View Full Version : HorrorFest Upload instructions & Submission Status

Jason Ramsey
10-26-2013, 07:09 PM
Ok, guys. In an effort to try out something new, and to try to keep things simple all the way around this time...

I'd like you all to upload your films to YouTube (no banners, or advertisements. This is a commercial free fest :) )

I'd like for you to upload your film to your own Youtube account as an *UNLISTED* video. This makes it so the only way to view the video, is if the URL is known. Please confirm that you have selected *UNLISTED* before you upload your film. Please note that you must have a youtube account in good standing in order for this option to be available. For more information on youtube's privacy settings, see this link:

Once you have successfully uploaded your film send me a private message (http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/private.php?do=newpm&u=17562) and provide the following information:

The URL on YouTube for your uploaded entry (confirm that it is an unlisted video, and does not show up in any of your playlists, etc.)
Please provide the time stamp for where the "DVX" required element appears in your film.
Please confirm whether you would like to be contacted via private message, or provide a reliable email address to contact you at in case we have any questions for you during the approval process.
A mod will contact you if there are any questions, or to let you know when your film is approved. There will also be a running list updated regularly by the mods in the next post of this thread.

I think that is pretty much it. Give your video a description on youtube, and any other details you want to provide. Please provide your DVXuser name clearly in your video description. It will be helpful for those wanting to provide you with feedback directly in your film thread on 'user. This is a recommendation, not a requirement.

I will be adding all of the films to a playlist on the Landmine Youtube channel, which will be made public once the fest goes live. I ask that you keep the video as *unlisted*, and do not share the url publicly until after the fest officially goes live. Once we officially open the doors, you can change the status to "Public", share it, embed it, whatever you want. So long as you abide by our basic rules for promotion. Short Version: Don't act like a spammer. But, feel free to promote your film and/or the fest on websites or social media pages that you are already active on. And, of course, here.

Any questions, post them here or send me a PM, if you prefer. If, for some reason, any of the above is an impossibility for you, contact me via private message immediately. I will make sure I keep a close eye on my pm's over the next several days.

We claim no ownership of your film, nor any responsibility for its contents. We make a good faith effort to ensure that all entries abide by the rules for competition. If a film is somehow ineligible for competition, we may still include it in the fest as an exhibition entry. However, we will NOT include any film that has copyright violations. Once the fest is over, you can do what you want with your film. It's totally yours. If you don't want your film to continue to be promoted and/or made available by us after the fest, just let us know, and we will be happy to oblige. Otherwise, we tend to continue making the films publicly available via the same means they were viewed during the fest.

An additional note about "Unlisted" vs "Public" privacy settings on your uploaded film:
Your film MUST be "Unlisted" until the fest goes live (which is when the playlist on the LandmineMedia youtube channel for HorroFest becomes publicly viewable). After that, it is totally up to you. You can set it to "Public" if you want it to be viewable in "related videos", searches, etc, etc. Or, if you don't want your film running free, and just want it found as a part of the fest, you can keep it as "Unlisted". Only people who know/have the URL to your film can view it, if it is "Unlisted".

Jason Ramsey
10-26-2013, 07:09 PM
Submission Status​

Brandon Rice - "Welcome Back to the Party" - Submitted. Approved as Exhibition.

Tequilawoo - "Effluvium" - Submitted. Approved.

BenBrown - "The Visitation" -Submitted. Approved.

ZazaCast - "Fresh Meat" - Submitted. Approved.

NICK ASH - "The Well" - Submitted. Approved.

Lynchenstein - "Bear" - Submitted. Aprroved.

Matthew B - "Arabella" - Submitted. Approved.

JaceDaniel - "The Intruder" - Submitted. Approved.

JaceDaniel - "Time to Go" - Submitted. Was not shot for this fest. We welcome you to post it in the "User Films" section of DVXuser.

Gulroc - "Abandon Hope" - Submitted. Approved.

Jared Brownlow - "Harvest" - Submitted. Was not shot for this fest. We welcome you to post it in the "User Films section of DVXuser.

AJ Brooks - "The Two Wolves" - Submitted. Approved.

Andy Olson - "Blackout" - Submitted. Approved.

zucked - "The Monkey's Paw" - Submitted. Approved.

Elton - "Wolf Tree" - Submitted. Approved.

Marlon Ladd - "Kill Shift" - Submitted. Approved.

Jack Daniel Stanley - "Suffer the Child" - Pending. (Exhibition Only)

All official entries and their status will be regularly updated in this post

Matthew B
10-26-2013, 11:45 PM
Just to clarify. No other upload options? Just YouTube?

Brandon Rice
10-27-2013, 12:43 AM
Awesome sounds like a great plan!

Jason Ramsey
10-27-2013, 08:17 AM
Just to clarify. No other upload options? Just YouTube?

Yes, for now. I will try to make the films available for download, but for official submission, and viewing, youtube will be the way this time. no filesize worries, etc, this way. We'll see how it goes.

10-27-2013, 09:55 AM
What's wrong with Vimeo?

Jason Ramsey
10-27-2013, 10:07 AM
nothing in particular. Just other variables that would have needed to be considered. Vimeo members with basic plans might run into problems though based on the limitations of the account. i.e. bandwidth limitations, number of weekly uploads allowed, quality of encoding, the fact that basic members can't embed, potential wait times for uploads compared to plus members, etc.

Since this is our first fest back in a while, and a bit more casual, seemed like a good opportunity to explore using a 3rd party. For this first try at it, youtube seemed to be the best option with the least variables to be concerned about from our end, or the user-end.

Jason Ramsey
10-28-2013, 02:02 PM
The list has all submissions received as of this typing. If you submitted before now, and don't see your name on the list, let me know.

Brandon Rice
10-28-2013, 02:47 PM
Great to see many approvals coming through! :)

Jason Ramsey
10-29-2013, 07:40 AM
the list in the 2nd post is current as of this typing.

Hawk Teflon
10-29-2013, 07:49 AM
Is there a cut off time? Midnight? What time zone? I'm uh … I'm asking for a friend.

Jason Ramsey
10-29-2013, 08:22 AM
midnight pacific time, yes...

Should be:
11:59pm Pacific, 12:59am Mountain, 1:59am Central, 2:59am Eastern.

Here is a link that might help folks around the world:

The deadline is about 14.5 hours from the time of this post

Andy Olson
10-29-2013, 08:29 AM
Do we need to have a leader or is just the text overlay of DVXUSER Official Participant at the beginning enough?


Jason Ramsey
10-29-2013, 08:38 AM
you can do it however you want, as long as you have that text at the beginning of your film. It can be a practical effect, one of the leaders floating around, make your own, or just simply have a text overlay.

Hawk Teflon
10-29-2013, 08:49 AM
Great! Thank you!

Jason Ramsey
10-29-2013, 09:02 AM
all entries that have been submitted up to this point have been screened for approval. The list in the 2nd post of this thread is current as of this typing.

10-29-2013, 08:40 PM
Looks like I will be coming in under the wire. 40 minutes left on my encode, then I have to upload it. This should be fun. Good luck, everyone.

Jason Ramsey
10-29-2013, 09:15 PM
As long as I have a link by the deadline it is fine. Youtube doesn't need to be finished with your file. Just pm me a link to where the file will be when it is complete by the deadline.

Jason Ramsey
10-29-2013, 09:29 PM
list is current as of this posting. If you have submitted an entry url to me and don't see your name on the list, please pm me.

10-29-2013, 09:37 PM
I will be sending one just a hair before the deadline.

Jason Ramsey
10-29-2013, 10:38 PM
Ok, guys. I will be getting up at 7am my time (9am eastern, 8am central, 6am pacific). Anything in my inbox before then, we will screen for approval.

10-30-2013, 12:00 AM
Just sent pm a few minutes ago. Whew!!!!!!!!!!!!

Matt Harris
10-30-2013, 12:03 AM
congrats guys, this is awesome, love the youtubes.

Jason Ramsey
10-30-2013, 07:22 AM
List is updated with all known submitted entries. If you have submitted a film, and don't see your name on the list, please send me a pm immediately.


Hawk Teflon
10-30-2013, 07:24 AM
Awesome! And Happy Birthday!

10-30-2013, 07:50 AM
Happy B-Day! What a lovely bunch of presents to sort through. :-P Thanks for making this happen, Jason.

10-30-2013, 08:28 AM
Happy B-Day Jason!

10-30-2013, 10:02 AM
Happy Birthday!

Jason Ramsey
10-30-2013, 10:08 AM
Thanks, everyone. :) Today is also my youngest daughter's birthday.

Jason Ramsey
10-30-2013, 11:44 AM
A note on accepting (or not) films for exhibition.

In the past, we have generally always accepted films for exhibition under two conditions:
1. The film was made specifically for this fest, and a good faith effort to abide by the rules for submission was made.
2. A film did not have any known copyright violations.

In other words, we will typically allow films to still screen as exhibition only (non-compete) entries if they were made for the fest, and if their reason for being ineligible for competition was *not* copyright related.

I just wanted to provide that explanation for 2 films that we (unfortunately) will not be able to screen in the fest. Both of the films in question were not shot for this fest. We welcome you to post your films in the "User Films" section of the site, and encourage everyone to check it out. It just won't be able to be included in the playlist of festival films, since it wasn't made for this fest. Sorry for any disappointment.

That said, the approval process for all competing submissions is complete. Jack Daniel Stanley is submitting for consideration as an exhibition only entry, but he will be a little late to the party (films will go live, before he is finished, so keep an eye out after the fest opens). Brandon Rice is the only other exhibition submission at this time.

If you were working on a film for the fest, and didn't get it done in time... If you finish it up and provide me with a link any time during the festival window, I will consider it for exhibition. If it is accepted as exhibition, I will add it to the official HorrorFest II Youtube playlist. That way you can still take part in the fest, and receive feedback on your work from your peers, but you will be ineligible for physical prizes.

Need to hammer out a few other things, and (if there are no objections) I may send the films live a little early (some time tonight). Once the youtube playlist goes public, you are free to change the privacy status of your film from "Unlisted" to "Public", or you can leave it as "unlisted". You will also be free to embed/link your film on dvxuser, and on other websites that you participate in. I will also try to make a master thread with each film embedded, and links to their respective film threads. NOTE: You may *NOT* change the privacy status, or publicly share your film until the playlist becomes public.

Marlon Ladd
10-30-2013, 03:20 PM
Happy BDay to you and your daughter, Jason!! Films going live tonight??? I love it! Doooooooo iiiittttt! Please. :)

10-30-2013, 03:28 PM
I'm all for going live tonight too! Got kids and tomorrow is a nightmare. :)

10-30-2013, 03:50 PM
Yup - release the hounds!

10-30-2013, 06:22 PM
any word on this? slash will there be an announcement here or PMs, etc. tomorrow?? excited!