Now in its fourth year, the France 24-RFI Web Documentary Award is organised in partnership with with the Visa Pour l'Image photojournalism festival in Perpignan.
"This award honours the web documentary that sets itself apart from the other entries in terms of choice of subject, originality and innovative use of new multimedia tools," say the organisers. "Candidates should demonstrate innovation and contribute to the development of a modern approach to news on the web."
However, in a previous interview with BJP, festival director Jean-François Leroy warned that the competition was not made for conventional, linear documentaries. "There is still a big misunderstanding on what constitutes a web documentary," said Leroy. "[Last] year, for example, we received 64 entries. Out of these, 45 were links to a YouTube or Vimeo video. These are not web documentaries. A documentary you upload online isn't a web documentary. You need interactivity. You need to allow your viewers to choose what they see and where they go."
The winner will be announced at Perpignan in early September and will receive an €8000 cash prize.
The deadline for entry is 25 July.
For more details and to enter, visit the France 24 website.
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