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Guide to NZCS Awards Categories

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Student films

 $46
Productions filmed by entrants who were students at time of filming the entry. 

 

Experimental and installation

  $46
Experimental productions, films that are intended primarily as artworks, architectural, installations and other non-traditional cinematography. Includes VR and 360 productions.
  • Test footage and show reels are not eligible, as entries are based on a particular production.  
 

Music videos

  $75
Musical or concert items shot for the purpose of entertainment or promotion.
  • Entrants should be responsible for lighting, particularly in the case of stage lighting. 

 

News and current affairs

  $75
News or current affairs stories or segments broadcast on regular television news or current affairs programs.
  • Enter a single story, segment, or episode.

 

Magazine, lifestyle and reality

  $75
Light entertainment human-interest productions or segments. For example: travel, leisure, gardening, property, cooking, entertainment, science, sports, arts and reality shows.
  • Enter a single story, segment, or episode.

 

Corporate and educational

  $75
Productions for a corporate or educational market designed to teach or inform. Includes longer online infomercials.  

 

Short films

  $75
Short dramatised productions.

 

Documentaries

  $75
Traditional documentary productions normally dealing with people in relation to their environment. Includes any full-length television, feature or web documentary.
  • In television documentary shows, enter only one episode, per entrant.
  • Current affairs segments that constitute the entire program should be entered in this category.

 

Dramatised documentaries

  $98
Documentaries based on real life situations where a majority of content is re-enactments of actual events that involve professional actors who are controlled by a director.

 

Specialised cinematography

  $98
Specialised cinematography productions or sections of productions. For example, specialised micro-photography, macro photography, ultrahigh speed, underwater, aerial, specialised second unit sequences, or innovative techniques.
  • Entrants of specialised cinematography sections need not be the principal cinematographer for a production.A specialised cinematography entry may be a short sequence or include a number of shots intercut with other content.
  • Test footage and show reels are not eligible, as entries are based on a particular production.

 

Commercials

  $98
Commercials for national or international release. Entries must have been specifically shot for this purpose and not repurposed from other material.
  • Includes all distribution channels including online.
  • Includes  promos, TV station IDs.
  • CGI or computer manipulation must be clearly identified in media submission.

 

Teleseries

$110
An episode from a drama series made for TV broadcast, subscription service or web.
  • For a season enter a single episode where you were the DP.

 

Telefeatures

$110
A non-theatrical one-off drama production made for broadcast TV or subscription release.

 

Features

$135
Feature productions intended for national or international theatrical release. 
 

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