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Adelaide AV Fest 2021

  • General
  • Conditions of Entry
  • Timetable
  • Judging & Judges
  • Results Awards & Exhibition
  pdf AV FEST 2021 - FINAL RESULTS (190 KB)
  pdf AV Fest 2019 - Final Results (119 KB)
  document AV Fest 2017 - Final Results (20 KB)
  pdf AV Fest 2015 - Final Results (81 KB)
 AV Fest 2019 Catalogue pdf (4.92 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 entry form for the Adelaide AV Fest, an International with FIAP and APS approval, is now available by clicking the "Download Fiche" on right this page.

The festival will be judged from Thursday 22nd – Saturday24th April 2021, with a Gala Presentation of awarded sequences to follow on Sunday 25th April.

AV Fest is held biennially and is arguably the largest FIAP-approved AV festival in the world, with 149 entries in the 2019 festival.

All APS members and Audio Visual enthusiasts are invited to submit entries.

Inquiries can be made to:


The Director, 2021 Adelaide AV Fest,
Graham Phillips
73 Rutherglen Ave

Telephone: +61 (08) 8261 3209
Mobile: +61 (0)407 973 114



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 768 pix (4:3 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 a 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 to
so that we can follow up on the arrival of your file transfer.

Enquire if you do not get an email by 8 April 2021 confirming receipt of your entry.

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


 Entries Close 2 April 2021
 Live judging in Adelaide (no preselection) 22-24 April 2021
 Gala Presentation in Adelaide 25 April 2021
 Results emailed 16 May 2021
 Awards posted 31 May 2021

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

Judging panel:



  • Richard Venus

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 25th April 2021 in Adelaide.
  • Submission of an entry implies permission by the author for the sequence to be shown in public at the abovementioned event.