The cinecAward is presented by the Society of CineTechnik Bayern e.V. (CTB) for outstanding achievements and developments in the fields of motion picture technology and postproduction on the occasion of the cinec - International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology in Munich. The cinecAward comprises a certificate and a statue which is inspired by the Munich symbol ”Bavaria”.


All exhibitors of cinec 2016 are entitled to take part. Only innovations and new developments, which, as a rule, are fully developed and ready for use on the set or in postproduction and were first used in the film industry no more than two years before the application deadline for the respective year, are eligible for an award.


A duly completed application form for each entry of the competition should be submitted to the cinecAward Office or online at


A handling fee of €200 incurs which has to be transfered to the following bank account immediately after sending the application:

Account holder: Interessengemeinschaft CineTechnik Bayern e.V.
IBAN: DE 8870 1900 0000 0112 2312
Bank: Münchner Bank e.G.


Entries for awards will be judged by an independent jury whose chairman and other members will be appointed by the CTB. The jury constitutes a quorum when 50 percent of the members with voting rights are present. The jury’s decisions will be made by simple majority. Members of the jury will not take part in discussions and decisions if they or their company are affected by the decision.


The cinecAward 2016 can be presented in the following categories:

1.    Camera Technology/New Digital Capturing Tools
2.    Lighting Engineering
3.    Optics
4.    Camera Support/Grip

Special award: An eligible “clever idea”, which is time-saving or cost-saving or which facilitates the work on the set in other ways, might be awarded with a special prize. The Special Award will be selected from all eligible entries (of the four categories) received. A separate application is not permitted.

The jury is not bound to award a prize in each category. Moreover, it can award several prizes in individual categories.


The jury can present the cinec Honorary Award in recognition of special achievements and services to the international motion picture industry.


Prizes can be awarded only for achievements and developments which are nominated by the jury on the basis of the applications to take part in the competition for the cinecAward. All entries must be presented to the jury for assessment on the occasion of cinec in Munich on the dates announced for the respective trade fair year. The dates scheduled for 2016 are 17th and 18th September.


The cinecAward will be presented on the evening of 18th September 2016 during a reception.


In case of doubt about the interpretation and application of these guidelines, CTB will decide as seems fair and reasonable. The right to take legal action against the decisions of CTB and the jury shall be excluded.


((The deadline for applications is 19th August 2016 (postmark).))

NEW Deadline for applications: 31st August 2016


The cinecAward Office is located at:

Geschäftsstelle cinecAward 2016
Dorothee Murfeld
c/o Industrie- und Handelskammer
für München und Oberbayern
Balanstraße 55-59
D-81541 Munich / Germany