EV Rules and Regulations

Video Qualifications for the Federation of European Photographers

The FEP European VIDEO qualification, just as the still images, will be assigned to the authors, not the works. The Creative control of the works must have been in the hands of the entering videographer although others may have been assisting in the production.

The EV

The EV is a new basic quality assurance certification now available to most general Professional Videographers throughout Europe. The European Videographer (EV) qualification aims to recognise competence and a professional standard for those who earn their lives as Professional Videographers. It is designed to complement the lack of a specific title to uphold the professional status.

Eligibility for EV Qualification

To be eligible to apply for an EV Certificate (which is only digital) the candidate:

  • must earn a living as a videographer. The EV Certificates are only available to those who are authors of the original works.

  • must be a member of a national professional photographers association. The national association must be a member of the Federation of European Professional Photographers, unless otherwise agreed by the relevant FEP member associations. Application by non members can be accepted providing they are professional videographers legally registered and resident in European countries where there are not FEP member national associations to represent them.

  • may be self-employed or an employee.

  • must have operated as a professional videographer for at least one consecutive year.

  • must fulfil the necessary requirements in technical skills and achieve an acknowledged standard (determined by the FEP) necessary to uphold a professional status.

  • must satisfy the requirements for professional practice skill, which will be assessed by the FEP member national association.

  • must accept the FEP European Code of Professional Conduct.


Submission of works

The candidate must submit his works inside a USB key or a DVD. It must contain 3 VIDEOS without any mark that can identify with the author. The EV certificate has no categories. Submitted videos can be all pertaining to the same category (social reportage, drawing and documentary feature, commercial and industrial, free creation) or a mixture.

Social reportage (max. 5 min.) 
Drawing and documentary feature (max. 10 min.) 
Commercial and industrial (max. 5 min.) . 
Free creation (max. 10 min.)

Judging

For the first sessions, judges will be asked for a physical judging session. There will be 3 judges.  Each judge will examine the submitted works in a random order, and will say yes or no for each single video. In the future it will be realized totally on line. If a video is considered good or above, the judges will say “yes”. To get the EV certificate, the entrant must succeed getting six yes votes, out of nine. Judging will be anonymous. In case of online judging: judges will judge from home; they will not speak each other. Judges will use report sheets to indicate the best and worst aspects of each works, which can be forwarded to the author when sending out the results.


Technical and format:

Each work is presented in a USB key or a DVD, without any mark that can identify with the author. Each DVD must be presented in a standardized black or translucent plastic case, 192 x 138 x 15 millimetres. You can make use of the following formats: 1080p or 4K

  • For works in SD, a DVD will be sent.  

  • For those with HD format, will send out an mp4 file


How to APPLY:

Fill the application form and send it by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to your relevant association. Then print a copy, sign it and send it together with the videos to the address indicated on it.

Download the EV application form