THE CALDERA FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
The Caldera Festival is an online contest that is open to photographers and cinematographers from all around the world. Even if you don't register to attend the workshop, you can still submit your work to be judged and enter the online contest to win prestigious awards.
There are two categories for Photography:
1) WEDDING DOCUMENTARY
2) COUPLE PORTRAIT
There are two categories for video:
1) WEDDING FILM
2) ELOPEMENT / STYLED SHOOT FILM
In each category there will be one winner and two nominees. Nominations and winners will be announced at the workshop, or in any case, by the end of March on the website and social media of the Caldera workshop by the Organizers of the Festival. All nominees and winners will get a winner or nominee laurel, accordingly, corresponding to their category and achievement. This laurel can be used and displayed for promotion of their pictures and films. Additionally, the 4 winners will get winner statuettes and amazing prizes from our partner companies for a total value of around €4000.
The judges are looking for the most creative, original, artistic, and technically sound pictures and films. All works submitted will be examined closely and, after a first shortlist (Official Selections), the jury will announce the 4 winners that will be awarded.
The jury consists of the Members of the speakers panel of the Caldera Workshop and of two external Super Judges: Cafa Liu for photography and With Heart Films for filmmaking.
Each photo and film may be submitted in only one of the two respective categories available. The category of your submission is to be selected at a later stage when uploading the photo or film, after payment of the corresponding participation fee.
You can select to receive private written feedback for your picture or film and your final vote by the judging panel of the contest. This comes at an additional cost and has to be chosen by the applicant before uploading their pictures or films. The review form for photos will concern the following topics: Adherence to theme, Composition, Color-Light-Exposure and Focus, Storytelling, Originality-Uniqueness of Concept, Overall Impression-Impact, Technical Execution, Artistic Merit. The review form for videos will concern the following topics: Adherence to theme, Cinematography, Color-Lighting-Exposure and Focus, Storytelling, Editing, Sound, Originality-Uniqueness of Concept, Overall Impression-Impact, Technical Execution, Artistic Merit. There will also be an overall comment and the total score of the submission.
There are three submission periods with different costs as you can see below.
Final deadline for submission is February 20, 2019.
You can see past winners of the 2018 Edition of the contest here
Dates & Deadlines
30 NOVEMBER 2018
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE
25% Discount on submission fees (included below)
31 JANUARY 2019
15% Discount on submission fees (included below)
20 FEBRUARY 2019
Full price Submission Fees
Fees below are final and are inclusive of the corresponding discount depending on the submission date. Fees are inclusive of 24% VAT