The One Shot Short Film Challenge (“Challenge”) is a wild two-week rush in which your team creates a one-shot short film with absolutely no cuts. The criteria for this Challenge is that the short film MUST consist of only one shot with no cuts from beginning to end, it must be filmed during the Challenge period and it must be no longer than 7 minutes. It can be any genre you want including commercials, PSAs and music videos. This challenge is an international film challenge open to anyone, not just Arizona residents.
Registration for the One Shot Film Challenge is now open but will close on December 15, 2016. The Challenge will kick off January 6, 2017 and films must be turned in before 12 pm on January 20, 2017.
Completed films can be submitted via Dropbox or other large file transfer service to firstname.lastname@example.org. It can also be uploaded to You Tube or Vimeo and a link sent to email@example.com. The films must be unlisted as we do not want them released to the public before our showing.
All creativity must take place during the Official Time Period. Any creative work in advance of the competition weekend is prohibited. Creative work includes, but is not limited to:
- Writing the script
- Costume/Set Design
- Sound Design
- Outputting to tape or other media
The only work to begin prior to the Official Time Period is:
- Organizing Crew
- Organizing Cast
- Securing Equipment
- Scouting/Securing Locations
All footage must be shot within the Official Time Period of the project.
To be officially eligible for Challenge:
- The Team Leader must e-mail to the Challenge organizers or bring a completed copy of the Team Leaders Agreement. A team may not participate without submitting this agreement.
- Volunteers-All cast and crew must be volunteers.
- Cameras-Any type of video or film camera may be used.
- Music Rights-Participating groups are encouraged to work with a composer and/or musicians to write and record music for the films. It is permissible for a participating group to use pre-recorded music; however the participating group must have the rights to any music used in its film and must provide releases for all music used. As with music, pre-recorded sound effects are allowed, but you must have rights to use them.
Note: Song parodies (i.e., use of identifiable pre-existing compositions with new or altered lyrics or music) may not be included in the film without a signed release from the composition’s rights holder. This rule applies without regard to whether the song parody arguably constitutes fair use under US or international copyright law.
Total Running Time
The finished film must be 7 minutes or less in duration—not including end credits.
Each team must secure releases for talent, crew, music and locations (and any other applicable releases), which must be turned in to the project organizers with the finished film/video. The film/video will not be eligible for competition before the Organizers receive the signed releases.
To be eligible for the Project, Entries must be the original work of the Entrant; must not infringe third-party’s rights; must be suitable for publication (i.e., may not be obscene or indecent); must not contain obscene or pornographic material; may not contain defamatory statements about any person, company, organization or entity; may not invade privacy or other rights of any person, company or entity; may not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations; and may not contain any copyrighted elements (other than as owned by the Entrant).
Entries containing prohibited or inappropriate content as determined by the Competition organizers, in their sole discretion, to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Challenge organizers reserve the right to make the final determination as to which Entries are eligible. Challenge organizers also reserve the right to refuse to screen a film or to make an announcement at the screening regarding the content of the film.
Official Film Entry
To be certified as an Official Film Entry, each participating group’s film/video production must follow all rules herein.
Entries Not Returned
No Entries (media or documents) will be returned.
The Challenge Organizers and Project Parties may, in their sole discretion, disqualify Entries deemed to be inappropriate or otherwise non-compliant.
All participating teams (team leaders, team members and team fans) must adhere to all rules re: filmmaking competition.
Project Terms of Submission
By submitting an Entry into this Challenge, each Entrant warrants and represents that the Entrant owns all rights to the Entry he/she is entering in this Project, including, without limitation, the video or digital recording, and the performance contained in each Entry, with the exception of any assets provided by the the Challenge for use by Entrants in connection with this Project. Each Entrant further warrants and represents that the Entrant has obtained permission from each person who appears in the Entry to grant the rights to the Project Parties described in these Official Rules, and will submit copies of such permissions to the Project Parties. By submitting an Entry, Entrant agrees to the Official Rules, and further agrees to indemnify and hold the organizers of the Challenge, Project Parties and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents, co-branders or other partners, and any of their employees (collectively, the Project Indemnitees), harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of the Project Indemnitees due to or arising out of the Entrant’s Entry materials in this Project, or the Entrant’s conduct during and in connection with this Project, including but not limited to trademark, copyright, or other intellectual property rights, right of publicity, right of privacy or defamation. Entrant agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless the One Shot Film Challenge and the Project Parties from any and all claims that any advertising, presentation, web content or any other material subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of the Competition or the Project Parties infringes on the rights of Entrant’s work as contained in any Entry.
TEAM LEADER’S AGREEMENT:
Signing the following release serves as a legal and binding agreement, between YOU as the team leader and the organizers of the Challenge.
1. To read and abide by the rules of the Challenge.
2. That I am over 18 years of age (or will have a parent or guardian sign this agreement)
3. I understand that my team registration fee is not refundable.
4. As Team leader, I have 100% rights to do what you want with it, after the Challenge.
5. The Challenge organizers will retain the rights to promote, display, or show your film, in part or in it’s entirety, after the premiere
6. I state that I will have all permits, licenses and allowances for all of the elements of the team’s entry which includes music rights.
Screening Date: January 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Venue TBA)
The entry fee is $35 if paid before November 30th and $45 if paid anytime thereafter. There will be no refunds.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE WHO ENTERS THIS TRULY UNIQUE AND ORIGINAL CHALLENGE.
Trophies will be unveiled on December 1st. Any filmmaker who has previously submitted films to the Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival can take an additional 25% off the entry fee as our gift to you.
OUR SPECIAL CHOSEN VENUE FOR THIS CHALLENGE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!