Entries can be submitted by film producers and film makers, client companies, agencies, TV stations, film schools and students.
Submissions for the 17th edition of the AutoVision Awards will be accepted from January 2025.
All materials that have been aired, produced or posted online after January 1st, 2021, are eligible for the AutoVision Awards 2023.
The entrant must own the copyright of the submitted work or have the permission to use it. The AutoVision Awards are not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant.
Please note that works that have already been entered to a previous edition of the AutoVision Awards are not eligible for participation in any further edition.
Due to the current political situation, we are not accepting any submissions from Russia, Belarus and Iran.
Every entry or series of entries must be submitted online. The entry form can be saved for a later completion. So, you can leave the entry tool and return at any time without losing any of your work. You can also go back into your account at any time and add entries.
The same entry can be submitted in multiple categories.
The AutoVision Awards reserve the right to re-categorize incorrectly classified entries.
Films must be uploaded via the online submission tool and have the following specifications:
Format: .mp4 or .mov, resolution 1280×720 or 1920×1080.
Format for 3D films should be side-by-side.
The entrant is responsible for the technical quality of the film.
When submitting a website, entering the web link (URL) is required. All other non-filmic entries (e.g., Games or Apps) must provide access to the work and/or upload a case description or case video that allow adequate judging.
When providing a link, the entrant has to make sure that the link can be accessed by the jury during the period of judging and will be active for a period of time after the awards announcements. If the link requires a password, the entrant must provide that information in the online entry form.
The entry form must be completed in English.
Also, all entered work should be in English. You may submit your work in other languages as well. In that case, please upload a version with English subtitles or an English translation to allow the judging.
The fee for the first entry respectively category is €310. Already starting with the second entry respectively category you benefit from a quantity discount of €15 each.
Students only pay €100 per entry in the category Students (confirmation of enrolment required).
The fee for a series entry is €795 per category.
20% VAT will be charged for Austria. Entrants from EU countries must indicate their VAT number in order to get an invoice without VAT.
If already submitted works are withdrawn by the entrant, the entry fees will not be reimbursed.
Payments can be made either by bank transfer, credit card (Mastercard, Visa or American Express) or PayPal.
Please make sure that the given information about the invoice and categories is correct. An additional €25 fee will be applied for any change after issuing the invoice.
The international jury is independent and consists of marketing professionals, film and multimedia producers, advertising experts, as well as media representatives. The decisions of the jury are final and not contestable.
Judging results will not be released unless entry fees are entirely paid.
The winners of the Production Arts & Crafts categories receive Black OttoCar Trophies. In these categories, only one production within each category is awarded an OttoCar. In the event of a tie, the jury reserves the right to award several Black OttoCars within a category.
Gold and Silver OttoCars can be awarded in every other category.
There is no preset number of winners in a category, thus more than one Gold and Silver Trophy, or none at all, may be awarded in a category.
The Grand Prix for “Best Film” is selected among the Gold and Black OttoCar winners. Additionally, since 2011, an OttoCar Grand Prix for “Interactive & Multimedia” may be awarded.
From the 2023 festival edition, there may be awarded a special OttoCar each for “Agency of the Year” and “Production Company of the Year”. This is based on the number of awards/accumulated points given by the judges (8 for a Grand Prix, 5 for a Gold and a Black, 3 for a Silver). Points will only be attributed to the entrant company respectively the agency/production company that submitted the work. Further, such special OttoCar is only awarded when the total number of 15 points (or higher) is reached.
The jury may select entries for special recognition.
After the jury sessions, the finalists will be informed in July. The Awards Ceremony will take place in September at the IAA Mobility in Munich, Germany.
In the event of a win, the applicant/submitter receives the trophy and the winning diploma. Duplicate trophies and diplomas can be ordered and purchased any time.
If it is not possible to attend the awards ceremony in person, the trophy and diploma will be sent by post or parcel service, in which case delivery, packaging and customs duties (for import into third countries) must be paid by the receiver.
The organizer reserves the right to cancel the Awards Ceremony due to force majeure, such as official orders, storms, threats of assassination or terrorism, fire or other reasons for which the organizer is not responsible.
Promotion & Usage Rights
In case of winning, a specific streaming rights agreement will be provided from Filmservice International. After signing the streaming rights agreement, the winning production will be shown in course of the Awards Ceremony, on the festival’s website and can be used for other promotional activities. The festival organization is entitled to use winners’ information for promotional purposes.
The entrant agrees to hold the AutoVision Awards harmless from any costs or expenses of any claim arising and bears all costs of copyright infringement, talent residuals, union fees, etc., that may occur through the publication of the entered work.