Schedule from Media Agency or Original Client Endorsement Letter in the
(sent by post only)
DirectingHow the director’s vision enhanced the story and made the idea stronger.
EditingHow the editing enhanced the story and made the idea stronger.
Cinematography How the cinematography enhanced the story and made the idea stronger. Namely, through composition, style of photography, lighting and use of camera techniques.
Special Effects: In-CameraHow the execution of in-camera practical effects (e.g. pyrotechnics, mechanized props, models, atmospheric effects) or in-camera optical effects (e.g. multiple exposure, ramping speed, shutter adjustment, time-lapse, mattes) enhanced the story and made the idea stronger. Note: works involving digital visual effects must be entered into CF05.
Special Effects: Digital Visual EffectsHow the digitally created and/or manipulated imagery (CGI) enhanced a story and made the idea stronger. Note: works involving the integration of in-camera effects must be entered into CF04.
Animation (In-Camera or Digital)How the execution of the animation (including character/asset design, build, 2D/3D animation and integration, stop motion, motion graphics) enhanced a story and made the idea stronger.
Production DesignHow the execution of a cohesive overall aesthetic via production design, including set design, location builds and prop design enhanced a story and made the idea stronger.
Costume DesignHow the costume designer create the look and mood for the actors and actresses and ensure the props and wardrobes reflect the story in film or stage productions which to help demonstrate the director’s vision.
CastingHow the casting selections brings an idea to life.
ScriptHow the interpretation and development of the script enhanced the story and made the idea stronger.
Original Music ScoreHow the original composition of music enhanced the story and made the idea & execution stronger. Note: works submitted into CF11 cannot be entered into CF12.
Best use of Music TrackHow the choice, integration, reproduction and re-mixing of pre-existing music enhanced the story and made the idea stronger. Note: works submitted into CF12 cannot be entered into CF11.
Sound DesignHow the Sound Design enhanced a story and made the idea stronger.
Lotus RootsThis is an award unique to ADFEST that is awarded to works that embody local values whether in terms of culture, religion, beliefs, traditions, or language. Lotus Roots recognizes works that preserve and celebrate the rich heritage and value of each local culture.
Only one party
may enter a particular work into a given sub-category. It must be agreed in advance
between the parties concerned. If a work is entered twice in the same sub-category,
ADFEST will accept the first entry submitted.
Each advertisement constitutes
one entry. Advertisement which forms a campaign will be entered and paid
for as single entries, e.g. 3 ads which form a campaign must be entered and
paid for as 3 separate entries, but can be shown consecutively. Individual
teaser ads are not eligible.
For Film Craft
Lotus entries, ADFEST requires either Original Media Schedule from Media Agency
or Original Client Endorsement letter in client’s letterhead as proof of
authenticity for each entry submission.
reserves the right to disqualify entries that fail to provide required
documentations. Advertisements that have been run purely to make
them eligible for competition will be disqualified and the submitting
organization may be banned from ADFEST competitions for a period of 3
Organizer reserves the right to move entries to more appropriate Lotus category
which might offend national or religious sentiments or public taste will not be
reserves the right to disqualify inappropriate and offensive entries.
Organizer reserves the right to disqualify an entry if full payment is not made
before judging commences.
No refund will
be given for wrong entries, withdrawn entries, or disqualified entries.
Entry credits CANNOT
be revised after Friday
12th February 2016.
categories are open to Film, Sound, Music, Post-Production, Animation &
Special Effect companies throughout Asia and the Pacific, including Australia,
New Zealand, and the Middle East.
Note: The companies
must be based in the region regardless of where the entry was aired. Works
created for clients in the region, but by companies based elsewhere are not
advertising must be designed for public exposure.
advertising must have been commercially launched, or be part of a continued
campaign between 1st December 2014 and 31st December
have entered ADFEST in the past years are not eligible.
advertising must be versions as broadcasted on the medium. Director’s cuts are
advertising must have been made within the context of a paying contract with
be made without the prior permission of the advertiser/owner of the rights of
the commercial or advertisement.
have infringed any of its country of origin's voluntary or regulatory codes of
practice are not eligible.
It is the responsibility
of the entrant to withdraw such work immediately should an infringement arise.
will be done by a panel of industry experts and the procedure overview is as
first shortlisted after the juries’ votes are tallied from the 1st
voted through discussion of each shortlist.
voted from each finalist in a discussion round.
of the Juries in all matters related to the awarding of medals will be final
Interest Voting: At all stages of judging,
a jury may not vote or be involved in any discussion on entries submitted by
his/her company in his/her own city or on entries submitted by an overseas
office for which he/she worked during the time the entries were produced.
Awarding the Lotus Winners
will make the final decision on the allocation of Gold, Silver and Bronze Lotus
If they feel
none of the works in a sub-category is a Lotus winner, the juries may not award
any Lotus winner in that sub-category.
group single entries constituting the same campaign into a campaign entry, if they
see fit, and awards one Lotus award for the campaign.
Only ONE Gold
can be awarded per each sub-category.
A maximum of
THREE Lotuses can be awarded in a given sub-category.
There is no Grande of
Film Craft Lotus.
Gold, Silver, and Bronze
winners will receive a Lotus trophy and a certificate. Finalists will be given
All winners including
finalists will be included in the ADFEST Award Annual.