UPDATE: Submission period extended until May 24th. Event moved to June 25-27.

The premiere mobile film festival. The Moment Invitational Film Festival is back for our 5th season!

This year we have $150K in cash and gear for 15 finalists, all being flown to NYC for the premiere. PLUS our first filmmaker workshop in NYC to learn new skills.

SUBMIT YOUR FILM
Get inspired by one of five categories, grab your phone or drone, and create something rad for a chance to win part of over $150K in cash, gear, and a trip to NYC.

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE
A panel of judges selects 15 finalists and the community selects their favorite film through the People’s Choice Award. By voting, the community enters to win $15K in gear and a trip for two to NYC to attend the workshop and the premiere.

ATTEND THE WORKSHOP
Our first annual, filmmaker workshop is open to everyone. One day of learning new skills from six different pros. One day of making films together. The best film will be shown at The Premiere. Space is limited so get your ticket early.

JOIN THE PREMIERE
Every year the community comes together for an epic night of watching films, celebrating creators, and finding out who wins $80K in cash prizes. Tickets sold out last year, reserve your spot today for only $20. All of the proceeds go towards funding filmmakers.

If you have any questions, email us at hello@shopmoment.com.
Visit momentinvitational.com to get inspired.
To learn more about Moment, visit shopmoment.com/about.

All films are judged by a panel of talented filmmakers. 15 finalists are invited to NYC to showcase their films, and enter a community voting phase for the $10,000 People's Choice Award. Every finalist receives an official MIFF Laurel. The rest of the prizes are as follows:

Flight, hotel, and all festival pass for each finalist.
Narrative Finalist - $1000 plus $2500 in Gear
Narrative Finalist - $1000 plus $2500 in Gear
Narrative Category Winner - $6000 plus $2500 in Gear
Mini-Documentary Category Finalist - $1000 plus $2500 in Gear
Mini-Documentary Category Finalist - $1000 plus $2500 in Gear
Mini-Documentary Category Winner - $6000 plus $2500 in Gear
How-to Category Finalist - $1000 plus $2500 in Gear
How-to Category Finalist - $1000 plus $2500 in Gear
How-to Category Winner - $6000 plus $2500 in Gear
Music Video Category Finalist - $1000 plus $2500 in Gear
Music Video Category Finalist - $1000 plus $2500 in Gear
Music Video Category Winner - $6000 plus $2500 in Gear
Long Form Category Finalist - $1000 plus $2500 in Gear
Long Form Category Finalist - $1000 plus $2500 in Gear
Long Form Category Winner - $6000 plus $2500 in Gear
Filmmakers' Choice Award - $10,000 prize
People's Choice Award - $10,000 prize

Moment Inc, “Moment Invitational Film Festival”

OFFICIAL RULES
NO MOMENT GEAR PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Eligibility: The Festival is open to anyone who is 18 years of age or older. Employees of Moment Inc, their subsidiaries, affiliates, and members of their immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees are not eligible to enter or win. Employees of Prize Donors are also not eligible to enter or win.

Sponsor: The Festival is sponsored and administered by Moment Inc (“Sponsor”), 55 S Atlantic St, Suite 204, Seattle, WA 98134.

Prize Donors: The Festival prizes will be provided by Moment and will include flight credit (up to $1000 as agreed upon with the Sponsor) to NYC to attend the premiere, a free night at a hotel in NYC to attend the premiere, $1,000 in cash and $2,500 (estimated retail value) in gear from the Prize Donors (Litra, Nomad, Musicbed, Zhiyun, Pexels, Shure, Skillshare, Tens, Roam, R/GA, Arlo Hotels, Solgaard, One Wheel, & Bangs). You understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and to one or more of the Prize Donors. The Prize Donors are hereby completely released of all liability by each entrant in this Festival. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Festival must be directed to the Sponsor and not to the Prize Donors.

Agreement to Official Rules: By entering, you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to (a) these Official Rules and (b) Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

Festival Period: The overall Festival begins at 9:00am Pacific Time (“PT”) on Tuesday February 4th, 2020 and ends on March 29th, 2020 at 11:59pm (PT), (the “Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Festival.

Submission Rules:
You can enter only one film per category. Please see the Submission Requirements below for additional details. Entries will not be acknowledged. By entering, you consent to receive email newsletter and promotional messages from Moment Inc, Litra, Nomad, Musicbed, Zhiyun, Pexels, Shure, Skillshare, Tens, Roam, R/GA, Arlo Hotels, Solgaard, One Wheel, & Bangs. You can opt-out of receiving these communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the email.

Submission Requirements: BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, YOU AGREE THAT THE POST (AND EACH INDIVIDUAL COMPONENT THEREOF – INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE film) COMPLIES WITH ALL CONDITIONS STATED IN THESE RULES. THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL BEAR NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR ENTRY OR ANY COMPONENT THEREOF – INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE film. THE RELEASED PARTIES SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY YOU IN THE EVENT IT IS SUBSEQUENTLY DISCOVERED THAT YOU HAVE DEPARTED FROM OR NOT FULLY COMPLIED WITH ANY OF THESE RULES AND/OR THE YOUTUBE RULES.

By participating in the Festival, you hereby warrant and represent that any film you submit:
is original to you;
film was taken using the camera on a mobile phone device or drone;
film is under 3 minutes in length (or 5 mins for music video and 15 mins for long-form category) and available at a 1080p or higher quality;
does not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation;
the account will need to be made public to see the specific film;
will not give rise to any claims whatsoever, including, without limitation, claims of infringement of any intellectual property rights, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party; and
is not defamatory, trade libelous, pornographic or obscene, and further that it will not contain, depict, include, discuss or involve, without limitation, any of the following: nudity; alcohol/drug consumption or smoking; explicit or graphic sexual activity, or sexual innuendo; crude, vulgar or offensive language and/or symbols; derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual, religious or other groups (including, without limitation, any competitors of Sponsor); personal information of individuals, including, without limitation, names, telephone numbers and addresses (physical or electronic); commercial messages, comparisons or solicitations for products or services other than products of Sponsor; any identifiable third party products, trade-marks, brands and/or logos, other than those of Sponsor); conduct or other activities in violation of these Rules; and/or any other comment that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, at any time and for any reason to screen any films submitted. Any film that the Sponsor deems, in its sole and absolute discretion, to violate the terms and conditions set forth in these Rules is subject to disqualification. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion at any time and for any reason, to request an entrant to modify, edit and/or re-submit his or her film in order to ensure that the film complies with these Rules, or for any other reason. If such an action is necessary at any point during or after the Festival, then the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take whatever action it deems necessary based on the circumstances – including, without limitation, disqualifying the film (and therefore the corresponding Entry and/or the associated entrant).

Sponsor’s Rights to films: By participating, you irrevocably grant Sponsor, its agents, licensees, and assigns the unconditional, fully paid, and perpetual (non-exclusive) license to publish, post, and display, your film, as-is, (with your name included to indicate film credit) on each licensees social media feeds and blog, and other forms of marketing materials relating to the Festival, without approval from you or any other party or any additional consideration.

Selection of Finalists: By April 7th, 2020 The Sponsor will review all eligible entries submitted during the entire entry period, and select 15 finalist winners, 3 for each category, based on the following criteria:
+ Originality / Creativity
+ Direction
+ Writing
+ Cinematography
+ Performances
+ Production Value
+ Pacing
+ Story / Theme
+ Sound / Music

The finalists must agree to attend the Moment Invitational in New York City or an alternative film will be selected by Sponsor. If Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems that a film does not comply with these Official Rules or is otherwise inappropriate to post, Sponsor may reject that entry and select another. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received.

Selection of Category Prize Winners: One (1) category prize winner will be selected from the finalists by each Category Sponsor in its sole discretion. The decision of the Category Sponsor is final.

Selection of The Filmmaker’s Prize Winner: One (1) Filmmaker’s Choice prize winner will be selected from the finalists by a panel of judges in its sole discretion. The decision of the judges is final. If Filmmaker’s Choice Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems that a film does not comply with these Official Rules or is otherwise inappropriate to post, Sponsor may reject that entry and select another.

Selection of The People’s Choice Winner: One (1) People’s Choice prize winner will be selected via an online voting period. The online voting period will be managed via Gleam.io and all votes must be made with an authentic and validated email address. If the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems that a vote is not valid, Sponsor may reject the vote. The decision of voting is final.

Prizes:
Each finalist will receive prizes including, but not limited to:
$1k Finalist Cash Prize
Flight to NYC (up to $600 with proper receipt as agreed upon with the Sponsor)
Free hotel in NYC (up to $750 arranged and paid for by the Sponsor)
$2500 in gear provided by Moment and our Sponsors.
Additional Prizes:
5 Category Prizes of $5,000 (1 per category)
2 Grand Prizes of $10,000

Exact model, color, and product type subject to change based on availability. Prize is awarded “as is” without any warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor or Prize Donors.

General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Festival is impaired in any way, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Festival to address the impairment and then resume the Festival in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the operation of the Festival, violates these Official Rules, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any person who seeks to undermine the legitimate operation of the Festival. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an entry, the authorized account holder of the twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The Festival is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Festival, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and Prize Donors, and each of their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Festival or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Festival; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone, or network lines; (c) any errors on the YouTube platform; (d) printing errors; (e) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (f) errors in the administration of the Festival or the processing of entries; or (g) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Festival or receipt or use of any prize. You further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Festival, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

Disputes: You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Festival or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal court located in King County, Washington. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Festival, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Washington, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Washington or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Washington.

Results: To request a winners’ list, email Moment Inc at hello@shopmoment.com Requests must be received within four (4) weeks after the end of the Festival Period.