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Once again, Brickfilms is teaming up with BrickFest to bring you a film contest. The prize pool is even better than it has been before and we have a room dedicated just to brickfilming at BrickFest, so we can show films for the duration of the event. Entering a film in this contest gives you a chance of having your film seen by a large group of new people at BrickFest.
The Theme of this contest is “Fame, Infamy, and Glory.” This theme is a companion to this year’s BrickFest theme, which is “Showbiz.” Your film must be a story about fame, and/or infamy, and/or glory. All genres are permissible, as long as you keep to the theme.
The films will be compiled onto an official Brickfilms DVD which will be sold from the Brickfilms website and at BrickFest. It is very important that all entries contain only music, sound, story, dialogue, and footage which is legal for distribution by Brickfilms. Absolutely no copyrighted material is to be included in your film, unless you hold the copyright or you have specific permission from the copyright holder.
At least one version of your entry must conform to this standard:
- RealMedia (Helix) compression using RealProducer or RealAnime OR a Quicktime compatible (H.264 included)
- No more than 3 megabytes per minute of film
If you want to release DivX, Xvid, or WMV versions in addition to the RM or Quicktime version, you are free to do so. But you must submit at least one version which complies with these requirements.
Because the entries will be going onto a DVD, entrants will be encouraged to submit, in one way or another, a high-quality version of their films. Ideally, an MPEG-2 format version on CD would be submitted by mail, but of course geographic distance and technical issues will make this impossible for some people. Ultimately we’ll do the best we can with what we have.
Inclusion on the DVD is not in any way compulsory. If you are unhappy with the site selling your work without any compensation, it’s perfectly acceptable to submit an entry and specify that you’d like your film left off the DVD.
For a detailed discussion of this contest and its rules, visit the forums.