Here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Which type of songs is it possible to enter the competition?
You can enter songs in all styles and genres suitable for use in Movies, Videos, TV, Ad Spot or Video Game.
Q: Does my composition have to be uploaded in studio quality?
Your composition may not be of studio quality, and you can submit it in the form and quality you can upload it in.
Q: Will the jury evaluate the quality of the recording and production of my composition?
No, the quality of recording or production is not a criterion for evaluating your composition. Each composition will be listened to and analysed separately. The important thing is the composition and your authorial signature that distinguishes it from the competition.
Q: How can I pay to register my song? Can I send money by wire transfer?
You can pay via PayPal or any credit or debit card. A different form of payment, such as a postal order, a cheque or an account transfer, isn’t possible.
Q: Can I send more than one song to the competition? Will all of my songs get to the jury?
Yes, of course, any number of songs from one author can be included in the competition. The same processing, distribution and rating process applies to each registered song.
Q: Can I engage a song that has already been publicly presented or released on CD?
Yes, it’s also possible to include songs that have been publicly presented or released on CD.
Film, Video competition:
Q: Which type of Films, Videos we can enter in this category?
You can enter with your Feature, Short film, Video, Music video, TV production with original music in any genre, length and year of production.
Q: I can’t decide which of my short films to enter. Can I enter more than one short film into the competition?
You can enter an unlimited number of short films and videos into the competition. The same process of processing, distribution and evaluation by the international jury is applied for every registered audio-visual work.
Q: Can I enter my film taken on my mobile phone?
Yes, of course – you can enter films recorded using any technology.
Q: Does my film have to be recorded using a professional camera and equipment?
Our competition accepts all films and videos, irrespective of the hardware and equipment the authors have available for the filming and recording.
Q: Due to my limited budget, my film does not contain original music but uses free samples and audio libraries. Can I enter it into the competition?
Yes – in the film category, there is no condition of originally composed music. It is the film itself that must be original, and only the film will be evaluated.
Q: My film was made three years ago. Is there any time limit or condition about when a film was made?
No – you can enter any film, regardless of its date.
Q: My film is publicly available and uploaded to YouTube. Can I still enter it into your competition?
Yes – you can enter any short film, irrespective of whether or not it is already publicly available
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