polaris-kirsten asked: Hi! :) I wonder if an entry can join two categories? Like, to submit it under experimental and documentary? Thank you very much! :)
Hello! Yes, you may submit one entry under two categories, provided that you register for both the experimental AND documentary categories. So, you’ll have to fill out TWO application forms, pay the Php 100 for each category (Php 200 in total), and send in 6 copies of the film. Thank you very much!
Ateneo Video Open FAQ
Q: Where exactly is the MVP building in Ateneo? Can you give us a guide so as not to get lost in the campus?
A: Here is a map of the Ateneo Loyola Schools. Building #117 on the map is your destination. The Loyola Film Circle is in room 308, on the third floor of the Manuel V. Pangilinan Center of Student Leadership (aka MVP). If you are taking a cab/being chauffeured to Ateneo, ask the driver to drop you off at Leong Hall (#114; first building/drop-off point you’ll see upon entering Gate 3) or Xavier Hall (#041) and walk towards the red brick road and spot the MVP building.
In the unfortunate event you do get lost, don’t be afraid to approach and ask directions from students or from these friendly guys*.
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Q: Can professionals help us with our films?
A: Professionals may help in making your films as long as their contributions will not extend to directing your films. If you’re making an entry for the short narrative category, both the scriptwriter and the director must be undergraduates during the time of production. Failure to comply is a direct violation of rules #2 and #3 (as stated here), resulting in the disqualification of your entry.
Q: Hey, I’m planning to use lyrics/music/video clips/quotes/etc. from another song/movie/TV show/book/etc., could I use them and just mention them in the credits or must I go through such great lengths by contacting the original owners and asking for permission?
A: Acknowledging the original music/video/text in the credits will suffice.
Q: Hello, what format does the video have to be in?
A: Burning the video directly to a DVD in a .avi format is the best way to go. If the video is too large to fit the disc in the said format, you’re allowed to put the video in either a .mp4 or .mpeg format.
Q: Hi! :) I wonder if an entry can join two categories? Like, to submit in under experimental and documentary? Thank you very much! :)
A: Hello! Yes, you may submit one entry under two categories, provided that you register for both the experimental AND documentary categories. So, you’ll have to fill out TWO application forms, pay the Php 100 for each category (Php 200 in total), and send in 6 copies of the film. Thank you very much!
* Credits to The Guidon for the picture.
** For any other inquiries, feel free to contact Will Fernandez (09175358025) or Hanna Abdulrahman (09178526145). You may also leave us a message on Formspring, Facebook, or Twitter, and we will gladly answer it accordingly.
RULES AND MECHANICS
Rules and Regulations
1. The Ateneo Video Open (AVO) is open to all college-level students.
2. College graduates may apply for the competition if their videos were made: (a) within the past year (January 2011 onwards) and (b) while in college.
3. The director of an entry must be an official undergraduate of a college/university during the time of the production. For the short narrative category, the scriptwriter must also be an official undergraduate of a college/university during the time of the production.
4. An entrant may join one or more categories and may submit as many entries for each category.
5. The AVO Organizing Committee shall not be liable for any controversy regarding the sharing of awards among the members of the group.
6. Entries selected for the finals cannot be withdrawn from the competition
7. Loyola Film Circle (LFC) will retain ownership of all copies of submitted. It is the entrants’ responsibility to keep the original copy of the work. These entries will also be LFC property once submitted.
8. LFC will also have the right to exhibit the entry in subsequent AVO and LFC related events.
9. Any entry not following the rules, regulations and mechanics are disqualified.
1. The deadline for registration and submission of entries is on JANUARY 20, 2012 (Friday), at 5pm.
2. Registration forms may be obtained from the following:
- Ateneo de Manila University: - Loyola Film Circle bulletin board (1st floor Gonzaga, in front of the cafeteria) - Loyola Film Circle Room (3/F Rm 308 Manny V. Pangilinan Center for Student Leadership, ADMU.
- Outside Ateneo de Manila University: Check with your Department of Communications and/or film/media organization/s for AVO liaisons.
- Application Forms may also be downloaded here.
3. Upon submission, an application fee of P100.00 will be collected along with the following:
(a) accomplished application form
(b) list of participants
(c) three copies of the entry
All of the requirements should be placed inside a short brown envelope. One registration form per entry. P100 for every entry.
Further requirements will be asked of the finalists.
a. Experimental – no more than 15 min in length
b. Music Video – For any original song by a local artist/band (with proper permission) of no more than 7 minutes
c. Documentary – Of any subject, no more than 25 min. in length
d. Short Narrative – Of any subject or theme (adaptations with proper permission is also accepted), no more than 25 min. in length.
This year, the Ateneo Video Open is recognizing the country’s unique and diverse culture that molds its film industry. To showcase this culture, the language of the film is open to any indigenous dialect (non-contemporary Filipino/English entries are required to be subtitled). The AVO Committee is HIGHLY encouraging the participants as they will be eligible to win as Best Indigenous Language Narrative and additional cash prize.
5. Cash prizes are:
- Best Experimental - 3500 pesos
- Best Music Video - 3500 pesos
- Best Documentary - 5000 pesos
- Best Narrative - 8000 pesos and
- Best Indigenous Language Narrative - 2000 pesos
6. Three copies of the entry must be submitted in .avi data file on DVD format or directly to DVD.
7. Depending on the number of entries per category, a pre-screening will be held by young professional filmmakers to minimize the entries for the panel of judges. In this case, LFC will release a list of qualified entries the week before nominees are to be publicly screened.
8. There shall be a list of finalists released for each category. There will be one winner per category together with other sub-category awards. (i.e. Best Director, Editing, Cinematography, Screenplay - for short narrative)
9. The decision of the Board of Judges is final. The board reserves the right not to give any awards in any category should no entry merit it.
10. The production company must assign a single representative to act on their behalf. All official communications shall be addressed to the representative.
11. For inquiries, contact the AVO Team at email@example.com,
Will Fernandez (09175358025), or Hanna Abdulrahman (09178526145). You may also leave a message on the AVO 13 Twitter, Formspring, or Facebook page.
Ateneo Video Open (AVO) 13
The Ateneo Video Open, now on its 13th year, is an annual nationwide film competition open to collegiate-level filmmakers. It is organized by the Loyola Film Circle, the Ateneo de Manila University’s premiere film organization.
This event aims to highlight the effective use of aesthetically pleasing films as media for social discourse. There are four categories for entries: short narrative, music video, documentary, and experimental.
For more information, please visit http://ateneovideoopen13.tumblr.com or the AVO13 Facebook page.