FAQs

When and where will CICLOPE Africa 2019 take place?

The second edition of CICLOPE Africa will take place in Johannesburg, on Thursday 7th March, 2019. Doors open at 5 pm.

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 8th, 2019

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. For the Long Form category, upload a trailer (3 minutes maximum) and provide a web link to the complete piece. Take into account that the complete piece should last no longer than 20 minutes.

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 3 (three) best ranked entries in each category will be considered finalists. The final round of judging takes place in South Africa, where the Executive Jury personally discusses the finalist pieces and decide on the one best work in each category. 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 6 & 7, in Berlin) on the corresponding category. The Grand Prix’s entrant company will also be invited to join CICLOPE Festival 2018’s Executive Jury and be part of the exclusive group of prefessionals that each year decide on the world’s most well-crafted works of the year. The winners will be announced at the event on Thursday 7th 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 showcased on March 7th.

I want to go to the event and be part of the cocktails, what should I do?

You have to buy a Pass in order to attend the cocktails and the showcase.

I'm a student, do I have any special discount?

Yes, you’ll have a 50% discount in your ticket.

Who will I meet at the event?

You can see the list of jurors and speakers that will attend the festival on this website, and you will also meet agencies, production companies, marketers, music companies and many other professionals working in broadcast production.

What if I can't go. Will you refund the ticket's price?

No, tickets are not refundable. But you can give it to a friend, colleague or anyone interested in attending the festival. He/She will be very pleased. In case you do so, you have to send us an email with the new ticket holder’s name before the 1st March.