As an international competition, The Australian Fashion Film Awards is open at all creators, producers, directors, distributors, media outlets and brands. An eligible candidate for video submission must be at least the age of 18 at the time of entry and must have access to our website (www.affawards.org).
Submission of the audio-visual work begins on 1 March, 2017 and ends on 7 July, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The selection of submitted works will be judged between 8 July 2018 and September 2018. The official selection of finalists will be announced in August 2018. Online voting for the People’s Choice Award begins in August 2018 and ends on the day of the awards ceremony. Film nominations for the People’s Choice Award is automatic should the work be officially selected for an award category. Award winners will be announced to the public at the Australian Fashion Film Awards Event on 5 September 2018.
All applications must be submitted via the application form
Each Submission must comply with the following rules:
Submissions will be judged based on the following criteria:
Submissions will be judged based upon the above considerations (the “Overall Considerations”) and Category-specific considerations by categories (the “Category Considerations”).
AFFA is a not-for-profit organisation. All successful applications that comply with the rules list above will be required to pay administration fee at the time of submission.
Independent works fee: $49 AUD.
Commercial works fee: $99 AUD.
Payment of application fee does not guarantee your work will be selected as a finalist.
The list of category-specific awards is as follows
Prizes will be rewarded to the most suitable Submission for each awards category. This will be determined by a multidisciplinary and impartial Jury, comprised of professionals from the fashion, advertising, and imaging world. Awards are determined through a secret ballot vote.
The entrant must go to the website to enter the competition by filling out the entry form and attaching a public or private link to a video (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.). In the event that the contestant does not have a video channel on YouTube, Vimeo etc., private downloads will be accepted (Dropbox, etc.). Private downloads will be uploaded to a public platform (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) to participate in their chosen Awards category. There is no limit to the number of unique entries per entrant, multiple films can be submitted. Entry submissions and payment of application fee do not guarantee nomination of your film for the Awards.
By submitting your film you grant Australian Fashion Film Awards the right to:
Works may be selected for the official selection presentation and may be screened during the affiliate Fashion Film Festivals in Australia and abroad.
Your submission must comply with content restrictions and guidelines in the used video platform’s terms. The appropriate terms can be found according to the video hosting platforms (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) official website.
In addition, The Submission must also comply with the following official AFFA restrictions:
Winners will be determined by calculating a total score of points awarded by the AFFA judges to each category. Scores will be allocated based on following categories: 1. Creative concept (plot, story, script, music), 2. Production execution (cinematography, acting, editing) 3. Styling (fashion, hair & make up) and 4. Overall output (directing).
People’s Choice Award Competition
Public voting for the finalist will be open after the announcement of the official selection. Competition is opened to all members of the public aged 18 or over and residing in Australia.
Australian Fashion Film Awards (AFFA), organising coordinators, project managers, event managers, members of the judging committees, sponsors, transport companies and the like can not be held responsible for any damages and/or loss of materials that are submitted as an entry to regional, state or national judging.
By entering the Australian Fashion Film Awards competition you authorise the use and/or reproduction of images and the descriptions provided in relation to any editorial/advertising purposes initiated in conjunction with the Australian Fashion Film Awards.
Your contact details may also be supplied to agencies engaged on behalf of award organisers/committees for promotional purposes.
AFFA is a not-for-profit organisation. All successful applications that comply with the submission rules and will be required to pay administration fee by the due date as indicated on the invoice.
Under no circumstances will judges be held responsible for any comment, viewpoint or expression, whether expressed or implied, concerning the standard or quality of an entrant’s submission. By signing the Entry Form you agree not to bring a claim against any Judge, or the Australian Fashion Film Awards in relation to feedback on your submission.
AFFA reserve the right to use footage, titles and information from submitted work for promotional purposes on media (web included). Selected films transfer the right to AFFA to cut and transform Submissions in order to create promotional reels of the finalists, and for future events organised by AFFA.