FAQs

When and where will CICLOPE Africa 2020 take place?

Given the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the third edition of CICLOPE Africa will be completely online.

Who can submit their work?

Any production, post production, digital, music and editorial companies, as well as independent professionals and advertising agencies. CICLOPE Africa honors work made by African professionals to be broadcasted in any country in the world, as well as work made by foreign professionals to be broadcasted exclusively in the region. For more info, please go to Terms & Conditions.

Where should I submit my work?

Submission have to be made exclusively on this website, through this LINK.

What is the deadline to submit my work?

February 28th, 2020

Which is the required format for submissions?

The suggested formats for videos are MPEG4, MPEG2 or MOV files, with a maximum weight of 750 megas. The recommended compression rate is 15-20 Mbits. PLEASE do not include any special characters (& / * / “”) in the name of the file and note that it is MANDATORY to include a link to the work on Vimeo or YouTube.

How does the judging process work?

There are two rounds in CICLOPE Africa’s judging process. The first one is undertaken by the Executive Jury together with the Grand Jury, who watch and rank the entries online according to its excellence. The 5 (five) best ranked entries in each category will be considered finalists. The final round of judging, where the Executive Jury discusses the finalist pieces and decide on the one best work in each category, will also take place online. The Executive Jury will also award one Grand Prix for the best work of the year in the competition.

The entries selected by the Executive Jury as the best in their categories and the Grand Prix will automatically become finalists at CICLOPE Festival (to be held on November 5 & 6, in Berlin) on the corresponding category. The winners will be announced at the event on Thursday 26th March.

How will I know if I win?

We will send an email to the person who has submitted the work letting him/her know the big news. Winners will be announced on Thursday 26th March.