BASES FOR THE CINEMINUTOS CONTEST

Delphinus, Anáhuac University Cancún, and the New York Film Academy, on the occasion of the 10º Festival of the Oceans of the Mexican Caribbean, are inviting all students currently enrolled in any undergraduate college program to participate in the First Contest “Cineminutos for the Ocean”.

Delphinus, Anáhuac University Cancún, and the New York Film Academy, on the occasion of the 10º Festival of the Oceans of the Mexican Caribbean, are inviting all students currently enrolled in any undergraduate college program to participate in the First Contest “Cineminutos for the Ocean”.

Participants: 

Participation is open to every currently active student from any undergraduate program or its equivalent, from any university, public or private, in Mexico and Latinamerica. Postgraduate students are excluded from participating.

All short films submitted to the contest must be original and previously unpublished and be they exclusive intellectual property of the participant. If using external sources of audio, video or images the must be either public domain or royalty free.

Themes:

Participating cineminutos will focus on the positive and proactive care of the oceans following the topics of:

  • Climate change

  • Overfishing

  • Plastic pollution

  • Invasive species

  • Conservation of the vaquita (Phocoena sinus) or the loss of marine biodiversity

Requisites:

  1. Participation must be individual.

  2. The short films must have a length of one minute, including a slide that will be provided by the organizers. If credits are included they must be after the aforementioned slide and will not be counted as part of the short film’s duration. The slide can be downloaded from this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OWpK_U7kyCVKVTyMsz4F541LFvFIplTF/view?usp=sharing 

  3. The cineminutos short film must be focused on of the five themes provided, and include a possible solution to the highlighted issue,

  4. If the short film is not in Spanish, it must include subtitles.

  5. Participants can submit a maximum of two (2) entries, but only one entry per participant will be eligible for an award.

  6. The short film can be recorded on any device or camera and can be edited using external editing software.

Video format:

The cineminutos short film must be delivered in .MP4 format at a 1080p (Full HD) resolution — 1920x1080 pixels and have a horizontal orientation.

Submission of entires:

Participants must register using the following link: https://forms.gle/h72nXASVB4WJS2da7 indicating their full name, date of birth, country and city of residence as well as the institution they are studying on, what program they are coursing and the name(s) of their cineminuto(s).

Participants must also present proof of their status as an active, enrolled student by providing a letter from the faculty, a valid student id or other documents that can serve as evidence of their affiliation. This document must be attached to the registration form.

The short films must be attached to the registration form, each film must use the following naming convention: “Title of the short film”_NameOfParticipant.mp4”

The entires must be submitted in the period ranging from the moment the call for entries being posted and until 23:59 hours (GMT-5) on May 15, 2022. No works will be accepted outside of this timeframe.

Awards and honors:

First place: a scholarship to attend a “One Week Filmmaking” workshop by the New York Film Academy (NYFA) to be taken in their New York city campus, including roundtrip airfare of up to 500.00 USD (five hundred US dollars), lodging during the workshop in a 3 star hotel in New York City and a stipend of 85.00 USD (eighty-five US dollars) a day for meals during all 7 days. Lodging, airfare and meal expenses are provided by Delpinus. The “One Week Filmmaking” workshop must be taken during one of the following dates, reestablished by the NYFA: July 11, August 8 or October 10, 2022.

Second place: a trip to Cancún for 2, including roundtrip airfare up to 500.00 USD (five hundred US dollars), 3 nights stay in an all inclusive hotel and a r  a PRIMAX interactive dolphin encounter program for 2 in one of Delphinus’ habitats. The trip must be taken before December 15, 2022. Restrictions due to high season or long weekends may apply.

Third place: cash price of 10,000.00 MXN (ten thousand Mexican pesos) if the winner resides in Mexico or 500.00 USD (five hundred US dollars) if the student does not reside in Mexico. The money will be deposited to the winner’s account on June 30, 2022 at the latest. The winner must provide a valid bank account to their name.

Jury:

The short films will be evaluated by a jury set up by the organizing institutions and Mexican film industry personalities.

This is a contest in good faith, for all controversies and other aspects not explicitly declared in these bases, Delphinus, through its executives, reserves the right to take the necessary decisions to resolve any situation.

The sole participation in this call for entires implies acceptance with the bases of the contest presented here. Participants agree that Delphinus (Operadora Xuna SA de CV) or affiliated companies may use the short films for publication, with or without profit, as well as transmitting and retransmitting the films on any known or future platform and that none of these uses will imply any economic or other consideration, present or future.

Presentation:

A selection of the best short films submitted will be presented and the winners announced at a virtual event on a date yet to be determined in June of 2022 as part of the events of the 10º Festival of the Oceans of the Mexican Caribbean, which will be announced on all social media platforms of the Festival. All films submitted to the contest will also be published in the social media channels of the Festival.

For more information visit the official site of the Festival of the Oceans:www.festivaldelosoceanos.org.mx