There is only one category which is “Open”. AV workers are encouraged to explore the medium and to use it to communicate their own personal vision incorporating feeling, senses and imagination to the viewer. The productions are not restricted in any way, either in subject matter or in the manipulation allowed during the taking or reproduction stages of the photography, the use of sound, or the use of video.
All entrants and those interested in Audio Visual are welcome to attend the Festival. Please email your contact details to the Festival Director Director.IAVF@virginmedia.com and we will add them to our database. More information regarding the event will be published on the website www.rps.org/iavf as soon as it becomes available.
A digital projector, a Windows platform computer, audio system and screen will be provided. The projector is capable of displaying HD AV Programmes up to 1920 x 1080 pixels, with a 16ft x 9ft widescreen to match. Standard AV Programmes (e.g. 4:3 aspect ratio of 1400 x 1050 pixels and 3:2 aspect ratio of 1620 x 1080 pixels) will also play perfectly on this system.
Edgar Gibbs FRPS MPAGB AV-AFIAP
Telephone: +44 (0) 2920564850
Mobile: +44 (0) 7989444326
Postal Address: 10 Hughs Close, Cardiff, CF5 2RT, UK
1st August 2018 Earliest date entries can be submitted
24th August 2018 Latest date entries can be submitted
25th to 31st August 2018 Preselection (if needed)
22nd & 23rd September 2018 Projection of AV Programmes and Judging in Cheltenham
25th September 2018 Results emailed
29th September 2018 Awards posted
Entry is open to single entrants, groups and clubs. All participants must be disclosed on the entry form. The production must be the original work of the entrant and his/her declared co-authors and collaborators. The Festival has FIAP patronage and in line with its recent requirements, authors and co-authors must be alive at the time and date of entering the Festival.
Entrants may submit up to two AV Programmes, with a maximum time of 12 minutes for any AV Programme, and a maximum combined time of 15 minutes.
An entrant’s name may not be credited on more than two Programmes, either as author or co-author. Programmes already accepted at a previous RPS International Festival will not be eligible.
In accordance with the established music and image copyright regulations, AV Programmes presented at the Festival should be free of all rights of ownership, artistic or otherwise, which others may hold. Authors should only use archival third party images when it is not possible for them to use one of their own images. By participating in the Festival, authors of AV Programmes indemnify the organisers against all and any action that may be taken against them by owners of copyrights. The organisers will accept no responsibility in the case of dispute or litigation
Video may be included in your AV Programme but should not dominate the work.
UNACCEPTABLE AV PROGRAMMES:
The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to AV Programmes that they consider in their absolute discretion, to be undesirable, unsuitable or incorrectly programmed for projection at the Festival.
To ensure correct colour balance, it is recommended that you produce your AV Programme using sRGB colour space. Your entry must be programmed to run directly without an additional menu or start button. AV Programmes must be in a format which allows them to be played on a PC without the need for the software which created them, and should close automatically once finished and should preferably be .exe files. If you are unable to create .exe files, other formats (e.g. .mov, .mpg) may be accepted in consultation with the Festival Director in advance of the closing date. Entries may be submitted on a CD/DVD or via an online file-transferring platform, such as WeTransfer; YouSendIt, DropBox etc. Each CD/DVD/Data Transfer should only contain entries from one author. Each AV programme must not exceed 1Gb. All AV Programmes will be copied to the Festival computer’s hard drive for projection, and an archive copy of the Festival kept on DVD. If you do not wish your AV Programme to be included in this archive, please indicate this on the entry form. All care will be taken in the handling of AV Programmes, but the organisers cannot accept responsibility for loss, theft or damage.
If there are more than 60 sequences and running time of the entries submitted exceeds the available time at the Festival, the Organising Committee reserves the right to pre-select AV Programmes. The pre-selection decision will be made by the Chair of the Festival Jury. If an AV Programme is not selected to be shown at the Festival there will be no refund of the entry fee. There will not be any further discussion on the decision of the Chair of the Festival Jury.
Entrants may submit up to two AV Programmes, with a maximum time of 12 minutes for any AV Programme, and a maximum combined time of 15 minutes. The entry fee for all entrants is £15.00 per AV Programme or £25.00 for 2 AV Programmes.
Payment methods for entries from within the UK:
Payments may be made by cheque payable to “RPS International AV Festival”.
Log on to your bank account and transfer the amount due to:
Account Number: 20-05-06
Sort Code: 00818836
Use your initial, surname and the words "IAVF" as reference on the bank transfer.
Via PayPal to AVTreasurer@rps.org Please do not pay in currencies other than GBP. Entries without full payment in GBP will not be considered.
N.B. You must include proof of payment with your entry form when paying by electronic bank transfer or PayPal.
Payment method for entries from outside the UK:
Payment outside the UK cannot be accepted by cheque or via electronic bank transfer. Please make your payment via PayPal to AVTreasurer@rps.org Please do not pay in currencies other than GBP. Entries without full payment in GBP will not be considered.
N.B. You must include proof of payment with your entry form when paying by PayPal.