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Adelaide AV Fest 2023

  • General
  • Conditions of Entry
  • Entry Fee & Payment
  • Timetable
  • Judging & Judges
  • Results Awards & Exhibition
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pdf AV FEST 2023 CATALOGUE (3.88 MB)



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FICHE 2019 




Audio Visual enthusiasts worldwide are cordially invited to enter the:

Adelaide AV Fest International Audio Visual Festival

The Festival will be held in Adelaide, South Australia from 26-30 April 2023.

All entrants as well as Audio Visual enthusiasts are welcome to attend – email us your contact details and we will send you more information regarding the event as soon as it becomes available.

All details will also be published on (


ENQUIRIES: Festival Director, David Shetliffe Email:



David Shetliffe
Mobile: +61 414631442



Adelaide AV Fest
2A Tyne Street




There is only one category, which is “Open”.

Entrants are encouraged to explore the photographic medium and to use it to communicate their own personal vision incorporating feeling, senses and imagination to the viewer.  The photography is not restricted in any way, either in subject matter or in the manipulation allowed during the taking or reproduction stages of the photography.  The sequence must be based totally on photographic images. Video clips can be accepted within a sequence if relevant to the story and not prevailing over fixed images.  Photographic images can shift or be zoomed on the screen.

Entry is open to single entrants, groups and clubs.  All participants must be disclosed on the entry form.

In line with FIAP requirements, authors must be alive at the time and date of entering the festival.

Entrants may submit up to four AVs, with a maximum time of 12 minutes for any sequence and a maximum combined time of 30 minutes.


Data Protection

By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including email addresses, being held, processed and used by the exhibition organizers for purposes associated with this exhibition. You also explicitly consent to such information being sent to organizations which have accorded official recognition, patronage or accreditation to this exhibition. You acknowledge and accept that entering this exhibition means that the status and results of your entry may be made public.


Submission of an entry implies that the entrant has obtained any necessary licences or permission to use any copyright material included in the sequence.  Archival third party images, irrespective of their source, should be used only where it would have been impossible for the producer of the AV to have made the image him or herself.  All third party images must be appropriately identified and credited.



From 1024 x 685 pix (3:2 aspect ratio) up to 1920 x 1080 pix (16:9 aspect ratio) may be submitted.


File size

The file size of a sequence must not exceed 500Mb.  Sequences not meeting this requirement will not be judged.


Sequences must be in MP4 format which allows them to be played on a PC without the need for the software which created them, and should close automatically once finished.

AVs may contain the entrant’s name and should acknowledge the work of other artists (e.g. music).

Avs are to be submitted via an internet service provider such as, etc. to the following address:

Email a copy of your entry form (with tracking number, if applicable) to: so that we can follow up on the arrival of your CD/DVD/file transfer.

Enquire if you do not get an email by 15 April 2023 confirming receipt of your entry.

Entries not received by the closing date will not be judged.

We encourage clubs and groups to combine their entries on one CD/DVD and to make one payment to save postage, packing and bank charges.

No entries will be returned.


Your Entry

Your data transfer must contain one folder comprising the following files:

  1. A FIAP Fiche completed for each sequence, with a file name corresponding with the sequence

 title:  Fiche-AV-FIAP_editabile.pdf

Your AVs with files named correctly, i.e. sequence file has number and title only

            e.g. 01 Opera House.mp4, 02 Mardigras.mp4

  1. A small portrait(s) of author(s) included as 512 x 768px jpg saved as e.g. Tom Jones.jpg
  2. A flyer or poster for each sequence entered (800 x 600px jpg portrait or landscape format) saved as e.g. Opera House.jpg
  3. A summary in English of each of the audio visual works entered.
  4. Proof of payment with your name as reference (EFT for Australian entrants and PayPal for entrants from abroad).

Entry fee and method of payment

Australian entrants

$A20.00 per sequence

Payments may be made by cheque or by electronic transfer to:

Adelaide AV Festival

BSB: 105 086

Account number: 053376740

Use your surname and name + "AV Fest" as reference on the bank transfer.

Please include proof of payment with your entry form where electronic transfer is used.


International entrants

$A20.00 per sequence via PayPal to

Do not pay in other currencies or by EFT.

Entries without full payment in $AU will not be judged.

UK entrants may, by prior arrangement, pay their fees through Ian Bateman ( who will forward a single payment to Adelaide AV Fest on behalf of all such entrants.

 Entries Close 7 April 2023
 Live judging in Adelaide (no preselection) 26-28 April 2023
 Gala Presentation in Adelaide 30 April 2023
 Results emailed 19 May 2023
 Awards posted 2 June 2023


ENQUIRIES: Festival Director, David Shetliffe Email:


All entries will be shown on a big screen for judging.  Multiple entries by the same author will be randomised.  There will be no preselection.

Judging panel:


    Richard Venus BA, B.Tech

    Robert Dettman AFIAP, AAPS, CAPA-b, SAPS

FIAP Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will awarded respectively to the top three sequences overall in the Festival. APS Medals and Plaques will be available for judges to award, at their discretion, for attributes such as humour, concept, use of video etc. Awards will also be presented for Best Sound, Best Original Script, Most Creative Imagery, Best Australian Entrant, and Runner Up, Best Australian Entrant.

The jury may award up to eight FIAP Honourable Mention ribbons, eight APS Merit Ribbons, and FIAP acceptances in line with FIAP requirements.

  • The jury may also award APS National acceptances to Australian entrants.
  • Entrants will be advised of results by email.
  • Every entrant will receive an electronic copy of the catalogue and acceptance cards.
  • Results will be published on the APS website. (
  • A Gala Presentation of awarded works will be held on Sunday 30 April 2023 in Adelaide.
  • Submission of an entry implies permission by the author for the sequence to be shown in public at the abovementioned event.