Rules & Regulations

Deadline for Entries

The entry phase for AutoVision 2017 is now closed. We would like to thank all entrants very much for the numerous submissions.
Entries for the 14th festival edition will open by the end of 2018.

Entry Form

Every entry or series of entries must be submitted online. The same entry can be submitted in different categories.

Entries Format

Submitted films can be sent on DVD or can be uploaded via the online registration tool. Web/Online entries can be submitted by web link (URL). All uploaded videos must have the following specifications: Format .mp4, resolution 1280×720 or 1920times;1080. Format for 3D films should be Side by Side.

If you choose to send a DVD, please send it to the following address after submitting the online entry form:

c/o Filmservice International
Schaumburgergasse 18
1040 Vienna

Please note that all shipping costs, insurance, customs duties and handling fees for all entries must be prepaid by the sender. We cannot assume responsibility for customs clearance.


All materials are eligible for the 2017 AutoVision Festival edition, if they have been aired/produced/posted online after 1st of January 2015. The entrant must own the copyright of the participating film/online media or have the permission to use it.

Entry Fees

Single entry:

The fee for the first entry respectively category is € 290,–. Already starting with the second entry respectively category you benefit from a quantity discount of € 40,– each.

Students only pay € 100,– per entry in the category Students (confirmation of enrolment required!).

Series entry:

The fee for a series entry is € 790,– per category.

20% VAT will be charged for Austria and entrants without VAT number from EU countries.


Payments can be made either by bank transfer or by credit card. As method of payment we prefer the bank transfer for countries within the EU and the credit card for countries outside the EU.

Please make sure that the given information about the invoice and categories is correct. An additional € 25,– fee will be applied for any change after issuing the invoice.


Entries should be in English or German. You may submit your works in other languages as well. In this case please send us English subtitles or a synopsis in order to allow the judging. Entries in the category Commercials are only accepted in English or with English subtitles. The entry form must be filled in English or German.


The international jury is independent. It consists of professionals from the automotive industry, film and multimedia producers, advertising experts, as well as media representatives. The decisions of the jury are final.


Gold and Silver OttoCars may be awarded in each category. The winners of the Production Arts & Crafts categories receive Black OttoCar Trophies.
Two Grand Prix are awarded: The OttoCar Grand Prix for Film and the OttoCar Grand Prix for Interactive & Multimedia. Both Grand Prix are selected from the Gold OttoCar winners.

After the jury’s deliberation the finalists will be announced in July. The Awards Ceremony will take place on September 14th, 2017 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. If you are not able to attend the Awards Ceremony we will send you the trophy per post, in which case delivery and packaging must be paid by the receiver.

The jury may select additional entries for special recognition.

Promotion & Usage Rights

The entrant is required to assign the streaming rights for publicity purposes to the festival organizer, the rights for using the film or excerpts of the film for public viewing or for TV (during events or TV programs promoting AutoVision). The festival organization is entitled to use winners’ information for promotional purposes. In the online/interactive/multimedia categories, entering companies should provide a link/URL that can be accessed during the period of judging, and that is available for streaming on the AutoVision website for a certain period after the awards have been presented.

In case you do not allow one of the activities mentioned above, please inform us. The entrant bears all costs of copyright infringement that may occur through the publication of the film.