MQEV Rules and Regulations

MQEV : Master Qualified European Videographer

The Master Qualified European Videographer (MQEV) Certificate is reserved for the more accomplished QEV holders.

To reach MQEV level the videographer must demonstrate flawless technical skills as well as strong vision. The MQEV represents the highest award offered by the profession. The level of technique, Artistic and interpretive skills expected for this award are the most exacting. The FEP are aware of the prestige of this title. To be successful  for the Masters qualification, the videography presented must be of the highest standard, inspirational in approach, flawless in its filming and audio. It must impress the judges with its WOW factor ,  leave a lasting impression, and confirm that the author has achieved mastery of the medium.

Eligibility the MQEV qualification

  1. must hold a QEV Certificate.
  2. must present a body of work which represents exceptional personal style and originality. The submitted works should demonstrate excellence in either your professional field or personal work.
  3. there are no categories or specialisations for Masters

Submission Of Work

  1. each candidate must submit 5 videos
  2. The videos must have no markings identifying the candidate .
  3. Ideally Videos submitted for MQEV will be no longer than 3 minutes long. In the case of documentary videos the videos must not be more than 12 minutes long (except if a prior agreement has been made with the Chair of video judging. This will involve a pre-qualification process in which the video chair will have the final say.)
  4. All videos submitted must have copyright clearance of any copyrighted music. All submissions will have been deemed to have this clearance. The responsibility for this rests on the candidate alone..
  5. anonymity of the candidates will be respected at all times; however, the FEP secretariat will inform the national headquarters of the relevant FEP member association of the candidates about their application.
  6. if the application is submitted by a videographer who is not member of a FEP member association, he/she may be asked to submit, beyond the registration number as indicated above, some evidence of professional status, perhaps a photo of premises, interior or exterior, and/or an example of a website address, or any further publicity material; the requested criteria are indicated in the application form.
  7. the appropriate application fee (250 euros) must also accompany the submission, during the online application
  8. the submitted videos will be judged by international judges. A minimum of five judges will judge the MQEV. In the event of having less than five judges present, the chair may refer the videos to additional judges remotely .
  9. Unlike the other Video awards the MQEV will be judged by a panel of judges gathered together specifically to judge the MQEV. They will view the submissions in silence.
  10. The judges will then vote on the submission.(a) If the candidate fails to gain a unanimous vote in favour, the judges will discuss the submission before voting again. (b) Before voting again,  the judges will be encouraged to discuss the submission. They may request an opportunity view the work a second time with the opportunity of pausing the video for discussion.(c) Four judges will be required to agree on the success of the submission at this stage.
  11. In the event of a unanimous fail, there will be no further discussion or viewing of the submission.
  12. At any stage the chair may suspend the judging of any individual submission and choose to refer the submission to an external judge who is considered to be an expert in the field of the submitted video. In this case the chair will record the votes of the judges  present and await the comments of the external judge. The chair may may then decide on the success of the submission or in a later teleconference advise the judges of the “expert opinion” and hold a revote
  13. In the event of an unsuccessful candidates will receive from the FEP a constructive critique of their work indicating why, on this occasion it has not been successful.
  14. these candidates may repeat the application at the first available judging session

Application Fee

An application fee of € 250,00 for QEV is due to cover the costs such as venue charges, jury expenses, certification, etc. This will be required at the time of the online application.
The FEP secretariat will keep track of the membership of the candidate and of the payment of the entry fee. The registration will be considered only when FEP will receive evidence of the payment of the entry fee made by the candidate.


The Jury will be drawn from delegates nominated annually by the national organisations within their relevant QEV and Master QEV holders, and then selected by the Video Jury Chairman.
The decisions of the jury are final and binding. No contact with the Jury Chairman or Jury members are allowed before the judging.

Copyright and Releases

The copyright of all videos submitted remains with the copyright holder. However the FEP reserves the right to use any of the videos submitted, without payment, for display and publicity purposes for this and future FEP awards or projects. It is vital that the candidate obtains the permission of the client and/or the copyright holder and any relevant model release forms, where appropriate before submitting the work.

Secretariat and Organisation

All candidates will receive written notification of the result of their submission from the FEP Secretariat. A list of all successful candidates ONLY will be announced. The anonymity of all candidates will be respected at all times including during judging sessions.

The FEP Secretariat will not put forward for judging any works unless the following procedures have been adhered to:

  • the videos submitted do not conform to these rules
  • the submission fees has not been paid
  • the membership of the candidates has not been confirmed by the relevant association.