VI. Dramaturgy

Subject matter/extracts, texts, and concepts for different media (genres) will be considered for prizes.


1. Categories

• Amateur authors (children, young people, adults)
• Professional authors (including those still studying) and dramaturges


2. Media (genres)

The primary focus is on subject matter, extracts, texts and concepts particularly aimed at children and young people.

A convincing concept is aimed for in the following media (genres); there are no restrictions on the  linguistic form:

 

• Fiction - synopsis (outline) for a novel, story, short story, poetry
• Short film (screenplay, synopsis)
• Feature-length film (synopsis, fully prepared section of the screenplay/scene
  from the screenplay)
• TV series (concept)
• Play (synopsis, prepared section/scene of the play)
• Board or computer game (concept and scene from the game)
• (Internet) comic (concept and excerpt)
• Opera, musical (e.g. for children)
• Video recording of a finished play, opera, musical

 

Each participant must indicate which genre his work is to compete in.

 
3.a. Form

The following may be submitted:

• Manuscripts: synopsis, concepts (maximum 5 pages in length)
• Sequences, scenes, extracts from plays, dramas or feature films
    including formulated dialogues (maximum 15 pages in length)
• Short film screenplay including formulated dialogues (maximum 15 pages in length)
• Feature film screenplay including formulated dialogues (maximum 15 pages in length)
• The entry must bear the following details: name, title of the work, number of pages and
   the genre

 


3.b. Formats

• Text in PDF format
    or
• Audio file in MP3 format, no longer than 5 minutes long. File size:
  max. 1 GB in broadcast quality
• Video entries to be submitted as MOV or MP4 (H264) files

 

 

4. Topics


4.1. Range of topics
Violence – Consequences – Solutions

 4.2. Range of topics
Looking to the future to the diversity of a life full of joie
de vivre, sincerity, harmony, love, friendship, the laughter of children and much more
Example:  "What made you happy last week?"



5. Conditions of participation

• Submissions (PDF, spoken entries as MP3 files, films) must be uploaded to the
  digital database by participants
• Bilingual texts and/or dialogues (written, spoken, sung, displayed, etc.) in
  German and English; one of both languages sufficient as a PDF,
  (the translators will be integrated in a possible prize ceremony/award),
• Participants must send a completed and signed entry form as an attachment to
  the e-mail address provided,
  participation is not possible without registration
• The organisers’ decision is final. There is no recourse to legal action.

 

Closing date for entries: 31 July 2015

We recommend uploading works to the database at least four days before the closing date and mailing the written entry form (PDF) in good time.