Regulations PEER-RABEN-MUSIC-AWARD at SoundTrack_Cologne 20, 2023:
1. General Conditions
Prized will be the best soundtrack for a short film. There is a 15 minutes limit on duration, but not on the form, theme or genre of the film. The film music must have mainly been written for the film. If the selection committee does not accept a film for the competition, it has the option to be placed in one of the extra screenings.
2. Organiser and Date
SoundTrack_Cologne is held by Televisor Troika GmbH. The festival will take place in Cologne from June 20 - 23, 2023.
3. Entry Requirements
a) The film has to be submitted via the online form provided by SoundTrack_Cologne.
b) The applicant gets sent an automatic entry form to the provided email address. The applicant has to send the signed entry form to SoundTrack_Cologne by E-mail, fax or mail to one of the following addresses:
c/o Televisor Troika GmbH
Without the signed entry form the submission is not complete and will not be considered by the jury!
The deadline is April 11, 2023.
c) Each entry requires a unique entry and a completed and signed entry form. Use a separate entry form for each film.
d) The running time of the film may not exceed 15 minutes.
e) All short films whose production was completed after January 1st, 2022, or which had their premiere after January 1st, 2022, are eligible for submission. These conditions are subject to change by the organizer.
f) The film should be mostly accompanied by original music.
g) Works cannot be withdrawn from the competition after submission.
4. Accepted Film Formats
The screening print can be one of the following formats: DVD, BluRay-Disc or digital file (e.g. high quality prores). We only accept the video format PAL (no NTSC, SECAM or similar). If the original language of the film is neither German nor English, subtitles in one of those languages are required.
The preview copy should be entered digitally via link. This link has to be accessible without changes until the end of the festival (June 23, 2023). If the original language of the film is neither German nor English, subtitles in one of those languages are required. If the language of dialogues or subtitles is neither German nor English, please enclose a film script in German or English. Preview tape and material will remain in the festival archive.
The selection committee will view the submissions that reached the festival office by April 11, 2023. All entrants will be notified of the selection results in time. The results will be sent by E-mail only. Please send your submission as soon as possible and do not wait until close to the deadline. This will support the selection process. Thank you.
Costs for submitting materials, viewing copy and screening copy are to be paid by the submitter [Submissions with insufficient postage will not be accepted]. Return expenses for the screening-print will be covered by the festival. Submissions from abroad must read in German: “Nur für kulturelle Zwecke – keine kommerzielle Nutzung. Empfänger ist Selbstverzoller” (For cultural purpose only, no commercial value – Independent Custome Clearance by the recipient). Submitted viewing copies (DVD screeners) from non EU-member states must be accompanied by a „pro forma invoice“ stating a value of max. 20 US$. In the event of accruing custom fees such fees shall be charged to the submitter. Submitted viewing copies (DVD-screeners) will not be returned!
c/o Televisor Troika GmbH
8. Further Remarks
a) Screening prints will be insured during the festival time at their print value. Any claims for replacement due to damage are to be submitted not later than 10 days after the festival.
b) The submitter has to confirm, that the composer agrees with the submission and the participation in the competition und that s/he is willing to participate in the Award Ceremony if s/he is nominated.
c) We will make every effort, but we cannot promise to invite all the filmmaker whose films have been selected. We will also provide information about private accommodations or low cost hotels.
9. Declaration of Agreement
With their signature, the participants and rights holders in the submitted work declare their consent to participation in the competition and their agreement to the rules and regulations in the version here present. There is no right of appeal. All matters in doubt will be decided by the festival management according to international guidelines. The German version of these rules and regulations is binding.
10. Online Form
Please fill in all mandatory fields truthfully and completely. Wrong details or entries like “blank blank blank”, “Please request this at …”, links to websites or similar entries will automatically lead to a disqualification of the submission!
11. The entry form is to be printed, signed and sent to SoundTrack_Cologne (see §3b).
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