NIKON's Your Day in 140 Seconds or Less Video Contest
To celebrate HD video within the Nikon D5000 we’d like you to show us “A Day through your Lens.”
You’ve got until December 15th to submit your videos
Win the top prize and get your hands on $100,000 and a Nikon D5000 D-SLR kit. The prizes are yours to do with as you wish. So go ahead and shoot to win.
Connect with your audience and you could win $25,000, a Nikon D5000 D-SLR kit and the chance to chase your dreams.
So what’s it like to be you? Capture the essence of your day in a video of 140 seconds or less. It can be funny, touching or profound. It can be about everything you did, everything you didn’t do, the day’s biggest dilemma or its most telling detail.
Upload your video here and instantly share it with your social media networks rather than sending the same old updates. How? When you upload your video you can automatically share your video with your Twitter followers and place it on your Facebook feed, so your friends can also view your day and vote on your video.
Although you’re not required to use a specific camera, your video will be judged on image quality, originality and the ability to capture a day through your lens in 140 seconds. So get as creative as you want to be when capturing your day. More info
"My favorite European video contest" - This is your chance to win a trip for 2 to the European country of your choice!
Are you traveling through Europe with a camera? Have you been to Europe with a camera? Make a video and upload it here to enter and win.
The most dazzling and romantic continent is waiting for you: thirty-eight countries with unique cultures, dozens of cuisines and great sights from the ancient to the ultra-modern, providing endless inspiration for your great travel videos. It can be funny, poignant, romantic, serious or silly. Catch an aspect of the culture, whatever captures your imagination and tell that story in your own voice and in your own style. The only limitation is that it should not exceed 3 minutes in length.
Filmaka is excited to offer its members the chance to make the leap from online to on TV. FX Networks is offering a search for comic talent through Filmaka.com. "We have just launched our FX NETWORKS COMPETITION. Make a 3-minute comedy pilot and write a 2-page pitch about what the rest of the season would be like. Then upload it to us. 10 Filmakas will get $1000 and one will be given up to $40,000 by FX to do a 15-20 minute version of their idea. If FX likes it, they may pick up your show to add to their fall season!
Do you want to become famous or make some money making online video? Check out Online Video Contests. This is a great new site, with a wonderful concept and amazingly useful. Instead of you trying to search through the net to find and stay ahead of all the hundreds of video contests that you can enter, Justin Johnson and his Online Video Contests web site does it all for you!
Red Giant Software Sponsors My Toolfarm Contest - User-submitted videos to be shown at NAB 2008
San Francisco, CA, February 14, 2008 – Red Giant Software is sponsoring a contest to let users submit their best work using Red Giant Software’s Magic Bullet Looks or Trapcode Form tools and win a chance to show their work at NAB 2008. Users will upload their videos to the My Toolfarm web site where other users can vote on the submission from now until March 24th. The winner will get to fly to NAB and present their work at the Red Giant Software booth at NAB 2008. Winners will be determined by user scores on the My Toolfarm web site and by a panel of Red Giant Software judges. more
SouthCoast One Minute Movie Awards. Get everyone moving on their entries because the deadline still stands as February 15th. This allows us to post the qualified submissions online for judging in a special showcase on southcoasttoday.com prior to our Awards Night event on Thursday, February 28th at The Standard Times Atrium in New Bedford, Finalists and guests will be invited to attend a red carpet gala where the nominations will be screened for a final time and awards bestowed. Best Film receives an Apple iTouch. People’s Choice is awarded an Apple iNano. But the BIG news is that our Young Filmmakers Award sponsor has been made official, and the winner of this one minute movie category will receive a tuition scholarship for a ONE WEEK film camp through the organization Kid Filmmakers. This is one of the best kids organizations in movie making. One of their key differences is that campers receive a week of professional training with a full staff of movie professionals – appx 8 to 10 different instructors - who are currently active in their respective departments. From screenwriters right down through makeup artists. No other film camp in the region offers this depth of staff. Our Young Filmmakers Award winner may select to attend either the 2008 summer film camp to held in Harwich, MA on the Cape –OR- the 2008 summer film camp in Newport, RI. Kid Filmmakers has also allowed us to offer the award recipient the opportunity to defer this scholarship to the summer of 2009 if it would better serve the interests of the student and their family! Yikes! How great can it get?
Remember – Anyone of any age is eligible for the Best Film and People’s Choice Award. YOUNG filmmakers under the age of 18 have the possibility of entering and winning in ALL 3 categories! It’s a g-rated competition across the board where we encourage all styles and genres of films – Documentary, Animation, Comedy, Drama…come what may! Just check out the rules & regs online and encourage your filmmakers to get active.
The Video Philanthropy Contest starts on Valentines Day 2008 http://www.thinkgiving.com. The idea is to combine both video creativity and charity and allow video creators to promote social causes they believe in with creative, entertaining and informative videos. Their first video contest theme is to create a Video Thank You to a friend, family member or charity group. details: http://www.imagine.thinkgiving.com/pages/contest_details.html
thinkgiving.com is a new site that has just launched and is devoted to combining creativity in video, art, photo and design with charitable and worthwhile causes.
During January, 2008, VideoJug (www.videojug.com), the online video encyclopaedia of life, is running a month-long competition giving video uploaders the chance to win $2000. To enter, uploaders simply submit their videos to VideoJug and the prizes will go to the 3 films with the highest number of views during January 2008. more
It's that time of year again! Time to break out the holiday cheer and delight us all with a Christmas movie! This is the FIVE year anniversary of our Xmas fight, so let's make it a fun one. As usual use the title, make a holiday movie about a miracle, on the street of your choosing, and keep it under 5 minutes.
Help Sony Music create a new music video for Tori Amos - Tori Amos Bouncing Off Clouds Green Screen Video Contest
The winning video will premiere on Tori's official website www.toriamos.com and the Grand Prize winner plus a friend will be flown to a show on Tori's US tour! Four First Prize winners will each win an 8GB iPod Touch. Five Runner Up winners will each win an autographed Tori Amos American Doll Posse CD.
Here's how it will work: Tori Amos is supplying you with her own performance footage to "Bouncing Off Clouds," from her latest album American Doll Posse. more
California Department of Public Health just announced its “Be a Reel Hero” video contest, asking Californians to create its next great anti-tobacco TV commercial. Do you remember the ads that showed the woman with the tracheotomy who continued to smoke through her neck, the impotent cowboy or the undo tobacco spots? Those were a part of the state’s award-winning media campaign and now it’s your turn to make the next great anti-smoking commercial!
The Be A Reel Hero contest invites all creative Californians to produce a compelling 30 second video that communicates California’s anti-smoking message. The grand prize winner’s submission will air on TV in California in the Spring of 2008.
The turning point of the 20th Century wasn't on television. It was television. - Win the chance to be Playbill Video¢s correspondent to the opening night of The Farnsworth Invention and the chance to interview the cast and creative team of this great show!
To enter: Submit a 30 second video of the question you most want to ask the talented cast and creative team of The Farnsworth Invention.
Written by Aaron Sorkin. Directed by Des McAnuff. Starring Hank Azaria & Jimmi Simpson. Visit FarnsworthOnBroadway.com for more on the production.
Contest prize includes: 2 tickets to opening night of The Farnsworth Invention. An interview with the cast and creative team of The Farnsworth Invention, to air on Playbill.com. Official contest rules: http://www.playbill.com/contestrules.asp
Want to make some money making a funny and scary video for Halloween? Checkout this contest at LuluTV. Give us a monster blog, funny, scary, whatever! You have till November 10. Make a $100
Is this the goofiest video contest ever? As you may have noticed, everyone - businesses of all types and sizes - no matter what they make or actually do, are trying to cash in on the web 2.0 - Internet video 2.0 craze by sponsoring some sort of online video contest where users create and submit videos.. This one though takes the cake - make a video of you and oldest appliance. The craziest video entry will receive Three Brand New GE Appliances plus $1,000 in Cash!More
World's Dirtiest Film Contest - hosted by Axe and David Spade. Are you dirty enough? Axe & David Spade need your help creating The World's Dirtiest Film. Show us how you get dirty, and how you get clean. All of our filthy favorites will make it into the final cut. This is pretty cool especially the director section where you get to clean off a trio of dirty participants - Plus you can edit together your own dirty film....
It is the Great American SmokeOut Video Contest at YouTube. Make a video and win. More
4th Annual International Film Festival Summit December 2-4, 2007 Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort
Nominations can be made online at the IFFS website (www.filmfestivalsummit.com) and must be completed in their entirety. The deadline for entries is October 30th 2007.
Make Money by Making a BS video! BS Industries (www.BSFlag.com), the maker of the Official BS Flag™ and Official Bullshit Flag™, has announced that they are now accepting submissions for their first Official BS Flag-YouTube contest. The competition encourages all aspiring producers, directors and actors to create and submit an original short film using either the Official BS Flag, or the Official Bullshit Flag, and offers a Grand Prize of $5,000, a Second Prize of $1,000, and a third prize of $500. more
Introducing the 2nd Annual InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest!
The Webby Film and Video Awards, the leading international honors for original film and video premiering on the Internet, today kicked-off its call for entries with 19 new categories including Music, Sports, Technology, and Travel, as well new technical categories recognizing excellence in editing, sound design, writing, and use of animation. To enter work in The Webby Film & Video Awards, visit www.webbyawards.com. The early entry deadline is October 26, 2007.
According to David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards, the expansion into new categories reflects the increasing influence and popularity of online video. Last week, ComScore revealed that nearly 75 percent of U.S. Internet users watched an average of three hours of online video in July 2007. more
* Help end cyberbullying by creating a Public Service Announcement on the issue.
Sony Creative Software, the National Crime Prevention Council and the Ad Council are seeking entries from independent producers and academic institutions (K - 12). The top submissions may be eligible for national broadcast, and their producer or sponsoring academic institution will receive a complete multimedia editing suite for their facility or school valued at over $18,000.more
Ziddio - TEN DAY CONTEST TAKE 2 - Take that big TV show idea off the back burner and slap your last name on the back of a studio chair! Ends October 4, 2007
Shoot a scene, trailer or promo that best presents your TV show idea. You just may see your show become a reality.
All submissions will be judged by Ziddio's panel and one winner will get a shot at making it big as a real Hollywood TV producer. You'll be flown out to Tinseltown for 10-days and showered with $50,000 in production money to make your big idea a reality. You'll bump elbows with Hollywood experts and executives from Endemol USA who will help you shoot a real pilot presentation in 10 days. Plus, YOU could also be the star of your own six-episode reality series, Ten Day Take 2, which will chronicle all of your production adventures.
Become part of the official Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge — the only place where fan movies have access to George Lucas and Spike TV. Not only did Chad Vader take home the coveted George Lucas Selects Award at the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge — it also got some air time on Spike TV.
The Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge is ongoing, so you can submit a fan movie at any time.
There's a special theme for the Challenge's next phase. They are looking for films about the Women of Star Wars.
From Princess Leia to Pink Five, the Star Wars Universe is packed with kick-butt women. Make a fan movie featuring your favorite Star Wars heroine — or create your own. Get More Info
Tewksbury, Mass., 08/07/2007 - Pinnacle Systems, Inc., the consumer division of Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID), today announced that the website for its online Pinnacle Studio™ 11 "Share Your Video Experience" contest is live and submissions are being posted as they are received, in accordance with contest rules. Visitors to http://contest.pinnaclesys.com/Share.aspx can submit their entries, read about Pinnacle Studio 11 user experiences and vote for their favorite videos. more
Delta and Gen Art are gearing up for the second annual "Delta's Fly-In Movies" national short film competition.
The contest is open to all North American filmmakers, and submissions will be accepted through September 12. Five finalists will be selected, and the winner will be announced at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. This is a unique opportunity for artists to showcase their short films, and win cash, travel, and trip to the Sundance Film Festival. What is unique to this year's competition is that ALL five finalists will get to travel to Sundance. more
DXG USAhttp://www.dxgusa.com, one of the fastest growing digital camera manufacturers, announced today the DXG “Short Shorts” YouTube OnlineVideoContest. “Short Shorts” Contest participants will produce and submit a maximum 1 minute video to DXG using any DXG camera or camcorder. Entries will be judged by a combination of originality, the number of YouTube views, ratings received, and number of favorites selected. Categories include “Funniest Video,” including sketch, stand-up or ‘blooper’ video and “Best Music Video,” either with lip-synched music or original music. more
Nestle "Shake It Up" Video Contest
Submit a video that shows how you, in your own special way, shake your NESTLÉ® NESQUIK® and you could WIN! Just grab a bottle, or two or three, and a camera. One Grand Prize Winner wins $10,000 (and if that wasn't enough), their video will be shown in a cinema near their hometown AND their video will be shown on ABC SuperSign video billboard in Times Square, New York. Nine other finalists will win a NESQUIK goodie bag with free product coupons worth $100. more info
Enter the "Use Xerpi" video contest and win $5000! Make a video that inspires others to use Xerpi.com and you can win $5000. There are also prizes for 2nd place (2-$100 prizes) and 3rd place (3-$50 prizes). more
Now you can attend a virtual Cannes. Redlightcenter.com, the second most populated virtual world, has announced the first-ever virtual International Film Festival. Redlightcenter is inviting independent filmmakers to submit their movies for this three-day event (August 9-11, 2007), which will present original short films on any subject and interest, from documentaries to comedies, drama, and horror. more
SLOMO VIDEO is 100 one minute slow motion videos by 85 filmmakers and video artists from around the world. The video festival swerves into cinemas around the world, transubstantiates time into taffy, and turns the usual expectations of a video show on its side and inside out. This unique compilation of cinematic slowness pulls the audience through a molasses-tinged warp of catastrophic visual and audio beauty!
Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC is turning to teens for solutions to help make our roads safer for everyone by launching the Safety Scholars Video Contest. The contest will award three $5,000 college scholarships for the most compelling and effective teen-created videos that drive home lifesaving messages on auto and tire safety. more
How Green Are You? Enter To Be The Greenest Family In America! Win a $1,000 American Express Gift Card, a $1,000 gift certificate to Whole Foods, an autographed copy of An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore and a DVD. For complete details please read the Official Rules. Video Contest ends September 1, 2007.
Is your dog a star? Is he or she the cutest, sweetest, finniest and most beautiful canine in the neighborhood? Do you got your sweetheart doggie on video? You might want to enter the Top Dog video contest at Worldwide Fido. Create and send in a video of your dog and you could be a winner! Or if you just like watching dogs on line, just visit and check out all the videos that are already posted. Bow-bow
All you need is a camcorder, some Heinz ketchup and maybe one of those chairs with your name on it. Oh, and a great idea for a TV commercial. It's the Heinz Top This TV Challenge. You could win $57,000—and a place in the 130-year history of a bona fide cultural icon.
YOUTUBE POTATO VIDEO CONTEST - Three Grand Prizes of $1,000 CASH Will Be Awarded
Dawn Wells, Mary Ann of Gilligan’s Island shares her potato Video
To enter, contestants must be willing to have two minutes of fun with an Idaho Potato (on camera-of course) and to share their entry with the world via YouTube. Three Grand Prize winners will be awarded with $1,000 CASH each! A gourmet cook herself, Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island, jumped at the chance to demonstrate her unique way of peeling Idaho Potatoes. To see her video, visit the contest website, www.iTuber.org.more
Pixelodeon is an annual independent video festival recognizing innovation, inspiration, and community in global online video. This is our inaugural year! Over 100 videos, four keynote speakers, two dozen curators, and several hundred people interested in independent media will get together in one weekend to celebrate the diversity and talent of online video content. If you want to see what’s happening online and meet the people who are making it happen, this is the place to be. more
The Nintendo Short Cuts Showcase invites filmmakers from all walks of life to demonstrate their passion and skills by creating a Nintendo-themed short film or video. The top three films will be chosen by a panel that includes a Tribeca senior programmer, an entertainment industry reporter and a Nintendo executive. The final films will premiere as a part of the inaugural short film showcase at the Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck at RockefellerCenter during RockCenter’s annual summer film showcase, June 19-22.
The first-place winner will be awarded a $10,000 cash prize along with a lunch meeting with the co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, Craig Hatkoff, and a trip to New York to see the winning entry shown at the RockCenter’s annual summer film showcase. In addition, the top three winners will all receive Nintendo hardware and games. more
Check out OurStage.com to find some great looking videos - not boring, crappy YouTube stuff.
It’s a brand new, 100% democratic competition, a means for filmmakers (as well as musicians) to get their work out there, in front of those who matter most the fans and industry groundbreakers like Paste Magazine, Shooting People, the LA Final Cut Pro User Group, Noise Pop, Gen Art, Slamdance, and IFFBoston. Submit your film or video at www.ourstage.com/go/studentfilmmakers .
Let the site’s film-savvy fans view and judge your submissions. Win one of two $5,000 Monthly Grand Prizes (the other is for best music).
The 2007 MTV Movie Awards is all about the fans this year as MTV rolls out its first-ever user generated category, “BEST MOVIE SPOOF” where viewers have the opportunity to submit their own original movie shorts parodying films from the past year. more
The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation (TASF) is asking innovative filmmakers from around the world to submit their work for inclusion in the Tupac Amaru Shakur Film Festival. This year's festival is scheduled to take place on November 10, 2007 at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Atlanta, Georgia. more
hellogoodbye Remix Contest
ACIDplanet™ proudly presents Drive-Thru Records recording artists Hellogoodbye for remixing. Hellogoodbye fans - old and new - will be able to remix the follow up single to their hit, "Here In Your Arms," which is "All Of Your Love," from their new album Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!.
How To Enter - First, create your remix of "All Of Your Love." If you don't already have ACID® software, download the free ACID XPRESS™ software. Next, download some of the loops. Using the ACID music creation software, paint the loops into your remix. Upload your track, and you've entered the contest. more
Following the sell-out success of their first three Tirk 10" -vinyl-only singles, In One Ear & Out The Other/Conductor 71, Collarbone/Cassette single, Ankle Injuries/Photocopier, this latest album release compiles new versions of those six tracks, available for the first time on CD, with three previously unreleased scorchers: Sucker Punch, Transparent Things, and Cylinders. more
This one's completely up to you. Throw your production book out the window, because the only materials you'll get for this one are a copy of the song and your imagination. more info
StupidVideos.com (www.stupidvideos.com), announced the launch of a new promotional program that rewards content creators up to $25,000 for their video clips. The new StupidVideos rewards program involves daily, weekly, monthly and annual cash prizes with winners selected by the StupidVideos editorial staff. User-submitted clips that are featured on the StupidVideos.com homepage automatically earn $5.00 a piece. An additional $100.00 prize is given away for the funniest video clip of the week and a $1,000.00 prize to the funniest and most emailed clip of the month. StupidVideos.com will also give away a $25,000 grand prize for the funniest original video of the year. more
Gen Art and Planet Green, a partnership between Starbucks and Global Green USA, are bringing more opportunities for aspiring filmmakers by debuting Gen Art’s Online Film Festival. A select panel of judges from Gen Art will select seven short films based on originality, quality and congeniality with the festival’s ‘Green’ theme. Artists are invited to share their thoughts, concerns, hopes, and visions about the growing climate crisis.
From March 29th to April 13th, the seven selected shorts will be available for viewing and voting on www.genartfestival.com/online and through an interactive avatar based environment on planetgreengame.com. Through online voting, one of the seven filmmakers will win $2500 plus a prize package and a premiere screening at the 12th annual Gen Art Film Festival in New York City. more
Attention, Star Wars fan filmmakers — get your lights, cameras and Leia wigs ready for another Fan Movie Challenge! Star Wars turns 30 this year, so bring your A-game. Festival highlights include:
• George Lucas will select the top movie • Finalists will be showcased on Spike TV • Top movie to be featured at Star Wars Celebration IV • New category: Fan fiction!
Deadline is April 30th, so jump to hyper speed and start shooting!
Want to see your video spoof featured at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards TV Show? This year, fans will be given the chance to realize their dreams of standing on stage at the "2007 MTV Movie Awards" to accept the legendary golden bucket of popcorn in front of Hollywood’s movers and shakers. Through "MTV Movie Awards on Yahoo," aspiring filmmakers will be offered the platform to showcase their twisted genius and story-telling talent. The interactive site, launching April 23, will allow them to submit their own original movie shorts parodying films from the past year for consideration in the first ever “BEST MOVIE SPOOF” User Generated Category. The undiscovered talent will be revealed to the world during MTV’s live June 3 broadcast from the Gibson Theater in Universal City, Calif.more
Win $1000. The San Francisco Film Society (SFFS), and Yahoo! Video, (http://video.yahoo.com) today announced the 50th San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF50) GreenWorld Contest powered by Jumpcut, a Yahoo! company. Additionally, the two will launch a branded video channel featuring content from the San Francisco Film Society The SFIFF50 GreenWorld Contest, presented by SFFS and Jumpcut, is an online competition for short films focused on the necessary conversations, changes, risks, leadership, vision and imagination needed to make the world truly sustainable. more
Sundance Institute, a champion for independent filmmakers for over 25 years, announced that it is joining forces with the GSM Association (GSMA), whose members serve more than 2 billion mobile phone customers across the globe, to create the Sundance Film Festival: Global Short Film Project, a groundbreaking pilot project that will showcase and extend the reach of the independent short film genre to mobile users worldwide. more
Filmaka.com is a new contest site where filmmakers get to submit their short films for viewing, voting, and selection. The winner of the contest receives a feature film deal with the some of the world's best known independent producers at Filmaka.com. more
If you are a film maker or videomaker looking for a great source of info about film festivals all over the world - you got to check out Withoutabox. It was founded in January, 2000 to serve as a network for independent filmmakers and their films - to directly access film festivals, film buyers, and film audiences throughout the world and to manage those relationships and transactions from a central console.
This is a really cool - and very different type of online video contest - Pin the Tail on the Culture, Inc. announces a contest to find the most beautiful walker in the USA.
In an effort to support and promote the aesthetics of curvaceous beautifully walking women,the company will award three prizes to the best entries. (Note that we’re NOT saying beautiful walking women, but beautifully walking women—the face is irrelevant, only the walk is important.) The company will showcase all acceptable entries on the company’s contest website, http://www.poetryinmotion.info along with links to the contestant’s web address or email. When winners are picked in January 2007, they’ll be announced on the site. more
You can now submit your web video productions to the Webby Awards! The Webby Awards launched its 11th Annual Call for Entries with the debut of major new awards in online film and video and interactive advertising.
Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times and "one of the most prestigious awards in the world" by the BBC, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. more
Based in Australia, Nice Shorts is a new short film website that hosts award-winning short films from all over the world. Their goal is to provide up-and-coming filmmakers a free and non-exclusive venue for getting their work out there. As they are filmmakers themselves, they believe in the use of the internet as the newest and (possibly) most effective tool for getting films seen by a worldwide audience.
They are currently non-profit and are relying on word of mouth to help the site grow. They are looking for new films for the site and are currently spotlighting short films from all over the world, including The Philippines, Australia, Mexico, Denmark, the US and the UK.
Looking to become part of the online Walmart Video myspace generation? WalMart has jumped on the MySpace craze and is offering teens a chance to win some cash and prizes be creating a commercial for WalMart. more
CDLHN is encouraging high school seniors and college-aged teens to create their own 30 second PSA on meningococcal disease prevention. This is a great opportunity for teens to express their creativity while doing something for the community. Selected PSAs will be featured at www.gotmyshot.org and www.cdlhn.com and on an upcoming DVD in August. more
Alltel and AtomFilms® Launch Film Contest for Wireless Phone Users - Contest on AtomFilms Site Challenges Consumers to Submit Films Shot on Wireless Phones; Top 10 entries receive prizes ranging from $1,000 to $5,000
Alltel, America's largest wireless network, and Atom Entertainment Inc.(TM), the broadband entertainment leader, today announced a new contest on the AtomFilms' Web site (www.atomfilms.com) calling on consumers to submit original short films. The contest invites wireless phone users to submit video clips, filmed on their wireless handset, featuring their circle of friends and family. more
Jason Mraz fans can now enter the 'Geek and Me' muvee contest at www.jasonmraz.com/multimedia. This online muvee-making contest gives fans the chance to create muvees that weave their own footage into the artist's original 'Geek In The Pink' music video. more
Are you funny but got no film making skills?
The ‘What The Hell Did I Just Watch?’ festival is looking for films and videos. The festival concentrates on showing the funniest produced comedy with a blind eye to production value, star power, or marketability. We simply want the funniest thing out there. more
Win a $6,000 Australian Vacation! Contiki is launching a travel video contest. We’re asking people to submit a minute to two minute video of any of the locations Contiki goes to, specifically: Europe, Australia and New Zealand and work in our logo, tour manager and tour bus into the video. We provide assets for those three images on our webpage www.contiki.com/videocontest. We’re taking entries 6/1/06 – 9/30/06. Entrants must be 18-35 years old and if voted best video on YouTube.com they will win a 14-day trip for two including all land and air on ContikiBeaches and Reefs trip to Australia. The trip is valued at $6,000.
Looking for a contest? Check out this group in Australia. Newcastle Video Moviemakers Inc 2006 Competition -
The annual national/international competition closes on Monday 4ht September. Entry form and details available at www.nvm.org.au
The 10th Annual Los Angeles International Short Film Festival has added a new creative commercial category this year. For the first time LA Shorts Fest will showcase creative commercial spots for competition. The deadline for entry is July 5, 2006. Entry fee is $275 and the application is available online at www.lashortsfest.com. Last year, 1200 films were submitted, of which 600 were selected to participate. Festival founder and executive director Robert Arentz said, “This is an excellent opportunity for both the ad agencies and the filmmakers.”
National Short Film contest for University and College students. - The contest is being hosted by www.theproject.tv and is structured as a 3-episode short film miniseries in which the student will have to structure, write, shoot, and edit a sequence of three, 3 minute short films which carry a common theme or topic throughout. more
If you love watching short cool videos you'll love this site. If you
are a videomaker who wants to make money and become famous
making short videos, you'll also love this site. American Express
and the Tribeca Film Festival have teamed up to create the
15 Second Film Festival. They already have lots of great submissions
to check out. The winner gets $1000 for every second of your clip.
The top 100 get an iPOD and a Certificate of Recognition. Crank up
your camcorder and software and make a move.
The Short Film Network (www.ShortFilmNetwork.com) recently
launched to create a mainstream distribution channel for the best
short films. Instead of searching the web for the best short films,
they'll create and send you the best shorts on a compilation DVD
every month direct to your home.
If you are a filmmaker, you might want to contact them and submit
Short Film Network is also trying to educate filmmakers on making
commercially viable and clearable films. Almost half the indie films
and shorts are unusable because someone used a piece of unlicensed
music, forgot to get someone to sign a release or didn't even know they
had to worry about that stuff.
Also, there's a growing demand for short form video for the internet and
cell phones. Filmmakers have got to learn how to tap these opportunities
and they are trying to help the situation.
Enter Project Fair Anti-Piracy Short Film Contest Winners will receive up to $1000 scholarship/stipend and prizes. Winning short films will premiere at VSDA annual convention in Las Vegas, appear in over 4,000 video stores and be sent to all major and independent studios and entertainment trade associations.
Film Your Issue is a national "issue film" competition for Americans 18 to 26.
Its purpose is to motivate this age group of young Americans to get politically engaged and create 30- to 60-second films on any political or social issue that matters to them. Prizes and a reception/awards ceremony at the U.N. in June await the winners. more
The New Filmmakers Showcase is designed to promote the concept of digital filmmaking and to expand the worldwide audience for the best new works being created today.
Show your short film, trailer or work in progress for free on the Digital Cinema Report Web site. As a filmmaker you'll retain all rights to your project.
Put your project in front of 40,000 film lovers a month. That includes top executives at studios, production companies, post houses, distributors and theatres in 150 countries around the world. To qualify your project must have been shot and/or edited digitally. We reserve the right to reject any submission.
Luke, Use the Camera! - Submit your film for the Offical Star Wars Fan Film Awards - Think you have what it takes to be a Jedi filmmaker? Grab your camera and lightsaber and enter the Star Wars Fan Film Awards. Check out past winners and create your own tribute. You could win cash and catch George Lucas' attention!
Want to win $5,000? Do you use the Firefox browser and like it? Well, Firefox is running a contest to see who can make the best 30 second commercials for Firefox. . Check it all out at Firefox flicks. And even if you don't plan on entering, you should be using Firefox. Faster, better and safer than Microsoft Internet Explorer.
If you love watching great short movies online, you have to check out the McGuffin Film Festival. If you are a creator of great short films you ought to visit the site and submit your film for the next McGuffin Film Festival.
The CON-CAN Movie Festival (www.con-can.com), organized by the CON-CAN Media Plaza, Tokyo, Japan, is an online audience-interactive film festival targeting shorts up that express the very souls of their creators. The CON-CAN Movie Festival accepts submissions up to 20 minutes in length without an entry fee. more
In celebration of Drop Dead Festival, the ACIDplanet® world of music presents the Drop Dead Festival Mash-Up. Launching into its third year, and appropriately timed for Halloween, The Drop Dead Festival is the largest New York festival for dark and experimental music.
The Grand Prize Winner in the Drop Dead Festival Mash-Up will receive merchandise from the Drop Dead Festival and participating bands, plus more than $1,500 worth of Sony® merchandise.
Have you entered the 555-IFILM Short Film Contest? It's a new short film contest from IFILM where the winning short filmmaker gets $5000! If your film has been screened at a film festival anywhere in the world, you are eligible to submit.
Read the 555-IFILM Short Film Official Contest Rules located here.
AtomFilms and Intel Corporation have launched the Intel Indies Film Contest with a call for short film entries available at http://intel.atomfilms.com. Winners will be announced at a major film festival in January 2006. The contest asks entrants to create films that imagine what they would do with a magic wand. The theme allows entrants to fully unleash their imagination and tell the story of how they would transform their world, to make it better, easier, and more exciting, all through the magic of movies. more
Big-Boys.com announced the launch of their first annual college video contest. As students head back to school from their summer vacations, Big-Boys is offering them an opportunity to cash in on their memorable college moments - by capturing those moments on video, and submitting them to Big-Boys.com. Big-Boys will pay over $20,000 for original videos in just the fall quarter alone, and will also bring celebrity status to the creators and stars of the videos themselves. more
GEICO, the nation’s fourth largest private passenger auto insurer, announced a contest aimed at bringing its famous mascot, the GEICO Gecko, to the silver screen. The new “Golden Gecko” competition challenges all film-lovers, from aspiring Coppolas to amateur videographers, to develop a concept for a feature film starring the Gecko. Entrants are invited to submit a 15-second movie trailer dramatizing their video concept to www.goldengecko.com, where the public will be able to view and vote on each contender. more
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Are you up to speed with Current? It's a new cable TV channel with a strong online video presence. They run a series of contests looking for new filmmakers with an edgy style and something important to say. Also, check out the winners of last year's contest. . Some of these videos are GREAT. We really liked the Campaign Ad Commercial, a wonderful parody of what goes on inside of a typical political ad spot, and How to Start Your Own Holiday. a pitch for those who are happily unattached on Valentines Day.
Glitches can be a good thing. The Glitch site features two related film festivals - GlitchFast for DV videos under 3 minutes in length and GlitchFest for videos from 3 minutes to 10 minutes. There's contest every year. There are 200 productions hosted for free on the festival’s website. A retrospective compilation of the last five editions is also available in the Glitch’s online store. If French isn't your language of choice, scroll tot he bottom of the page and pick English. What are they looking for? "Let your minds run free, this is the perfect occasion to show us your guts, your originality, your talent and all of this in a very small amount of time!!! At the Glitch Fast, diversity, variety (… and brevity!) are favored above all else. All genres are admissible: fake publicities, gags, parodies, very short dramas, press reports, animation, fake cartoons, in French, English or others,… be adventurous: it is up to you to surprise us! As long as the film respects the time limit, and has a punchy, captivating narrative!"
The Annual IMVF-Indie Music Video Festival is now accepting music video entries for their next program. Cross-continent and cross-genre punk-folk, pop-rock, roots-goth, industrial-ska karaoke-blues, screamo, hip-hop, avant garde et al independent artists music videos. - Submission info online at http://www.imvf.com. email@example.com
Red Stick International Animation Festival celebrates and combines the worlds of technology, art, entertainment, and exploration. The festival highlights one of the most technically driven art forms today — animation.
As the largest animation festival in the United States, this year’s lineup features some of the top animators, design artists, artistic recruiters, and industry experts together in one place for a four-day display of the creativity, innovation, and future of animation. it includes special animation screenings from the Cartoon Network and Lectures and workshops led by industry leaders on the business and future of animation.
CON-CAN Media Plaza (Tokyo, Japan) launched in January 2005The Online Short Film Festival. Short films of up to 20 minutes in length, any languages and themes accepted - more
The Alternative for Underground, Independent and Experimental Film and Video. Cleveland, Ohio
The "Indie" Gathering Film Festival exists to showcase the independent filmmaker. Our mission is to encourage film makers though a competitive showcase independent features, documentaries, shorts, music videos and trailers. Filmmakers participate in their screenings and after the films speak with audience members who seek a closer look into the creative process.
Ole Muddy Film Festival
The festival is sponsored by the Trempealeau County Department of Tourism and will be held in Trempealeau, Wisconsin. More information can be found at http://www.olemuddyfilmfestival.com
KnowItAllVideo enables amateurs and professionals to upload short videos (files less than four megabytes in size) to find specialized audiences - without the complexity of setting up a video-capable Website - to make new friendships, share home videos, seek peer review, take a shot at fame, or communicate their skills and experience to a broader audience. more
The Accolade Competition is a contest that recognizes film, video, television and documentary professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement. Artistry in film, video and commercials tickles the senses and delivers meaningful content. Clients and the public see and hear only the final film, video, television program or commercial, not the scripting, directing, lighting, shooting and editing. It takes intense skill and dedication to produce high quality film, video, television and commercials. Check out the 2006 Winners Showcase and watch some of the cool and wonderful productions that have been honored so far.
Are you a victim of short attention span? Are you part of the MTV generation and cannot concentrate on anything longer than a minute or tow? In that case, you will love the BBC's One Minute Movies web site. Each of these flicks is one minute or shorter in length. There's a great collection available for you viewing pleasure. And as they are streaming a only 75 kbps, you can watch these on a good dial up or ISDN connection. And if you are video or film maker they will post your movie for free.
AmazeFilms is looking for your films to promote and distribute. The AmazeFilms programming catalogue boasts a selection of award-winning feature films and short films including winners and selections from Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Director's Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Their resource page is very thorough and quite helpful if you are trying to make a living by producing and/or distributing short films.
Have you ever heard of FilmFights.com? Every ten days or so they sponsor a FilmFight where film makers create short films based on a single concept or theme. They submit the film and the fight is on! Some of these films are great. You got to check out this site. Take off your gloves, strap on your camera and put up your footage.
3BTV is a UK based streaming video channel that features an ongoing series of webcasts. Their current line-up of programming includes a mix of short films and animations - ranging from goofy to series. In addition, they are earnestly looking for new work to spotlight. Their focus is to provide Worldwide entertainment while principally promoting new works by producers, writers, directors, animators and musicians etc. who want to broadcast their work to the widest possible audience. The channel is broadcasting streaming footage 24 hours a day, with daily programming changes. They are looking for Short films, Feature films, Comedies, Music, Documentaries, Animation, "you've been framed" type video clips, Amateur TV, University/ college media projects, Sport - skateboarders, snow boarders, biking, etc. and even exciting, fun or amusing home video clips.
AtomFilms – This is one of the original Internet video and animation sites and still serves as a great place to see and watch both videos created for the Internet as well as ShockWave, stop motion and Flash animations.It really is two sites AtomFilm.com and Shockwave.com. Atom Film features a collection of short animated and video productions.The Shockwave site is a bit different and functions as a central clearing house for Shockwave created content, tools and products. The Atom Films and Shockwave sites are seeking quality films and animations for worldwide commercial distribution to their network of television, airline, home entertainment, and new media outlets. They accept live-action and animation submissions with running times under 30 minutes.
The Bit Screen delivers first-run Internet films and web series directly to your desktop. Every week, they add new programs every week to this site as well as on The Best of The Bit Screen on Broadcast.com (www.broadcast.com/video). They are actively seeking new films and videos to promote. They are looking for Internet-based films, animations and episodics, 1 to 10 minutes long. The Bit Screen is a lab for exploring how an interactive Internet medium impacts storytelling and are searching for shorts that are created to work in and with the Internet environment - programs that define and expand the concept of film for the next hundred years. They also sponsor the Streaming Cinema contest and festival that puts on shows on various locations throughout the world.
IFILM (www.IFILM.com) is the one of the most comprehensive guides to find and watch online features and short films. According to IFILM, their network provides the largest online video on demand library in the world, programmed in genre specific movie channels by film and editorial experts. IFILM offers news, reviews, trailers and movie showcases, as well as robust user communities and comparison shopping guides. IFILM has also partnered with The Independent Film Channel to produce IFILM@IFC, a weekly television series dedicated to covering the world of independent film.
They are looking for new films and videos. In addition to getting your film featured on their sites, they have a number of online and offline distribution agreements that provide film and video makers with options for getting your films onto other Websites, as well as onto DVD's and television and into movie theaters. When you register with IFILM, they will provide you with your own video web site that in addition to spotlighting your production, will also provide you with the opportunity to include a brief autobiography, list your filmography and more. This information will be displayed on your filmmaker page when your first film goes live on IFILM. If you have multiple films with IFILM, each of your films will be connected to this filmmaker page. IFILM provides a cool “premiere” feature. On the day your work premieres on IFILM, invitations will be emailed to everyone on your invitation list.
Do you like scary films? Do you love being frightened by spooky monsters and bizarre murders? Are you a Jason or Freddy fan? Have you ever wanted to create and share your own thriller films? Check out the Australian based UrbanChillers.com. Not only do they have a nice assortment of fan thriller films to watch, they are looking for YOUR film so they can post it as well. You can choose among 60 second thrillers, 2 and 3 minute chillers, as well as movie trailers, Urban Myth chillers, CCTV files and Dark Tales. Oooh spooky. Some of these flicks are amateurish - some are pretty darn good. Definitely worth checking out.
MovieFlix - in addition to featuring a wide range of films for free and pay download, MovieFlix also provides a FilmFestival site that you can use to promote your films and videos to millions of potential video/film viewers. MovieFlix does not pay you for your production but does make the process really easy and smooth.
Just fill out their form and send them your creation on VHS tape. They will encode, host and stream your movie or trailer for FREE! They provide space to post information about your movie - including synopsis, genre, cast credit, stills, articles, awards, reviews and much more. You can also post information about yourself, including your bio and contact information.
You can uses the MovieFlix promotion to help launch your career by directing inquiries about your productions back to the MovieFlix site. For info about submitting your film, click here.
Spongi is another cool video web site that features a nice collection of short videos - with subject ranging from political, to sports, to performances and video snapshots, this site covers the gamut. Plus they are looking to feature more films. Check them out.
Studentfilms.com was created to provide an almost infinite audience for budding film-makers and their films. Studentfilms.com gives everyone the means to have their storytelling voice heard around the world. More importantly, the site is starting to become a place where filmmakers can go to get advice on making their film - a kind of meeting place for film students, either those who are veterans or those who are new to the medium. It also includes a great list of links to help you create and promote your videos and films. http://www.studentfilms.com/links.htm
Studentfilms.comaccepts fictional and non-fictional student films. In order to pay for the high costs of providing this service to student filmmakers, there is an annual fee of $20 for all films submitted to Studentfilms.com. This comes out to about only 5 cents a day or $1.66/month to have your film seen by hundreds per week and have it reviewed and seen by your peers. This is not a submission fee. If for any reason your film is not accepted, your money will be refunded. Studentfilms.com is a small organization that is dedicated to student filmmakers and we want the best on-line experience for you and your film.
TriggerStreet is consistently one of the top web sites for seeing the best in short movie making. In addition, they provide a very powerful community for reviewing and distribution of films and videos, as well as for screenplays. If you have never checked out TriggerStreet, go and register right now. In addition, check out their Festival section. There are some WONDERFUL productions named as finalists in their Third Festival. In addition, they are always looking for new short videos and films to spotlight. Check their upload page for more info and guidelines.
Urban Entertainment - Urban Entertainment (UE) is looking for existing Flash animations and short films that would make for great feature film or television projects. Please submit URLs or otherwise contact Casey Cuddy to discuss existing Flash animations and short films that can be viewed online. UE also accepts treatment and script submissions. Casey Cuddy, Vice President, Urban Entertainment (310) 724-5630 Casey@UrbanEnt.com
World's Smallest Film Festival - 'The World's Smallest Film Festival' showcases the technologies that deliver live action video and animation to mobile devices. In September 'The World's Smallest Film Festival' comes to London with Mobile Commerce World"The World's Smallest Film Festival' - London, is an opportunity for handset makers, technology providers, toolset providers, production companies, and filmmakers/animators to show their stuff. Take a look at the archive Screening Room recent winners and nominees. You can be involved in their festivals, at no entry fee, so that the short films and animations you make can get exposure to some of the estimated 900 million mobile handset users in the world today. The mobile video phenomenon is just catching on - you may have either seen it or have seen advertisements for it - and they are the primary aggregator of independent content for this market.
If you are a film maker you got to check out this site - FilmFestivals.com - everything you could want to know about film festivals worldwide - all kinds of how to information, news, current events and opinion pieces. If you just want to watch some great films, FilmFestivals.com offers links to films on their site, as well as winning films from several other film festivals and contests.
Microcinema International is looking for your short films and videos – Microcinema's mission is to curate, exhibit, distribute and promote innovative international moving image artists whose deeply personal and culturally relevant works are typically marginalized by the mainstream entertainment industry. Microcinema's Independent Exposure is a touring screening program of independent films, videos, and digital art that has been in existence since 1996. Independent Exposure is screened worldwide at various microcinemas and alternative venues and festivals around the world. Microcinema has presented the short film, video and digital works of over 1000 artists in 42 countries plus Palestine and Antarctica
The AmazeFilms resource page is very thorough and quite helpful if you are trying to make a living by producing and/or distributing short films
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