A single portfolio from a single faculty, college or university located in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. A University means any educational establishment.
Each portfolio must contain three complete films.
Each film in the portfolio must be of a different TV genre such as: Sports, Sitcom, Documentary, Soap, Travel, Holiday, Kids, Drama, Makeover, Current Affairs, Cookery, Reality TV, Talk Show, Shopping, Game Show, Music, Gardening, Lifestyle, DIY, Charity, Pets, Wildlife, Animation (excluding computer generated).
Each film in the portfolio to have been shot during the period that the entrant was an undergraduate at the entering faculty, college or university.
Each film in the portfolio must include a specific camera credit, who must be, or have been, a final year undergraduate at the entering faculty, college or university during the period July 2020 to May 2021. Only one entry per film for DoP, Lighting Camera, Operator etc. The judges will take into consideration the type of credit in relation to industry-wide standards.
Final year means the final year of a graduate course at the entering faculty, college or university. Postgraduate courses of any form are not eligible.
Each film should have information about the camerawoman or cameraman and details of the camera(s) used. Full contact details should also be included for each cameraman/camerawoman.
No more than one film from each camerawoman or cameraman.
Individual entrants will be judged on three criteria: camerawork; camerawork that enhances content; and content.
The winning camerawoman or cameraman will receive work experience, paid with expenses, equivalent to £2500, plus 1 year's Associate Membership of the GTC.
The two runners-up will receive work experience, paid with expenses, equivalent to £750 each, plus 1 year's Associate Membership of the GTC.
The faculty, college or university whose portfolio accumulates the highest score total will be awarded the Bill Vinten GTC University Trophy.
Winners must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. The work experience is not available to applicants who are not eligible to work in the UK. There is no cash alternative.
No single film and no individual entries will be accepted.
Portfolio entries that do not fully meet the eligibility rules are allowed but the scoring system may, at the organisers' discretion, reflect errors, omissions and/or non-compliance.
Film Freeway guarantees the film's rights and will not allow commercial exploitation. However, the GTC obviously needs the right to view and show the film. By making a submission through this website, the GTC is authorised to screen the film (or an extract) at the award event and on the GTC website. If any special permissions are required, it is the responsibility of the submitter to ensure they are in place.
Closing date for entries is 7 August 2021.
These 2021 Eligibility & Rules are subject to possible changes.
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