Competition titled: spudFILM - CLEANSE

The theme for the film competition will be "CLEANSING"

We will be looking for the most attention grabbing and creative films. We will focus on the strength of the ideas and how they are conveyed through thought provoking and engaging storytelling.

Final prizes to be confirmed.

There will be certificates presented to all the shortlisted entries.

Awards will be given to the winner of each category.

The New Forest Film Festival will run from the 19th – 27th June 202020.
spudFILM is the main competition of the festival but is run independently by SPUD
and in association with Film: New Forest.

The deadline for submissions will be the 1st of August 2020 At 17:00 GMT.

All entries must be submitted online through FilmFreeway. Please visit
https://filmfreeway.com/ for more information.

The top 10 shortlisted films will be shown on the 26th September in Sway, Hampshire, United Kingdom. This will be followed by the Judges talk and prize giving.

Prizes for the winning filmmakers, are to be confirmed and will be published in the website.

Brief:

Theme: Cleanse – “One theme, endless possibilities”

“We want to challenge filmmakers to investigate the theme of Cleansing. This is a broad theme and can be interpreted in a seemingly endless amount of ways. It is the filmmaker’s job to be as creative as possible when taking this theme into consideration”

Use your imagination and think outside the box.
Entries can be from anywhere in the world,
We will be looking for the most attention grabbing and creative films. We will focus on the strength of the ideas and how they are conveyed through thought provoking and engaging storytelling.

General Rules:
All films must be no more than 10 minutes long including titles and credits. All films must be submitted in Mp4 format with a maximum file size of 3gb.
It would be helpful if entrants could also provide versions of the film without background music or subtitles if possible – but this is not compulsory. This will help us in using any submitted films for future promotional content for the competition.

Any type of camera may be used to create your film.
Any Genre of film is acceptable. Everything from Horror, Comedy all the way to Animation is acceptable.

All entries into the competition must be your original work and must not infringe the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity, or otherwise be unlawful.
spudFILM has overall discretion in determining whether to publish, screen or broadcast any material.
Judging process
Judges will choose from 10 shortlisted films to be shown on the night.
Prizes will be awarded at the end of the showing to the winners of 5 categories:
• Youth (Judges choice of best Film from under 18’s Filmmakers)
• Adult (Judges choice of best Film from Filmmakers who are 18 and over)
• Best Smartphone Film
• Best Local Film (50 mile radius from spudworks, Sway, SO41 6BA
• People’s Choice (The overall favourite film of the evening. Voted for by the general public)

There will also be runners up chosen as well as certificates for all 10 shortlisted films.
All entries submitted will be reviewed for each category. The judging panel will then decide the finalists or winning entries.
Any entry which doesn’t follow the rules or guidelines will be disqualified.

The selection of the shortlists and winners will not be up for dispute. The judging panel’s decision is final and conclusive, and no further discussion will be entered into.

Entries:
All entries must be submitted online through FilmFreeway.
Please visit https://filmfreeway.com/ for more information.
spudFILM and its sponsors may use the material and any personal details provided for any spudFILM related promotional, marketing and publicity proposed in any media without notice and without any fee being payable to you.

By entering into this competition, you hereby release and agree to hold
harmless spudFILM and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, agents, representatives, independent contractors, officers, employees, directors, and
the spudFILM 2020 judging panel from and against any and all claims, liabilities, costs, damages and expenses of any kind arising out of or relating to your entry to the competition, your use or acceptance of any prize, or the use by spudFILM of any proposals submitted by you.

By entering this competition, you grant to spudFILM, our sponsors, licensees and affiliates a worldwide royalty-free right to record, edit, use, reproduce, screen and distribute in the following media: print, film, television, online, electronic or by any other means currently known or yet to be devised, the competition entries you submit to the spudFILM competition 2020; and to use your picture, voice, name, likeness, and data provided by you for the competition in publicity and advertising concerning any such use of your entry.

Please see spud.org.uk for the GDPR statement for further details on how we hold and process your data.

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  • Amy Giaquinto

    Great little festival!
    My son's film, "Tire Swing" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sgaufM95IE)
    won the Youth Category for the spudFilm: Wasted Environmental Films. Communication was prompt and excellent! I wish we could have been there in person to see all of the films, meet other filmmakers and the festivals promoters!

    June 2019
  • Great Topic! Great Movies! Great Festival!

    June 2019
  • A great chance for spreading conciousness about mother earth.

    June 2019
  • Thank you spudFILM for selecting my film NATURE. Although your screening schedule was too close to showcase all, yet I'm honoured to be part of your successful festival. Next year I will come back again and would recommend to fellow filmmakers.

    June 2019