2nd Annual

Bryn Mawr Film Institute Silver Screen Inspiration Short Film Contest: "Celebration!"

December 03, 2015 to December 03, 2015


Category

Shorts, any genre

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
July 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 10.00 *
Student Fee 8.00 *
Regular Deadline
August 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 12.00 *
Student Fee 10.00 *
Late Deadline
September 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
Student Fee 13.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
September 20, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00
Student Fee 18.00 13.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
November 2, 2015

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 2 minutes to 15 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

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)
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit 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 the theme.
Sponsor:Bryn Mawr Film Institute
Cash Award Value: 1,500 U.S. Dollar

Honorable Mention
Honorable Mentions - judged on creativity, coherence, emotional and intellectual impact, technical proficiency, and interpretation of the theme. Up to five films may be selected for this category.
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 and 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 September 20, 2015 at midnight. Bryn Mawr Film Institute will notify the finalists on or about November 2, 2015, by email. Finalist films will be screened at Bryn Mawr Film Institute on Thursday, December 3, 2015, where awards will be announced and presented.

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 the theme of “Celebration!”

Entries will be judged on creativity, coherence, emotional and intellectual impact, technical proficiency, and interpretation of the theme.

All entries must be received by September 20, 2015.

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 $1,500.00 USD. All other selected finalist films will win $500.00 USD.

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 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 the theme.

Final Round: The top finalists' entries will then be judged in the final stage of the contest by a celebrity judge designated by Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

7. Winner Notification: Bryn Mawr Film Institute will notify the finalists on or about November 2, 2015, by email. Finalist films will be screened at Bryn Mawr Film Institute on Thursday, December 3, 2015, where awards will be announced and presented.