Call for entries for the VSA 2019

CALL FOR ENTRIES

South African Society of Cinematographers

2019 VISIBLE SPECTRUM AWARDS

The SASC wishes to recognise the highest levels of excellence in Cinematography currently active in our industry. We also remember and pay tribute to all those excellent film technicians who have gone before us who played a pivotal role in the growth of our industry.

The 2019 SASC Visible Spectrum Awards – VSA are dedicated to the vision of the founder members of the SASC and to the current South African cinematographers who are carving a name for themselves both locally and abroad.

We celebrate and salute our filmmakers, past present and future.
We fervently support the steadfast professionals who ensure a commitment to producing the highest quality images and look forward to the work of all the young up and coming Cinematographers who are making names for themselves in this highly competitive industry: the brave talent meeting the challenges of ever changing technology, demanding creative energy and the constantly shifting “cutting-edge”.

The SASC salutes you all and is committed to forging into the future as a stable and solid support platform, encouraging the highest quality of work, promoting the needs of the Cinematographer and celebrating the excellence that shines through.

These awards celebrate and acknowledge the very best work produced by South African
Cinematographers. This is an opportunity for Cinematographers to show off their craft, innovation and personalised styles, and to see how these rates with their peers. A chance to promote talent with the decision-makers of the South African Film and Television industry. Recognition by and membership of the SASC is the highest honour that can be bestowed on a South African cinematographer, a mark of prestige and distinction.

Share with us the glamour and honour as we celebrate the very best work produced by South African Cinematographers at the 2019 SASC Visible Spectrum Awards on the 14th September 2019 at Stark Studios in Randburg

2. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

1. The Competition is open to all cinematographers including NON SASC members. (Please note: We invite and welcome Production Companies and Agencies to enter the work of their best cinematographers.)
2. The entrant must ensure that permission has been received by the Producers or Client for all material entered.
3. All details and names must be accurate, as these will be used as the source document for the certificates and press releases. The entrant must carefully check details prior to entry.
4. Any number of entries may be submitted in any of the award categories.
5. If the judges consider an entry has been entered into an unsuitable category, they may re-categorise the entry.
6. Only material completed between October 2017 and April 2019, and not previously submitted to the Visible Spectrum awards, is eligible.
7. By entering, the entrant acknowledges that they have obtained clearance for the SASC to copy the material or excerpts thereof, to be screened for the public at the presentation or televised, should it be nominated.
8. The entrant assumes full responsibility for the technical quality of the material entered.
9. Each entry must be accompanied by the completed entry form, clearly printed or typed and securely attached to the container, which must also be clearly labelled.
10. The SASC cannot be held liable for loss or damage of material submitted; though every effort will be made to ensure the safety of the material entered.
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• DVD, USB Flash drive, Blue Ray, Beta and Dvcam tapes are accepted.
• Movie file, Quick time, and Mpeg4 files on a Flash drive are accepted.
• Downloads: Digital files for commercial categories only
• Files for digital submissions should be sent to skip@postmasters.co.za

12. It is the responsibility of those entrants who want their entries returned, to arrange for the collection of their material within a period of one [1] month after the awards. Thereafter the material may be destroyed.

INDEMNITY

The SASC accepts no liability for any licensing or copyright of material within an entry. By entering the competition, the entrant accepts full responsibility for all material submitted and holds the SASC blameless and indemnifies the SASC in any and all law suites, fees, or other settlements, which might arise out of any violation of any copyright laws.

ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES

By submitting an entry, the entrant agrees to accept and abide by all rules as herein defined, as well as the decisions of the SASC Committee and judging panel.

SASC BOARD OF GOVERNORS

The SASC Board, which is selected and sanctioned by all members of the SASC, has complete authority over all aspects of the award presentations. Any decision made by the SASC is final and binding.

JUDGING

The SASC committee selects the judges. They will consist of recognised specialists within the Film and Television industry and may include (but will not be limited to) Cinematographers SASC, Creative Directors, Producers and others The SASC committee appoints a Chairman of the judges. Any judge having a direct or indirect interest in a programme will be requested to declare such interest and will not be allowed to score that entry.
The decision of the judges will be final and binding. The judges have the discretion to give or withhold any awards. The Chairman’s vote will not count other than in the case of a tie.

Closing Dates & Registration

Entry forms must be prepared for each entry

THERE IS NO ENTRY CHARGE IN ANY CATEGORY

Final closing date for entries will be the 31st July 2019. Clearly marked entries may be placed at:
Post Masters – 24 Ditton Road, Auckland Park – Johannesburg – 011 482 1155

NO ENTRY WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE

3. CATEGORIES

A letter must accompany your nomination to the judges stating in no more than 200 words why the candidate for category 11, has been nominated. The judging panel may also nominate candidates during the selection process. Previous nominees may be submitted. Previous winners may not be selected in the same category.

1. BEST STUDENT PRODUCTION – CERTIFICATE AWARD
This category is for best cinematography submitted by a student

2. BEST SASO PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR – CERTIFICATE AWARD
This category is for best cinematography by a specialist camera operator,
whether by Steadicam, Drone, Under water,, Aerial or any other system of camera operating, not listed below.

3. SASC ALTERNATIVE – CERTIFICATE AWARD
Magazine, Art and special interest productions. This category is for cinematography on projects that fall into any area that is not reflected in the categories below

4. MUSIC VIDEO – VISIBLE SPECTRUM AWARD
This category is for cinematography on music videos

5. DOCUMENTARY – VISIBLE SPECTRUM AWARD
This category is for cinematography on corporate market or other general documentaries

6. WILDLIFE – VISIBLE SPECTRUM AWARD
This category is for cinematography on all programmes where the primary subject is wildlife

7. TV DRAMA – VISIBLE SPECTRUM AWARD
This category is for cinematography on any Drama series or a one-off programme. In the case of a series the entrant may only enter one episode

8. COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION ‘Group 1’ – VISIBLE SPECTRUM AWARD
This category is for cinematography on any Commercial production

9. COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION ‘Group 2’ – VISIBLE SPECTRUM AWARD
This category is for cinematography on any Commercial production

10. FEATURE – VISIBLE SPECTRUM AWARD
This category is for cinematography on a feature

11. THE STEWART FARNELL AWARD
This award is to be given annually to a senior Cinematographer who has excelled in his or her craft during the course of years. Has been publicly recognised for their professional skill and has been a leader in extending their skills to help develop the skills and careers of others in the industry. This award is only open to members in the field of Cinematography

4. THE AWARDS

Please note that categories 1, 2 and 3 are Tribute Awards and therefore, are not eligible for an SASC Visible Spectrum Award.

Each of these categories have their own Awards and Certificates reflecting the nature of the respective awards.

Certificate Award Categories:

♦ No. 1. The Student Cinematography Award
♦ No. 2. The SASO Camera Operator Award
♦ No. 3. SASC Alternative Award

There will be up to 3 finalists and 1 award winner per category

♦ Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 – The Visible Spectrum Award

There may be up to 3 certificates per category, which may be Gold, Silver or Bronze

♦ No. 11. The STEWART FARNELL Award

There will be one winner, chosen by the judging panel.
A floating trophy and a certificate will be awarded to the recipient

The Visible Spectrum Award will only be awarded at the Judge’s discretion

The Award Ceremony Announcement

The Visible Spectrum Awards will be announced on the evening of 14th of September 2019

All winners will be acknowledged on our website www.sasc.co.za and Facebook page

Duane Rogers (Cell) 082 852 7109 (Fax) 0866 720 008 sasc@mweb.co.za
Skip Scheepers (Cell) 082 410 6051 (Tel.) 011 482 1155 skip@postmasters.co.za

Whether you have entered your work or merely want to celebrate with the best of the best in our industry, the 2019 SASC Visible Spectrum Awards Ceremony will be the event not to be missed.

ENTRY FORM

South African Society of Cinematographers
2019 VISIBLE SPECTRUM AWARDS

ENTRIES MUST BE TYPED OR HAND PRINTED IN BLACK AND
SUBMITTED IN DUPLICATE

Title of Program:

Entered By:

Name of Nominee:

Address:

E-Mail: Tel: Cell:

Date and medium of first viewing:

Production Running Time:
Format Entry: Flash Drive: Movie File: DVD / Blue Ray:
Any Electronic medium i.e. File Share:

Format and Camera Originated On:

Category Entered: (Name and Number)

Brief Synopsis: This section is compulsory (Maximum 50 words, on a separate page)
In the case of category 11, we request that applicants nominate a person whom they most feel is deserving of the above award. Please refer to the parameters set out in the category descriptions on page 3.

Name of Nominee for Category 11: .
By submitting an entry, the entrant agrees to accept and abide by the rules as laid out in the Call for Entries form 2019 and by rules of the SASC VISIBLE SPECTRUM AWARDS competition.

Name:                  Signature:                                                         Date:               2019