Rules & Regulations.


The EATSA ARTLAB Film Competition is organised by the EATSA Art & Tourism Film Festival as an integral part of its programme and end goals.

Eligibility Requirements

The competition is open to the participation of students, lecturers, professors and researchers from worldwide Universities and Polytechnic Institutes.

Competition Scope: Sections, Formats and Themes


The competition is open to audio-visual productions produced in the following institutional contexts and competitive sections:

a) Educational: Videos produced in the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 academic years, in academic learning context, as part of a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral programme. In this case, the proponent author(s) must identify the program and the respective professor;

b) Research: videos produced in the context of field studies or as the final output of research programs. In this case, the proponent author(s) must identify the research unit, the research project and the name of the lead researcher.

c) Internship: videos produced in the context of coursework internships (bachelor’s or master’s degree). In this case, the proponent author(s) must identify the internship’s provider, the bachelor’s or master’s degree course, as well as the internship’s advisor.

Each of the three sections (Educational, Research and Internship) can include films of any of the formats and focus on any of the themes listed below.


• Commercials (up to 1’)
• Promotional Videos (up to 3’)
• Animation Films
• Short Documentaries (up to 15’)
• WebDocs


Arts & Creativity | Films about Art Festivals, Fine Arts (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture), Visual Arts, Plastic Arts, Decorative Arts, Performance Arts, Applied Arts, Biographies of Artists, Art and Culture, Others.

Music & Dance | Concerts and Music Festivals, Documentaries about all kinds of music genres (African, Asian, Avant-garde, Blues, Caribbean, Country, Electronic, House, Flamenco, Fado, Folk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Pop, R&B and Soul, Rock) and films about all kinds of dance genres (Ballet, Modern, Hip-hop, Ballroom, Folk Dance, Musical Theatre, Cabaret, Screen Dance); documentaries about the History of Music Bands, Biographies of Musicians, Others.

Culture & Heritage | UNESCO Heritage (World Heritage sites; Immaterial World Heritage; Biosphere Reserves), Cultural Heritage, History & Heritage, Cultural events, Museums & Exhibitions, Heritage Interpretation, Ethnography and Society, Native Communities, Biographies, Legends and Rituals, Religion and Religious Practices.

Social Issues | Social inequality, minority rights, gender discrimination, sexual or ethnic identity, etc.

Environment & Ecology | Nature and Wildlife; Preservation of Biodiversity.

Tourism Destinations | Cities; Regions; Countries; Film Locations.

Tourism Products | Cultural Tourism, Religious tourism, Mountain Tourism, Rural Tourism; Gastronomic Tourism; Ecotourism; MICE; Medical Tourism; Wellness Tourism, Wine Tourism; etc.

Tourism Services | Hotels & Resorts; Restaurants; Tourist Recreation; Tour Operators; Sightseeing; etc.

Adventure & Expeditions | Long-distance Trails; Pilgrimages; Routes; Trekking.

Sports & Leisure | Active Tourism; Hallmark Sporting Events; Climbing, Mountaineering, Mountain Biking, Extreme Sports; etc.

Sustainable Tourism Issues | Corporate Social Responsibility; Ecolabels; Tourism Certification; Tourism Planning; Eco-mobility; Waste Reduction; Community-based Tourism; Best Pratices in Tourism Management.

Innovation in Tourism | “Smartness” in Tourism, Apps for Tourism, Augmented Reality in Tourism.


The official language of the Festival is English. Entries are accepted in any language provided that the following requirements are met:
• Subtitles or voice-over in English;
• Synopsis written in English (complete scripts are not accepted);
• The film must have the subtitles inserted.

Submission, Formats and Sending

The submission for the EATSA ARTLAB competition is made through FillmFreeway and must meet all the requirements established in these rules and regulations.


Please make sure to send all requested materials for each of the films entered. The films submitted must have at least the following or similar requirements:
• Full HD (1920×1080 px), 16:9;
• HD (1080×720 px), 16:9;
• Video Codec: H.264;
• Audio Codec: AAC;
• No copy protection + no loop
• Delete all-region and security codes.

Submission Deadline

June 30, 2021.

Regardless of the date of registration, all requested materials, as well as the respective films, must be in the organisation’s possession on July 1st, 2021.

Entry Fee, Payment Methods and Information


Jury and Prizes

The works submitted to the EATSA ARTLAB competition will be evaluated by a jury consisting of 11 members of the Festival’s jury panel.

The competition will award one “best film” per section (Educational, Research and Internship).

Winners in each section will receive the following prizes:

  • A specially designed trophy, that translates the stated values of the EATSA Art & Tourism Film Festival.
  • Screening of the film at the EATSA Art & Tourism Film Festival and at other related and subsequent events hosted (or co-hosted) by the organisation.
  • Posting of their film at the EATSA Art & Tourism Film Festival website.
  • Invitation to integrate the jury panel of the 2022 EATSA Art & Tourism Film Festival.
  • Submission of the film to a selection of 20 International Festivals (within the film’s thematic alignment), with payment of related fees.

Furthermore, the jury may award special prizes.

Rights of Use

When submitting a film, the participant assures the ownership of all the rights inherent to the submission and the access to those same rights during the duration of the Festival. The submission guarantees that the rights of use held by the authors, copyright owners and other agents involved in the production of the signed film, with the exception of the rights protected by the companies holding the rights of exhibition, were legitimately acquired. The Festival reserves the right to make use it, not prevented by copyright or other third parties rights.

When submitting a film, the participant transfers to EATSA-ATFF the rights to use the film, specifically the right to display it in public, either in its entirety or in part, or to distribute it in entirety or in part in “shows” or equivalents competitions. This also applies to photographs/images provided. All use transfers mentioned above are valid internationally.

Winners Notification

The works entered in the competition will be evaluated in advance and the winners will be notified accordingly. The attendance by the winning participants at the Award Ceremony is strongly recommended.

The decisions of the jury are not subject to appeal. The decisions of the jury and the organisation of EATSA-ATFF are final and are not subject to any legal recourse.


EATSA-ATFF reserves the right to reclassify the films by referring them to other categories when deemed appropriate. EATSA-ATFF declines any responsibility for entries that are classified in the wrong category or submitted after the determined deadline.

EATSA-ATFF’s liability is limited to circumstances of willful or negligent conduct that apply only in the event of loss or damage of a submitted work. EATSA-ATFF’s organisation accepts no responsibility for the cancellation of the Festival due to force majeure and beyond its control.


EATSA-ATFF reserves the right to display the works submitted in a “show” or equivalent event and to disseminate them in a medium deemed appropriate by its organisation. This also applies to photographs/images provided. Participants transfer to EATSA-ATFF all rights applicable to the above initiatives when the film is submitted. EATSA-ATFF reserves the right to use all sound and image recordings made during the Festival for advertising purposes in any medium deemed appropriate by its organisation. EATSA-ATFF reserves the right to exclude entries from the competition.

By submitting a film to EATSA-ATFF, the participant accepts these rules and regulations and shall be entirely responsible for any damages, whether due to his or her own rights or by third parties, caused by the use of his or her registration or by false information provided. The place of exclusive jurisdiction for any litigation arising out of or relating to this regulation shall be Leiria, Portugal. All personal data provided will not be disclosed or assigned to third parties.

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