Infinity Film Festival Beverly Hills (IFF) invites you to...

EXPERIENCE LIMITLESS MEDIA

In addition to featuring this year's most compelling experiences of content and technology,
 IFF will showcase the advances of story driven by tech, in:
 Film, TV, OTT, Streaming, Mobile First, Digital, Social Media, Immersive, Gaming and more.

IFF is the first, significant festival in the entertainment capital of the world to reflect the myriad forms and delivery platforms filmed entertainment takes today. Programming will have an emerging-technology focus, with events bringing together creative, business and tech icons from Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach.

The festival’s name was inspired by the seemingly infinite possibilities currently being realized as these industries morph and merge: from digital networks and new streaming services to innovative mobile and social media content. The festival will also serve as a platform for premiering effects-driven blockbuster films and cutting-edge independent films and documentaries.

Winning content entries will be screened at one of the Beverly Hills theaters during the festival. Winning technology entries will be exhibited at the festival. All category winners will receive recognition at the event's Awards Gala Reception.

The grand prize winner of the International IFF Original Mobile or Social Media Competition will receive all-expenses paid travel and lodging for the duration of IFF as well as a Professional Pass that grants all the benefits of that ticket level.

THE MONOLITH AWARDS

Rules and Procedures

Awards Year: 2018

I. THE MONOLITH AWARDS FOR CONTENT
II. ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY
III. AWARDS PROCESS
IV. VOTING PROCESS
V. CALENDAR
VI. HONORARY AWARDS
VII. IMPLEMENTATION
VIII. THE MONOLITH AWARDS FOR TECHNOLOGY


I. THE MONOLITH AWARDS FOR CONTENT

CATEGORY: IFF Original Mobile and Social Media Competition
TOPIC: Future + Beverly Hills

Ready Player.. Everyone! A IFF category for anyone with a cell phone! Content creators must submit a 3-minute or less piece of content on their mobile device that in someway incorporates the topic: Future + Beverly Hills. The top 10 will be shown, with the one grand prize winner to receive all-expenses paid travel and lodging for IFF with a Professional Pass that grants all the benefits of that ticket level.

All eligible content in this category, must be:

• Submitted for entry online: www.FilmFreeway.com/iffestival
• Created Using a Mobile Phone
• 3 Minutes or Less
• Address the topic: “Future + Beverly Hills”

CATEGORY: Episodic or Feature Film Content Produced in a Game Engine
Outstanding Achievement

All eligible content in this category, must be:

• Submitted for entry online: www.FilmFreeway.com/iffestival
• (Entries will be accepted directly via email from September 28 - October 12, 2018. Please email Awards@InfinityFilmFestival.com to receive direct entry form.)
• Any length will be considered
• Content must be produced 100% on Game Engine. A game engine is a software development environment with core functionality typically including a rendering engine ("renderer") for 2D or 3D graphics, a physics engine or collision detection (and collision response), sound, scripting, animation, artificial intelligence, networking, streaming, memory management, threading, localization support, scene graph, and may include video support for cinematics.
• Produced within the Awards Calendar Year
(The Awards Calendar Year is defined under “V. Calendar”)
• The recipients for this award will be the Studio and/or Production Company that produced the movie.

CATEGORY: NARRATIVE FEATURE
Outstanding Achievement

All eligible content in this category, must be:

• Submitted for entry online: www.FilmFreeway.com/iffestival
• Feature length (defined as over 50 minutes)
• Exhibited within the Awards Calendar Year
(The Awards Calendar Year is defined under “V. Calendar”)
• The recipients for this award will be the Studio and/or Production Company that produced the movie.

CATEGORY: NARRATIVE - SHORT
Outstanding Achievement

All eligible content in this category, must be:

• Submitted for entry online: www.FilmFreeway.com/iffestival
• Less than 50 minutes in length
• Exhibited within the Awards Calendar Year
• The recipients for this award will be the Studio and/or Production Company that produced the movie.

CATEGORY: DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Outstanding Achievement

An eligible documentary film is defined as a nonfiction motion picture dealing creatively with cultural, artistic, historical, social, scientific, economic, or similar subjects. It may be photographed in actual occurrence, or may employ partial reenactment, stock footage, stills, animation, stop-motion, or other techniques, as long as the emphasis is on facts and not on fiction.

All eligible content in this category, must be:

• Submitted for entry online: www.FilmFreeway.com/iffestival
• Over 50 minutes in length
• Exhibited within the Awards Calendar Year
• The recipients for this award will be the Studio and/or Production Company that produced the movie.

CATEGORY: DOCUMENTARY - SHORT
Outstanding Achievement

An eligible documentary film is defined as a nonfiction motion picture dealing creatively with cultural, artistic, historical, social, scientific, economic, or similar subjects. It may be photographed in actual occurrence, or may employ partial reenactment, stock footage, stills, animation, stop-motion, or other techniques, as long as the emphasis is on facts and not on fiction.

All eligible content in this category, must be:

• Submitted for entry online: www.FilmFreeway.com/iffestival
• Less than 50 minutes in length
• Exhibited within the Awards Calendar Year
• The recipients for this award will be the Studio and/or Production Company that produced the movie.

CATEGORY: ANIMATED FEATURE
Outstanding Achievement

All eligible content in this category, must be:

• Submitted for entry online: www.FilmFreeway.com/iffestival
• Feature length (defined as over 50 minutes)
• Exhibited within the Awards Calendar Year
• The recipients for this award will be the Studio and/or Production Company that produced the movie.

CATEGORY: ANIMATED - SHORT
Outstanding Achievement

All eligible content in this category, must be:

• Submitted for entry online: www.FilmFreeway.com/iffestival
• Less than 50 minutes in length
• Exhibited within the Awards Calendar Year
• The recipients for this award will be the Studio and/or Production Company that produced the movie.

CATEGORY: EPISODIC
Outstanding Achievement

Episodic content is defined as per the understood interpretation of three or more programs created under the same series title.

All eligible content in this category, must be:

• Submitted for entry online: www.FilmFreeway.com/iffestival
• Episodes must be greater than 20 minutes in length
• Exhibited within the Awards Calendar Year
• The recipients for this award will be the Studio and/or Production Company.

CATEGORY: DIGITAL & MOBILE
Outstanding Achievement

All eligible content in this category, must be:

• Submitted for entry online: www.FilmFreeway.com/iffestival
• Any length of time will be considered
• Exhibited within the Awards Calendar Year
• The recipients for this award will be the Studio and/or Production Company.

CATEGORY: LIVE EVENT: MUSIC + SPORTS
Outstanding Achievement

All eligible content in this category, must be:

• Submitted for entry online: www.FilmFreeway.com/iffestival
• Any length of time will be considered
• Exhibited within the Awards Calendar Year
• The recipients for this award will be the Studio and/or Production Company.

CATEGORY: ADS & BRANDS
Outstanding Achievement

All eligible content in this category, must be:

• Submitted for entry online: www.FilmFreeway.com/iffestival
• Exhibited within the Awards Calendar Year
• Advertising and Branded Content can be of any length, as long as the content is dedicated to marketing or selling a product or service.
• First shown within the Awards Calendar Year
• The recipient for this award will be the Production Company.

CATEGORY: IMMERSIVE
Outstanding Achievement

Immersive content includes: AR, VR, MR, XR, 180 and 360 formats.

All eligible content in this category, must be:

• Submitted for entry online: www.FilmFreeway.com/iffestival
• Any length of time will be considered
• Exhibited within the Awards Calendar Year
• The recipients for this award will be the Studio and/or Production Company.

CATEGORY: LOCATION-BASED ENTERTAINMENT
Outstanding Achievement

All eligible content in this category, must be:

• Submitted for entry online: www.FilmFreeway.com/iffestival
• Any length of time will be considered.
• Exhibited within the Awards Calendar Year
• The recipients for this award will be the content Producer.

CATEGORY: GAMING
Outstanding Achievement

All eligible content in this category, must be:

• Submitted for entry online: www.FilmFreeway.com/iffestival
• Multi-player or single player, and on any internationally-recognized platform, including but not limited to: Console, Handheld, PC, Mobile, Social Media.
• Date of release shall be within the Awards Calendar Year
• The recipients for this award will be the Publisher or Owner of the Game.

II. ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY

All submitted content will be placed on the Eligibility List per Category by the IFF Awards Committee when and if this content fulfills all conditions and requirements as listed above per Category.

The intent of the Entry Form submission is to obtain accurate information related to the content being entered. The Entry Form is created and approved by the IFF Awards Committee. Unless stated otherwise, the IFF Awards Committee has final say in all matters related to the awards process.

III. AWARDS PROCESS

The content awards process consists of three main steps:

(1) Entry and/or Nominating
(2) Screening
(3) Voting

Anyone may nominate a piece of content by entering it into IFF through the entry process on the IFF website. Screenings will be held for industry peers who will vote on all content entries. The Awards Committee will have the final say in the voting process.

The IFF Committee overseeing each area of content will serve to nominate and promote the highest quality content in all categories.

IV. VOTING PROCESS

• The persons who vote are the members of the peer selected screening pool, assembled by the Awards Committee for each area of content.
• All voting shall take place using the approved voting ballot, provided by the IFF Awards Committee.

V. CALENDAR

• The Awards Calendar Year is defined as the continuous one-year period leading up to IFF.
• The Awards Calendar Year for this year, and until otherwise noted in these Rules & Regulations is: November 2, 2017 – November 1, 2018.

VI. HONORARY AWARDS

The Awards Committee is encouraged to peer-nominate names of individuals and/or companies for proposed Honorary Awards. While awards in this category will remain undefined, the following have been recommended for this year:

• Inclusivity Award for Disruption of the Status Quo
• Content or Technology that Inspires Social Good
• The Monolith Award for Visionary Content
• The Monolith Award for Visionary Technology
• Audience Award

These awards will be conferred at the Beverly Hills Infinity Film Festival Annual Awards Show.

VII. IMPLEMENTATION

All decisions regarding the implementation of these Rules and Procedures shall be made by the IFF Awards Committee.

VIII. THE MONOLITH AWARDS FOR TECHNOLOGY

A. Awards Definitions
B. Eligibility
C. Deadlines
D. Nominations
E. Voting

A. AWARDS DEFINITIONS

i. Awards may be conferred to a technology, a company or an individual for unique contributions to the advancement of storytelling through technology. Nominations will be accepted for consideration in all forms of media and entertainment, communications, industrial, medical and more.
ii. Awards shall be conferred at the annual IFF Awards.
iii. Awards of Merit shall be conferred for outstanding achievements. In order to promote the natural course of uninhibited industry achievement, it is possible that no technology awards will be conferred at all in a given year, and that recognition may or may not fall into specific categories. A range of categories eligible for this year include:
• The Monolith Award for Use of Computer Generated Imagery in Film/TV/Digital
• The Monolith Award for Use of a Real-Time Graphics Engine in Film/TV/Digital
• The Monolith Award for Immersive AR or VR Technology in Storytelling
• The Monolith Award for Use of Performance Capture in Film/TV/Digital
• The Monolith Award for Greatest Contribution Towards Advancing the Use of Technology in Storytelling.

B. ELIGIBILITY

i. Entries must submit all requested information and entry fees to be eligible.
ii. Eligibility is contingent upon approval by the IFF Technology Awards Committee.
iii. In the event of any dispute concerning credits, IFF reserves the right to declare any achievement ineligible or, alternatively, to reject all claims to credit, list credits as being in controversy and withhold any award until the dispute is resolved.

C. DEADLINES

All Monolith Technology Award Nominations must be entered by completing the following two steps:

i. Submit requested information and pay entry fees online: FilmFreeway.com/iffestival
ii. Complete the Technology Awards entry form online: www.bhiffTech.com
iii. Final Deadline for all Nominations is 11:59PM PST, September 28, 2018.

D. NOMINATIONS

i. IFF will acknowledge all nominations with an email response to confirm receipt.
ii. The IFF Technology Awards Committee will follow up with nominations at their sole discretion.
iii. Any person(s) nominating for the IFF Technology Awards agrees to comply with the reasonable requests of the Awards Committee for additional information within a reasonable amount of time. Nominations may be disqualified if reasonable requests for additional information are not met.
iv. All eligible Nominations may be posted publicly on the IFF’s website: www.infinityfilmfestival.com.

E. VOTING

i. Award recipients will be voted from all eligible Nominations by the IFF Technology Awards Committee.
ii. Award recipients will be conferred with an award from IFF at its annual awards show.