Run&Shoot Filmworks and the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University know that people have the power to change the world. Together, we invite the creative community to help shape the world in a positive way through the combination of sport and film.
Filmmakers are asked to submit a five to twelve minute documentary concept that demonstrates the impact of Race and Sport Around the Globe. The proposed piece must show how the power of sport can ignite creativity, passion and social change. From these documentary concepts, three submissions will be selected as semifinalists and given funding to complete production. Upon completion, these three films will compete for a grand prize.
Contest is open to professional filmmakers and students in college-level film programs. Treatment submissions must include a logline, artistic statement describing the creative vision for the project, detailed budget and shooting schedule.
Three (3) semi-finalist will receive a prize of $10,000 to support the creation of a complete documentary work.
From the three semi-finalists, one (1) Runner-up will have their completed documentary presented at The 2019 RSF Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival August 5-10, 2019
From the three semi-finalists, one (1) Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000.00 plus travel and two-nights accommodations to the 2019 RSF Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival August 5-10, 2019.
Entrants must submit a proposal for a five to twelve minute documentary concept that demonstrates the impact of Race and Sport Around the Globe. The proposal must show how the power of sport can ignite creativity, passion and social change.
Entry period begins November 19, 2018. All submissions must be received by Global Sport Institute (GSI) and Run and Shoot Filmworks on or before January 13, 2019 at midnight EST. All submissions must be received at mvaaff.com/competition.
GSI and Run and Shoot Filmworks will review all submissions and select three Semifinalists. Judges will score each submission based on originality, story idea, characters, tone, visual style and marketability as well as filmmakers’ potential. Each Semifinalist will receive a prize of $10,000 to support the creation of a complete documentary work. The prize will be awarded in three installments: one-third of the funds will be given upon Semifinalist notification; one-third of the funds will be issued at an agreed upon check-in date, assuming sufficient progress has been made; and the final one-third will be issued upon delivery of the final product.
Semifinalists will be notified by February 4, 2019. The process of issuing payment to Semifinalists will be initiated by ASU upon notification and acceptance. All efforts will be made for payment to be received by each Semifinalist no later than March 1. The first award payment amount will be $3,333.33.
On or around April 1, 2019, each Semifinalist must submit evidence of sufficient progress toward a complete documentary. This can be accomplished by providing GSI and Run and Shoot Filmworks with a video link via YouTube, Vimeo, website URL, etc. Upon receipt of such evidence, a second payment of $3,333.33 will be made to each Semifinalist on approximately April 15, 2019.
Each Semifinalist must deliver their complete documentary work to GSI and Run and Shoot Filmworks with a video link via YouTube, Vimeo, website URL, etc. on June 15, 2019.
Upon submission of the final video, each Semifinalist will receive a final payment of $3,333.34 on approximately June 30.
From the 3 final documentary submissions, GSI and Run and Shoot Filmworks will choose one (1) Grand Prize Winner and one (1) Runner Up. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a cash prize of $5,000, as well as travel and accommodations (arranged and paid for by GSI) to present the Grand Prize Winner’s documentary at the 2019 Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival. The Runner Up will also have their documentary presented at the 2019 Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival.
The Grand Prize Winner and the Runner Up will be notified on July 19, 2019.
All decisions of GSI and Run and Shoot Filmworks are final.
Each Semifinalist will retain ownership of copyright in and to the Semifinalist’s documentary (each, a “Work”). However, each Semifinalist grants to the Arizona Board of Regents for and on behalf of Arizona State University a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, not use, cease using, reproduce, publish, edit, translate, modify, excerpt, adapt, distribute, make derivative works of, publicly perform, and publicly display the Semifinalist’s Work, alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology, whether now known or later developed. Each time a Semifinalist’s Work is so used, ASU will use reasonable efforts to attribute the copyright to the Semifinalist.
Each Entrant represents and affirms that Entrant is the sole owner and creator of the Entrant’s submission. Each Semifinalist further represents and affirms that: (1) the Semifinalist has the full right to submit and license the Work to ASU as provided herein; and (2) the Work is the original work of the Semifinalist, that the Work is not libelous, and that the Work does not violate the copyright or other intellectual property rights of any third party.
Neither GSI nor Run and Shoot Filmworks is responsible for returning any submissions.
Each Semifinalist will and hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless ASU, the Arizona Board of Regents and the State of Arizona and its and their employees, agents and affiliates for, from, and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, expenses, and penalties caused by or arising out of the Semifinalist’s breach of any of the Semifinalist’s representations regarding the Work set forth in this Entrant Agreement.
If a dispute arises with respect to the Competition, Entrant will exhaust all applicable administrative remedies provided for under the Arizona Board of Regents Policy 3-809.
This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Arizona without regard to any conflicts of laws principles. ASU’s obligations are subject to the regulations/policies of the Arizona Board of Regents. Any proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement will be conducted in Maricopa County, Arizona.