REGULATION OF ANNUAL CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARDS of the Greek Society of Cinematographers –GSC
The Greek Society of Cinematographers (GSC) organizes the Best Cinematography Award on an annual basis, based on the purposes set out in its Statute.
At its meeting, the Board, in full quorum, discussed in detail and decided to draw up a regulation specifying the terms, conditions and the procedure for conducting the above award. More specifically, the Board decided:
I. The sole responsibility for organizing the annual GSC Cinematography Award lies with the Board. Also, the Board is responsible for determining the time, place and manner of awarding the Prize.
II. The GSC Cinematography Award refers exclusively to full-length films, which have been screened publicly in a cinema or have received any form of commercial television, internet or other broadcast or have participated in an official festival in Greece or abroad, during the previous calendar year.
III. The right to submit nominations for the annual GSC Cinematography Award have:
a. Cinematographers / regular or honorary members of GSC, regardless of the production in which they have participated,
b. Greek Cinematographers / non-members of GSC who have participated in Greek productions and/or in Greek co-productions and
c. Foreign Cinematographers who have participated in Greek productions and/or in Greek co-productions.
Candidate Cinematographers, after completing the entry form and sending it to the Board, must ensure the seamless screening of their film, posting it on an online platform of their choice and keep it there until the last day of voting.
IV. The deadline for the submission of candidacies is January 31 of each year, unless special reasons give rise to extension. The starting date for the submission is set by the Board and announced to the interested parties by any appropriate means.
V. All Regular and Honorary members of GSC have the right to participate in the voting. In order for the vote to be considered valid, the participation of at least 1/3 of the total (regular + honorary) members is required.
VI. The voting procedure is as follows:
a. The Board has the responsibility of finding a reliable internet platform, through which the voting is conducted and the result is obtained.
b. The duration of watching the films -depending on their number- cannot be less than thirty (30) days. The exact start and end dates of the viewing period are announced by the respective Board.
c. Regular and Honorary members, after watching all the films that have been submitted, must rank them in descending order of preference (from best to worst). A vote that does not have the above ranking of all movies, cannot be considered valid.
d. Voting lasts forty-eight (48) hours, while the exact start and end dates and times are announced by the Board.
e. The result of the members’ vote is automatically generated by the platform, while no member of the Board has the opportunity to see it before the end of the voting.
f. In case of a tie for two films, the GSC Cinematography Award is awarded in half.
VII. The announcement of the result is made at the end of March, and the date of its publication is decided by the Board.
On behalf of the Board of Greek Society of Cinematographers –GSC
the President the Gen. Secretary
George Frentzos GSC Christos Alexandris GSC