|May 13, 2003 at 4:03 pm #2811|
Brick Fest 2003 Home Movie Festival
The organizers of the annual Brick Fest would like to announce the Brick
Home Movie Festival
The Home Movie Festival will be a showcase of video from individuals or
All videos should be of appropriate content for an audience of all ages
All videos are limited to 3 minutes or 180 seconds in length. Credits and
All entries must be submitted on VHS or Mini-DV video cassette tape using
Individuals or groups may submit more than one entry, but the entries must
You need not attend the Brick Fest 2003 Convention to submit an entry into
No fee is required for your entry
All entries must be accompanied by an entry form. Please visit the Brick
Entry deadline is July 31, 2003. Any entry not received at the address below
Entries may be returned to the sender if a self-addressed and postage paid
Please contact the following organizers with comments or questions:
Todd S. Thuma
Send entries to:
Brick Fest Home Movie Festival
|May 15, 2003 at 1:26 pm #2929|
I want to make certain that everyone is aware that the rules regarding submission format, while they are specific, are not intended to prevent anyone from being able to submit an entry. If you are located in a country not using the NTSC format, and I know of only one continent doing so, you can still enter.
I simply need you to contact me to discuss alternatives to the NTSC format and a video tape medium. If you contact me, I can research other methods of converting your format to the NTSC video tape format. For example, I work at a university that has the means of converting PAL formated tapes to NTSC. While this would mean that I incur a small charge for making the conversion, the fee is small.
The idea of the format rules is two fold: (A) I can more easily and quickly combine all entries into a single video tape and use one medium for public showing. (B) I cannot think of any film festivals that allow you to submit CD-Rom. If you know of one that has a public showing in a theatre, please let me know.
I am willing to make any changes in the sumbission policy on a case by case basis and I will post those changes here. That does not mean that the rules change for everyone. If you can make a NTSC video tape, then that is the method of submission you must use. But as people make requests of me I will inform the boards which submission they will be allowed to use.
A side note: I cannot be responsible for any technical problems that arise from converting from one format to another. I will make every attempt to convert your format to one that the audience will enjoy.
I firmly state the commitment that every first priority entry that reaches will be shown to the public. It might not be in the format or medium you submited, but it will be shown and entered if possible. Even if that means pointing the video camera at the computer screen and converting your entry that way, but only as a last resort. I put too many great people through the pain of watching my laptop issues grind the animation festival to a halt, to every, and I mean ever, do that again!
So please write or call me and I we will arrive at a format that will enable your hard work to be shown publically.
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