All the outstanding stories selected by the Jury can be monetized within our Platform. Those stories will be published on the paid Premium Channel and their authors will benefit from the views of channel subscribers. Thus, photographers who produce high-quality content will get passive income.
This is a series of photos which represents a plot – the next generation’s comics!
There is one slideshow mode.
The required length should be more than 10 frames! The recommended length of a photo story is 30-70 frames.
The plot is built according to the rules of dramaturgy: the setup – the opposition – the conflict – the climax – the resolution.
Adding text (subtitles) is allowed only in English, and in the form of short dialogues or remarks. The text can be added in the Cine-Books editor.
Size: at least 2000 px on the short side
Color profile: sRGB
File format: JPG
This is a short film at a lower cost spent on production and postproduction which is made of photos that may also contain video files.
This is a story in two modes: slideshow and video.
The viewer can choose one of the modes, that is why photo and video versions should be completed and correlate to each other. The requirements for the plot of a Cinematic Story are the same as for a Photo Story.
All video effects can be used within the video file.
The video should contain a soundtrack or voice over.
Size: more than HD 1920х1080
File format: MP4
Want to create your own Photo Story? Here are some useful articles to start with!
How to create a story?
The main thing that distinguishes a Photo Story from a simple photo shoot is the plot. The plot is a sequence of events, interactions of the heroes, in which their characters are shown, and therefore revealing the idea of the story.
If you want to prepare for the shooting of a Photo Story, the best thing is to make a storyboard. A storyboard is something which will help all the members of the crew get ready for the shooting and spend time in the most efficient way!
Participation in the competition is free of charge.
The age of the participants is not limited. The works of participants who have not reached legal majority age (state how old, if variable, remove) are accepted for the competition with the consent of the parents or guardians.
The subjects of the works are not limited. The content of 18+ is allowed without showing the genitals.
The author of the story guarantees that the publication of his/her work does not violate the copyright of third parties (scriptwriter, actors, and other project participants). The contest organizer is not responsible for copyright infringement by the author of the story but undertakes to remove the work from the Contest Channel in case of a third-party complaint about a violation of their copyright.
The contest organizers reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms by posting updates and changes to our Contests. All the changes enter into force after the publication on this page. Further participation in the contest confirms your agreement with the published changes.
The number of entries from one participant is not limited. Each work can be entered in the contest only once.
The work can be done at any time, regardless of whether it has previously been published. If your story was previously published within other sources but you agree to include it to the Premium Cine-Stories, after the end of the contest you should delete it from other sources! On other sources, only fragments selected as screenshots and the cover of the story can be published.
The work can be taken with any camera or device provided the technical characteristics of the images meet the requirements.
The editor for sending works allows you to upload photos, change or replace them and add text. After pressing the button SUBMIT FOR REVIEW the project cannot be edited. Please, check the materials before sending them to the contest channel!
A story published in the Contest Channel cannot be deleted until the contest is over.
The opinion of the Jury is not subject to appeal.
Winners of the contest will receive a notification with information on how to collect the prize. In case the winner does not respond to the notification or does not contact the organizer within a month from the date of the announcement of the winners, the organizer has the right to choose another participant as the recipient of the prize or otherwise to dispose of the prize in full. The requirements of the winners of the competition regarding the issue of the prize fund of the competition after the deadline set by the rules are not accepted.
The competition organizer has the right to use fragments of competitive works for marketing purposes to advertise the contest without notifying the author and without paying the author's fee. The copyright is reserved for the participant.
After the end of the contest, the winning works are available for free viewing on this page during the next contest.
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