In light of Safer At Home, Blackmagic Collective is hosting an online film competition to promote creativity during our time of quarantine as a nation.

Films can be no longer than 3 minutes, must be completed at your home where you are quarantined and without outside help of any kind.

Blackmagic Collective (BMC) is a non-profit dedicated to the education of filmmakers by promoting training in production and post, gatherings with industry experts, networking opportunities and other events throughout the year.

Accepting film submissions between April 1st and April 30th. Please read the rules carefully before submitting.

Top three winners win a DaVinci Resolve Studio license (value $299) courtesy of Blackmagic Design! One winner will also win $500!

Films can be no longer than 3 minutes, must be completed at your home where you are quarantined and without outside help of any kind.

Films created before April 1 will NOT be accepted.

Films not following the SAFER AT HOME guidelines will NOT be accepted. BMC reserves the right to disqualify any submissions if we feel the rules were not followed.

Once a film is submitted, it may not be withdrawn for any reason.

By submitting a film, you agree to FREE membership with Blackmagic Collective, a California-based non-profit dedicated to education for filmmakers.

Filmmakers agree to allow their film to be posted on Blackmagic Collective social media and the website.

A panel will select up to 3 films as winners of the contest. Films may be screened at the next Collective event. Filmmakers are encouraged to attend these events.


Winning films must be submitted in 1080P, ProRes 422HQ, at 23.976 fps. Audio should be Linear PCM, stereo.


I/we am/are the sole creators of the film which I/we have submitted to the BMC Film Fest.

I/we am/are the sole and exclusive owner(s) of all rights thereto and there are no disputes regarding ownership of the submission. I/we have full authority to submit the film to the BMC Film Fest.

I/we will indemnify, defend and hold harmless the BMC Film Fest, its employees, sponsors, judges, individually and collectively, including their heirs, personal representatives, officers, directors, successors and assigns, from and against all claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, judgments, liabilities and expenses (including attorney fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any film or other materials submitted by me to the BMC Film Fest.

I/we shall be solely responsible for taking all necessary steps to establish and protect my/our copyright in the submitted material, and the BMC Film Fest shall have no obligation with respect thereto. The BMC Film Fest shall have the right to reproduce all or part of said material for use in its publicity, website screening and any and all related distributions directly associated to the BMC Film Fest.

I/we hereby grant the BMC Film Fest the nonexclusive right to use my name, photograph, and likeness in connection with any and all publicity and promotional activities regarding the BMC Film Fest.

I/we understand that the BMC Film Fest will not return and is not obligated to return my film or any other materials I/we have submitted to the BMC Film Fest.

I/we understand that no guarantees are offered or implied that suggest that my film will be screened at the festival and/or through website or tape distribution. Selections for said screenings/distribution are at the sole discretion of the BMC Film Fest.

I/we hereby agree to abide by the decisions of the BMC Film Fest staff with regard to all matters and decisions, including those decisions involving their sole discretion, relating to the BMC Film Fest.

I/we have read all of the festival rules, regulations and releases, understand them, and have complied with them. I/we understand that failure to adhere to the BMC Film Fest rules, regulations, and releases will result in disqualification from screening, web distribution or any other related festival activities.

BMC Film Fest holds the right to withhold this video file for BMC Film Fest’s archives. If accepted you fully grant BMC Film Fest the non-exclusive right, royalty-free and license to showcase this film or video at BMC Film Fest.

Entrant(s) agree that films and clips from the entry and all publicity material submitted can be used for promotional purposes on radio, television, in print, online and at live events.

You will indemnify and exempt BMC Film Fest from and against all kinds claims, liabilities, damages, losses and expenses that might be incurred for any reason including trademark copyright, credits, screening, publicity and loss of or damage to the material.

Films must be in English, or if another language is used, English subtitles must be included on screen.

Filmmakers must have all required rights and releases for all the persons presented, possess the rights have permission to make use of all images, music, and content that is included in the entry.

Award eligibility is subject to any restrictions or conditions imposed by applicable laws and regulations (international, federal, state or otherwise), and the award recipient is responsible for all applicable taxes, customs, tariffs, insurance and similar charges or costs (if any).

Applicant represents and warrants that (a) he/she/it has the full right, power, legal capacity, and authority to license to Blackmagic Collective the right to exhibit Applicant's submitted film (the "Film") for the purpose of exhibition at the festival and to license clips of the Film and publicity photos to Blackmagic Collective for the purpose of advertising the festival; (b) the Film, and all parts thereof, do not violate any third party’s copyright or other intellectual property or other rights and do not violate any individual’s right of privacy or publicity; and (c) the Film, and all parts thereof, are in compliance with any and all relevant laws, rules, regulations, whether state, federal, international, local, or those imposed by any union, guild, or labor organization. Applicant agrees to release, hold harmless and indemnify Blackmagic Collective from and against any and all liability, loss, damage, cost and expense, and causes of action (however named or described) with respect to or arising out of (i) Applicant's Film, and/or (ii) any breach or alleged breach, or claim by a third party with respect to any warranty, representation or agreement made by the Applicant herein.

A cash prize shall only be awarded if Blackmagic Collective determines, in its sole discretion, that such an award complies with applicable laws and regulations, whether those applicable to the United States or internationally. The amount awarded shall be in United States dollars, and applicant shall be responsible for the conversion of such amount into foreign currency, as may be necessary, and for any fees and costs associated with such conversion.

No refunds are given for any reason.