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|100 seconds inspired by Jacques Cousteau
|In tribute to the 100th anniversary of Jacques Cousteau’s birth, we are looking for user-generated video submissions that pay tribute to the legacy of the famed explorer. A symbolic 100-second time limit will be imposed on all submissions, and filmmakers are encouraged to use the life, work and legacy of Jacques Cousteau as inspiration. Films may speak to current issues, reflect on past events or represent a personal statement. We are looking for innovative ways to communicate the thoughts, feelings, views of the filmmaker- personal accounts, simple or complex visuals, artistic interpretations. Be creative!
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The indelible mark Jacques Cousteau left on our planet is evident in the millions of people inspired by his passion. Scientists, artists, writers, educators and filmmakers are only a small slice of those who pursued their dreams sparked by his infectious desire to explore, discover, and subsequently protect our ocean planet.
On the anniversary of the Captain’s 100th birthday we pay tribute not only to the man but also the legacy he left for all of us to continue. As we look back at the past we see that though one person, like Jacques Yves Cousteau, can make a difference it will take all of us working in unison to create a healthy and functioning planet for future generations.
The purpose of this festival is to honor Jacques Cousteau's work for the Oceans with an international collection of video testimonies of how we have been inspired by his work, his message, and his passion.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Jacques Cousteau was an innovator in every sense of the word- he was an inventor, explorer and spokesperson for marine conservation. Few people have done so much to better the world we live in. In honor of his 100th birthday, an international platform has been created to receive video tributes- we are now accepting submissions.
Each film may run no longer than 100 seconds, one for each year since his birth. The winning selections, 20 in total, will be premiered at the "Ocean Inspiration" event to be held in the fall this year in New York. This collage of tributes will then be made available to the general public for viewing on the event website created to share all parts of the event.
Céline Cousteau (Festival Director)
Online Video Contest
Contest Rules and Terms and Conditions
1. Background and Guidelines
In tribute to the 100th anniversary of Jacques Cousteau’s birth, we are looking for user-generated video submissions that pay tribute to the legacy of the famed explorer. A symbolic 100-second time limit will be imposed on all submissions, and filmmakers are encouraged to use the life, work and legacy of Jacques Cousteau as inspiration. Films may speak to current issues, reflect on past events or represent a personal statement. We are looking for innovative ways to communicate the thoughts, feelings, views of the filmmaker- personal accounts, simple or complex visuals, artistic interpretations. Be creative!
Who can enter?
The contest is open to anyone. We are interested in the strength of the content and true message of how you have been inspired and what that inspiration looks like- be it poetry, art, diving, pure visuals, a song, or a journey underwater.
2. Contest Prizes
A selection of 20 entries will be chosen and used to create a montage of tributes. Each of these winning submissions will be premiered at the 100th celebration event in New York, on the website, and on the event’s Facebook page and YouTube channels. A grand prize will be awarded to the festival winner.
3. Contest Operators
Céline S. Cousteau and CauseCentric Productions a 501 (c)(3) non-profit.
4. Deadlines and restrictions
The contest will run from May 15, 2010 to August 15, 2010 (Submission period). Late entries will not be accepted. All submissions must be the original work of the Entrant. Entries will be void if they are incomplete, late, lost, damaged, or are not able to be viewed due to technical error. By entering, entrants acknowledge compliance with these Contest Rules, Terms and Conditions official rules including all eligibility requirements.
5. How to Enter
You may enter the Contest by completing the entry form found at:
Videos must be submitted utilizing Without A Box's Secure Online Screeners (SOS). Filmmakers can submit one SOS per project, free of charge -- additional SOS submissions for the same project can be made for $2.95 per submission.
Upon the selection of the 20 finalists, as determined by the judges, each contestant will be contacted via email and requested to send in Exhibition copies of their film to the festival by a deadline indicated in the email. If the Exhibition copy of the film is not received by the deadline the film will not be eligible for the grand prize and will not be included in the 100th celebration tribute montage.
Video requirements for Secure Online Screeners (SOS):
o .mpeg/.mpg (MPEG-2, MPEG-4), .mov, .flv/.f4v files, .wmv, .avi
o 2GB max file size
o 640x480 for standard definition 4:3 video, 853x480 for widescreen DV, or 1280x720 for high definition.
o 100 seconds maximum runtime (no minimum)
The submission may be in any language but the Contest Operators kindly request the addition of sub-titles to entries that are not in the English language.
Video requirements for Exhibition copies:
Exhibition copies of films are accepted in the following formats:
mpeg/.mpg (MPEG-2, MPEG-4), .mov, .flv/.f4v files, .wmv, .avi
No materials submitted for participation will be returned; do not send masters.
Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
Projects will be judged based on artistic merit as well as their intent and ability to convey emotion. Technical restrictions will be considered to ensure equal opportunity for all entrants regardless of budget.
As of May 1, 2010 the list of judges, while subject to change, will be:
1. Céline S. Cousteau, CauseCentric Productions
2. Jen Galvin, Reel Blue LLC
3. Mike DeGruy, The Film Crew, Inc
4. Chris Palmer, School of Communication, American University
5. Matthew Ferraro, Ocean Futures Society
7. Entrant’s Representations
By entering, Entrant represents and warrants that the submitted video (i) is the Entrant’s original work, or that of the submitting team; (ii) satisfies these Contest Rules, Terms and Conditions; (iii) does not infringe on the intellectual property rights of anyone else; (iv) is not subject to any contract with a third party which may require the Contest Operators to pay a fee for use of the submitted video; and (v) contains no offensive content or content that will bring the Contest Operators into disrepute. Violation of these representations will result in disqualification.
8. Contest Limit
Entrant may enter the contest one (1) time during the Contest Period. Multiple Entrants are not permitted to share the same e-mail address. Any attempt by any Entrant to enter the Contest more than once by using same/multiple/different e-mail addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entries and may lead to disqualification.
9. Review of Submission
The Contest Operators will review all submitted videos received. Decisions regarding eligibility are final and binding. The Contest Operators assume no responsibility for disputes between persons
claiming authorship of any submission.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Terms and Conditions
By participating, the Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the Contest Operators and their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliate companies, distributors, advertising associates, agents, successors and assigns (“Released Parties”) from and against any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that each Entrant may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential to person, including death and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from Entrant’s acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize in the Contest or participation in the Contest or as a result of the Entrant not adhering to the Contest Rules, Terms and Conditions.
Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes consent to the use of each winner’s film, name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, hometown or country, state and entry by the Contest Operators on a non-exclusive basis for promotional, publicity, public relations, educational, and advertising purposes in any manner and in all media now known or hereafter known worldwide in perpetuity without any further payment, consideration, permission or notification.
3. Property Rights
Submissions must not infringe any third party intellectual property rights. Submissions must not contain any music that is not originally created or scored by the Entrant, or is not in the public domain unless the Entrant has obtained a license to use the music which license will name CauseCentric Productions and Céline S. Cousteau as a sub-licensee and shall cover use of the music by CauseCentric Productions and Céline S. Cousteau for the stated purpose of the video – to promote and build awareness of CauseCentric Productions' and Céline S. Cousteau’s mission – on CauseCentric Productions', Céline S. Cousteau's, and the festival's website and for other promotional purposes. The Entrant represents that the music and or the contents generally shall not defame, disparage or invade publicity or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or proprietary rights. Submissions must be suitable for publication in a public forum (as determined by the Operators in their sole discretion); may not contain nudity, profanity ore representations or threats of physical violence and may not reflect negatively on the Contest Operators.
4. No obligation to Telecast
Neither CauseCentric Productions nor Céline S. Cousteau shall be under an obligation to telecast any Submission, whether or not it has won the Contest. They shall fully discharge their obligations to a winning submission by awarding the prize and prize monies.