B) Are welcome to enter their work production companies, post production companies, editing houses, music production companies, digital production companies, independent professionals and advertising agencies from all over the world.
C) CICLOPE promotes the participation of all countries, which gives the festival an international profile. English has been established as the official language, so entries in any language other than English should include English subtitles.
D) The registration of the pieces, as well as the payment, has to be made exclusively through the online registration system of the festival. The piece/s will only be considered registered after the uploading process is complete and the corresponding payment has been done. Important: Entry fees are not refundable under any circumstance.
E) The registered pieces must count with the authorization of the advertiser, the agency and/or the owner of the reproduction rights of the work. With exception of the projects of public welfare or charity, all the pieces must have been made for a brand at a valuable cost. It is the participant’s sole responsibility to comply with this rule. The festival shall not be held accountable for any type of responsibility that may arise in the shape of legal claims of third parties for this or any other motive related to the intellectual property or reproduction rights of the work.
F) Elegibility: Any campaign designed to put social or climate issues in the spotlight is eligible to participate. In its first edition, CICLOPE Sustainability Award, accepts works launched from January 1st 2018, until May 1st 2020. In any case, films and case study videos should not be longer than 20 minutes.
G) The organization, and/or the jury, if necessary, will have the right to request proof of emission in any stage of the contest, and the participant will be complied to submit it in a maximum time frame of 72 hours. If the event proof is not provided before the deadline, the piece will be automatically disqualified.
H) Pieces that have been submitted for the last editions of CICLOPE Festival, the international competition held in Berlin, are able to participate.
I) The organization and the jury, at its sole discretion and when considered necessary, will have the right to disqualify or change pieces to a different category from the one originally registered, without refund of any kind and without the need of communicating it previously.
J) With the purpose of promoting the festival, and when considered appropriate, the organization is authorized to project and/or publish in public or private presentations the registered pieces free of charge, without the need of any type of compensation to third parties.
K) The participant holds the festival unaccountable from all third party claims (this includes individuals and/or companies) regarding the broadcasting rights of the work.
L) In case the organization confirms the piece does not comply with the before mentioned requirements, or any other expressed in the present rules and conditions, at its sole discretion it will exercise the right to automatically remove or disqualify the piece without the need of compensation or severance pay to the participating company or person.
M) There are two rounds in the judging process. The first one is undertaken by the Executive Jury together with the Grand Jury, who watch and rank the entries online according to its excellence. The 10 (fifteen) best ranked entries in each category will be considered finalists. The final round of judging takes place in Los Angeles, where the Executive Jury personally discusses the finalist pieces and delivers one Bronze, one Silver and one Gold award in each category, as well as a Grand Prix for the best work of the year in the competition. Judges will be looking for the most powerful and well-crafted campaigns designed to encourage people to get involved and tackle the global problems of our age.
O) Only categories with fewer than 5 (five) participants can be declared vacant. Judges will abstain from voting on entries entered by companies from their global network.
Q) All entries will be judged, and all winners will be announced during the winner’s showcase in Palm Springs, on Saturday 30th May.
R) Every piece submitted to CICLOPE Sustainability Award is eligible to participate in CICLOPE Festival 2020, to be held in Berlin on November 5 & 6.
S) CICLOPE Sustainability Award’s entry deadline is Friday 1st May, 2020.
T) All schedules are subject to change without prior notice.