatrically distributed (excluding film festivals). All student films must be under 30:00 minutes.
Student: Entertainment - Drama
This production must have been produced while enrolled in an accredited high school, undergraduate or graduate school or program. The filmmaker does not have to be a film or media major, but must identify the school and year of study on the entry form. Filmmakers who have graduated may submit to the student category as long as the film was produced while enrolled in the school or university. The film CANNOT have been produced as a work-for-hire, or be broadcast or theatrically distributed (excluding film festivals). All student films must be under 30:00 minutes.
Student: Entertainment - Comedy
This production must have been produced while enrolled in an accredited high school, undergraduate or graduate school or program. The filmmaker does not have to be a film or media major, but must identify the school and year of study on the entry form. Filmmakers who have graduated may submit to the student category as long as the film was produced while enrolled in the school or university. The film CANNOT have been produced as a work-for-hire, or be broadcast or theatrically distributed (excluding film festivals). All student films must be under 30:00 minutes.
TV Series, Miniseries, Special or Segment
Productions that have aired or are scheduled to air on broadcast, cable or satellite networks.

Submissions must be eligible for the following divisions:
Televised Documentary & Performance
Televised Reality
Televised News
Televised Fiction
Children's Education & Entertainment

Please contact CINE (info@cine.org or bwalters@cine.org) to select the appropriate category.

Producers of televised series (defined as 3 or more episodes) can submit that series for additional recognition; if the series is selected to receive a Golden Eagle Award, it will receive extra recognition for excellence in series television.

Corporate Sales, Training/Education, Exhibits and Nonprofit Promotions
Films in these categories are produced by or for: a CORPORATE OR GOVERNMENT ENTITY (for sales, meetings, conferences, or internal employee training); a MUSEUM, HISTORIC SITE or TRAVELING EXHIBITION; a NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION (for fundraising or promotional purposes); or SCHOOL or CLASSROOM USE.

Submissions must be eligible for one of the following categories in the Industrial, Motivational & Exhibitions Division:
Arts & Exhibits Programs
Corporate Sales
Motivational
Safety, Training & Adult Education

Productions in these categories may not have been theatrically distributed or broadcast.

Advertisements and PSAs
Promotional or public service spots and campaigns and/or program opens and bumpers. Campaigns may be submitted for special recognition as an advertising campaign.

Online or Digital Content
Content produced or intended primarily for digital (online streaming) distribution. Categories in the Digital Content Division include:
Non-Fiction - Reality
Non-Fiction - Documentary
Fiction - Comedy
Fiction - Drama

Producers of digital series (defined as 3 or more episodes) can submit that series for additional recognition; if the series is selected to receive a Golden Eagle Award, it will receive extra recognition for excellence in digital series.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
CINE’s mission today is to support emerging and established producers of film, television and digital media through its film competitions, educational panels, screenings and networking opportunities. CINE is a 501(c)(3) corporation.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
For over 50 years, the CINE Golden Eagle Award has signified excellence within the film, television industry and digital media. From emerging filmmakers to industry pioneers, the twice-yearly CINE Golden Eagle Awards are home to the best of film, television and digital media.

Not all great filmmakers work on a studio lot, so we’ve got categories for student and independent filmmakers, digital media, industrials, news, reality TV and more. In our rigorous, two-stage judging system, our juries of industry pros choose the best to receive the CINE Golden Eagle Award – so it’s not just a mark of production excellence, but of peer recognition, too.

Show us what you’ve got!

ABOUT CINE

Launched in 1957 with the mission of selecting American films for international film festivals, CINE utilized a jury system to choose the best among the many submitted, honoring them with the CINE Golden Eagle Award. While filmmakers no longer need a third party to get their films seen worldwide, the peer recognition of excellence that a prestigious CINE Golden Eagle confers still opens doors. Master filmmaker Ken Burns, recalling winning the Golden Eagle for his first film in 1981, said it was like “being admitted to the club.”

In the more than half century since its first competition, CINE alumni whose films have made the world laugh, cry, think, argue and change include Mr. Burns, Mel Brooks, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Spike Lee, Stanley Nelson, Mira Nair, Robert Zemickis, Pixar founder John Lasseter, Quincy Jones and Mike Nichols - and that's just a partial list.

Some things stand the test of time, and CINE’s knack for picking winners is one of them. The opportunity for emerging filmmakers to join this prestigious group continues. Recently, several of the winning films in our student division have gone on to win gold or silver medals at the Student Academy Awards, have shown their films at major festivals, and are working in the industry at places such as Walt Disney Animation Studios. The competition has kept pace with the industry, with new divisions and categories, providing new opportunities for media producers.

ORGANIZERS
Betsy Walters (Director of Awards and Operations)

GENERAL RULES
• To be eligible, a production must have been completed or originally aired after January 1, 2013. Films or programs that have not yet aired or premiered ARE eligible for submission, but all submissions must be complete; no works-in-progress may be submitted for consideration.

• The competition is conducted by a unique multistage jury process where more than 600 jurors nationwide participate in the semi-annual screenings. EVERY CINE ENTRY IS VIEWED AND JUDGED. Each entrant will be notified of the competition results by mail at the completion of the entire judging process, which takes approximately 12 weeks. Judging feedback will be provided upon request.

• If you’re not sure which is the most appropriate category, contact the CINE office for assistance. Enter each title only once. CINE reserves the right to reassign an entry to a category it deems more appropriate than the category specified in the WAB submission. If this involves a change of entry price, the entrant will be notified in advance.

•In the event of a broken or faulty screener (DVD or streaming), CINE will make at least one attempt to contact the entrant for a replacement; however, CINE is ultimately not responsible for broken links or URLS, or for faulty DVDs. Please check your screener BEFORE submitting it.

• Each film is judged on its own merits against CINE's awards criteria, and not in competition with other submissions. CINE reserves the right not to give an award in any given category or division.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By making this submission, I warrant and represent that I am either the holder of the copyright of the materials contained herein or have the legal authority of the copyright holder to make this submission. Materials entered in the CINE Awards are not circulated in any way other than for judging purposes, with the exception that short clips (no more than 5 minutes) of Golden Eagle winners may be selected for use at the CINE Golden Eagle Awards Event and for streaming on CINE’s website; in this event, CINE will obtain permission from the artist via a waiver form that CINE will provide. CINE adheres to a nondisclosure policy. For uses beyond those noted, such as for educational and promotional purposes, rights assignment and related confirmations will be requested. CINE reserves the right not to give a special award in any given category or division.