awards

The Australian Screen Editors Guild is dedicated to the pursuit and recognition
of excellence in screen editing and all forms of motion picture post production.

ASE AWARDS 2020 GUIDELINES

Eligibility:

Editors entering the ASE Awards must be Full Financial Members of the Australian Screen Editors Guild. Student and Associate Members may not enter. You can join the ASE at www.screeneditors.com.au/join-the-ase/

All entries must have had their first theatrical, television, DVD, VOD, or online release between 1st August 2019 and 31st July 2020. If theatrical release was not possible due to COVID-19, give details of alternate release, eg. date of release on particular streaming service.

Categories:

Feature Drama

A stand-alone dramatised production of at least 70 minutes in duration. This category includes animated features. Must have had theatrical release. (see Covid-19 rider above)

Drama

A dramatised production, minimum 20 minutes in length, which may be a telemovie, or a single episode from a series or mini-series.

Short Drama

A stand-alone dramatised production of under 20 minutes duration. This category includes animated programs.

Comedy

A scripted situation or sketch comedy, between 15 and 69 minutes in duration, which may be a single episode from a series or mini-series.

DOCUMENTARY CATEGORIES

Note, when choosing to enter your production, you will need to consider the most appropriate category as there is some crossover of interpretation between Documentary and Factual. Judges will re-allocate productions if they are deemed to be in the wrong category to ensure a fair outcome.

Documentary Feature

A non-fiction production providing a creative, in depth analysis or interpretation of a specific subject, theme or point of view, supported by evidence and or informed commentary. A production of at least 60 minutes in duration.

Documentary & Documentary Series

A non-fiction production providing a creative, in depth analysis or interpretation of a specific subject, theme, point of view or story, supported by evidence and or informed commentary.

The subjects and/or story must demonstrate unique thought and expression but may be presented in a pre-existing format.

Entries must be at least 20 minutes in duration and be a stand-alone production or a single episode from a series.

Examples include: First Australians, Exposed: The Case of Keli Lane, Revelation, Hawke: The Larrikin and the Leader, Employable Me, Old People’s Home for Four Year Olds

Factual Entertainment

A work is considered to be Factual Entertainment where the main intent and purpose of the production is to inform and entertain.

Typically a constructed format, sometimes with a presenter, factual entertainment depicts actual events, people or places.

Full episodes only, segments cannot be entered.

This category includes lifestyle and informative programs, (food, travel, science, home renovation) and other light documentary programs.

Examples include – Border Security, Bondi Rescue, Food Safari, Catalyst, Who Do You Think You Are?, Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery, You Can’t Ask That

Reality

A substantially non-scripted, formatted production that documents participants interacting in a particular environment as devised by the producer. There is generally an element of competition to the program.

Full episodes only, segments cannot be entered.
Examples include - Master Chef, The Voice, Bachelor, Survivor, First Dates.

Current Affairs

A program or segment broadcast as part of a regular current affairs series, which employs a journalistic approach to social, political or economic issues. These programs aim to provide revelation, fresh insight, analysis and debate.

Entries must be at least 5 minutes in duration.

Examples include - 7:30, A Current Affair, Four Corners, Dateline, 60 Minutes, Foreign Correspondent, The Drum, Landline

Commercial

Advertising or promotional production. May have screened on TV or cinema, online via YouTube, Vimeo, social media or company website. Must be under 90 seconds.

Corporate and Branded

Promotional production including company name or logo. May have screened on TV or cinema, online via YouTube, Vimeo, social media or company website. May also have screened at an internal event or presentation. Must be between 90 seconds and 30 minutes.

Music Video

Music Clip consisting of a single track or song.

Open Content

For content that is not covered in the other categories. We are looking for
high quality story-telling and editing no matter what the genre. This may be additional online content, short documentaries, animation, trailers, title sequences or perhaps a genre we haven’t seen yet. Must be under 20 minutes.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

No production can be entered in more than one category.

Co-Editors may submit. In the case that a winning entry has more than one Editor, only one trophy will be awarded to that entry. Additional trophies may be purchased through the ASE.

You may only submit one entry per category unless you are part of a Co-Entry in which case you may enter that category a maximum of twice.

Entries will only be accepted from the principal Editor or Editors, that is, the person or persons whom the Producer has accorded the official, primary credit of ‘Editor.’

In the event that an entry contains no on-screen credits, written verification from the Producer / Production Company / Client MUST be attached to the application.

The judging panels’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into. The ASE reserves the right to cancel a category and refund entrants if there are not enough entries in any category.

Entries are to be submitted ONLINE at:

https://australianscreeneditors.wufoo.com/forms/z1eehdym1gtk40i/

You will be required to upload your video online for judging as we use a web-based submissions process.

For ease of use and widest compatibility across devices, the ASE highly recommends Vimeo as the best site to upload and stream your video.

YouTube is also acceptable - but please don’t use any other services (Dropbox, Hightail, OneDrive, Digital Pigeon, GoogleDrive, WeTransfer, etc.)

We need to make sure the judges can readily stream your video easily and at the highest quality.

ENCODING YOUR VIDEO

Vimeo provides a detailed explanation of the settings that work best for their platform. Follow the link to learn more.

https://vimeo.com/help/compression

UPLOADING YOUR VIDEO

Vimeo offers various privacy settings, including the option to set a password. To find out what’s best for you, see here: https://vimeo.com/help/faq/managing-your-videos/privacy-settings

It is the responsibility of the entrant to provide a web link to their production, and to ensure that it works. The link must remain online until judging is finished on Sunday 4th October 2020. (See specs links with application form)

SUBMISSION DEADLINES:

EARLY BIRD ENTRIES - Must be received by midnight Sunday 12th July 2020

OTHER ENTRIES – Must be received by midnight Sunday 9th August 2020

Completed submissions must contain:

  • All submission fields complete.
  • Letter from Producer / Production Company if no on-screen credit.
  • Vimeo or YouTube link to the production, with password if applicable.
  • Paid Entry fee of $55 (includes GST) for Early bird entries.
  • Paid Entry fee of $66 (includes GST) for all other entries.

    Good luck!

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