MTF Video Open Call

The Open Call for Video Production of the MTF Labs and MTF Sparks Aveiro 2020 edition provides aspiring creative practitioners and small production companies the opportunity to showcase their work, develop their talent and stretch their boundaries by competing for the opportunity to document EITHER the international creative innovation labs (MTF Labs Aveiro) OR the youth workshops (MTF Sparks Aveiro) to be held in October 2020.

The call seeks innovative approaches that tell the story of the labs and the process of innovation, as well as the significance of creative innovation in the context of Aveiro Tech City.

Two successful applicants will be commissioned to produce a finished short video for use in the promotion of Aveiro Tech City and MTF Labs AB, and their work will be promoted and credited in all social channels of the two organisations. The winning teams will work closely with the MTF Labs videographer and media team and will share footage that can be integrated into the final project.


Call requirements

In order to qualify applicants must submit the following:

  • 90 seconds video pitch with candidate’s story, motivation and technical/visual approach having in mind MTF aesthetic and visual concepts and the scope of the event
  • 3 minutes’ video portfolio and existing work;
  • Company/Organisation legal documents or Citizen Card/Passport copy in case of individual candidates;
  • Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo or YouTube accounts URL.



The winning entries will be awarded with following:

  • One winner of the call will receive a cash prize of €3.500,00 to produce a 5-minute narrative video focusing on MTF Labs Aveiro
  • One winner of the call will receive a cash prize of €1.500,00 to produce a 3-minute video of 1-day MTF Sparks Aveiro edition


Key Stages and Timeline

  • 30 Aug 2020 Applications close
  • 11 Sep 2020 Winners Announced
  • 12-17 Oct 2020 MTF Labs Aveiro filming
  • 17 Oct 2020 MTF Sparks Aveiro filming
  • 19 Nov 2020 Video post-production deadline
  • 20 Nov 2020 Official video release


Application submission requirements

Applications for both videos must be submitted to Aveiro Tech City email address – and


We strongly recommend a careful reading of the supporting documents, including Participation Rules and application guidelines, prior to any submission.