Submission deadline: August 31st 2013
Initiated in 2008, the Viral Video Award was created by interfilm Berlin and PR-Agency Zucker.Kommunikation as the first competition for viral videos at a German film festival. In 2011, the Heinrich Böll Foundation joined as a new partner – and in addition to the audience and the jury award – opened the section “Best Political Viral with the themes climate, democracy or justice” endowed with a cash prize of 1000 euros.
The international competition for virals is held as part of the International Short Film Festival Berlin, organised by interfilm Berlin. Beginning in May with a 3 month ‘Call for Entries’ period, the Viral Video Award officially kicks off in October when the approx. 20 nominated films can be voted for online by the general public.
The Viral Video Award celebrates films with a message. Whether it’s for or against a certain brand, idea or image, the most important factor for our consideration is the film’s ability to convey a message and its effectiveness at spreading throughout the web. All entries should aim to communicate a promotional, ideological, political or original message. Due to its mix of commercial, social and political clips this annual competition is a brilliant contemporary fusion of creativity and local, as well as global engagement.
The online voting will take place from October 1st to November 13th 2013!
THREE PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED:
Audience Award € 1.000,- given by fritz kola
Jury Award € 1.000,- given by Kobalt Productions
Award for Best political Viral with the themes climate, democracy or justice € 1000,- given by the Heinrich Boell Foundation
November 15th 2013 at 9 pm at Roter Salon (Volksbühne Berlin) during the 29th International Short Film Festival Berlin organised by interfilm Berlin