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Festival shootout categories

Ultra Short

In this category you will have to be concise and snappy. Less is more. The content is not restricted to any subject. Videos in this category can be with or without voice-over. Maximum duration including credits - 1 minute.

Narrated

For this category it helps if you have some sort of story, it can be a classic documentary style narration or if you want to be creative, it could be a murder mystery. Videos in this category must have some kind of voice-over. Maximum duration including credits - 5 minutes.

Issues

This will be one of the most important categories for the shootout. We want you to capture the issues. Marine conservation issues such as pollution, overfishing, global warming, shark finning all come to mind and there are many many more. Although videos in this category might not be pretty, they have to be seen by the world. Videos in this category can be with or without voice-over. Maximum duration including credits - 5 minutes.

Creative

Here you can let go and show off your editing and creative skills. Set the fish to dance to your music or incorporate wild special effects, let your imagination roam free. Videos in this category can be with or without voice-over. Maximum duration including credits - 5 minutes.

Still Camera

With the recent surge in still cameras with video capabilities, especially in the dSLR range, we decided to have a category specially for films created with still cameras only. These can originate from compact cameras or dSLR cameras but must have a minimum resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. Videos in this category can be with or without voice-over. Maximum duration including credits - 5 minutes.