2021 KEY DATES & FACTS

CALL FOR ENTRIES: June 1 – July 9

ELEGIBILITY DATES: July 1, 2019 – July 9, 2021

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCEMENT: July 28

WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: August 12

Do I have to pay to participate?

Yes, you have. Below are the fees for CICLOPE Middle East 2021.

EARLY BIRD*
(until June 20)

REGULAR FEE*
(June 21 to July 9)

SINGLE ENTRY
(all categories except New Talent)

US$ 175

US$ 295

ENTRY PACK
5 or more entries

US$ 150 (each)

US$ 250 (each)

NEW TALENT

US$ 125

US$ 125

*These fees apply for entries on an individual category (for example, “Brand Content/Editing”)

Who can submit their work?

CICLOPE Middle East honors work made by professionals born or based in Middle East to be broadcasted in any country in the world. For more info, please go to Terms & Conditions.

Where should I submit my work?

Submission have to be made exclusively on this website. You can find the instructions HERE.

Which is the required format for submissions?

The suggested formats for videos are MPEG4, MPEG2 or MOV files, with a maximum weight of 1 GB. The recommended compression rate is 15-20 Mbits. PLEASE do not include any special characters (& / * / “”) in the name of the file. ENGLISH SUBTITLES ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED in all categories except Music Videos.

How does the judging process work?

CICLOPE Middle East’s judging process consists of three rounds. The first one is undertaken by the Executive Jury together, who watch and rank the entries on CICLOPE’s online platform. The 5 (five) best-ranked entries in each category will be considered finalists. In the second round of judging, the Executive Jury discusses the finalist pieces on a Zoom meeting and awards the one best work in each category. In a third video conference call, the Executive Jury can also award one Grand Prix for the best work of the year in the competition.

The entries selected by the Executive Jury as the best in their categories and the Grand Prix will automatically become finalists at the global award show, CICLOPE Festival, on the corresponding category.