CLIP AWARD 2018 – Closing day 07/10/2018

Ceramics and its Dimensions – CLIP AWARD 2018


Short Film Competition

The theme of the competition “Go Green: Ceramics – Functional, Sustainable, Beautiful” invites the participants to take a look at ceramic materials in relation to the current culinary, dining and social culture. An important aspect in the competition is the value of ceramic products as they combine ecological sustainability, functionality and beauty in appearance. The social relevance, modernity and timeliness of ceramic products in Europe are also important viewpoints in the competition.

A wide range of filming styles are encouraged including documentary, fictional, animated or a combination of everything. The contribution length is limited to at least 15 to a maximum of 60 seconds. The closing date of the competition is on October 7th, 2018.


All students and apprentices with film science or design background as well as graduates up to two years after their studies or training can take part in the competition. In addition, experienced film producers and film enthusiasts are invited to contribute to the competition. All participants must be at least 18 years old.

Technical information:

The clips should be uploaded on the Clip Award-Website ( For the best possible results it is recommended to upload the film with the following technical specifications:
•    video format: HD/Full-HD, 1080p – 1920p
•    audio format: aac
•    file format: mp4, m4v, mov, avi, mpg (optimum: H.264, aac, 25 fps, 5000 kBit/s)
•   NB! Films may be submitted in any language, as long as they have German or English subtitles.


1. PRIZE 2.000 €
2. PRIZE 1.000 €
3. PRIZE 500 €
 Material prizes worth 500 € each
2 nights including breakfast for 2 
in a 4-star hotel in Bad Alexanderbad the land of porcelain

The award ceremony will take place on November 6, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

More information:

Further information about the competition (e.g. about the terms and condition and jury) can be found on the competition website and on the Ceramics and its Dimensions website.

Clip Award 2018 is part of the EU-Project Ceramics and its Dimensions, which is led by Porzellanikon porcelain museum and co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. The competition is carried out in co-operation with Kahla porcelain.

Clay Pit Workshop wins the Best Family Event Award 2018

The Clay Pit workshop and the British Ceramics Biennial festival have won the Fantastic for Families Best Family Event Award 2018. The awards were announced on March 1st 2018.

The workshop was first organised during the British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) 2017 where it attracted more than 4000 visitors. In February 2018 the workshop also visited Finland and Aalto University, read more about the visit here. The aim of the workshop is to play and learn with clay, but also to look at the material’s qualities and how they are used and experienced.

The workshop is part of the Ceramics and its Dimensions education and audience development program (Module 7) and has been carried out by BCB community and engagement programme manager Dena Bagi and Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future coordinator Priska Falin. Besides them, during BCB the workshop was hosted by the following artists: Alice Thatcher, Joanne Ayre, Katie Leonard, Tasmin Williams, Joe Hartley, Helen Felcey and Barry Taylor.

The idea of the workshop is to collect data from the experiences and to develop the concept further. A paper discussing the workshop will be presented at the Restating Clay conference in the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) at York Art Gallery (UK) in March 2018.

Read more about the Fantastic For Families Awards 2018 here.

The oversized clay tools of the Clay Pit workshop.
The oversized clay tools of the Clay Pit workshop at the British Ceramics Biennial 2017. (c) Minerva Juolahti
Children visiting the Clay Pit at the British Ceramics Biennial 2017 in Stoke-on-Trent (UK). (c) Minerva Juolahti