The Prize, now in its fifth edition, is promoted by the Association “Amici di Roberto Morrione” and supports investigative reports on national or international topics relevant to the Italian political, social and cultural life, such as activities of mafia and other criminal organizations, illegal trafficking (e.g. toxic waste, arms, human trafficking, drugs, etc.), corruption, activities of hidden or clandestine organizations with terroristic or insurgent objectives, violation of human rights, etc.
Starting from this edition, the Prize is open also to multimedia and internet-based projects. In light of this innovation, on top of the usual projects structured for television screening, two additional ones – so called “WebDoc” – will be selected among those conceived only for web distribution.
The Prize is open to any person that is not yet 31 years old at the midnight of 20th January 2016, i.e. the deadline for submission of projects. It is also possible to participate in groups of maximum 3 members (additional members of a group cannot be added during the implementation phase). The age limit of 31 refers to each participant, even if s/he is part of a group (i.e. each group member must be within this age limit). It is allowed to participate either as an individual or as part of only one group.
Characteristic of projects
Projects must be submitted online following the modalities mentioned in the form on the website www.premiorobertomorrione.it Each project must include: a workplan, the topic of the investigative report, sources and witnesses available for collaboration, a production plan (places and timing of shooting and interviews, storyboards) and – for the WebDoc only – the operative system and software that will be used.
Among all the proposals received, the Prize will select two for television production and two WebDoc. Each of those four projects will receive a contribution in cash of € 4,000 (25% upfront and the rest upon delivery of the final product ready to be screened or published online).
During the implementation phase (approximately four months), the authors of the selected projects will be supported by tutors for: supervision, technical and journalistic support, legal advice by the Lawyer Giulio Vasaturo.
The maximum length of each production is 20 minutes.
WebDocs will be evaluated on the basis of their balance among the following aspects: scripts, audio-visual materials, animations, iconographic collection. The evaluation committee will put particular emphasis on the communicative efficacy of project’s narrative and journalistic dynamism.
During the four months of production activity, in case of disagreements or other serious conflicts and issues which could compromise the completion of the work, the evaluation committee and the tutors reserve the right to withdraw the funding.
All competition entries must be submitted to the Administrative Office by midnight of 20th January 2016, filling the form and including the attachments: curriculum vitae, show reel video of maximum three minutes for the video reportage or links to samples of similar web productions done by the participants for the WebDocs (not necessarily related to the topics of the Prize).
The selected projects will be announced by the 28th February 2016.
The final products must be delivered by the 30th September 2016 subject to technical and legal checks.
During the implementation phase, participants will be informed on technical parameters for the final products. Projects of low technical quality or that do not comply with those parameters might be ruled out from the competition.
Two prizes in cash of € 2,000 each will be given to the best video report and to the best WebDoc based on the irrevocable decision of the evaluation committee. These two projects will be broadcasted by Rainews24 (TV) and Rainews.it (web), according to their time schedule.
By submitting their entries, authors authorise the organisers to process and use their personal data and videos and to screen them via television, web and other means used by Premio Roberto Morrione. They further agree to sign the specific disclaimer.