2019 CAFTCAD Awards Eligibility and Criteria

Mandate: To promote and celebrate Canadian Costume Arts and Design and its contribution to the international world of film and television.

The annual CAFTCAD Awards Gala Event will recognize the breadth of talent, the scope of contemporary, period and fantasy elements, differing media platforms, formats and budgets, that exist within Canadian film and media costume design and arts.

 

Timeline:

  • Monday, November 19- Friday, December 20, 2018             Round One Voting by Selected Jury

  • Tuesday, January 8, 2019                                                       Official Nominees and Industry Icon Award Recipient announcement

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019                                                  Awards Gala Tickets go on sale

  • Wednesday, January 9- Friday, February 1, 2019                  Round Two Voting by CAFTCAD membership on Official Nominees

  • Sunday, February 10, 2019                                                     CAFTCAD Awards Gala and Award Recipient presentation at The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

CAFTCAD Award Categories

Excellence in Crafts Award - Textiles

Excellence in Crafts Award - Building

Excellence in Crafts Award- Accessories

Excellence in Crafts Award- Costume Illustration

Styling/Costume Design in Music Videos and Commercials

Costume Design in Original Web series

Costume Design in Short Film

Costume Design in Low Budget Feature (under $20,000 costume budget)

Costume Design in TV- Contemporary

Costume Design in TV- Period

Costume Design in TV- Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Costume Design in Film- Contemporary

Costume Design in Film- Period

Costume Design in Film- Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Industry Icon Award

 

Eligibility Requirements

The CAFTCAD AWARDS are open to both CAFTCAD and non-CAFTCAD members.

To qualify for the 2019 CAFTCAD Awards, entrant must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status in Canada. Productions submitted must be projects that have been produced within Canada (costumes must have primarily been created and built in Canada). For co-productions, a minimum of 50% of the creation and build of costumes must be within Canada.

Eligibility Period: December 1, 2017 to December 1, 2018

All entrants must have received an on screen credit in the category in which he or she is entered.

Limit (five) 5 submissions for each entrant.

Film, television series, original web series, short films, video, commercial productions must have premiered at a film festival, had a theatrical opening, or launched on television/streaming services/online/VOD within the eligibility dates.

For television, six (6) episodes must have screened within the eligibility period, however only one (1) individual episode is to be submitted for nomination. Exclusions are made if episodes have different costume designers. E.g. Pilot is designed by one costume designer and series by another.

Web Series Costume Design submissions considered are only of original content. Web Series that support an existing Television Series are not considered original under these criteria, e.g the same production company creates the web series to accompany the television series.

 

Entry/Submissions

One is encouraged to submit themselves and their projects. Submissions can also be accepted from networks, production companies, publicity and marketing coordinators, and talent agencies. A designated contact person must be listed on the application form. The Artist’s contact info must also be submitted in case of nomination.

Any misinformation on the submission will automatically disqualify applicant and/or winners.

Please note both submission and CAFTCAD Member (where applicable) fees must be paid at time of entry. Entries cannot be processed  without payment. Non-Member submission rates will apply to CAFTCAD Members if membership fees are outstanding.

If applicant requires refund for submitting incorrectly, a 15% service fee plus HST will apply.

Confirmation of submission will be sent out within 7 days of receipt.

 A film, program, episode, web series, craft work can only be submitted one time. The same project cannot be submitted over multiple years.

Only entrants who are selected as CAFTCAD Awards 2019 Official Nominees will be notified by Tuesday January 8, 2019.

 

IF SELECTED AS OFFICIAL NOMINEE YOU MUST PROVIDE:

- A trailer or edited part of the submitted program in HD Format spanning 30-120 seconds must be submitted to use for promotional purposes. To be screened behind winner at Awards Gala; and/or be edited into a promotional reel of the Official CAFTCAD Awards Nominees of 2019. If one is not provided, Entrant grants CAFTCAD the right to choose and edit one based on submitted production. Please note that CAFTCAD has the right to showcase no segment if none is submitted.

- Additional visual material such as actual costumes, accessories, sketches, design boards, photographs for display and promotion. If these are not available, entrant will still be eligible for nomination.

 

Definitions for Film and Television Categories

Contemporary design is costumes within the last 25 years.

Period design is older than 25 years in the past.

Sci-Fi/ Fantasy design is futuristic, or other-worldly.

Film Category includes features and made-for-television movies.

Television Category includes episodic, limited-series, and docudramas. Only one (1) episode is to be submitted.

A film includes documentaries.

A short film is defined as a production that is less than 50 minutes in duration including credits.

Low-Budget Film is defined as a production of 50 minutes or more in duration that had a $20,000 (CDN) costume budget not including HST.

 

Entrants for Excellence in Costume Design for Film, Television, Low Budget-Film, Short Film, Web Series, Music Video or Commercial Design.

All Entrants are to fill out the submission form via the CAFTCAD Awards website www.thecaftcadawards.com/submissions

The entry site will be open from 08:00 ET Tuesday October 1 until Friday November 16, 2018 23:59 ET. Entries for programmes that are broadcast during this eligibility period and received after the deadline will not be eligible for future CAFTCAD Awards.

An acknowledgment of receipt of submission will be emailed to all entrants.

All support material should also be uploaded at this time.

 

Submissions must include:

- A link of submitted program made available for Jury viewing (provide password if protected) between October 1, 2018 to November 16th, 2018.

- A link of submitted program must be made available for CAFTCAD Voting Member viewers (provide password if protected) between January 8, 2019 and February 1st, 2019 

- A synopsis (110 words) of the program for which entrant is being submitted.

-A biography (175 words) and head shot photograph (minimum 72 dpi in JPEG format) of entrant.

- A designer’s vision statement (200 words). This statement can refer to inspiration, research, and resources used.

- Credits of entire costume department crew.

For Excellence in Costume Design for Low- Budget film:

A signed letter from producer and/or film accountant attesting to final budget spent by the costume department which must be $20,000 CDN before HST or less. Copy of actual/final costume budget may be requested. Letter or final budget to emailed to submissions@thecaftcadawards.com. Please include LOW-BUDGET FILM SUBMISSION in subject heading.

 

Entrance fee for submission in Costume Design in Film, Costume Design in Television Categories

CAFTCAD Members in good standing (no outstanding membership fees at time of submission):

$100 plus HST

Non CAFTCAD Members: $150 plus HST

Please note, if entrant decides to join CAFTCAD along with this submission process, they must pay one year of membership fees. Membership application available at https://www.caftcad.com/join/

 

Entrance fee for submission in Costume Design in Low-Budget Feature, Costume Design in Short Film or Web Series, Styling/Costume Design in Music Videos and Commercials Categories

CAFTCAD Members in good standing (no outstanding membership fees at time of submission):

$75 plus HST

Non CAFTCAD Members: $125 plus HST

Please note, if entrant decides to join CAFTCAD along with this submission process, they must pay one year of membership fees. Membership application available at https://www.caftcad.com/join/

 

Entrants for Excellence in Crafts Awards: Textiles, Building, Accessories and Costume Illustration

Excellence in Craft Awards are for individuals who create/build/manufacture a craft element on a specific production. These include leather work, armoury, breakdown artistry, textile painting and/or dyeing, accessory building, cutter, sewer, tailoring, costume illustration.

Multiple entrants can be submitted per project. Entrants can be submitted for more than 1 project.

All Entrants are to fill out the submission form via the CAFTCAD Awards website www.thecaftcadawards.com

The entry site will be open from 08:00 ET Tuesday October 1 until Friday November 16, 2018 23:59 ET. Entries for programmes that are broadcast during this eligibility period and received after the deadline will not be eligible for future awards.

An acknowledgment of receipt of submission will be emailed to all entrants.

All support material should also be uploaded at this time.

 

Upon entry submissions must include:

- A link of submitted program made available for Jury viewing (provide password if protected) between October 1, 2018 to November 16th, 2018.  

- A link of submitted program must be made available for CAFTCAD Voting Members viewers (provide password if protected) between January 8, 2019 and February 1st.

- A synopsis (110 words) of the program for which entrant is being submitted for.

-A biography (175 words) and head shot photograph (minimum 72 dpi in JPEG format) of entrant.

- Photographs of work from project submitted. These can be accessed through an online link or emailed as a PDF to submissions@thecaftcadawards.com. Please include CRAFT AWARD SUBMISSION  in subject heading.

 

Entrance fee for Craft Categories- Excellence in Textiles, Building, Accessories, and Costume Illustration

CAFTCAD Members in good standing (no outstanding membership fees at time of submission)

$ 75 plus HST Non CAFTCAD Members $125 plus HST

Please note, if entrant decides to join CAFTCAD along with this submission process, they must pay one year of membership fees. Membership application available at https://www.caftcad.com/join/

 

Entrants for Industry Icon Award

This Award is presented to a Costume Designer or Costume Creator or contributor who has distinguished themselves over the breadth of their career and their contributions in Canadian Costume Design and Arts for film and television.

There is no cost to submit an Entrant for an Industry Icon Award. Entrant can be self submitted or submitted by a peer. If submitted by a peer, permission must be granted by Entrant to be considered. Award Recipient will be selected by the Awards Committee.

This recipient will be announced during the release of the Official Nominees list on January 8, 2019.

Recipient will be asked to share their reel(s), show clips, portfolio, sketches, photos and any other display items they may have to illustrate their long standing career achievements. Recipient will also receive two (2) tickets to the CAFTCAD Awards Gala on February 10, 2019.

Upon entry submissions must include:

-A biography (500 words) and head shot photograph (minimum 72 dpi in JPEG format) of entrant.

- Resume and/or online link to provide scope of career achievements.

Please email submissions@thecaftcadawards.com with the subject heading INDUSTRY ICON AWARD SUBMISSION with the above information.

 

Conditions of Entry

The Entrant agrees that the CAFTCAD Awards committee will rule on any dispute in matters relating to the entry, eligibility, or nominations and their decision shall be final.

The Entrant and all individuals submitted for consideration herein release CAFTCAD, its officers, the Award Committee, Jury Members, Sponsors and CAFTCAD Employees from all liability for any reason whatsoever in respect of the Entry and its consideration for an Award, including, without limitation, for any negligence or omission in the processing of the Entry or in its consideration for an award, however caused.

A film, program, episode, web series, craft work can only be submitted one time. The same project cannot be submitted over multiple years.

 

Voting

Round One Voting will be done by a selected Jury which will include, but is not limited to, Industry professionals such as Canadian fashion designers, historical fashion curators, media critics, production designers, Fashion/Costume/Film educators, and CAFTCAD Members (not nominated in categories being juried). This Round One of voting will occur between November 19- Friday December 20, 2018.

Each Juror will review the submissions in their selected categories (Film, Television, Web Series, etc) and assign each entry a grade on this first ballot. These results are submitted to the Awards Committee for processing.

The top 3-5 (dependent on number of submissions received in each category) productions or craft entrants based on the calculated grades will be considered the Official Nominees and presented on a final ballot. This final ballot of nominees will be published and promoted as the Official Nominees.

Round Two Voting will be done by all CAFTCAD Members in good standing via an online voting program between January 8, 2019 and February 1st. The top selections made by this voting process will be designated the Award Recipient of their respective category. The Award Recipient will be kept secret until the CAFTCAD Awards Gala on February 10th, 2019.

 

Tickets for the CAFTCAD Awards Gala 2019

Tickets are limited for the Awards Gala on February 10, 2019. Tickets will be available for purchase after the Official Nominees have been announced on January 9, 2019. Gala evening will include pre-event cocktails and passed h’ors d'oeuvres, the Awards Presentation Gala and after-party all to take place at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada. \

CAFTCAD Members

●       Official Nominees receive one (1) free ticket to Awards Gala Event.

●       Official Nominees can purchase up to two (2) tickets at the Nominee Guest Price $100 (plus HST)

●       Member event Tickets $125 plus HST

Non CAFTCAD Members

●       Official Nominees $100 (plus HST) for one (1) ticket

●       Official Nominees can purchase two (2) tickets at the Nominee Guest Price $150 (plus HST)

●       Event Tickets $200 plus HST each