7th Annual

Off-Centered Film Fest

April 18, 2013 to April 20, 2013

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Short Film
Theme: Hip Hop, Off-Centered
5 Minutes or less
Must include Dogfish Head product mention and/or product placement.


Keeping it Off-Centered


You've had our off-centered ales. Now make the movie.

Every spring, Dogfish Head hooks up with the folks behind Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas, to put on the Off-Centered Film Fest.

It's simple, really. You give us five minutes (or less) of film, and we'll give you a shot at glory. The best films will be shown at the festival, and the top three will share a big pile of booty.

Don't have high-end gear? Film it on your phone. Can't write good dialogue? Shoot it live and call it gritty. The OCFF is a showcase for the up-and-comers, the independent-minded, the Davids of the world facing down the mighty Goliaths.

So, what are you waiting for? Crack open a cold one, pour it into a snifter, and let it come up to cellar temperature while you storyboard. Sip. Brainstorm. Sip. Cast. Sip. Make that film. Good luck. Cheers.


General Rules:

1. Your film can be no longer than 5 minutes.

2. All submissions must contain a “Hip Hop, Off-Centered” theme. Interpret this theme as you see fit.

3. All submissions must include a reference to Dogfish Head in the script OR have Dogfish Head product placement in the film.

4. Directors submitting films must be at least 21 years old by the submission deadline.

5. Any actor used in a shot where Dogfish Head is mentioned or a Dogfish Head Product is placed must be at least 21 years old on the date of filming.

6. Films previously submitted to the OCFF will not be considered (unless requested by Dogfish Head).

7. Please do not post your film on YouTube, other related sites, or share publicly prior to the festival. Doing so will result in disqualification.


9. No DVD submissions will be accepted.


11. In addition to The Contest Rules listed here all submissions must adhere to guidelines as listed in The Fine Print (LINK TO PDF) and also as listed per the Without a Box OCFF submission page.

12. Please make sure to keep a master of your Off-Centered short professionally stored at all times. At the Off-Centered Film Festival's direction, entrants may be asked to deliver an HD version. If you are editing on Avid or Final Cut, please keep a working project file on hand.


CONTEST RULES: a. OCFF Film Submission begins at noon on 12/7/12 and ends at midnight 3/1/13. To enter the Contest, entrants must submit their film via the Without A Box online submission link during this time. b. Entrant may make as many submissions as he or she desires. c. A panel from the Dogfish Head and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema teams award the winning films based on criteria mentioned above. d. Dogfish and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema intend to announce the winning entrants in mid-March 2013. f. The winning entrant will be notified by email prior to public announcement. RESTRICTIONS: a. Film must meet criteria listed above. b. This Contest open only to persons age 21 or older as of the time of submission. c. Winner must furnish proof of identity, address and birth date to win the prize. GENERAL RULES: a. Winner must sign a release and affidavit of eligibility. By submitting your ingredient and story in the contest hereunder (“Contest”), you grant to Dogfish Head Craft Brewery ("Dogfish") the right to edit, publish, copy, display and otherwise use your ingredient and submission, and to further use your name, likeness, and biographical information in advertising and promotional materials, without compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law. All prize details are at the sole discretion of Dogfish. All prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. No substitution, transfer or cash equivalent of prize is permitted, except at Dogfish’s sole discretion. Any and all federal, state and local taxes on the prizes, and any other costs, fees, and expenses not explicitly stated herein as being awarded are the sole responsibility of the Contest winner. No purchase necessary. The odds of winning depend on the number of valid entries received. Approximate retail value of first place prize is $2500, approximate retail value of second place prize is $2250, and approximate retail value of third place prize is $2000. b. By participating, each Entrant agrees: (1) to abide by these rules and the decisions of Dogfish, which shall be final in all respects relating to this Contest; (2) to release, discharge, and hold harmless Dogfish, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, and Without a Box and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, and representatives of the forgoing (“Released Parties”), from any and all injuries, liability, losses, and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from Entrant’s participation in the Contest or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize; (c) to the use of his/her submission, ingredient, story, name, voice, performance, photograph/video, image and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Dogfish and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from Entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so. Any submission grants Dogfish a non-exclusive, non-terminable right to publish, show, sell, advertise, and promote the film in any way it sees fit.; and (d) comply with all terms and conditions of this Contest, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. c. A potential winner must respond to the notification e-mail within the timeframe stated in the notification e-mail and provide his/her full name, age and mailing address. Failure of a potential winner to provide this information within the stated timeframe will result in forfeiture of the prize. Except where prohibited, the potential winner must sign and return to Dogfish, within five (5) business days of being notified, an affidavit of eligibility, liability/publicity release and IRS W-9 Form in order to claim his/her Prize. Winner may bring one travel companion at his/her own expense, provided that such travel companion must be 21 years of age prior to date of travel and will be required to execute and return a liability release/publicity release. Failure to return documents as specified, or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, will result in the Entrant being disqualified, and the prize may be awarded to a potential alternate winner in Dogfish’s sole discretion. d. Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable submissions or for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, undeliverable, destroyed, garbled or stolen entries; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether typographical, human mechanical, electronic, computer, network, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the posting of questions, the processing of entries and/or tweets, the announcement of the prize or in any Contest-related materials. e. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website. f. Dogfish may disqualify anyone from participating in the Contest or winning a prize (and void all associated entries) if, in its sole discretion, it determines that such person is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrant or Dogfish’s representatives. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, DOGFISH RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Dogfish reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend any portion of the Contest for any reason.