MARYLAND FILM OFFICE BULLETIN BOARD - AWARDS/COMPETITIONS - CALLS FOR ENTRY

 

Posted October 9, 2014

SpeakeasyShorts Film/Story Competition

SpeakeasyShorts is a new type of film competition – a collaboration between filmmakers and storytellers. Eight filmmaking teams have only 5 days to write, shoot, edit-and screen a film based on stories from eight local storytellers. The kicker: none of the teams know anything about the stories before they are presented.

On November 14, filmmaking teams will discover which story they have been paired with — and have five days to create a short film (less than 8 minutes) based on a true tale. The films premiere November 22 — the audience votes for their favorites — and one team walks away with a $1,000 cash prize!

ACTORS INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING:

        1.  Film teams will know what their casting needs will be until Friday, Nov 14.
        2.  You should be available for shoot days on Sat, Nov 15 and Sun, Nov 16.
        3.  If you are not available these dates, please do not apply.
        4.  Send ONE headshot and resume in PDF format (only) to speakeasyshorts14@dcshorts.com
                SUBJECT LINE:  CASTING CALL: Your Name
        5.  Teams will contact you if they are interested in your services.
        6.  If you are not contacted, you may also meet team leaders after the storytelling on Friday Nov 14.
        7.  There is no pay for services, unless otherwise indicated by each team.
        8.  There is no SAG-AFTRA contract for this event.

EVENT INFORMATION:

        Stories:  Friday, November 14, 7:30pm
        Films:  Saturday, November 22, 7:30pm and 9:30pm
        Location: U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center’s Burke Theater, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Archives Metro.
        Web site and tickets: http://dcshorts.com/speakeasyshorts/

 

Posted October 3, 2014

Four Points Film Project - Registration Open!

Four Points Film Project Early Bird Team Registration Open!

Preparations are being made for this year's filmmaking competition and you are invited to join the excitement!

Be a part of the creativity, talent, and filmmaking innovation from around the world.  The Best Film will be awarded $3000 USD and the Audience Choice Award winner will receive $1000 USD so don't miss out on this opportunity!

The Best Film and the Audience Choice Award film will both screen at Filmapalooza in Los Angeles, Spring of 2015.

Pit your filmmaking talent against filmmakers from around the world!

Early Bird Registration Ends Monday, October 6th!  

Competition Weekend of Oct 24th - 27th!

The Four Points Film Project competition weekend begins at 7:00 PM your local time on October 24th, 2014 and concludes on October 27th.  Your team has 72 hours to write, shoot, edit, score and submit your short film.  You will be assigned two random genres and you must shoot your film using either, or both, of the genres.  Each time zone will be assigned its own set of elements - character, prop and line of dialogue.  All films will be submitted online and instructions will be provided to your team upon registration.

Early Bird Registration is now open at a cost of $115 USD per team.  Sign your team up now to take advantage of this discount rate!  To register please visit our website at:http://www.fourpointsfilmproject.com 

Stand by for more exciting news!  We look forward to seeing what the filmmaking world has in store this year!

If you have any questions, please contact us at: fourpointsfilmproject@48hourfilm.com

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Doritos Super Bowl Spec Commercial / / Winning commercial could air during the Super Bowl in February 2015.

How The Competition Works:

Make A Video 

Get together your idea for a 30-second DORITOS® brand commercial to air during the broadcast for Super Bowl XLIX. Make it bold. Make it action packed. Make it funny. Make it something you've never seen before. It's up to you. Just make it awesome. Don't forget to read the official rules.

Submit 

Once you've perfected your 30-second commercial, submit your video by November 9, 2014, for a chance to win $1 million and a dream job at Universal Pictures!

Vote 

Check out the gallery of video submissions. From a pool of up to 30 semifinalists, 10 finalists will be selected by Doritos, and official voting will begin on January 5, 2015 2015, so don't forget to vote for the best ad every day!

Win! 

From the 10 finalists, a grand-prize winner will be selected by voters' choice, and a first-prize winner will be selected by Doritos. Both will see their ads aired during the Super Bowl broadcast. All 10 finalists will enjoy a trip to the Super Bowl, but only one will win the grand prize: $1 million and a dream job at Universal Pictures.

https://crashthesuperbowl.doritos.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&utm_term=2015+super+bowl+commercial&utm_campaign=ctsbix-submission-superbowl-nonbrand_commercials_nb

 

Official Rules & Details   https://s3.amazonaws.com/ctsb-production/footer/CTSB+Rules+%26+Details.pdf

CONTEST PERIOD: 

You may enter the Contest between 12:00:00 pm (noon) Central Time in the United States (“CT”) on September 12, 2014 and 11:59:59 pm CT on November 9, 2014 2014(“Contest Period”). 

TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, go to www.doritos.com (“Doritos Site”) or www.youtube.com/doritos(“YouTube Site”) (collectively, the “Contest Sites”), during the Contest Period. BEFORE YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE, YOU MUST EXPRESSLY AGREE AND CONSENT TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE SPONSOR’S POSTED PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE CONTEST.

Privacy Policy   https://s3.amazonaws.com/ctsb-production/footer/CTSB+Privacy+Policy.pdf

Terms of Service https://s3.amazonaws.com/ctsb-production/footer/CTSB+Terms+of+Service.pdf

Media Inquiries http://www.magicbulletmedia.com/MNR/crashthesuperbowl/

FAQ  https://s3.amazonaws.com/ctsb-production/footer/CTSB+FAQ.pdf

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WHUT Launches TV Pitch Competition

 

"MY BIG SHOW", an exciting TV series pitch competition presented by DC's own WHUT-TV (PBS-32).

 

Here's how it works:

 

Entrants create a new concept for a half-hour series in the categories of Design, Food or Fitness. Shoot a one-minute pitch. Upload it., Share it. Our panel and TV and creative executives choose a select group who will be asked to make a short pilot. The pilot that wins gets produced as a series for WHUT TV in the 2015 season.

 

It's simple, it's fun and it's local. We hope you'll help get the word out to DC's film and video community.  

 

Official rules, eligibility and submission forms may be found here:

http://whut.org/mybigshow

 

 

Posted September 19, 2014

KCWIFT Opens 2015 Short Screenplay Contest

We're excited to announce the start of our 2015 Short Screenplay Contest!

And we've made a few changes to make it even more fun - and valuable - to enter and win!

This year, we will be accepting entries from female and male writers.

And we're adding more prizes to the mix!
More than $1000 in cash prizes for:
• Best Short Screenplay
• Best Short Written by a Woman
• Best Short with a Strong Female Protagonist

• Finalist Staged Reading at the 2015 KC FilmFest
 • with Audience Choice Award

Check out our website at kcwift.com for details on early entry dates and where to submit.

We look forward to reading YOUR screenplay!

 

 

Posted June 17, 2014

2015 BlueCat Screenplay Competition Call for Entries

Since 1998, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition has provided a community for the unknown screenwriter to develop their work, giving undiscovered talent a path to professional success.

BlueCat accepts both feature length and short screenplays, and in keeping with our longstanding tradition, every screenplay will receive one written analysis, with our best screenplays receiving over $40,000 in cash prizes.

The final deadline for the competition is November 15th, 2014.

We look forward to working with you!

Awards

$15,000 Best Feature Screenplay

$2500 Four Feature Finalists

$10,000 Best Short Screenplay

$1500 Three Short Finalists

$1500 The Cordelia Prize

Best Feature Screenplay from the UK

$1500 Joplin Award Prize

Best Feature Screenplay from outside the USA, Canada or the UK

Movie Title Contest: Three Winners $250 each

All screenplays entered by August 1st are eligible

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Website:  http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlueCatScreenplayCompetition

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlueCatPictures

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bluecatscreenplay

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bluecatpictures

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/bluecatscreenplay

Newsletter: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/bluecat-newsletter

 

 

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MoxieDocs Co-Production Award - Rolling Deadline

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