A runtime of any length is permitted
Projects completed after 01-Oct-2008
PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world
No premiere requirement
Projects may have distribution
2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED
SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
| Secure Online Screener|
SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
| .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)|
| .MOV (Quicktime)|
| .WMV (Windows Media)|
| .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)|
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Black&White Print
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Color Print
> Photo of the Director - Black&White Print
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts
PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.
The sub-category must be indicated either on the DVD mailer envelope or in the synopsis if uploaded to Without A Box.
I. BROADCAST CATEGORY
* News Story: (Maximum time allowed 2 minutes)
News Story entries will be judged on the basis of journalistic and video coverage, which demonstrate awareness of broadcast journalistic standards, including accuracy and fairness. Judges are looking for well-organized material, clearly written narration, and appropriate sound bites. Judges also look for video composition and relation to the narrative.
* Human Interest or Feature Story: (Maximum time allowed 10 minutes)
Human Interest entries will be judged on the basis of journalistic and video coverage, which demonstrate awareness of broadcast journalistic standards, including accuracy and storytelling. Judges are looking for well-organized material, clearly written narration and appropriate sound bites. Judges also look for video composition and relation to the narrative.
* Sports Story: (Maximum time allowed 10 minutes)
Judges will look for well-organized material, clearly written narration, and appropriate sound bites. Video must relate to narrative, have composition relevance and capture the spirit of the sport.
*Show Opening: (Maximum time allowed 45 seconds)
Student produced opening for any show. Entry will be judged on creativity, composition, and editing.
II. STUDENT FILM CATEGORY
* Feature – any narrative film over 30 minutes in length
* Short – any narrative short film under 30 minutes
* Documentary – documentary of any length
* Music Video – music video of any length
* Animation – any form of animation, any length
* Experimental – any length film that does not fit the mold of typical filmmaking
*Action Sports – any film 10 minutes or under that represents, showcases or is inspired by action sports including but not limited to skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, wake, BMX bike riding, freeski, football, volleyball, softball, basketball, baseball, etc.
*Highlight reels are acceptable but music must meet copyright rules stated earlier.
III. STUDENT PRODUCTION CATEGORIES
* Public Affairs / Community Service / Public Service Video Projects (Maximum time allowed 10 minutes)
This entry is a video project that has content with current social, civic, or other issue-oriented subject matter. This could be an advocacy video or a training video. These videos are generally client based but do not have to be. Concept, content and execution are important elements. Entries will be judges on the basis of concept, content and execution.
* Public Service Announcement (PSA) and Commercials: (Maximum time – 30-60 seconds)
A 30 to 60 second message to educate, inform or persuade a target audience.