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Jarred Land
07-04-2006, 08:12 PM
1. All films must aim for 5 minutes. 6 minutes is the max. Deliverables must be 16:9 or 2:35... anamorphic.

2. All films must be shot on either the DVX or the HVX to be eligible for prizes. Other cameras are welcome for demonstration.

3. All films must be a "R" or lower. Our "R" rating is pretty loose.. and its a hard R.. this is horror.

4. All films will be included on a Horrorfest DVD (hopefully) out Haloween.

5. Contest open to every country.

6. ABSOLUTE deadline is Oct 1st.. this ones for real this time.

7. No entry fee :)

Jeremy Ordan
07-04-2006, 09:46 PM
bad ass!

-Jeremy

Jarred Land
07-04-2006, 10:06 PM
im gonna go balls out for prizes this time around.. so lets make some good films so i dont look like a total moron to the sponsors :)

Ben Sliker
07-04-2006, 10:27 PM
im gonna go balls out for prizes this time around.. so lets make some good films so i dont look like a total moron to the sponsors :)

SWEET!

maestro1d
07-05-2006, 12:30 AM
I am totally there! Looking forward to submitting.... as soon as I....

What's that? No mother. No! I wasn't talking to anyone. No!

A filmfest? No mother... I would never... Yes mother.... I....

Daniel Skubal
07-05-2006, 01:20 AM
Very excited about this fest. Not sure if I will make it, but I'm excited nonetheless.

HorseFilms
07-05-2006, 06:15 AM
Should we be shooting for a 16:9 DVD release, or doesn't it matter?

spidey
07-05-2006, 08:26 AM
sweet, any word on the prizes?

krestofre
07-05-2006, 08:55 AM
Yes. Jarred is going to go "balls out." :Drogar-BigGrin(DBG)

GenJerDan
07-05-2006, 09:15 AM
Well, he did say it had to be a horror film.

Ben Sliker
07-05-2006, 10:09 AM
Should we be shooting for a 16:9 DVD release, or doesn't it matter?

so is 4:3 okay for this fest?

Jarred Land
07-05-2006, 10:12 AM
so is 4:3 okay for this fest?

4:3 is fine if you dont care if i chop off the top and bottom of the frames.. asking this though i assume you have a film already you shot in 4:3.. and in that case it doesnt qualify.

all films gotta be in 16:9 or smaller.

Ben Sliker
07-05-2006, 10:15 AM
4:3 is fine if you dont care if i chop off the top and bottom of the frames.. asking this though i assume you have a film already you shot in 4:3.. and in that case it doesnt qualify.

all films gotta be in 16:9 or smaller.

Nope ... haven't shot yet! Just a probe question considering it is usually explicitly listed, I'll definitely be submitting 16:9!

Jarred Land
07-05-2006, 10:17 AM
cool man.. thanks for bringing it up then, ill add it to the rules.

Ben Sliker
07-06-2006, 12:49 PM
might i also suggest that we keep the quicktime h.264 deliverable for voting, IMO they looked a lot better than the previous fests!

Jarred Land
07-06-2006, 03:35 PM
yeah that will stay.. even though some people still didnt know what was going on it kept things consistent.

Ben Sliker
07-06-2006, 03:59 PM
thanks jarred. I feel like i'm personally negotiating the rules for this. :costumed-smiley-047

marlenedegrood
07-06-2006, 07:02 PM
Sqeeze ok for the 16:9? Really want to do this, but this time of year is rough for me, I couldn't start filming until Sept 10......a challenge within a challenge.

Ben Sliker
07-06-2006, 08:23 PM
Sqeeze ok for the 16:9? Really want to do this, but this time of year is rough for me, I couldn't start filming until Sept 10......a challenge within a challenge.

I have no doubt that squeeze would be just fine, I'm pretty sure you can shoot however you like (well, anyway in 24p) as long as the file sent to jarred is 16:9.

Ralph D
07-06-2006, 10:05 PM
Is it acceptable if I shoot in 4:3 and then letterbox in post (selecting 1.85:1 as the aspect ratio)?

Jarred Land
07-06-2006, 10:07 PM
yes.. you will be sending me mpeg2 files, so any way you get to 16:9 is fine by me. Squeeze it, letterbox it, its all good.

Kholi
07-10-2006, 02:57 PM
To the top for people who haven't scanned down a few threads to see it.

Jack Daniel Stanley
07-15-2006, 10:26 PM
yes.

Like Jarred said 16X9 or smaller (by which he meant wider) and if you shoot 4:3 he'll just blow it up to 16X9 and chop the top and bottom off.

So if you shoot 4:3 and letterbox to 1.85:1 then he will blow that up to 16X9 and chop the top and bottom off so you will have a little bit of a black box.

I'd do the uprezz myself if I were you though because he is just gonna batch process and however it looks is however it looks (though I guess you'd be fine since you'll have a little safe zone with the 1.85:1).

DarkMatter
07-15-2006, 11:28 PM
Question... For those of us who have not submitted movies before how will this be done?

Jack Daniel Stanley
07-15-2006, 11:29 PM
how will what be done?

Jarred Land
07-15-2006, 11:41 PM
Question... For those of us who have not submitted movies before how will this be done?

After you are finished your film, you will enter online via a form and then upload both a Quicktime streamable file and a MPEG 2 file to our servers.

Jack Daniel Stanley
07-15-2006, 11:44 PM
oh right,
didn't see "not"
"who have not submitted before"
sorry

Noah
07-16-2006, 08:50 AM
If I post in my blog, updating about my production, will this disqualify me? Even if I don't advertise on dvxuser, "hey, check out http://... for production updates"?

Jack Daniel Stanley
07-16-2006, 08:55 AM
Yes that will disqualify you.
Email a grab or information to a friend = OK
Post information or a grab in your blog = not OK.
The difference? One is public the other is private.

The only place you can publicly promote is here in the forum until voting has closed. :thumbsup:

Noah
07-16-2006, 09:48 AM
Just checkin'. Thanks.

spidey
07-16-2006, 10:00 AM
yeah Im like the hardcore advocate for people doing that. make a set up like I do but email what you want to show to people, but not the leech over where like you ask people to come here then join. that happened on scififest with similo and caused deal of other problems and stupid posts.

EJ Pennypacker
07-16-2006, 10:30 AM
Jarred,

When the shorts are ready for viewing, are you going to release them all at the same time, or stagger it with uploads as-and-when to the list?

I think it's fair to speak on everyone's behalf when I say we all wish it was the 'release all at the same time'.

Although there were technical issues that made you do the latter, right?

EJ

insanityfw
07-25-2006, 10:42 AM
I haven't been through this before but do the films become the sole property of DVXuser or do we still retain the rights after the contest has closed. I don't know what's on the entry form.

I know that you sell them on the DVD, which seems fair to me, but can I do other things with my short...other fests, etc?

My short will be based off of a feature I'm prepping and I can't be giving away the rights to the title and content exclusively.

Thanks,

Jason

Jarred Land
07-25-2006, 10:45 AM
no we do not own the rights.. we purely only obtain rights to show it here for competition, and put it on and distribute it on the Horrorfest DVD... thats it, you can sell it to whoever else you want.

you can enter other festivals as well, but it cant be seen anywhere till after October 1st.

Jarred Land
07-25-2006, 10:46 AM
Jarred,

When the shorts are ready for viewing, are you going to release them all at the same time, or stagger it with uploads as-and-when to the list?

I think it's fair to speak on everyone's behalf when I say we all wish it was the 'release all at the same time'.

Although there were technical issues that made you do the latter, right?

EJ

as always, they are all released at the same time.

insanityfw
07-25-2006, 12:18 PM
Thanks Jarred. Sound more than fair to me.

Now, all I've got to see is if anybody will buy into a horror movie without any gore. :)

Blaine
07-25-2006, 12:21 PM
Thanks Jarred. Sound more than fair to me.

Now, all I've got to see is if anybody will buy into a horror movie without any gore. :)
Hudson, The Machinist and Filmjunkie677 LOVE horror without gore :evil:

Filmjunkie677
07-25-2006, 12:40 PM
Now, all I've got to see is if anybody will buy into a horror movie without any gore. :)


Sure, they're called supernatural thrillers. :Drogar-BigGrin(DBG)




Blaine, you got that right. lol.

insanityfw
07-25-2006, 10:17 PM
Sure, they're called supernatural thrillers. :Drogar-BigGrin(DBG)



Blaine, you got that right. lol.

OK, so then my entry is going to be a supernatural/thriller/horror movie. :)

bigteethproductions
07-30-2006, 08:03 AM
Yes that will disqualify you.
Email a grab or information to a friend = OK
Post information or a grab in your blog = not OK.
The difference? One is public the other is private.

The only place you can publicly promote is here in the forum until voting has closed. :thumbsup:

Wondering if this includes posting on sites to recruit cast/crew? Or is this simply for actual promotion of the film?

As this is my first DVX "fest" I'm a little unclear on it.

Jack Daniel Stanley
07-30-2006, 09:34 AM
Wondering if this includes posting on sites to recruit cast/crew? Or is this simply for actual promotion of the film?

As this is my first DVX "fest" I'm a little unclear on it.
You gotta be able to cast.

Do what you gotta do to cast, just don't turn a casting notice into a veiled promo with links and pics and stuff.

I wouldn't link to your film's promo thread at DVXuser from your audition notice either.

You can direct people there individually after they respond to your ad however. I think you could also include a brief synopsis and/or tag line in your audition notice and/or mention the web site by name and/or say its a horror short an online festival with viewership in the thousands.