short film festival 2016 rules

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The Rules

These rules may be subject to change without notice. By entering you agree to abide by the decision of the judges and the Festival Director in this and all other matters relating to this competition.

Welcome to the PromaxBDA UK Short Film Festival presented by Amazon Video.

The PSFF is a chance for Television Marketing and Branding professionals to showcase their creative work. We will be accepting submissions via the website until October 27th. Please DO NOT send films as an attachment! Please send download links or links to view online. Before you submit anything, please read this whole document.

5 short films will be selected and screened as part of PromaxBDA UK Conference, November 3 rd 2016, at: Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3BS

PromaxBDA UK is an organisation of industry professionals who encourage excellence and innovation in the field of Television Marketing and Branding. Their board is made up of senior representatives from all the major broadcasters and some of the most influential creative companies in the UK. From promos to print, graphics to digital experience,

PromaxBDA champions original ideas and provides a platform for creativity.

The deadline for entries is Thursday October 27th.

Please like our Facebook page for more details, updates and news feed. https://www.facebook.com/PromaxShortFilms/

Screening your film

As part of the partnership with Amazon this year, your film has the chance to be made available on Amazon Video through the new service designed to support content creators and visual storytellers to reach millions of Amazon Video customers in the UK and US; Amazon Video Direct. We accept that in order to remain eligible for entry for other festivals, some films may be ineligible for screening online. Please make clear whether your film can be shown online. If you would prefer not to allow this, this will not affect your film’s eligibly for judging.

Eligibilty

We are looking for the best films from promo-makers. People involved in the making of promos, and by ‘promos’ we mean broadcast promotions for TV, NOT music videos. One of the principal filmmakers (i.e. the director, producer, writer, etc.) should either currently be involved in the creation of promos, or have been recently. Please make clear you or your fellow filmmakers’ Promo/TV Marketing credentials in the space provided on the entry form.

It is at our discretion whether we think your connection to the world of promos qualifies, and our decision is final. If you are unsure if you qualify, please email info@supergrizzly.tv for confirmation.

The Event:

This year the PromaxBDA UK conference will be held at: Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3BS on Thursday 3rd November 2016. The PSFF will have a presence at that conference. The shortlisted films will be screened throughout the day.


ALL SHORTLISTED FILMS WILL BE AWARDED THE FOLLOWING:

THE WINNING FILMMAKER WILL BE AWARDED:

A day pass to the PromaxBDA UK 2016 conference (worth £300. Strictly 1 free pass per entry) Click here to purchase additional passes.

A ticket to the PromaxBDA UK Gala Awards dinner at the Park Lane Hilton, London on Friday 4 th November.

A PromaxBDA UK Muse award (presentation will be made on Friday 4th November at the Awards Evening.

A short clip of the winning film will be shown. Unfortunately, time constraints make a scheduled full live showing of the winning film unlikely this year.

A prize of £10,000 presented by Amazon.

JUDGING:

Films are given a score out of 20 by a panel of judges, independently of each other as follows:

Marks out of 10 for CRAFT/OVERALL EXCELLENCE.

Marks out of 10 for ORIGINALITY/SUCCESS AS A SHORT FILM.

The winning film is the one that receives the highest total score after adding together all the Judge’s scores.


ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN SHORTLISTED AS A FINALIST:

You will be asked to submit:

 

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