Short Film Competition

Adventure Travel Film Festival – Short Film Competition

Your chance to make a professional film

The growth of smart phones, drones and Gopro ownership means filming an adventure has never been easier.

The difficult part of filmmaking is editing the footage into a coherent and entertaining film.

The festival, supported by Keen footwear, want to put something back into the Adventure travel community by helping aspiring filmmakers produce a professional sub 10 minute film.

How it works.

  • Submit the simple one page entry form (see below) by email to Australia@adventuretravelfilmfestival.com by 2nd December 2016
  • The short listed entrants will be asked to submit up to 5 hours of footage by 15th December 2016
  • The Film Festival crew will select a winner by 2nd Jan 2017
  • The winner will work with by Killafish Productions (killafish.com.au) to have the footage  professionally edited and produced into a sub 10 minute film. killafish

PRIZES
The finished film will be shown at the 2017 festival (The winner retains ownership of the film).

Any short listed entrant will also receive a Smart phone film making kit. (https://www.killafish.com.au/product/smart-phone-video-kit/)

Remember – this is a fun project and the festivals decisions are final. Give it a go

 

 

 Entry form: Answer all the following questions – maximum 250 words for each question.

Why did you go?
Where did you go?

What happened?

What made it special?
What did you learn and want to share with the audience?

Email to Australia@adventuretravelfilmfestival.com by 2nd December 2016

Please read the full competition entry details and rules below

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Adventure Travel Film Festival Short Film Festival Competition Rules
COMPETITION RULES, TERMS & CONDITIONS
1: Entries will require:
Entry form: Answering all the following questions – maximum 250 words for each question.
Why did you go?
Where did you go?
What happened?
What made it special?
What did you learn and want to share with the audience?
Email to Australia@adventuretravelfilmfestival.com by 2nd December 2016

  • You will need to ensure any music you use has been cleared for use before the film is shown to the festival audience
  • Full contact details of the entrant will be required.
  • If the entrant is aged 17 or under, details of a parent or guardian who has given permission for this entry should be included in the email.

2. By sending the completed entry form, entrants will be accepting the declaration that the entrant(s) and all participants are amateur; that the film is a new production, using only unpublished material; that they agree to be bound by these terms and conditions; and that they have permission from all participants for their contribution.
3: Adventure Travel Film Festival will not take responsibility for content should it break any laws.
4: Closing time for entries is 11.59pm on Thursday 1st December 2016. Submissions received after this time will not be considered. Therefore, make sure that you do not wait until the last minute to send your submission.
5: The competition is open to amateur filmmakers only, i.e.: a person who has not been previously credited or paid for their work in film, television or video production. An entry can be from an individual or groups of friends with one person entering on their behalf. In the case of group entries, all individuals in the group must meet the eligibility criteria in this section, and must be credited in your entry to allow us to verify that anyone who has helped make your film also fulfil these criteria. The requirement for all people involved in an entry to be amateur extends to all participants, including actors and musicians. Entries on behalf of production companies will not be considered.
6: This competition is open to Australia residents aged 13 or over at 1st September 2016. Entrants aged 17 or under on 1st September 2016 will need to provide details of a parent or guardian who has given their permission for their entry. Entries from outside Australia will not be considered.
7: Only one entry per entrant. Multiple entries will not be considered. Only the first entry will be considered.
8: Films must meet the Australian Classification of G—General as set out on the Australia Classification website (please note: this is an external Website)*: http://www.classification.gov.au/Pages/Home.aspx
9. Films must be a new production using only unpublished material. Any films that are found to have been previously published on any media physical or digital, before the competition opened will be disqualified.
10. Any footage using a drone or Remotely Piloted Aircraft must have complied with CASA’s guidelines as set out on their website. Any footage which has been filmed in breach of these guidelines will not be considered.
11: All submissions must not breach any third party copyright. No commercial video, music or stills can be included.
The Adventure Travel Film Festival accepts no liability if entrants ignore these rules and entrants agree to indemnify fully the Adventure Travel Film Festival against any claims by any third party arising from any breach of these rules. The films must not give undue prominence to trademarked products, including logos, toys and recognisable film characters.
12: In consideration of the Adventure Travel Film Festival agreeing to assess entries, each entrant, by entering the competition, licenses the Adventure Travel Film Festival (for itself and those authorised by it) the non- exclusive right to use his/her entry for all purposes in connection with the competition, including the right to communicate his/her entry to the public (including by broadcasting and via the internet). The licence shall terminate if the entrant is notified that he/she has been unsuccessful or if his/her entry is not included on the competition shortlist to be published in December 2016. Otherwise, all shortlisted entrants including the overall winner shall continue to licence both the Adventure Travel Film Festival, and those authorised by it, the non- exclusive rights referred to above, together with the continuing right to publish his/her entry on Adventure Travel Film Festival.com website and the right to use the entry to promote the Adventure Travel Film Festival. This licence does not affect entrants’ moral rights and entrants will retain full rights in their recording and composition insofar as they are the original author.
13: Entrants permit the Adventure Travel Film Festival to edit or change entries in any way it may in its sole discretion consider necessary for the purposes of use in the competition and the promotion or broadcasting thereof.
14: Entries must not contain defamatory, obscene, violent or any other unsuitable material. If the entry features any people other than the entrants, they should be aware they were being filmed and permission should be obtained from all involved for the entry to be submitted in the competition (or their parents/guardians if under 18). It is the entrant’s responsibility to make participants aware that the film will be uploaded to the internet via a video sharing website as part of the entry process. If it can be reasonably interpreted that the people are not aware of being filmed, are humiliated or are embarrassed in any way, the Adventure Travel Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify the entry.
15: Additional evidence may be required in order to verify an entrant’s identity and age. This may include a valid passport or driving licence. Evidence will also be required to verify that the entrant has gained relevant permissions from all participants and for any locations or third party material used in the entry. By entering the competition, entrants warrant that all information submitted by them is true, current and complete. For any entry which cannot provide the evidence required, the Adventure Travel Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify the entry from the competition.
16: By entering the competition, entrants warrant that they have legal capacity to enter the competition and agree to be bound by these Rules.
17: Films will be judged on the following criteria:
– Your Idea: how good is the initial written concept based on the answer to the entry questions?
– Creativity: which can include all aspects of filmmaking: from story to script, to location and cinematography.
– Execution: how well does your film footage achieve what you set out to do?
18: Films will be judged through the process outlined below:
– All entries will be viewed by a member of the Adventure Travel Film Festival Australia, who will shortlist up to 5 entries, based on the judging criteria.
– The shortlist will be asked to submit up to 5 hours of footage which will be reviewed by the festival team and a final winner chosen.
– A top 5 will then be named, from which one overall winner is chosen.
19: Any footage submitted should be filmed in at least 1080p High Definition as we intend to show the winning film on a full size theatrical screen. If a suitable version cannot be provided, the Adventure Travel Film Festival reserves the right not to shortlist that entry and shortlist another entry in its place.
20: The names of the entrants for shortlisted submissions and their films will be published on the Adventure Travel Film Festival.com in January 2017.
21: The prizes are as stated and cannot be deferred or transferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
22: The winning film, as decided by the final judging panel will be shown at the Adventure Travel Film Festival 2017
If a selected entrant cannot be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made to do so, the Adventure Travel Film Festival reserves the right to offer the prize to the next best entry.
23: The overall winner’s prize will consist of a public screening of their winning film and a digital file containing the completed film. The prize is as stated and cannot be deferred or transferred and it is the winner’s responsibility to make themselves available for the screening of their film at this event. There will be no cash alternatives.
24: The Adventure Travel Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify any entry which breaches any of these Terms and Conditions or to withhold or withdraw a prize if in its opinion entries do not reach the required standard.
25: The Adventure Travel Film Festival will only ever use personal details for the purposes of administering this competition, and, in accordance with the Data Protection Act, will not publish them or provide them to anyone else without permission. The names of the winning and shortlisted films and film-makers will be made public.
26: Following standard industry practice, the Adventure Travel Film Festival may undertake background checks of the shortlisted finalists. Information discovered, or that may have been disclosed by the entrants themselves will inform the decision as to the selection of the shortlisted entries, and the eventual winner.
27: The Adventure Travel Film Festival reserves the right to cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside its control. In this event, a notice will be posted on -Adventure Travel Film Festival.com.
28: The Adventure Travel Film Festival decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
29: These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of Australia.