The Main Competition with the Golden Frog Award has been the most important part of the EnergaCAMERIMAGE Festival from its beginning. The Competition exists since 1993 i.e. since the first edition of the Festival. From the very beginning the idea behind the competition is to present the feature films where the image significantly contributes to the way a story is told. The visual value of these films results from the cooperation between a director and a cinematographer and the unusual sensitivity of the author of a film image. The Main Competition emphasizes the enormous contribution of the cinematographer to the film work.
The aim of the Main Competition is to present films with unique visual appeal which will then be evaluated by International Jury who will choose and award the authors of the best cinematography.
The following materials need to be emailed to [email protected]:
– 5 stills from the film (.tiff or .jpg files, not less than 1920 pixels on the long edge, 300 dpi)
– cinematographer`s and director`s filmography
– cinematographer`s and director`s headshot photo (.tiff or .jpg files, not less than 1920 pixels on the long edge, 300 dpi)
– dialogue lists with time code in English (and in Polish if available)
– synopsis of the film in English (and in Polish if available)
– information about camera(s) used on the film (make and model), if not given in the entry form
– information about lenses used on the film (make and model), if not given in the entry form
The Submitter is obliged to provide an online screener such as a Vimeo, YouTube or other streaming platform link or as downloadable file (as per the entry form declaration). If the film is not in Polish or English language, the screener should include English or Polish subtitles.
The deadline for the delivery of a preview screener and selection materials is: 31st May 2023 (no fee) /// 30th June 2023 (late entry fee: PLN 300). We recommend however, that you provide all the required materials ideally within 7 days from submitting it online. Please make sure that in case of any links being provided, they need to remain valid till the end of September 2023.
LATE ENTRY FEE
If the screeners and additional materials are not received by the Organizer by May 31st 2023 the late entry fee applies (PLN 300). If payment is not received, the late submissions will not be accepted for the selection process. The late entry fee can be paid by credit card through the payment form available in the Payments tab in your account at https://portal.camerimage.pl/payments.
Selection results will be sent to the Submitter by 2nd October 2023. If your film is selected you will be asked to provide a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) with English subtitles (if a film is not originally in the English language) and with Polish subtitles, if available.
Please direct any questions regarding the Main Competition to Dominika Kruzińska at [email protected]
PLEASE DO NOT RESUBMIT YOUR FILMS.
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