Films in Translation

Audiovisual Translation as Cultural Mediation

Poster Competition


Competition Withdrawal Notice

The competition attracted considerable interest and organisers thank all visitors to the website and poster contributors.The TPFF core project team have deemed that too few submissions addressing the brief were received to proceed with the competition, however, and the competition has regretfully had to be withdrawn, in keeping with the Termination and Withdrawal clause  of the Competition’s Terms and Conditions. There will be no printing and public display or other dissemination of entries.

About the competition

Without subtitling and dubbing, we would have no access to foreign films and media products. Audiovisual translation is critical for our awareness and understanding of other languages and cultures. This poster competition is designed to showcase this role to the general public and film industry stakeholders. With it, we aim to celebrate the symbiosis between audiovisual translation (AVT) and cross-cultural mediation, and share that symbiosis more broadly.

The competition is open to AVT/film/media research students and reflective audio-visual translation professionals, as an opportunity to explore, and account visually for, the capacity of subtitled and dubbed foreign films to promote intercultural literacy for the benefit of the general public. It is organised by the University of East Anglia in association with the “Tapping the Power of Foreign Films: Audiovisual Translation as Cross-cultural Mediation” AHRC-funded research network project (TPFF), for which it will serve as a public interface (AH/N007026/1).

Submitted posters should aim to communicate visually, to the general public, the benefits to be derived from subtitled and dubbed foreign films in the promotion of intercultural literacy.

Evaluation will be on the basis of each entry’s effectiveness, originality and potential impact in raising public awareness of AVT as a key medium of intercultural exchange and literacy.

Up to fifteen posters will be shortlisted by TPFF project core team and displayed on the TPFF website, for second shortlisting to six posters by TPFF website visitors. Final adjudication for the 6 short-listed posters will be on 26 May 2017 on the occasion of a Public Roundtable on the theme “Films in Translation – All is not lost” at the British Film Institute in London (NFT3), by invited panel guests including Charles Forsdick (AHRC Translating Cultures theme fellow), and representatives from the film industry and media. There will be the opportunity for the Public Roundtable audience to select one of the remaining entries for an additional prize.



First prize

Second prize

BFI  audience prize

  • one-year BFI-donated British Film Institute Membership

Special UEA Centre for Japanese Studies prize for the best entry showcasing the Japanese Language and Culture (




Please submit your entries to as an email attachment. Submission deadline 15 March 2017 - EXTENDED TO 31 MARCH 2017.

Entries must be made in A1 paper dimensions (594 x 841 mm) in both RGB & CMYK colour formats (PDF). (RGB colour is the system for displaying colours on a digital display like a computer monitor. CMYK is the colour system used for printing. These attributes can be set within most design and publishing applications.) Please do not submit your entry in any other size or aspect ratio. Please also include a rationale of no more than 200 words to accompany your submission.

Entrants should also provide evidence of their eligibility to enter the competition, and declare any connection to the University of East Anglia or University College London (this does not count towards the 200 word limit).



By entering the TPFF Poster Competition you agree to the following conditions:

Eligibility to enter the competition . . .

The competition is open to AVT/film/media research students and reflective audio-visual translation professionals only.

If you have any connection to the University of East Anglia or University College London you are required to state this when entering.

There is a limit of one entry per person.

Entrants must be aged 18 or over.

Entries submitted after the closing date of 15 March 2017 will not be accepted.

Incomplete entries and entries not meeting the requirements under ‘How to submit an entry’ will not be accepted.

Display of entries . . .

Up to fifteen posters from the first selection will be displayed to the general public in the BFI Atrium on 26 May 2017, and online at for the lifetime of the website.

Postcards of the six final shortlisted entries will be printed for dissemination at the BFI Roundtable event on 26 May 2017 and for further public dissemination at the discretion of the TPFF core project team.

The awarding of prizes . . .

Entrants who meet all of the above criteria are not automatically awarded a prize. There are a limited number of prizes and the decision as to who will be awarded a prize is at the sole and absolute discretion of the TPFF core project team. There shall be no right of appeal and any decision made by the TPFF core project team is final.

Winning entrants will be notified within 28 days of the final adjudication. If you do not hear back within this time you have not been successful.

Prizes may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice and are non-negotiable. Prizes cannot be redeemed/exchanged for cash.

Prizes are non-transferrable to another person.

Your personal information . . .

In submitting your competition entry, you give permission for your name to be displayed:
• With your poster and/or shown on printed materials.
• Online at
• On promotional materials for the competition.

No personal data will be shared with third parties without your written consent. The TPFF core project team will contact you in writing (which may be by e-mail) to ask for your consent prior to any personal data being shared with third parties.

Data held by the University of East Anglia is subject to the University Data Protection Policy and the Data Protection Act 1998.

In submitting your competition entry, you agree for your personal information to be held by the University of East Anglia and that your personal information may be used for legitimate purposes in connection with the competition.

The University of East Anglia will at all times comply with all data protection requirements in the use and storage of your personal information and will destroy the data as soon as it is no longer needed for the purposes of this competition except as stated above.

Usage, rights and licences . . .

You are confirming on submitting the entry that your entry is all your own original work and that you have not violated, plagiarised, or infringed any third party copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy and publicity, personal or proprietary rights.

In submitting your competition entry, you hereby assign to the University of East Anglia with full title guarantee by way of present and future assignment all intellectual property rights in and to the entry and all documents/data included in the entry free from all liens, charges and encumbrances together with all rights of action accrued in relation to the intellectual property rights in the entry including, without limitation, the right to take proceedings and recover damages in respect of infringement of intellectual property rights in the entry.

In submitting your competition entry, you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waive to the fullest extent permitted by law all moral rights you may have in respect of your entry, including any rights under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended, and all similar rights in any other part of the world.

You agree to do all such acts and things and sign and execute all such documents and deeds which may be required to perfect, protect or enforce any of the rights or interests in the Intellectual Property Rights assigned to the University of East Anglia pursuant to this assignment.

You will provide all such information and other assistance as may reasonably be required for the purpose of making any application for protection of such rights, prosecuting, maintaining and enforcing the same.

Termination and withdrawal . . .

The Organisers reserve the right to amend or withdraw the competition at any time.

You may withdraw your entry at any time up to the date that the winning entries are announced.