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International Short Video Competition 

EU Neighbors’ day – together for a common future

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In these days, when the world is challenged by the threat which COVID-19 has brought upon us all , the various restriction measures, meant to protect our health and safety, unfortunately set us apart, expanding the distances between us. To burn these walls and overcome the gaps among us, while still protecting our wellbeing, we invite you to take part in a unique short movie competition which aims to gather your ideas and thoughts about friendship and tolerance within the EU. We hope that you will creatively engage in our competition and use the power of sound and visual in order to bring meaningful messages to life about the importance of peaceful cooperation within the EU. About Neighbour’s day:  Neighbour’s day is organised by the European Federation of Local Solidarity. The aim of the day is to promote better community communication and cohesion. 

Rules & Terms

Eligibility The competition is open to students enrolled at Universities (bachelor or master level) from partner countries (Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Hungary), no matter the field of specialization. Although each work is welcomed, the contest is mainly addressed to the non-professional participants who enthusiastically seek to express their ideas through movie media. The entries should be individual. Thematic The participants are invited to submit video works on following subjects: The value of friendship within people and EU’s neighbors. “Unity in diversity”. The power of tolerance and the understanding of cultural diversity. The value of cooperation in strengthening peace within EU. Democracy and citizenship in the EU. Technical details The submitted works should be original and reflect the participant’s own perspective and approach. If an entry involves any disputes over intellectual property rights, the contestant must assume all responsibility. The organizers are exonerated of all responsibilities derived from such a matter. The video-clips should be between 2 and 3 minutes in length and be submitted in MP4 format (max. 100 MB). Image resolution: 720p or higher. The language used in the videos should be English. If certain movie parts display a different language (interviews, for example), English hardsubs (embedded subtitle) must be provided. The participants are free to choose the video genre as they see fit (Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Experimental, Collage etc.), excluding political/religious ads, unjustified graphic violence, abuse, or pornography.  The participants are free to choose the most appropriate way to visually express their message. If the chosen method is video-collage (including video shots, image/ photo transitions etc.) the participants have to make sure that the materials used are original or copyright free. For possible copy-right free/ royalty free resources please check the list at end of this call. All credits used in the video should be displayed in a frame at the end of the movie-clip.   Deadline for submitting works: 16 May 2021   20 June 2021 Evaluation criteria For the Gold (350€), Silver (250€), Bronze (200€), Best Creative (100€) and Best Message Awards (100€): The entries will be judged by a Committee comprised by representative Academics from the organizing institutions. The following criteria will be considered: The relevance of the entry (2,5 p); Originality (2,5 p); The coherence and meaningfulness of the story/ message (2,5 p); The creativeness of video design (2,5 p).   For Popularity Prizes (1x200€ & 1x100€): The Popularity Prizes will be decided by counting the number of Likes that each video will gather, after being posted on the ENACTED Network’s Facebook page. After submission deadline will be over, all video entries will be posted at once on our Facebook Page. We will take into consideration the number of Likes each video gathers until 28th of May 2021. The first two videos, with the highest number of Likes, will win the Prizes. For deciding the winners, we will only count the number of Likes each video collects on our Facebook Page, and not on other Pages or Facebook accounts where the submitted videos might be seen through shares, reposting etc. Submission procedure First step: prepare your files for upload o save the video file on following format Name_Surname.mp4  o fill out, sign and scan (or photo) the ‘Terms and Conditions & Copyright Statement’ which need to be uploaded   (available here). This file need to be rename as follow  Name_Surname_statement.pdf(or .jpg) o scan (or photo) your Identy card - this file need to be rename as follow  Name_Surname_idcard.pdf(or .jpg) Second step: fill out this form and upload the requested files. It is mandatory to use a Gmail account. Please check for the file transfer confirmation from our e-mail address enacted.network@gmail.com. Otherwise, please contact us or retry the transfer. In 48 hours from submitting your entry, you will receive a confirmation message from the organizing Committee. If there are any issues to be fixed, the participants are responsible in managing the necessary changes, within the granted time. Otherwise, their entries will be excluded from the contest. Important: The winners will be announced during on on-line event on 2 July 2021 (Eurint conference) in which all the participants will be invited to participate (more details soon). Final provisions: Participants must be the original creators of the movie-clip entries. The videos subscribed to the contest must be created for this competition and must not have been submitted before to any other similar contest. Also, the entries must be unpublished works. Plagiarism, borrowing, copying, or counterfeiting are not permitted. If any sign of intellectual property infringement will be found, the entry will be excluded from the contest. Entries involving intellectual property rights disputes shall be the responsibility of the entrants themselves and have nothing to do with the organizer. Those who fail to comply with or provide the provisions of this brief shall be deemed to be abstaining, and the organizer may directly cancel the eligibility of prizes for the submitted work without notice. The participants agree to grant the organizer the right to broadcast their works. The organizers reserve the right to use the video entries for contest promotion campaign and other similar purposes. Participants should read and agree to the provisions of this brief. The organizer reserves the right to amend at any time.
Copy-right free/ royalty free multi-media resources Music: Free Music Archive, Incompetech, Envato Market, Sound Cloud, Musopen, Audioblocks, ccMixter, Netlabels, Audionautix. Images: Unsplash, Pexels, Negativespace, Freerange, StockSnap, Pixabay, Splitshire (https://www.splitshire.com/). Videos: Pixabay, Videvo, Pexels , Videezy, Life of Vids, Clipstill, Dareful, Vidsplay, Mazwai
© Centre for European Studies - Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași

International Short Video

Competition 

EU Neighbors’ day –

together for a common

future

In these days, when the world is challenged by the threat which COVID-19 has brought upon us all , the various restriction measures, meant to protect our health and safety, unfortunately set us apart, expanding the distances between us. To burn these walls and overcome the gaps among us, while still protecting our wellbeing, we invite you to take part in a unique short movie competition which aims to gather your ideas and thoughts about friendship and tolerance within the EU. We hope that you will creatively engage in our competition and use the power of sound and visual in order to bring meaningful messages to life about the importance of peaceful cooperation within the EU. About Neighbour’s day:  Neighbour’s day is organised by the European Federation of Local Solidarity. The aim of the day is to promote better community communication and cohesion. 

Rules & Terms

Eligibility The competition is open to students enrolled at Universities (bachelor or master level) from partner countries (Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Hungary), no matter the field of specialization. Although each work is welcomed, the contest is mainly addressed to the non-professional participants who enthusiastically seek to express their ideas through movie media. The entries should be individual. Thematic The participants are invited to submit video works on following subjects: The value of friendship within people and EU’s neighbors. “Unity in diversity”. The power of tolerance and the understanding of cultural diversity. The value of cooperation in strengthening peace within EU. Democracy and citizenship in the EU. Technical details The submitted works should be original and reflect the participant’s own perspective and approach. If an entry involves any disputes over intellectual property rights, the contestant must assume all responsibility. The organizers are exonerated of all responsibilities derived from such a matter. The video-clips should be between 2 and 3 minutes in length and be submitted in MP4 format (max. 100 MB). Image resolution: 720p or higher. The language used in the videos should be English. If certain movie parts display a different language (interviews, for example), English hardsubs (embedded subtitle) must be provided. The participants are free to choose the video genre as they see fit (Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Experimental, Collage etc.), excluding political/religious ads, unjustified graphic violence, abuse, or pornography.  The participants are free to choose the most appropriate way to visually express their message. If the chosen method is video-collage (including video shots, image/ photo transitions etc.) the participants have to make sure that the materials used are original or copyright free. For possible copy-right free/ royalty free resources please check the list at end of this call. All credits used in the video should be displayed in a frame at the end of the movie-clip.   Deadline for submitting works: 16 May 2021   20 June 2021 Evaluation criteria For the Gold (350€), Silver (250€), Bronze (200€), Best Creative (100€) and Best Message Awards (100€): The entries will be judged by a Committee comprised by representative Academics from the organizing institutions. The following criteria will be considered: The relevance of the entry (2,5 p); Originality (2,5 p); The coherence and meaningfulness of the story/ message (2,5 p); The creativeness of video design (2,5 p).   For Popularity Prizes (1x200€ & 1x100€): The Popularity Prizes will be decided by counting the number of Likes that each video will gather, after being posted on the ENACTED Network’s Facebook page. After submission deadline will be over, all video entries will be posted at once on our Facebook Page. We will take into consideration the number of Likes each video gathers until 28th of May 2021. The first two videos, with the highest number of Likes, will win the Prizes. For deciding the winners, we will only count the number of Likes each video collects on our Facebook Page, and not on other Pages or Facebook accounts where the submitted videos might be seen through shares, reposting etc. Submission procedure First step: prepare your files for upload o save the video file on following format Name_Surname.mp4  o fill out, sign and scan (or photo) the ‘Terms and Conditions & Copyright Statement’ which need to be uploaded  (available here). This file need to be rename as follow  Name_Surname_statement.pdf(or .jpg) o scan (or photo) your Identy card - this file need to be rename as follow  Name_Surname_idcard.pdf(or .jpg) Second step: fill out this form and upload the requested files. It is mandatory to use a Gmail account. Please check for the file transfer confirmation from our e-mail address enacted.network@gmail.com. Otherwise, please contact us or retry the transfer. In 48 hours from submitting your entry, you will receive a confirmation message from the organizing Committee. If there are any issues to be fixed, the participants are responsible in managing the necessary changes, within the granted time. Otherwise, their entries will be excluded from the contest. Important: The winners will be announced during on on-line event on 2 July 2021 (Eurint conference) in which all the participants will be invited to participate (more details soon). Final provisions: Participants must be the original creators of the movie-clip entries. The videos subscribed to the contest must be created for this competition and must not have been submitted before to any other similar contest. Also, the entries must be unpublished works. Plagiarism, borrowing, copying, or counterfeiting are not permitted. If any sign of intellectual property infringement will be found, the entry will be excluded from the contest. Entries involving intellectual property rights disputes shall be the responsibility of the entrants themselves and have nothing to do with the organizer. Those who fail to comply with or provide the provisions of this brief shall be deemed to be abstaining, and the organizer may directly cancel the eligibility of prizes for the submitted work without notice. The participants agree to grant the organizer the right to broadcast their works. The organizers reserve the right to use the video entries for contest promotion campaign and other similar purposes. Participants should read and agree to the provisions of this brief. The organizer reserves the right to amend at any time.