regulations - audio | photography | video
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Escola das Artes
www.artes.ucp.pt/b&w

Deadline:
February 10th 2014

regulations - audio



01. INTRO

The Black & White International Audiovisual Festival celebrates the black and white aesthetics as a specific, peculiar and unique artistic expression. The image capture in digital technology is born with colours, but the artists' intuition often urges, to produce in black and white, which proves the relevance and interest of aesthetics that only black and white communicates. Furthermore, and because it is an audiovisual festival, the Black & White Festival also aims to promote the creation of soundscapes, somehow, referring to the black and white aesthetic, hence the inclusion of a category Audio competition. The interpretation of what is "black and white" audio requires a higher level of abstraction and subjectivity than in the case of the image, something that the Festival's Committee considers a motivating feature of the creative process.

02. DATE AND PLACE

The Festival will take place from May 21st to 24th, 2014 at the School of Arts from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Foz Campus in Oporto - Portugal.

03. ENTRY TERMS

3.1 - The competition is open to works produced from January 1st, 2012 onwards. Works that applied last year will not be admitted.
3.2 - Each applicant can present no more than 3 works in a section. Each work presented implies the subscription of one entry form.
3.4 - Only originals are admitted for selection. The applicant ascertains the authorship and assumes the responsibility for any reclamation.
3.5 - The following items must accompany the submitted work:
a) Entry form (signed and MSWORD);
b) A one-page justification of the black and white concept of the work must be delivered;
c) Synopsis in English (minimum 20 & maximum 40 words);
d) Credits;
e) Artistic Curriculum and photo of the applicant.

These documents must be sent in digital format (CD-ROM with text in MSWORD and photos in TIFF/JPEG) along with the signed entry form.

04. COMPETITION

4.1 - The Audio Experimental category is dedicated solely to sound works, focusing on compositions in the field of computer music (acousmatic, experimental, soundscape, minimal, concrete, etc.). However, more narrative works can be accepted, provided they remain in the field of art and with a conceptual link to black and white.
4.2 - The running time must not exceed 7 minutes.
4.3 - The submitted audio works must play in stereo format.
4.4 - All works must be submitted on audio CD.
4.5 - If non-English narration exists a written English translation (MSWORD included on the CD-ROM) must be sent along.
4.6 - Without prejudice to what has been previously stated, if the work have been designed for audio playback in a format other than stereo, the author should notify the Organization of the Black & White Festival that will evaluate the possibility to satisfy the original requirements to play the audio work.

05. ENROLMENT

5.1 - There is no fee for the enrolment.
5.2 - The enrolment's deadline is on February 10th, 2014 (postal stamp).
5.3 - The enrolment elements must be sent to the following address:
Black & White - Festival Internacional Audiovisual
Rua Diogo Botelho, 1327, 4169-005 Porto
PORTUGAL
5.4 - The packages sent from outside the European Union must present the statement “No commercial value - For cultural purposes only Value = Euros 0”.

06. PRESENTATION TO COMPETITION

6.1 - The Festival's Committee is responsible for the pre-selection process.
6.2 - The Festival Committee's will notify both the authors of the selected works as well as the authors of the works not selected for competition. As soon as the pre-selection process ends results will also be announced on the Festival's official site: www.artes.ucp.pt/b&w.

07. JURY

7.1 - Five members from several areas related to the audiovisual creation compose the Jury.
7.2 - There will be no appeal to the decision of the Jury.

08. AWARDS

8.1 - During the Festival the works selected to competition will be presented to an international Jury gathered for that effect that will award the best audio work.
8.2 - The Festival’s Jury will also award the best work in competition.
8.3 - The Jury can nullify the attribution of one or more trophies. The Jury can also distinguish any work with a special award.
8.4 - From the Jury's decision there will be no appeal.
8.5 - The Festival's Committee can choose to attribute more prizes.

09. PROMOTION

9.1 - All the works in competition can be presented in the means of social communication (until a maximum of 10% of the total duration of the work), exclusively for promotion of the Festival on the month immediately before and after the Festival.
9.2 – After the Festival, extensions can be promoted, in Portugal or in any other country.

10. GENERAL TERMS

10.1 - The copies submitted to pre-selection will only be returned (CDS, DVDs, etc.) if the author pays for all shipping expenses.
10.2 - The selected applicants must pay for the shipping costs of any promotional material (posters, postcards, etc.).
10.3 - Considering all the legal issues, each applicant assumes full responsibility for the works admitted in the Festival. The Festival's Committee will decline any sort of responsibility regarding authorship issues.
10.4 - All details and issues not expressed on these regulations will be decided and communicated by the Festival's Committee.


regulations - photography



01. INTRO

The Black & White International Audiovisual Festival intends to celebrate the black and white aesthetics as a specific, peculiar and unique kind of artistic expression. The image capture in the digital technology is born with colours but the artist's intuition often urges for the black and white production. This proves the newness and interest in an aesthetic that can only be communicated through black and white. There is a need to answer to the audience's growing sensitivity to black & white specificity, leaving behind the prejudice that relates this aesthetics with works of early cinema.

02. DATE AND PLACE

The Festival will take place from May 21st to 24th, 2014 at the School of Arts from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Foz Campus in Oporto - Portugal.

03. ENTRY TERMS

3.1 - The competition is open to works produced from January 1st, 2012 onwards. Works that applied last year will not be admitted.
3.2 - Only black and white productions will be accepted. Exceptionally, colour inserts can be used, whenever justified by the conception of the work. Still, it can never subvert the black and white concept of the Festival.
3.3 - Each applicant can present no more than 3 works in a section. Each work presented implies the subscription of one entry form.
3.4 - Only originals are admitted for selection. The applicant ascertains the authorship and assumes the responsibility for any reclamation.
3.5 – The following items must accompany photographic works:
a) Entry form (signed and MSWORD);
b) A one-page justification of the black and white concept of the work;
c) Synopsis in English (minimum 20 & maximum 40 words);
d) Credits;
e) Artistic Curriculum and photo of the applicant.

These documents must be sent in digital format (CD-ROM with text in MSWORD and photos in TIFF/JPEG) along with the signed entry form.

04. COMPETITION

4.1 - Applicants must submit:
4.1.1 - A CD or DVD with all the photos from the series in digital format (min. 5 and max. 7 images with max. 20 x 30 cm and 300 dpi)
Each photograph should be referenced with the following information:
Author’s name
Series title
Analogic or digital photographs
Resolution of the original file (for digital photos)
Actual size for exhibition (min. 20 x 25 cm and max. 40 x 60 cm) Material that the applicant will use for print (paper, PVC, other)
4.1.2 - A photograph printed on paper intended for display (size min. 20 x 25 and max. 30 x 40) with the following information:
- Author Name
- Series name
4.2 - Those selected for competition must send the photographs printed, numbered according to the reading order of the series, without margins and in exhibition format (min. 20 x 25 cm and max. 40 x 60 cm).
To facilitate the conditions for exhibitions, prints are allowed in:
- Paper (RC Paper or other resistant strains)
- PVC or other similar (recommended for prints on barite paper)
4.3 - The photos must not be affixed in any other material. The photo must exclusively present a label on its back with: author’s name, title of the series, number on the sequence and desired orientation for exhibition (For ex: Maria Silva, "Black and White", 1/1, vertical).

05. ENROLMENT

5.1 - There is no fee for the enrolment.
5.2 - The enrolment's deadline is on February 10th, 2014 (postal stamp).
5.3 - The enrolment elements must be sent to the following address:
Black & White - Festival Internacional Audiovisual
Rua Diogo Botelho 1327, 4169-005, Porto, Portugal
5.4 - The packages sent from outside the European Union must present the statement “No commercial value - For cultural purposes only Value = Euros 0”.

06. PRESENTATION TO COMPETITION

6.1 - The Festival's Committee is responsible for the pre-selection process.
6.2 - The Festival Committee's will notify both the authors of the selected works as well as the authors of the works not selected for competition. As soon as the pre-selection process ends results will also be announced on the Festival's official site: www.artes.ucp.pt/b&w.

07. JURY

7.1 - Five members from several areas related to the audiovisual creation compose the Jury.
7.2 - There will be no appeal to the decision of the Jury.

08. AWARDS

8.1 - During the Festival the works selected to competition will be presented to an international Jury gathered for that effect that will award the best photographic series.
8.2 - The Festival’s Jury will also award the best work in competition.
8.3 - The Jury can nullify the attribution of one or more trophies. The Jury can also distinguish any work with a special award.
8.4 - From the Jury's decision there will be no appeal.
8.5 - The Festival's Committee can choose to attribute more prizes.

09. PROMOTION

9.1 - All the works in competition can be presented in the means of social communication, exclusively for promotion of the Festival on the month immediately before and after the Festival.
9.2 – After the Festival, extensions can be promoted, in Portugal or in any other country.

10. GENERAL TERMS

10.1 - The copies submitted to pre-selection will only be returned (CDS, DVDs, photos, etc.) if the author pays for all shipping expenses.
10.2 - The selected applicants must pay for the shipping costs of the photos for exhibition and for any promotional material (posters, postcards, etc.). These photos will be returned to the authors.
10.3 - Considering all the legal issues, each applicant assumes full responsibility for the works admitted in the Festival. The Festival's Committee will decline any sort of responsibility regarding authorship issues.
10.4 - All details and issues not expressed on these regulations will be decided and communicated by the Festival's Committee.


regulations - video



01. INTRO

The Black & White Audiovisual Festival intends to celebrate the black and white aesthetics as a specific, peculiar and unique kind of artistic expression. The image capture in the digital technology is born with colours but the artist's intuition often urges for the black and white production. This proves the newness and interest in an aesthetic that can only be communicated through black and white. There is a need to answer to the audience's growing sensitivity to black & white specificity, leaving behind the prejudice that relates this aesthetics with works of early cinema.

02. DATE AND PLACE

The Festival will take place from May 21st to 24th, 2014 at the School of Arts from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Foz Campus in Oporto - Portugal.

03. ENTRY TERMS

3.1 - The competition is open to works produced from January 1st, 2012 onwards. Works that applied last year will not be admitted.
3.2 - Only black and white productions will be accepted. Exceptionally, colour inserts can be used, whenever justified by the conception of the work. Still, it can never subvert the black and white concept of the Festival.
3.3 - Each applicant can present no more than 3 works in a section. Each work presented implies the subscription of one entry form.
3.4 - Only originals are admitted for selection. The applicant ascertains the authorship and assumes the responsibility for any reclamation.
3.5 - Works must be accompanied by the following items:
a) Entry form (signed and MSWORD);
b) Synopsis in English (minimum 20 & maximum 40 words);
c) Credits;
d) Artistic Curriculum and photo of the applicant.

These documents must be sent in digital format (CD-ROM with text in MSWORD and photos in TIFF/JPEG) along with the signed entry form.

04. COMPETITION

4.1 - The Festival will accept works applying for selection in fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and music video.
4.2 - The running time must not exceed 20 minutes.
4.3 - Only DVD video copies are admitted for pre-selection purposes (*.MOV, *.AVI, and similar files, are not admitted).
4.4 - All the videos spoken in languages other than English must be subtitled in English.
4.5 - 3 photos or frames of the video (in TIFF/JPEG, with 300 DPI, inserted in the CD-ROM) must be sent along with all the documentation required.
4.6 - Nevertheless, the selected works must be presented in DV, miniDV, DVCam, miniDVcam, Digital Betacam or Betacam SP (only in PAL system). DVD's will not be presented.

05. ENROLMENT

5.1 - There is no fee for the enrolment.
5.2 - The enrolment's deadline is on February 10th, 2014 (postal stamp).
5.3 - The enrolment elements must be sent to the following address:
Black & White - Festival Internacional Audiovisual
Rua Diogo Botelho 1327, 4169-005, Porto, Portugal
5.4 - The packages sent from outside the European Union must present the statement “No commercial value - For cultural purposes only Value = Euros 0”.

06. PRESENTATION TO COMPETITION

6.1 - The Festival's Committee is responsible for the pre-selection process.
6.2 - The Festival Committee's will notify both the authors of the selected works as well as the authors of the works not selected for competition. As soon as the pre-selection process ends results will also be announced on the Festival's official site: www.artes.ucp.pt/b&w .

07. JURY

7.1 - Five members from several areas related to the audiovisual creation compose the Jury.
7.2 - There will be no appeal to the decision of the Jury.

08. AWARDS

8.1 - During the Festival the works selected to competition will be presented to an international Jury gathered for that effect.
8.2 - The Festival will contemplate the following trophies:
Best fiction video
Best documentary video
Best animation video
Best experimental video
Best music video
8.3 - The Festival’s Jury will also award the best work in competition.
8.4 - The Jury can nullify the attribution of one or more trophies. The Jury can also distinguish any work with a special award.
8.5 - From the Jury's decision there will be no appeal.
8.6 - The Festival's Committee can choose to attribute more prizes.

09. PROMOTION

9.1 - All the works in competition can be presented in the means of social communication (until a maximum of 10% of the total duration of the work), exclusively for promotion of the Festival on the month immediately before and after the Festival.
9.2 – After the Festival, extensions can be promoted, in Portugal or in any other country.

10. GENERAL TERMS

10.1 - The copies submitted to pre-selection will only be returned (CDS, DVDs, photos, etc.) if the author pays for all shipping expenses.
10.2 - The selected applicants must pay for the shipping costs of the screening copies (in HDV, DV, miniDV, DVCam, miniDVCam, Digital Betacam or Betacam SP - only in PAL system) and for any promotional material (posters, postcards, etc.). These screening copies will be returned to the authors.
10.3 - Considering all the legal issues, each applicant assumes full responsibility for the works admitted in the Festival. The Festival's Committee will decline any sort of responsibility regarding authorship issues.
10.4 - All details and issues not expressed on these regulations will be decided and communicated by the Festival's Committee.



Website www.artes.ucp.pt/b&w
E-mail b&w@porto.ucp.pt
Address Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Escola das Artes
Festival Audiovisual
Black&White
Rua Diogo Botelho, 1327, 4169-005, Porto
PORTUGAL
Telef (+351) 22 619 62 51
organizers
UCP - Escola das Artes e CITAR

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