We find ourselves asking what things will be like in fifty years or in a hundred. What will it be like – utopia in matters large and small? How do we deal with change? What motivates us? What influences the decision to implement a change, to help carry it out, or to go with the flow?

The focus of the competition is films which deal with small or large changes – in the private sphere or in the public domain, involving individuals or companies, in the environment, countries or organizations.

The winners can look forward to cash prizes totalling to EUR 2,000.00 as well as various non-cash prizes. The prizes will be awarded during the 50th anniversary of the Intervideo Filmproduktion in Mainz, Germany in September 2014.

IMPORTANT: Please download the Participant - documents here: http://www.intervideo-nachwuchspreis.de/en/wettbewerb-2014/participant-unterlagen.

Send us an Email with the following informations:

title of the film, age, categorie, length of the film, the ID number if available, explanation in one/two sentences how the work relates to "Changes".

The email is required, otherwise, the participation is not guaranteed.

The competition is for those studying film-making or training on the job as well as recent entrants in the media profession who are no older than 30 when submitting a film. Judges will focus on the overall effect, regardless of budget or technique chosen.

The competition is international. Films in languages other than German or English must be submitted with German or English subtitles. In addition, the screenplay must also be submitted in written form.

The production of the submitted film must have taken place between July 2012 and through to the festival deadline.
Every competition entrant must describe how their work relates to the “Changes” competition topic in one or two sentences. If this explanation is missing, the submitted film will not be considered.

No costs incurred in sending will be reimbursed. Wrong or postage unpaid deliveries will not be accepted. The submitted documents and DVDs cannot be returned. In the case of submissions from non-European countries, please write “For cultural purpose only. No commercial value” on the parcel. Furthermore, a pro-forma invoice declaring the value of less than 10 USD must be enclosed in the parcel. All costs incurred by wrong declaration will be invoiced to the sender. There will be no further costs refunded.

The participation in the competition is free. The number of submissions is limited to 3 per participant.

Transfer of rights
The submitter allows the organizer to publish excerpts and pictures of the films submitted for free in the framework of self-marketing and publicity for the competition this year and in the following years. Moreover, the contestant agrees to release the film rights in the framework of the Intervideo Talent Award for the non-commercial viewing and disclosure of excerpts to
the sponsors of the cash prizes. This includes in particular the viewing of the contribution during the award ceremony.

Optional (to be indicated in the Transfer of Rights Declaration): The submitter grants the organizer the rights of use of the entire film contributions in the framework of online presentations on the competition website.

The submitter confirms with the submission of his/her contribution that he/she is the sole owner of all copyrights, patent and all other rights to the submitted material. Should third parties have been involved in the production, the submitter assures that all necessary rights were transferred, e.g. to film and video material, animations, music, photos, texts and any other creative performance. Furthermore, he/she assures that he/she has the right to all rights necessary to present the persons, objects, graphics, logos, scripts, pictures and the like shown in the framework of the competition. The contestant indemnifies Intervideo Filmproduktion from and against all possible claims by third parties. He/she assumes sole responsibility for all claims arising in relation to the
submission including the costs of a suitable legal defence.

The following films will not be accepted:
Those that violate human dignity, have pornographic contents, serve as glorifications of violence or national socialism, represent a breach of national or international statutory
provisions. Furthermore, contributions will not be accepted in the case of:
- Non compliance to the Conditions of Participation
- Belated submission of the contribution
- Incomplete information/pictures
- False or incorrect details regarding the film rights and materials used (film music, archived materials).