FAQs

When and where will CICLOPE be this year?

CICLOPE Festival will take place in Berlin, on November 3rd and 4th, 2016. The venue is Kino International, one of the most legendary theaters in East Berlin. Doors open at 8.30 am, and close at 7 pm (the second day, 4th November, will close at midnight, after the awards ceremony).

Is CICLOPE a conference or an awardshow?

CICLOPE is a 2 day event that brings together a conference and an awardshow.

Who can submit their work?

Any production, post production, digital, music and editorial companies can do it. Also independent professionals and advertising agencies from all over the world, but in this last case, please note that if they win, the credits will go in first place for the company that has produced the piece.

Where should I submit my work?

Submission have to be made exclusively on this website, through this LINK.

What is the deadline to submit my work?

September 23rd, 2016

Which is the required format for submissions?

The suggested formats for videos are MPEG4, MPEG2 or MOV files, with a maximum weight of 150 megas. The recommended compression rate is 15-20 Mbits. PLEASE do not include any special characters (& / * / “”) in the name of the file and note that it is MANDATORY to include a link to the work on Vimeo or YouTube. For the Branded Content and Fashion Film categories, upload a trailer (3 minutes maximum) and provide a web link to the complete piece. Take into account that the complete piece should last no longer than 20 minutes. For Apps, you can either submit a video (case study) or an image (JPEG file together with a link to the work on the credits form). For VR projects, please upload a case study video that shows the final result and the user’s reaction to it. 

Do I have to pay to participate?

Yes, you have. Good things are rarely for free ☺. Please check our entry fees here. For ticket fees, please go to Tickets.

How does the judging process work?

There are two rounds in CICLOPE Festival’s judging process. The first one is undertaken by the Executive Jury together with the Grand Jury, who watches the entries online and pre-select the ones that are featured as finalists at the festival. The final round of judging takes place in Berlin, where the Executive Jury personally discuss the finalist pieces and awards one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze winner in each category. The Executive Jury has also the faculty of awarding one Grand Prix per section.

How will I know if I win?

We will send an email to the person who has submitted the work letting him/her know the big news. Winners will be publicly announced during the Awards Ceremony, on November 4th.

How can I get my trophy or certificate?

Trophies will be given to the winners during the awards ceremony, on November 4th, from 7.30 pm. If you’re not able to come to receive the prize, you can send us your courier number and we will send it to you. It will be the same procedure for finalist certificates.

I want to go to the event and be part of the parties and cocktails, what should I do?

You have to buy a VIP Pass ticket in order to attend to all networking events, including cocktail, parties and lunchs.

I'm a student, do I have any special discount?

Yes, you’ll have a 50% discount in any of the Simple Pass tickets.

If I have a VIP Pass, can I attend The Market?

It depends on what kind of VIP Pass you have. In order to participate on The Market, you have to get a 2 Day VIP Pass ticket.

Can I buy one ticket for two days and split it with a colleague?

No, you can’t. Tickets are personal and intransferables.

Can I buy a one day ticket just to go to the Awards Ceremony?

Yes, you can. You can buy either a 2 Day VIP Pass or a 1 Day VIP Pass for the 4th November. Read more details on TICKETS.

Can I attend the event even if I don't enter my work?

Yes, you can. They’re totally different things.

Who will I meet at the event?

You can see the list of jurors and speakers that will attend the festival on this website, and you also will meet agencies, production companies, music companies and many other professionals working in broadcast production from all over the world.

Where should I stay in Berlin?

We have a list of recommended hotels that are close by the venue and offer special discounts for CICLOPE delegates. Check them out here. Take into account that you should contact them directly and make your own reservation. We do not make reservations for our delegates, without exception.

What if I can't go. Will you refund the ticket's price?

No, tickets are not refundable. But you can give it to a friend, colleague or anyone interested in attending the festival. He/She will be very pleased. In case you do so, you have to send us an email with the new ticket holder’s name before the 31st October.