By Laman Ismayilova
Baku will host the second edition of Booktrailer Festival, supported by Azerbaijan's Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Booktrailer Festival was successfully held in 2016 for the first time in the country. The project aims at promoting books, supporting and developing creative forms of reading, searching talented young people in cinematography and promoting bookrailers as a part of art and business.
The Organizing Committee has revealed steps that you need to follow to join the contest:
One can join the contest with a booktrailers of one book or a series of books regardless of their date and place of publication; the number of submitted works by one participant is not limited; the copyright is the film owner responsibility;
Booktrailers must not contain material that promotes any ethnic, racial, religious forms of hate, pornographic, any content that violates or encourages the violation of any law, rule or regulation;
The films will not be returned after application.
The Organizing Committee have the right to use the booktrailers to promote the festival through social networks, sites, YouTube, mass media etc., without informing the director and payment .
Booktrailers shall meet the following requirements :
-Participating trailers will be limited to 5 minutes;
- video formats : mpeg4, mpeg, mpg, avi, wmv ;
-video can be shot with actors or without actors, or as animation (cartoons);
- before sending your booktrailer post the logo of the Festival;
- finish your application with the book poster, and the website address of the Festival (www.booktrailer.az);
-booktrailer must not contain any mention of specific brands of goods, trademarks, and commercial organizations and sponsors aside the organizations of the festival
Applications for participation in the Booktrailer Festival will end on April 10, 2017.
The first place will get a prize in the amount of 1000 manats ($ 558), while the winners of the second and third places 800 manats ($446) and 500 manats ($279), respectively.
For more information, please visit:
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BooktrailerFest
For all questions, please contact: [email protected].
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