•Commission Spot (ND01), Music Video (ND02), and Short Film (ND03): Original Media Schedule from Media Agency or Original Client Endorsement letter in client’s letterhead (sent by post only)
•Internet Film (ND04): If applicable, Original Media Schedule from Media Agency or Original Client Endorsement letter in client’s letterhead
•Film Student (ND05): Original letter from film institution to verify that the film is part of a school project
Commissioned SpotEligible works must be works created for clients for the purpose of on-air TV or cinema broadcast, and other non-broadcast medium such as distribution of DVD.
Short FilmEligible works must be works created for clients for the purpose of broadcast program, internal promotion, or special event screening.
Internet FilmEligible works must be worked created for internet film, website, email, mobile devices.
Portfolio SpotWorks directed for the purpose of building a director’s reel without a client or on-air broadcast.
Film SchoolEligible works must be films created for school projects.
Short Films for ADFEST 2016 by the Fabulous FourND07 is a non-entry fee basis. Eligible entrants submit scripts under the ADFEST theme where only 4 selected scripts will notified for production and premiere at ADFEST 2016 at the Fabulous Four session. For more information, refer to the Fabulous Four’s Rules & Regulations or visit http://www.adfest.com/Entries_fabulous.php
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.
Director Lotus entries, unless stated otherwise, 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 is 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
Lotus categories are open to Directors throughout Asia and the
Pacific, including Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East.
Note: The directors
must be based in the region regardless of where the entry was aired. Works
created for clients in the region, but by directors based elsewhere are not
submitted must be one of the first 7 works commercially directed by
Portfolio Spot, ND07: Short Films for ADFEST 2016
by The Fabulous Four, assistant directors are also eligible.
Film School, entries must be part of a film school project.
•For ND07: Short Films
for ADFEST 2016 by The Fabulous Four, if the script is
selected, the short film must be one of the first 7 works directed by
advertising except ND04: Internet Film, ND05: Portfolio Spot, and ND06:
Film School must have been commercially launched between 1st
January 2014 and 31st December 2015 (in the past 2 years).
Film, which may or may not have been commissioned by a client,
must have been launched on the internet for the first time between 1st
January 2014 and 31st December 2015 (in the past 2 years).
have entered ADFEST in the past years are not eligible.
advertising except ND04: Internet Film, ND05: Portfolio Spot,
and ND06: Film School must have been made within the context of a
paying contract with the client.
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.
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 New
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.
NEW DIRECTOR LOTUS
Per Entry (Except ND06, ND07 & LRND)
Film School (ND06)
Short Films for ADFEST 2016 by the Fabulous Four (ND07)