Congratulations to all 2017 WorldMediaFestival | Tourism award winners!

Festival for Tourism Film,
Television, Web, Web TV and
Print productions. Worldwide
entries are invited.

WorldMediaFestival | TOURISM
is an initiative by
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intermedia

Film. Television. Print. Online. Corporate media. Information. Education. Entertainment.
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Rules & regulations

The rules and regulations are issued in German and in English. In case of doubt the German version will be valid.

Please fill in the entry form very carefully. These details provided will be used for certificates and other festival listings. Once the entry form has been submitted, any changes are not possible

Please send your entries to:

WorldMediaFestival
c/o intermedia
Ottensener Str. 124
D-22525 Hamburg / Germany

01. Festival Entries
02. Labels
03. Rights of Use
04. Year of Production
05. Closing Date
06. Length
07. Language Versions
08. Formats
09. Fees
10. Registration and how to send
11. Winners Notification
12. Liability of the Festival
13. Miscellaneous

1. FESTIVAL ENTRIES

Multiple entries are invited. The same festival entry can be entered into different categories. However, it is obligatory

  • to fill in an individual entry form for each category
  • to send a medium for each category
  • to pay the entry fee for each category.

2. LABELS

Each festival entry has to be labeled with

  • the category it is submitted for
  • the title/length/correct format
  • the name and full address of the entrant.

3. RIGHTS OF USE

By entering a festival entry the entrant declares, that he is entitled to dispose of all rights to the use of the entry and vouches for these rights vis-a-vis the festival. The entrant warrants that the rights of use held by all authors, owners of ancilliary copyrights and other parties involved in the production of the festival entry, except for the rights safeguarded by the performing rights societies, have been acquired in a due and proper manner and the exploitation of the festival entry is not barred by personality rights or other third party rights in any manner whatsoever.

When entering a festival entry the entrant transfers rights to the use of the festival entry, specifically the right to present and demonstrate the entry in public either in whole or in part or to distribute the entry in whole or in part on a "Festival Reel" or similar, to the festival. This also applies to stills/images provided to the festival. All aforementioned transfers of use shall be of worldwide validity.

4. YEAR OF PRODUCTION

All festival entries must have been produced after January 1, 2014.

5. CLOSING DATE

All festival entries must arrive at the festival office latest by Nov 15, 2016.

6. LENGTH

Maximum 90 minutes.

7. LANGUAGE VERSIONS

All festival entries can have any language version. Non-English and non-German versions compete in the same categories together with the English and German versions. Entries not produced in English or German language must have either:

  • subtitles in English or German
  • voice-over in English or German
  • written synopsis in English or German. Full scripts are not accepted.
  • Print: Comprehensive summary in English or German

8. FORMATS

Please make sure to send separate media for each of the categories entered:

Film
-USB stick for PC / alternatively a data disc with a .mov wrapper
-One (1) separate medium for each of the categories entered
-One (1) language version
-Unprotected against copying + without Loop

Resolution:Full HD (1920x1080 px), 16:9
Frame rate:25 fps
Video Codec:   H.264
Audio Codec:AAC

3D Film:
Side -by-side or 3D Blu-ray disc (Region code B/2 or region-free)

Not acceptable are:
Loops | Additional inserts at beginning/end (i.e. name of entering company, logos, category etc) | Time code or watermarks

Web & Web TV
Valid URL. All submitted URLs must be active from the time you submit your entry through May 2017.
If submitting a web video please send an additional USB stick / alternatively a data disc, see format specifications above.

Print
Three (3) print copies

All festival entries must be clearly marked as described under 2. LABELS.

Please make sure to send separate media for each of the categories entered. Please also send together with the medium - when possible - significant stills / images / logos from your entries to be used by the Festival for promotional purposes.

Please send your entries to:
WorldMediaFestival c/o intermedia
Ottensener Str. 124
D-22525 Hamburg / Germany

9. FEES

The fee for each festival entry per one category is EUR 385. Cancellations of registered entries are not possible. Festival entries will only be returned when requested so in the entry form. Return fee per one festival entry is EUR 50. Personal participation fee is EUR 285 per person. Cancellations of registered participants are not possible. Payment of all fees must only be made in EUR by bank transfer or PayPal. All fees plus legal VAT (MwSt) when applicable. All EU countries except Germany: By providing your VAT Identification Number VAT does not apply. All other countries outside the EU: VAT does not apply.

Fees as well as payments from outside Germany:

  • PayPal: add EUR 22 per each entry/person for PayPal charges.
  • Account to account: all bank charges must be prepaid by entrant.
  • Fees for multiple entries are accepted in one amount.

All fees are due immediately upon registration. Entry fees or any other fees are not refundable and are not subject to any legal appeal.

10. REGISTRATION AND HOW TO SEND

Submit entry form online, print out the form, sign and send to the festival office. All registrations have to be confirmed by signature. Send festival entries in one pre-paid package to the festival office. Collect package will not be accepted.

Festival entries from outside Germany:

Send entries by Air Mail or Air Courier. Any German Customs Duty or any handling-fee must be pre-paid by the entrant and any such fee is not accepted by the festival.

Please send your entries to:
WorldMediaFestival
c/o intermedia
Ottensener Str. 124
D-22525 Hamburg / Germany

11. WINNERS NOTIFICATION
Festival entries will be prejudged and Award-winners will be notified beforehand. The presence of the winning entrant at the Award-Giving-Ceremony in Hamburg/Germany is strongly desired. The decisions of the jury are not contestable. Decisions of the jury and the festival Organization are final and not subject to any legal appeal. Awards not being collected at the Award-Giving-Ceremony will be sent to the entrant by collect parcel (only within Germany), all other countries collect by Courier Service (surface within the European community/Air outside the European community).

12. LIABILITY OF THE FESTIVAL

The festival reserves the right to reclassify festival entries into other categories where this is deemed appropriate. The festival does not accept any responsibility for festival entries which are classified in the wrong category or arrive at the festival office subsequent to the deadline specified. The festival's liability is confined to intent or grossly negligent conduct, which applies specifically in the event of loss or damage of an entry. The festival organisation does not accept any responsibility for the cancellation of the festival due to terrorism, terrorism threat, strike action, force majeure.

13. MISCELLANEOUS

The festival reserves the right to compile entries on a "Festival Reel" or similar, also in processed form, and to distribute same on a medium deemed appropriate by the festival. This also applies to stills/images provided to the festival. The entrants transfer all rights appropriate in this context upon entrance of the festival entry to the festival. The festival reserves the right to use all recordings taken at the festival for any promotional purpose in any medium deemed appropriate by the festival. The festival reserves the right to exclude entries from the competition.

By entering a festival entry the entrant accepts all Rules and Regulations and also agrees to hold the festival harmless against all costs or claims of third parties arising from any such use by the festival or from false information by the entrant. Exclusive place of jurisdiction is Hamburg, Germany. The festival will not sell or rent personal data provided by you.