These were the Regulations for INPUT 2016 - updates coming for 2017 soon!

Who can participate?

INPUT is open to all Public Service Broadcasters around the world, as well as production companies or individuals producing programmes for broadcast on public service channels.

What kind of programmes can be submitted?

INPUT is looking for recent public service television and online productions, that are provocative, courageous or break new grounds.

The conference 2016 in Calgary will concentrate on the following categories:

  1. Cross Media & Online projects
  2. New TV Formats
  3. TV Fiction (short and long form)
  4. Factual Programmes
    (science, investigative journalism, election coverage, culture)
  5. All Kids: TV & Cross Media
  6. Tailor-Made for INPUT!
    (Edgy and surprising programmes that don’t fall into any of the five categories but promise to stir lively debates!)


Submitted productions may not have been broadcast before 

1 November 2014.

 Programmes that were made for television but have not yet been broadcast are also eligible.

How to submit to the International Selection?

In countries where an INPUT National Coordinator is active, productions may be submitted via the National Coordinator (see list).

If you live in a country without a National Coordinator or you cannot get in touch with “your” National Coordinator please submit directly.


Deadline for Submissions is 10 January 2016.

By this date the INPUT SECRETARIAT must have received for each submission:

  • Submission form, duly completed online at
  • Viewing copy in file format, subtitled in English or an English language version, uploaded to the server. If no English version is available, please mail a detailed script in English to

Instructions for uploading please go to Submission on the INPUT website.

The International Selection 2016

The International Selection is in the hands of the INPUT Moderators who are appointed annually by the INPUT Board. The International Selection will run from 6 to 12 February 2016.

By 1 March 2016 all submitters will be informed about the results of the International Selection. Please register for the INPUT Newsletter to make sure you receive all news.

What is to be done once a submission has been selected for INPUT 2016?

Should a production be selected for screening at INPUT 2016, the submitters will be asked to upload a screening copy of the selected production (with English subtitles or an English language version) to the conference hosts in Calgary to reach them no later than 15 April 2016.

Information on the technical requirements and address will be included in the information about the results of the International Selection.


From Monday, 9 May to Thursday, 12 May 2016 all selected programmes will be presented to the Delegates who have registered for INPUT 2016 Calgary. Presentations will happen in sessions, always followed by discussions.

All Sessions are presented by INPUT Moderators who will get in touch with the submitter of a programme prior to the conference to explain the context in which a programme will be shown and discussed.

In the Sessions, programmes will be shown in excerpt or full length. All programmes will also be available for individual screening in the On Demand Library open to registered INPUT Delegates from 8 to 12 May.

Personal Participation

The attendance of an INPUT conference is open to all media professionals. The main feature of the conference is the professional discussion, which follows each screening of a production.

For this reason, all productions screened at INPUT have to be accompanied by a key person involved with the programme like the director, author, commissioning editor or producer.

The submitter is responsible to bear all travel and accommodation costs for this person who will be contacted by INPUT prior to the conference to prepare the discussion.

Personal Registration and Tickets

After the INPUT Conference

INPUT will not return any material sent in for the International Selection.

INPUT will keep copies of all productions screened during the conference for use in the INPUT Archive at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.

Mini-INPUT events

INPUT will keep copies of all productions screened during the conference for 1 year. These copies can be used free of charge for Mini-INPUT events all over the globe, organized by INPUT National Coordinators or INPUT Board members.

These Mini-INPUTs are strictly non commercial professional training events following special Guidelines.

The Small Print

Productions submitted to the conference may not include any commercial advertising.

A co-production will be regarded as the submission of whichever organisation submits it. All co-production partners must be named on the submission form. It will be presumed by INPUT and the conference host that the other co-producers have agreed to the programme being submitted.

INPUT shall have the right to

  • screen the programme during the yearly conference and make it available in the on demand library to registered conference delegates,
  • screen the programme during Mini-Inputs during one year after the main conference and
  • release stills and excerpts of up to 3 minutes from any submission for screening free of charge by TV stations reporting on the conference or for use on the Internet or other media.

These Rules are issued in English.

The registration of a submission for INPUT 2016 implies full acceptance of these Rules.

INPUT Secretariat
INPUT - International Public TV Screening Conference

Kaiserdamm 80/ 81

14057 Berlin, Germany