Every year, the independent jury of the 99FIRE-FILMS-AWARD consists of selected film experts like actors, directors, cameramen and producers. By taking a look at the numerous awards that our jury memebers have already received, it becomes clear how top class each year’s panel is. From the Grimme Preis for Axel Milberg, the Bayerischer Film- und Fernsehpreis for Kai Wiesinger and Roland Suso Richter, or international awards like the Europe Cinema Label during the Berlinale to the already second award at the Sao Paulo International Film Festival for Feo Aladag. They are all looking forward to handing out awards at the 99FIRE-FILMS-AWARD themselves.
We already put a lot of thought into who could be on the ideal jury months before the actual award. The 99FIRE-FILMS-AWARD team always places great value on having jury members from all fields of the film industry to guarantee a differentiated range of perspectives on the films.
The amount of the jury members and their different opinions spice up the decision making process and it sometimes comes to heated debates when they vote for their favorites in each category.
Here we’ll show you who will be part of this year’s 99FIRE-FILMS-AWARD jury.
Here are the main facts for the 99FIRE-FILMS-AWARD 2016:
Who can participate?
Hobby directors, film junkies, students, creative heads and everyone with residence in Germany, Austria or Switzerland.
What is it all about?
You conceptualize, shoot and edit a film in exactly 99 hours. Your enemy: Time.
What do you need to take part?
Spontaneity, 99 hours time, a camera...
Speed, creativity and flashes of genius – and most of all the joy of shooting films.
How can you participate?
Simply register online on www.99fire-films.de till 27st January 2016.
your registration by clicking the link you receive via e-mail.
3. Participant number
You will receive your participant number and further information on the topic and upload in a separate e-mail after the registration deadline.
4. Receive the topic
on 28th January 2016 via e-mail.
5. Produce a short film
from 10:00am on 28th January 2016, till 1:00pm on 01st February 2016.
6. Upload your short film
by 1:00pm on 01st February 2016 through the upload section on the website www.99fire-films.de. You can only upload one film. You can only use your channel ID once. You’ll receive all details via e-mail.
7. Catch up on sleep
and wait for the jury’s decision
99FIRE-FILMS-AWARD 2016 –Take eight. Be part of it!
Congratulations to Phillipp Schuler the Winner of the public voting 2016. We are looking forward to see you here in Berlin at the 99FIRE-FILMS-AWARD ceremony.
The first 99TALENT Campus in 2015 turned out to be such a big success that we’re happy to announce it will return in 2016. The innovative platform for up-and-coming filmmakers brings the TOP99, the crème de la crème of the 99FIRE-FILMS-AWARD’s short film producers together with nationally and internationally awarded filmmakers and their expertise in film & web video. Experienced experts help the participants gain insight in the art of filmmaking and web- and video productions as well as show them useful tips and tricks. In order to provide all of you creatives with more time, opportunities and workshops, the 99TALENT-CAMPUS will not take place on the day of the award but later.
Those of you who make it to the 2016 TOP99 will automatically receive an exclusive invitation for one person (non-transferable) to the 99TALENT-CAMPUS from 22.04. - 24.04 2016 in Berlin that will be carried out in cooperation with our partner YouTube.
The 99TALENT-CAMPUS could be the first step to turn one’s passion into a carreer and make a living of it. That is why we offer creative heads an internationally-operating network to help them put their plans into action.
Campus99 supports young filmmakers throughout the year by offering studio space, equipment and advice for the production and subsequent distribution of their films. We’re the first address for any questions concerning licensing rights or the protection of one’s own productions and intellectual property. Our team assists you with the evalutation of internationally operating video platforms, marketing measures and the search for matching sponsors 365 days a year.
Persons who have reached the age of majority and are resident in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are eligible to participate. Only one film may be submitted per registered participant. In the event that a film is produced by a team, registration by one of its members shall suffice. Participation in the competition is free of charge. The jury's decision is final.
Interested parties may register to participate in the competition until Wednesday, 27st January 2016 at 6:00 pm. After completing the online registration form and accepting the conditions of participation, the registration shall be confirmed in writing via e-mail. The participant number, which entitles participants to compete, shall be issued in a further e-mail. The registration data serves solely for the purposes of establishing contact with and communication between the participant and Campus99 GmbH; it shall be treated with the strictest of confidence and not passed on to third parties.
Films containing material which is anti-constitutional, pornographic or glorifies violence, in addition to content which advocates discrimination against minorities, shall be excluded from the competition.
The completed short film must be exactly 99 seconds (1 minute and 39 seconds) long. Opening and closing credits are hereby excluded. Films which fail to meet the length specification shall not be submitted to the jury for appraisal and shall thus be excluded. The film's introduction may only include the award title, film title and the name of the submitting parts / team.
The film upload must have commenced at the latest by Monday, 01st February 2016 at 1:00 pm on our website www.99fire-films.de. Uploads commenced after 1:00 pm shall be excluded. You will receive an e-mail with all details for the upload process on the 28th January via e-mail. It is not possible to send the film by post.
All submitted films may be shown on television, online and, in part, live during the closing event. Those submitting the top 99 films shall be informed by the jury by telephone and shall receive an invitation for two people to attend the awards ceremony, held in Berlin on 18th February 2016 and for the 99TALENT-CAMPUS event. Applicants shall remain entitled to release the film for non-commercial purposes, even after submitting the film. Applicants shall grant Campus99 GmbH the sole right, unlimited in terms of time, place and media context, to show the film and/or film content (hereinafter: the film) to the public with commercial intention and/or to make it accessible to the public. Applicants shall agree explicitly to the following: the film's presentation in TV broadcasts, on websites (nationally and abroad), the excerpted or complete release of the film and/or film stills in a documentary catalogue and online, including public accessibility via full-text search, databases and the use of parts of the film for PR work performed by Campus99 GmbH. Applicants agree that Campus99 GmbH may grant further usage rights. In the event that applicants' films fail to win any of the offered prizes, they shall be entitled to use their films for commercial purposes on the day following the first anniversary of the awards ceremony; Campus99 GmbH shall, however, retain the right to release the film commercially and in social networks such as MyVideo, YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook, and may also transfer this right to third parties. In the event that applicants' films are awarded one of the offered prizes, they shall continue to refrain from licensing the film to third parties for commercial use or from using it to further their commercial ends in any way. Applicants shall remain entitled to release the film for non-commercial purposes. Applicants shall further declare that they are the owners of all rights to the film necessary for distribution and use (including the music used), and shall exempt Campus99 GmbH from the obligation to pay damages, the costs of litigation, including the costs of an appropriate legal defence, in the event of a third-party claim. The submitter accepts that only the German version of the conditions of participation is legally binding.
Staff of organizers, sponsors and partners can´t take part in the competition.
The winner of the main prize shall be determined exclusively by the jury. The jury shall be appointed exclusively by Campus99 GmbH. Jury sessions shall remain private. The jury shall be comprised of experts, filmmakers, celebrities and sponsor representatives. The jury shall reach its decision via voting and majority consensus in the wake of extensive discussion. The jury's decision and assessment is final.
Registration is simple. All you have to do is enter your details on our website www.99fire-films.de. After your successful registration you’ll receive an e-mail including your details and a confirmation link. As soon as you click the link, you’re registered.
All participants have to register online and click on the registration link by 6:00pm on 27st January 2016.
No, even after the topic is revealed the participation remains voluntary.
No, only one person in the team has to register.
Participants, who register for the competition, must be 18 years of age or older.
Yet team members, which are under age, are generally allowed to participate in a team.
No. Only participants from Germany, Austria or Switzerland can submit a film.
On the day we reveal the topic you will receive an e-mail including all the details on uploading your film to the website www.99fire-films.de. For the upload that must be completed by 01st February 2016, 1:00pm, you will need a YouTube account, your participation number as well the film in one of the required formats. A submission via mail is not possible.
The submission period ends at 1:00pm on Monday, 01st February 2016. You can only upload one film. You can only use your channel ID once.
In short, no. A film can only be submitted by registered participants. Even if several people have worked on a film, it must be submitted by the team member who registered for the competition.
No, only one film may be submitted per registered participant.
Only the person who registered for participation will be notified.
The topic including all the important information was send via e-mail to all participants on January 28nd 2016. You find the topic as well on our website and Facebook page.
After we reveal the topic, you have 99 hours to produce your film. That’s 4 days and 3 hours.
The film must be exactly 99 seconds long (that’s 1 minute and 39 seconds). Opening and closing credits are not included.
The opening credits must not be longer than six seconds. Of course they can also be shorter.
The closing credits must not be longer than 10 seconds.
Every registered participant will receive these and any other specifications for the film production via e-mail once the topic is revealed.
Technically yes. But every submitter must make sure that he or she is in full possession of the rights for the musical material that’s being used. This includes the possession of rights for personal AND commercial usage. Alternatively, license and GEMA-free music may be used.
Yes, that is generally allowed. But it’s important that the opening and closing credits can be clearly visually differentiated from the film itself. The film may not extend artificially into the opening and closing credits.
Before you begin uploading your file, please make sure that the film is in one of the following formats:
The film should not significantly exceed a file size of 250MB.
Further details can be found in the terms and conditions.
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