March 7, 2018 | NYC

Submit your video!

Submissions close 10/20!

About

The Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival & Conference will recognize outstanding work in this emerging space, showcasing fresh and surprising storytelling across platforms. In addition, we will present panels on the state of short form video as well as opportunities to network with creators and buyers of this format.

We define short form video as content that runs from 5 seconds to 10 minutes. Content on any platform is eligible: YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, and more.

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VIDEO PARTNER:   

Jurors

Josh Beane

Founder/CEO

Perrin Chiles

CEO/Co-founder

Nick Frew

Creative Director

Anthony Galloway

VP, Programming

Vikki Neil

GM

Bonnie Pan

Head of Network

Ashley Kaplan

SVP, Production (Head of Content)

Ariel Elazar

EVP of Brand, Marketing, & Digital Strategy

Scott Iason

Agent

Categories

  • Animals/Pets

      Series

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a short video series focused on animals and/or pets

      Single Entry

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a stand-alone short video focused on animals and/or pets

  • Animation

      Series

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in an animated short video series

      Single Entry

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in an animated one-off short video

  • Branded Content/Content Marketing

      Series

      Branded Content/Content Marketinghonoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a brand-sponsored short-form video series that does not explicitly promote a brand but stimulates interest in a brand’s product or service

      Single Entry

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a brand-sponsored single short-form video that does not explicitly promote a brand but stimulates interest in a brand’s product or service

  • Comedy

      Series

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a comedy video series

      Single Entry

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a short one-off comedy video

  • Culinary

      Series

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a short video series focused on food and/or beverage

      Single Entry

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a stand-alone short video focused on food and/or beverage

  • Documentary

      Series

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a documentary short video series

      Single Entry

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a stand-alone documentary short video

  • Drama

      Series

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a dramatic video series

      Single Entry

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a one-off dramatic video

  • Game/Quiz

      Series

      honoring outstanding creativity or engagement in a short game- or quiz-based video series

      Single Entry

      honoring outstanding creativity or engagement in a stand-alone short game- or quiz-based video

  • Instructional

      Series

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a how-to video series

      Single Entry

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a how-to one-off video

  • Live Event

      Series

      honoring outstanding creativity or engagement in a short video series focused on a live event

      Single Entry

      honoring outstanding creativity or engagement in a stand-alone short video focused on a live event

  • Marketing Campaign

      Marketing Campaign

      Honoring an outstanding series of videos used in marketing a product or service

  • Music

      Series

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a short video series focused on music and/or musicians

      Single Entry

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a stand-alone short video focused on music and/or musicians

  • News

      Series

       honoring a short-form news series

      Single Entry

      honoring a stand-alone news short

  • PR Campaign

      PR Campaign

      Honoring an outstanding series of videos used in publicizing a product or service

  • People

      Best Actor

      honoring outstanding performance by a male or female actor in a short video

      Best Director

      honoring outstanding directing in a short video

      Best Host

      honoring an outstanding host of a short video

      Best Influencer

      honoring a single or series of outstanding appearances by an influencer in a short video produced for a client

  • Preview/Sneak Peak

      Preview/Sneak Peak

      Honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a short video shown in advance of a TV show

  • Sports & Recreation

      Series

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a short video series focused on sports and/or recreation

      Single Entry

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a stand-alone short video focused on sports and/or recreation

  • Stand-Alone Short from a TV Network or Digital Publisher

      Series

      honoring a short-form series produced by a TV network or digital publisher that’s not connected to an existing series

      Single

      honoring a single short-form video produced by a TV network or digital publisher that’s not connected to an existing series

  • Travel

      Series

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a short video series focused on travel

      Single Entry

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a stand-alone short video focused on travel

  • Viral Video from a Brand

      Series

      honoring a brand-sponsored short-form video series that spread rapidly through online sharing

      Single Entry

      honoring a single brand-sponsored short-form video that spread rapidly through online sharing

  • Viral Video from a TV Network or Digital Publisher

      Series

      honoring a short-form video series that spread rapidly through online sharing

      Single Entry

      honoring a single short-form video series that spread rapidly through online sharing

  • Virtual Reality

      Series

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a short form VR video series

      Single Entry

      honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a stand-alone short form VR video series

  • Entry Guidelines

    The quick & easy entry process is done solely online. First, you will be guided through the registration process, and then the nomination (synopsis + supporting materials) and payment process.

    • To be eligible, the entry must have taken place (either in part or in full) between October 1, 2016 and October 20, 2017.
    • Some of the work must have occurred during this time, but it’s not necessary for it to be completed during the eligibility period.
    • Multiple entries are accepted, and a single entry can be submitted in more than one category.

    Submitting Your Video

    The file cannot exceed 150MB. If you are unable to upload video content due to copyright issues, please provide a link to view it instead (YouTube, company’s website or another video sharing platform).

    Submit your video by 10/20

    Prizes

    Prizes will be awarded in each category for
    1st, 2nd, 3rd

    One video will be selected as
    Best in Festival

    Finalists will be notified in mid-November 2017

    PRICING

    Entry Fee

    $199/ VIDEO

    Each entry costs $199 for the first category entered

    Additional Categories

    $99/ CATEGORY

    If you submit the same entry into multiple categories, the additional fee is $99 per category.

    Late Fee

    $199/ VIDEO

    Entries submitted after October 20, 2017 will be charged an additional $199 per video.

    Payment in full must accompany the entry. All entries are non-refundable.

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    Panels

    Not only will the winning videos will be screened at this one-of-a-kind festival, but we will also present thought-provoking and idea-rich panel discussions with producers, directors, actors, marketers, and more. Panels will address topics including:

    Contact

    Questions

    For questions related to award entires or event tickets:

    Jenn Ocampo
    Director of Marketing
    Cynopsis Media
    jenn@cynopsis.com
    203.906.4603

    Sponsorships

    If you would like to purchase a sponsorship:

    Mike Farina
    VP, Sales & Marketing
    Cynopsis Media
    mike@cynopsis.com
    203.218.6480

    Program

    For information on programming and speakers:

    Cathy Applefeld Olson
    Awards Producer
    Cynopsis
    cathy@cynopsis.com