Prix Vidéo Arts Convergences (3)

Prix Vidéo Arts Convergences


28 Jan 2020
Call for entries

21 Oct 2020
Festival closed

01 Nov 2020
Notification date

03 Dec 2020
03 Dec 2020


1 route de Romainville,  78470, Milon-la-Chapelle, Ile-de-France, France

Festival description
Short film festival >2' 4'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >2' 4'<
 Any language
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Photo of Prix Vidéo Arts Convergences


Festival start: 03 December 2020      Festival end: 03 December 2020

Video Arts Convergences Award 3rd edition - Open to all - All genres (animation, fiction, documentary, report ...)

Theme: "You have to live with a mental illness!" "

Make all audiences aware of the reality of people suffering from mental illness, better understand these illnesses, promote quality cinematographic works… These are the objectives of the Arts Convergences Award.

Explore themes such as: social relationships - self-esteem - view of others - coping skills - talking about your illness - organization of daily life - autonomy - difficulty in managing time and projecting yourself - money - family circle - love life - manage emotions - perception and distortion of other people's emotions or signals - merge with others - self-forgetfulness….

€ 5,000 in endowments:
>> Grand Prize (2500 €)
>> Jury Prize (1500 €)
>> Audience Prize (1000 €)

Prize giving by a jury of professionals in early December 2020 in Paris.


The Video Arts Convergences Award (hereafter referred to as the "Video Award" of which Arts Convergences is "the Organizer"), recognizes very short films that aim to raise public awareness about the lives of people suffering from adult mental illnesses ('Video').

It invites us to reflect on the challenges of integrating these people today. He asks about how the audience can change his gaze, showing their difficulties, but above all their talents and their abilities to move us.

Participation in the Video Award implies, on the part of the candidates, the unreserved acceptance of this regulation and its possible endorsements ('Regulations'). Any violator of one or more of the articles of these Regulations will involve not taking the application into account.

Article 1: Video Price Calendar

- Online registrations on the site in the "candidate" space;

- Sending Videos (with the file completed) until October 1, 2020;

- Awards ceremony in the fall of 2020.

Article 2: Eligibility of candidates

The Video Award is open to anyone over the age of 18 who has all the moral and heritage rights attached to the Video and who can report them if necessary.

Article 3: Candidates' Commitments

Candidates are responsible for creating their own team, finding their equipment and everything they need to make their video. No funding will be provided by the Video Prize organization.

Candidates guarantee to own all intellectual property rights - and in particular undertake to use only original or rights-free music (see Article 8) - attached to the reproduction and dissemination of the constituent elements of its Video (images, photos, videos, music, places, people, etc.).

Article 4: Nominations filed

4.1 Terms of participation

The Video should deal with the subject "You have to live with a mental illness!"

The Video by its words or images must not be contrary to French law. In particular, films contrary to public order and morals, defamatory or insulting, racist, anti-Semitic, xenophobic, revisionist, inciting or promoting violence or discrimination in all its forms, infringing on personality rights, copyrights, neighbouring rights and trademark law, will be illegal. Advertisements (real or false), institutional films, prevention campaigns, experimental art videos, series episodes and clips will not be taken into account.

There is no principle that prevents the choice of a type of film (comedy, thriller, documentary, reportage, etc.) or a type of production (video, photos, motion, animation, etc.). Any type of camera can be used.

4.2 Video Format

Videos last between 90 seconds and 4 minutes.
Generics and end credits are not taken into account in the duration of the Video; they must not exceed 15 seconds and must include the statement:

This video was made as part of the 3rd edition of the Video Arts Convergences Prize "In partnership with the City of Paris, the Psycom, the Hospital Centre of Pleasure, the Department of Yvelines, the Falret Foundation and Unafam."

Other mandatory mentions or logos to be added regarding our partners and supporters may be communicated at a later date.

4.3 Registration

The registration form and video must be uploaded to the "candidate" space by October 1, 2020 (at midnight) - Video Award Organizers reserve the right to change this date only by lowering the deadline, which will be specified on our sites and media (see Article 9).

The registration form must be completed by providing: the name of the project owner with contact information (phone and email address), the name of the director (if different) and the other participants, the title of the Video and a summary (between 250 and 500 characters).

Files must be loaded to the VIMEO account - accessible from the site and the "candidate" space - to .mp4 or .m4v formats, codec H.264, 1080P, about 11,000 kbps, its AAC 256 kbps.

The filing of the Video on the VIMEO account is conditional on the online reading and acceptance of the Video Prize Regulations by the candidate.

Article 5: Selection

5.1 Pre-selection

In order to compete, a Video filed as part of this call for projects must meet all the conditions set out in the Articles of the Regulations.

In the pre-selection phase, the Video Award Organizers reserve the right to exclude any Video that does not respect the maximum duration, the theme of the Video Prize and/or likely to harm the message, image and credibility of the Video Prize partners.

5.2 Jury deliberation

The Jury is made up of professionals and experts who vote for the awarding of the awards, taking into account the following criteria in order of importance:

- The relevance of the message carried by the Video, in connection with the theme of the Video Prize "You have to live with a mental illness!";

- The originality and creativity of video;

- Its technical quality.

The decisions of the selection persons are final and cannot give rise to any claim on the part of the candidates whose Videos would not have been selected.

Article 6: Awards and endowments

Three main prizes will be awarded:

- a Grand Prix, accompanied by an endowment of 2500 euros (two thousand five hundred euros);

- a Jury Prize, accompanied by an endowment of 1500 euros (five hundred euros);

- a Public Prize (by online vote only, about 3 weeks before the awards ceremony on the website accompanied by an endowment of 1000 euros (thousand euros).

Additional prizes may be awarded to Videos that have attracted the attention of the Jury for their technical and/or artistic qualities.

The awards and endowments will be awarded to the project's sponsor, present or represented at the awards ceremony.

The Organizers undertake to inform the candidates of the 15 to 20 Videos that will be shortlisted for the Public vote, about 3 weeks before the awards ceremony, so that they can organize to come, and on the other hand participate in online voting, and allow to elect the winner of the Public Prize (see Article 6).

If a candidate does not show up within 7 business days of sending the e-mail informing them of their selection, they will be considered to have renounced their application.

Article 7: Valuation

7.1 Presentation of Selected Videos to the Public

In addition to the endowments, the Organizers of the Video Award are committed to presenting the selected and award-winning videos in a leading cultural venue. This presentation, which the Organizers of the Video Award will bear the cost and will take charge of the communication, will be held in the presence of the candidates and the winners.

The Organizers of the Video Award will also bear the cost of the distribution and enhancement of the selected and award-winning works.

7.2 Communication around the Video Award

The Organizers of the Video Prize reserve the possibility to organize any operation or communication event related to the Video Prize.

Video Award Organizers are allowed to post videos presented by the candidates as part of the promotion of the Video Award in general and, in particular, the Audience Award, on their websites, on social networks such as Facebook or Instagram.

Selected candidates agree to quote the Organizers during any contact - written or oral - with the press as part of the Video Prize. They also undertake to pass on to the Organizers of the Video Prize all the elements that can be used to follow and promote their work, i.e. elements of the press kit: presentation of the members of the film team, synopsis, photographic shots, thanks (if any) and the full credits...

Article 8: Broadcast

Selected candidates cede to the Video Award Organizers all the heritage rights granted to authors and their rights holders, as defined below, which they hold on their Video, for a period of ten years and for the whole world, only for non-commercial operations.

The rights transferred include:

- the right to reproduce and/or have all or part of the Video reproduced in unlimited numbers by any known or unknown means, digital, sound, audiovisual or multimedia, and in all formats;

- the right to represent all or part of the Video, in any place, by any known or unknown process, including in the context of broadcast transmissions, public presentations or projections, video, magnetic or digital recording, multimedia or website;

- the right to translate all or part of the Video into any language or language known or unknown to date.
This assignment is granted and maintained even if the personal or professional circumstances of the selected candidates change.

Article 9: Responsibilities of Organizers

Participation in the Video Prize involves knowledge and acceptance of the characteristics and limitations of the Internet, including technical performance, response times to view, query or transfer information, lack of protection of certain data against possible hijacking, and the risk of contamination by possible viruses circulating on the network.

Organizers could not be held liable if a participant's registration data did not reach them for any reason (such as geographic or technical impossibility), or if they were unreadable or untreatable.

Organizers do not guarantee that the site operates without interruption, nor that it does not contain any computer errors and cannot be held responsible for its malfunction at any given time.

Article 10: Claim

For any questions or requests for information about the Video Award, the candidate should contact the Organizers at the email address:

The Organizers undertake to respond to questions or enquiries as soon as possible.
Any claims related to the application or interpretation of the Video Award will be decided exclusively by the Organizers.

Article 11: Rule Change

The Organizers reserve the option to amend these Regulations if necessary, to make any decisions that they may find useful for the application and interpretation of the Regulations, without any liability being incurred. Any changes, substantial or not, to these Regulations may eventually be made during the call for projects, which will then be brought to the attention of the participants.

Article 12: Data and personal information

To participate in the Video Award, the candidate is invited to provide certain personal data to the Organizers (see Article 4). This data is necessary, otherwise the candidate will not be able to participate in the Video Prize.
Under the RGPD (General Data Protection Regulations) Act, which has been in force since 25 May 2018, personal data is kept in a form that allows the identification of the persons concerned for a period of time not exceeding that of necessary in terms of the purposes for which they are treated. Personal data may be retained for longer periods of time as it will be processed exclusively for archival purposes. The data collected will not be shared with third parties without the permission of the person or persons concerned.



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