Booktrailer Festival: Follow 'steps' to join [PHOTO]

14 March 2017 18:00 (UTC+04:00)

By Laman Ismayilova

The Second Booktrailer Festival is fast approaching.

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.

Here are necessary steps that should be followed to participate in the festival:

1. Registration

Go to the website www.booktrailer.az and click at the link “Qeydiyyat!” to pass registration. 

2. Chose 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.

6. Add music

Be careful while choosing music for your video. It shouldn't violate copyrights.

7. Send your Booktrailers

Send your booktrailers via www.wetransfer.com and [email protected] until April 10, 2017.

For more information, please visit:

www.booktrailer.az

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BooktrailerFest

[email protected]

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.

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Laman Ismayilova  is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova

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