Contest Rules and Regulations
April 21 to June 30, 2020
1. How to Enter
To enter the Migrations contest, you must produce a short film or audio podcast on the theme of immigration.
Contestants must print, complete and sign the official entry form available on the CBC/Radio-Canada website at www.rciviva.ca/migrations.
To be valid, all short films, audio podcasts and entry forms must be sent to the following address by no later than June 30, 2008, at 03:59(UTC):
CBC/Radio-Canada / RCI viva
1400 René-Lévesque Blvd East
Short films shall be submitted on DVD (in two  copies), and audio podcasts shall be submitted on CD (in two  copies), with the following information on the CD or DVD cover:
Type of work (short film or audio podcast)
Contestant’s name and surname:
Each contestant shall also submit, along with the entry form, a short synopsis (maximum 100 words).
Entry forms, DVDs and CDs become the property of CBC/Radio-Canada and will not be returned to contestants.
Each contestant shall abide by the following criteria:
• Short film between four (4) and nine (9) minutes long
• Audio podcast between two (2) and five (5) minutes long
• If the short film is in a language other than English, either wholly or partly, it shall be submitted with English subtitles.
• If the audio podcast is in a language other than English, either wholly or partly, it shall be submitted with English voice-over.
Each contestant acknowledges and warrants that s/he has obtained all rights necessary for the short film or the audio podcast submitted, and that its contents are original, free and clear of any rights, including all rights related to works owned by third parties or related to performances of performing artists that may be included. Each contestant further acknowledges and warrants that the short film or audio podcast does not violate any third-party rights, such as privacy or use of image or music, and does not contains any defamatory element.
CBC/Radio-Canada reserves the right to refuse any short film or audio podcast that it deems offensive or unacceptable.
By entering this competition, each contestant grants CBC/Radio-Canada an exclusive licence for the period of September 29, 2008, to March 31, 2009, authorizing public performance of the short film or audio podcast on the following CBC/Radio-Canada website: www.rciviva.ca/migrations. This licence shall, among other things, enable online voting by the general public from September 29, 2008, to November 28, 2008.
By entering this competition, and in the event that the contestant’s short film is selected as a short-listed or winning entry, the contestant grants CBC/Radio-Canada the right to distribute the short film at no cost, in Canada and internationally, on various audiovisual platforms and as part of multiple events, until December 31, 2009.
CBC/Radio-Canada shall also be authorized to broadcast the short films on its television networks. Where applicable, CBC/Radio-Canada shall sign a contract with each winner or finalist, in compliance with the provisions of the applicable collective agreement between CBC/Radio-Canada and the WGC. The cash prizes shall be awarded to the winners after application of the broadcast residuals or royalties due by CBC/Radio-Canada, in compliance with the provisions of the collective agreement mentioned above
Each contestant also grants CBC/Radio-Canada the right to award licences to third parties for the broadcasting of his/her short film. In the event that RCI negotiates the sale of the contestant’s short film either in Canada or abroad, RCI shall retain a sales commission equivalent to 20% of the negotiated licence value.
By entering this contest, and in the event that the contestant’s audio podcast is selected as a short-listed or winning entry, the contestant also grants CBC/Radio-Canada a licence permitting the broadcasting, at no cost, of the audio podcast during programs aired on CBC Radio One or on RCI.
No purchase necessary.
Contestants must be 18 years or over at the time of entering the contest. Directors, officers and employees of CBC/Radio-Canada as well as their immediate family (father/mother, brother/sister, son/daughter) or persons living under the same roof are not eligible to enter.
3. Procedure for Awarding Prizes
During the month of July 2008, a jury made up of five (5) people chosen by CBC/Radio-Canada shall select: a) one winner of the Jury Prize in the category Best Canadian Short Documentary Film, one winner of the Jury Prize in the category Best Canadian Short Fiction Film, one winner of the Jury Prize in the category Best Non-Canadian Short Documentary Film, one winner of the Jury Prize in the category Best Non-Canadian Short Fiction Film; and b) the finalists for the People’s Choice Awards in the category Best Short Film (the number of which will vary according to the number of contestants), based on the following criteria:
• Relevancy to theme
• Artistic value
• Technical quality
During the month of July 2008, a jury made up of three (3) people chosen by CBC/Radio-Canada shall select the finalists for the People’s Choice Award in the audio podcast category (the number of which will vary according to the number of contestants), based on the following criteria:
• Relevancy to theme
• Artistic value
• Technical quality
Finalist short films and audio podcasts shall be made available to the public on the following CBC/Radio-Canada website: www.rciviva.ca/migrations.
During the period of September 29, 2008, to November 28, 2008, the public shall be invited to vote for the winning short films and audio podcasts. The voting shall take place online on the following CBC/Radio-Canada website: www.rciviva.ca/migrations.
The decision of the juries and the result of the vote shall be final, binding and not subject to appeal.
During the month of December 2008, the winning contestants shall be contacted by phone or email and must claim their prizes as instructed by CBC/Radio-Canada.
4. Description of Prizes
The winners shall receive the following cash prizes:
Short Films Category:
• Jury Prize for Best Canadian Short Documentary Film, $4,000
• Jury Prize for Best Canadian Short Fiction Film, $4,000
• Jury Prize for Best Non-Canadian Short Documentary Film, $4,000
• Jury Prize for Best Non-Canadian Short Fiction Film, $4,000
• 1st Prize, People’s Choice Award for Best Short Film, $4,000
• 2nd Prize, People’s Choice Award for Best Short Film, $3,000
Audio Podcast Category:
• People’s Choice Award for Best Audio Podcast, $2,000
Total value of prizes: $ 25,000
5. General Rules and Regulations
5.1. Winners shall agree to have their name and likeness, including their photograph and their voice, used for advertising purposes related to this contest, without compensation.
5.2. To be declared winners, contestants shall sign a document attesting to their eligibility and compliance with these rules and regulations, and releasing CBC/Radio-Canada, as well as its directors, officers and employees, from any and all liability for any damage or loss arising from participation in this contest or from the awarding, acceptance or use of the prize.
5.3. Prizes shall be accepted as awarded and may not be transferred.
5.4. Refusal to accept a prize releases CBC/Radio-Canada, as well as its directors, officers and employees, of any obligation toward the winner.
5.5. Should winners make any false statement, they shall be automatically disqualified from the contest.
5.6. CBC/Radio-Canada, as well as its directors, officers and employees, shall assume no liability resulting from losses, delays, mistaken addresses on mail or email messages received, typographical errors, technical, computer or telephone malfunctions, damage to software or computer equipment, fraudulent calls or any other error.
5.7. CBC/Radio-Canada, as well as its directors, officers and employees, shall assume no liability whatsoever for any situation in which their inability to act results from an event or situation beyond their control, including a strike, lockout or any other labour dispute at their location or the locations of the organizations and businesses whose services are used to hold this contest.
5.8. All personal information, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address and age is collected solely for the purposes of administering this contest and shall not be used for any other purpose without your consent. By providing this information, you consent to it being used for the stated purposes.
5.9. By entering, contestants agree to abide by these contest rules and regulations, which shall be applied by CBC/Radio-Canada. All its decisions are final.
5.10. The contest rules and regulations are available on the RCI viva website at the following address: www.rciviva.ca/migrations.