By Laman Ismayilova
Booktrailer Festival continues to accept application forms.
Here are the necessary steps that should be followed to participate in the festival:
Go to the website www.booktrailer.az and click at the link “Qeydiyyat!” to pass registration.
2. Chose you favorite book
Chose video format. Video can be shot with actors or without actors, as well as animation (cartoons).
3. Select the most vivid moments of the book and create a script for the trailer. Don’t` forget that success of your book trailer strongly depends on your script.
4. Shot booktrailer based on script
During filming, you can use any technique, even you can use smartphones, which have cameras with minimum resolution 1080p Full HD (1920x1080).
5. Mound the video
Carefully read and observe the requirements on the trailer, published on festival's website. Timing: max. 3 minutes.
6. Add music
Be careful while choosing music for your video. It shouldn't violate copyrights.
7. Send your Booktrailer
8. Register your booktrailer and get a chance to become a winner
Fill out all the necessary data by clicking on the "Buktreylerin Qeydiyyatı" link at the festival's website
Booktrailers are short videos that promote a book or an author, providing a good illustration of the book content. Book trailers are a form of advertising for a book. Produced by publishers, and sometimes authors themselves, they are tools to pique interest in the novel and raise their popularity.
The festival, which takes place under the slogan "Promote a book, get promoted with a book!" is timed to the World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day, held annually on April 23.
Anyone can take part in the festival through registration (www.booktrailer.az). The first place will get a cash prize -1,000 ($589) manats, while the winners of the second and third places 800 manats ($472) and 500 ($295) manats, respectively.
The winners will be also awarded in the nomination "The best mobile book-trailer". To participate in this nomination, everyone can shot a booktrailer on a mobile phone and send it to the festival. The winner in "Best Mobile Book Trailer" will receive a cash prize - 1,000 ($589) manats.
Supported by Azerbaijan's Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the festival was successfully held in 2016 for the first time in the country. The main partner of the event is Azercell, a leader of the mobile communication sector in Azerbaijan.
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