Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Canadian Cinema Editor Awards Submissions Now Open!--Film & Television Talents Submit Your Work!--Deadline Extended to March 6th!!

The original date ended last night March 2nd but got news this morning that they have extended the submission date deadline to this Friday March 6th

2015 CCE Awards Submisisons are now OPEN!

Click here to SUBMIT

How to Enter a Production

The Entrant must submit to the C.C.E. National Office, by March 2nd, 2015 the completed C.C.E. Awards Entry Form in accordance with the following specifications:

Post -Production work must have occurred during Jan 1, 2014 – Jan 31, 2015.
Only productions/episodes that have not been submitted for consideration by the Awards Committee in previous years are eligible.
All entrants must have received an on-screen credit in the category in which he or she is entered. Multiple editors are permitted for a single entry.
Series entrants may only submit one episode per editor. The C.C.E. Awards Committee will randomly choose one episode if multiple episodes are submitted.

Entries must be submitted in only one category. If an entry is made in multiple categories, the C.C.E. Awards Committee will select in which category it will be submitted based on content.
Entries must conform to the standards below:
Please include your name and the name of the production in the file name. Example: your_name_production_name_video_title.mp4
While virtually any video you upload can be played back on our review system, following some simple guidelines will help you strike a good balance between quality and upload times.

Resolution should be set to 1280 x 720 pixels. Higher resolution files will be converted to this, while other aspect ratios and lower resolution files will appear letter boxed.  For video, selecting the H.264 codec with the High Profile will produce the best results. We suggest using a variable bit rate with a target of 5,000 Kbps. For audio we recommend the AAC codec at 384 Kbps and a 48 Khz sample rate. Files should be in a Quicktime (.MOV) or .MP4 container format. Your favorite video encoding software probably has a 720p web preset which will work fine.  
Please note that it is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure the file is technically sound.

IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTIES UPLOADING YOUR VIDEO: please submit the form and a technician will be in touch with you to troubleshoot and make arrangements to upload the video as applicable
Best Editing in feature length (over 75 minutes) Dramatic including direct to DVD
Best Editing in Television Movie or Mini-Series
Best Editing in Long Form Television Series – (1 hour drama, comedy, family program)
Best Editing in 1/2 hour Broadcast Short Form (under 30 min.)
Best Editing in Documentary
Best Editing in Lifestyle/Reality/Factual
Best Editing in Animation
Best Editing in Short film
Best Editing in Any Live Action Web Series (Comedy or Drama)
Special Award for Recognition of Exemplary Support of the C.C.E.
Student Merit Award (application & guidelines at end of this document)

Conditions of Entry
The Entrant warrants that the production is eligible in accordance with the C.C.E. Awards Rules, as contained herein. In any case in which the C.C.E. determines that the information required to be provided by the Entrant is inaccurate or incomplete, and the production is therefore incorrectly entered, the C.C.E. reserves the right to declare the production ineligible to be submitted for nominations for any C.C.E. Award.
The Entrant acknowledges and agrees that the C.C.E. may, in its sole discretion, determine that no Awards be given in any category in which the productions entered do not met C.C.E. standards.
The Entrant agrees that the C.C.E. Awards Committee, subject to the approval of the National Executive Board, will rule on any dispute in matters relating to the entry, eligibility, nominations, appeals and/or election of any production for an Award. The Entrant acknowledges that the C.C.E. National Executive Board’s decision shall be final.

The Entrant acknowledges that the C.C.E. Awards Committee reserves the right to amend or modify the rules contained herein at their discretion, subject to the approval of the National Executive Board, or at the sole discretion of the National Executive Board.
The Entrant and all individuals submitted for consideration herein release the C.C.E. and its officers, directors, Awards Committee members and Awards Jury members, employees, representatives and agents from all liability for any reason whatsoever (including, without limitation, for any incidental and consequential damages) in respect of the Entry and its consideration for any Award, including, without limitation, for any negligence or omission in the processing of the Entry or in its consideration for an Award, however caused.

This was all from a press release from the Canadian Cinema Editors.

Thank you for reading this
Anthony Nadeau

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