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24-Apr-2014 11:45am PDT  

 

Bryn Mawr Film Institute Silver Screen Inspiration Short Film Contest

1 Annual: April 01, 2014 to April 23, 2014

  Shorts, any genre

 

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.

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Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
 
October 19, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


November 16, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


December 7, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


December 31, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *



NOTIFICATION DATE
31-Jan-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 2 minutes to 15 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Dec-2010


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Media Files
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
Do not submit a press kit.


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


1st Place
Top prize - judged on creativity, coherence, emotional and intellectual impact, technical proficiency, and interpretation of, or inspiration from, the source film
Sponsor:Bryn Mawr Film Institute
Cash Award Value: 2,500 U.S. Dollar


2nd Place
2nd prize - judged on creativity, coherence, emotional and intellectual impact, technical proficiency, and interpretation of, or inspiration from, the source film
Sponsor:Bryn Mawr Film Institute
Cash Award Value: 1,250 U.S. Dollar


3rd Place
3rd prize - judged on creativity, coherence, emotional and intellectual impact, technical proficiency, and interpretation of, or inspiration from, the source film
Sponsor:Bryn Mawr Film Institute
Cash Award Value: 750 U.S. Dollar


4th Place
4th prize - judged on creativity, coherence, emotional and intellectual impact, technical proficiency, and interpretation of, or inspiration from, the source film
Sponsor:Bryn Mawr Film Institute
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar


CATEGORY RULES
Bryn Mawr Film Institute proudly presents the Silver Screen Inspiration Short Film Contest to celebrate the inspirational power of classic cinema and to support emerging artists in creating new work. By entering this contest, you agree to these rules and regulations:

1. Contest Period: The deadline for all contest submissions is December 31, 2013 at midnight. Bryn Mawr Film Institute will notify the four finalists on or about January 31, 2014, by email, phone and/or postal mail. Prizes will be announced and awarded at Bryn Mawr Film Institute’s gala on Sunday, April 27, 2014.

2. Eligibility: Contest is open to individuals and who are at least 18 years of age. Past or present employees of Bryn Mawr Film Institute are not eligible to enter or win. Individuals and filmmaking teams are eligible to enter.

3. Requirements for Entry: Bryn Mawr Film Institute seeks original short films (no longer than 15 minutes in length) of any genre that draw inspiration from one of the following films:

All About Eve
Badlands
The Battle of Algiers
Bicycle Thieves
Bonnie and Clyde
Breathless
City Lights
Dial M for Murder
Die Hard
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Do the Right Thing
Double Indemnity
The Exorcist
Forbidden Planet
Grey Gardens
Groundhog Day
The Hustler
Rashomon
The Searchers
Singin’ in the Rain
Spirited Away
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Third Man
This is Spinal Tap
Wings of Desire

Qualifying submissions must take inspiration (in some way) from one of the 25 preselected feature-length films. Please note: filmmakers must identify which film served as inspiration for their short.

Entries will be judged on creativity, coherence, emotional and intellectual impact, technical proficiency, and interpretation of, or inspiration from, the source film.

Films must not contain any pornographic content, must not contain anyone filmed without express permission, and must not contain any copyrighted material unless those submitting it hold the copyright or have written permission to use copyrighted material. Bryn Mawr Film Institute will accept no responsibility for entrants’ misuse of materials nor for any consequences that flow from that misuse.

Please note: Films should contain 100% original content. Films utilizing clips from inspiration films will be disqualified.

All entries must be received by December 31, 2013.

4. Ownership/Use of Entries: Entrants retain ownership of the films they submit. However, by entering the contest, entrants grant Bryn Mawr Film Institute permission to use the submitted films as needed in perpetuity. Bryn Mawr Film Institute will not pay any licensing fees for such use. Bryn Mawr Film Institute reserves the right to post the submitted films on Bryn Mawr Film Institute’s website and social media, and show them onscreen in the theater for an indefinite period.

5. Prizes: One (1) First Prize winner will win $2,500.00 USD; One (1) Second Prize winner will win $1,250.00 USD; One (1) Third Prize winner will win $750.00 USD; One (1) Fourth Prize winner will win $500.00 USD. Each of the four finalist films will receive a travel stipend of $500.00 in order to facilitate attendance at the awards ceremony at Bryn Mawr Film Institute on Sunday, April 27, 2014. (The travel stipend is $500 per film, not per filmmaker. Filmmaking teams will have to split the stipend.) Prizes are non-transferable.

6. Winner Selection: All entries will be judged as follows:

Round One: Eligible films will be submitted to a preliminary round of judging conducted by a panel at Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Round One judges will identify the four finalists that will proceed to the final round of judging.

Entries will be judged on creativity, coherence, emotional and intellectual impact, technical proficiency, and interpretation of, or inspiration from, the source film.

Final Round: The top four finalists' entries will then be judged in the final stage of the contest, which will commence on or about January 30, 2014 and continue until March 15, 2014 (or until the judges have determined the winners of the prizes), by a panel of celebrity judges designated by Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

7. Winner Notification: Bryn Mawr Film Institute will notify the four finalists on or about January 31, 2014, by email, phone and/or postal mail. The finalists’ films will screen in the theater at Bryn Mawr Film Institute, paired with their inspiration films, in April 2014. Prizes will be announced at Bryn Mawr Film Institute’s gala on Sunday, April 27, 2014.