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FILM / ANIMATION VIDEOS

REQUIREMENTS

 

Your submission(s) should show how you think like an artist, not just technical excellence. 

For ALL SPECIALTIES

  • Strong videos show a strong understanding of storytelling. 

  • Videos should not include excessive violence or inappropriate language. 

  • IMPORTANT: Videos should not include music or other clips for which you have not received copyright permission to use.

For DIRECTING & EDITING

  • Submissions should be no longer than ten (10) minutes.

  • Submissions may be two contrasting pieces, or one single narrative piece.​

For CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Submissions should be no longer than ten (10) minutes.

  • Submissions may be a reel of clips, two contrasting pieces, or one single narrative piece.

For ANIMATION

  • Submissions should be no longer than four (4) minutes.

  • Submissions may be two contrasting pieces, or one single narrative piece.​

 

For VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Submissions should be no longer than four (4) minutes.

  • Submissions may be a reel of clips showcasing a variety of effects skills.

 

NOTE: You will not be disqualified if your video is longer than the max length, so don't worry about being EXACT in hitting the max time limit. HOWEVER, because the judges will be viewing dozens of videos, it is likely they will stop watching when they hit your time limit.

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VIDEO FORMAT

 

Upload videos to 

 

Vimeo   - or -  YouTube

then, provide the link to the uploaded video in the online application.

When we click on the link to your video, it should open directly without needing a password.

 

That said, you can set the link so that it cannot be found via a search in case you need to protect your work for film festival submissions.

We will not accept links to videos that are stored in a Dropbox, Google Drive, or other source that requires a special video player.

Remember, you want the video to be EASY to view.  If the judges have trouble seeing your work, they will not take the time to figure it out and will move on without evaluating you.

ADDITIONAL VIDEOS/PORTFOLIO

 

The online application has space for two (2) additional links for videos or online portfolios/websites to showcase your talents BEYOND your primary specialty.

 

You should NOT use this space to submit additional videos of your primary specialty.