OVERVIEW

For the Film category, you are free to experiment within genres, but should be able to motivate your approach conceptually. Entrance into the filmmaking awards category requires that you provide a framework and structure for your film. You must be able to prove that you will be able to deliver on both a technical and a conceptual level, and you will have to prove that you can pitch an idea and produce the film.

HOW IT WORKS

The timeline for entry and judging in the Film category is divided into the following phases:

REGISTRATION PHASE

Entrants register online in order to be able to submit their work.

CONCEPTUALISATION PHASE

Entrants establish their artistic concept and submit a conceptual statement online.

PITCHING PHASE

During the pitching phase, entrants will pitch their concepts in front of a panel of judges at PPC's headquarters in Sandton. Each production team will have to prove that they have the required technical and artistic knowhow to produce a film based around a relevant and coherent concept.

FILM PRODUCTION PHASE

Successful proposals will be commissioned, providing category finalists with a R35 000 budget to produce their films. Finalists will also be paired up with an experienced mentor, who will guide them through the production phase.

FINAL ONLINE FILM SUBMISSION

Entrants will submit their film online.

NATIONAL JUDGING

Finalists will be judged by a panel at the national judging point.


SUBMISSION CRITERIA

The work of entrants will be adjudicated by an independent panel of judges. To be eligible for entry, there are number of criteria to consider. Entrants are expected to take careful note of the information and conditions in this section. Non-compliance will result in disqualification.

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SUBMISSION CRITERIA - FILM

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REGISTRATION

15 April - 30 September 2016

CONCEPTUALISATION PHASE

15 April - 30 September 2016

During the conceptualisation phase, entrants will need to submit the following online:

  • A concept document of no more than 250 words. This can take the form of a film synopsis, or motivation for the central concept.

  • A storyboard of the film as supporting documentation.

PITCHING PHASE

3 - 10 October 2016

Entrants will be expected to provide the following:

  • A visual treatment (including storyboard or mood board, PDF/AV format).

  • A synopsis or motivation document (maximum 1000 words, PDF format).

  • Evidence that entrants can produce a film, such as a short showreel or a clear visual treatment.

  • An ability to expand on the narrative, if asked by the judges.

  • A character bible if the concept involves characters.

  • A planned production schedule and detailed budget.

FILM PRODUCTION PHASE

11 October 2016 - 6 February 2017

  • The film production should be 5 -10 minutes long.

  • High-res version of the film submission on a USB stick / DVD.

  • Vimeo or YouTube link to film submission.

  • Trailer of film.

FINAL SUBMISSION

7 - 9 February 2017

WHO CAN ENTER

South African students and recent graduates, including permanent residents of South Africa as well as foreign students with study permits, may participate in the competition.

Participants must be 18 years or older.

Professional film producers who have produced commissioned work and commercial production houses are not eligible for entry.


WHERE TO ENTER

Final and edited films are to be submitted online in January 2017.


JUDGING CRITERIA

Judging of the filmmaking awards will be adjudicated by an independent panel of judges, comprised of prominent filmmakers and academics.

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The judges' decision is final and no correspondence with the organisers/judges will be allowed. It is in the sole and final discretion of the organisers/judges to cancel any entry on the grounds of illegality, infringement of any third party rights, or a transgression of the constitutional right of freedom of expression.

FIRST PRIZE R50 000

SECOND PRIZE R15 000

1ST PRIZE: R50 000 / 2ND PRIZE: R15 000

Finalists in the Film category will be 
commissioned and provided a budget of R35 000,
mentoring and technical support to complete
their film professionally. Finalists will be 
promoted online and winners in this category 
receive R50 000. Runners-up will receive a R15 000 award. 
Winners get automatic entry into the gala exhibition, 
with the chance to win a grand prize of R100 000,
and the title of PPC Imaginarium Champion.

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THE TIMELINE

Make sure you keep up with all the deadlines to ensure the success of your Imaginarium Awards submission.

REGISTRATION PHASE

15 April 2016 - 30 September 2016

CONCEPTUALISATION PHASE

15 April - 30 September 2016

PITCHING PHASE

3 - 10 October 2016

FILM PRODUCTION PHASE

11 October 2016 - 6 February 2017

FINAL ONLINE FILM SUBMISSION PHASE

7 - 9 February 2017

NATIONAL JUDGING PHASE

7 - 14 March 2017