We are happy to announce that viewing and rating for Fiction Fest 2011 is now open.
There is a new column added to the film listing page which contains a green arrow. This gives you the option of downloading an individual film directly from the listing page rather than going into the streaming view first.
As before, clicking the films title will take you to the streaming page where you can watch the film online. From there you again have the options of moving forward and backward through the films and watching them, downloading them, rating them and returning to the film listing page.
Please be aware this is not a fully realized streaming system. It is a good step towards that, but it is not complete yet as there are a lot of components to install, integrate and test.
So when you click play do not expect the film to begin immediately, it may take a minute for it to start as it buffers the stream down to your system.
There are no changes to the rating system since the last fest, but I feel it's important to remind you how it works.
First we allow everyone to now rate, regardless of post count, regardless of length of time at dvxuser. However, the finalists are only determined based upon the ratings of those who have 50 posts and/or have entered a film in the fest. The other ratings are for audience choice decisions.
REMINDER: If you are a registered dvxuser member, be sure to use those credentials when logging into dvxfest, prior to rating the films. Especially, if you have 50 posts and want your ratings to help determine prize winners
When you click the stars, you are not ranking the specific film against the other entries. Instead you are giving that film its own rating from 1 to 10, where 1 means this is the worst this film could ever be, nothing could be done to make it worse and 10 means this is the best film it could possibly be, nothing could make it any better. You are rating the film on its own merit, not against any other film.
We keep track of each individual rating, which film was rated, who rated it and what rating they gave. And we are able to, and do, look at trends in the rating.
In the past we have seen people try to sway the results by rating the films they were involved in a 10 and everything else a 1. First, this is a waste of time as the system is designed on an average rating and so these attempts to sway have little to no impact on the overal average. You do everyone a better service by giving a fair and honest appraisal of each entry, or if you don't want to do that, then don't rate.
Unfair rating trends like this will be disqualified from the overal count, so don't waste your or our time by performing such tactics.
Can I change my rating?
Until viewing closes, the system allows you to alter your rating. Sometimes you feel a particular way about a film and give a rating that reflects it, but after further reflection or subsequent viewings you realize the rating does not accurately reflect your view of the film. In this case, simply reclick the stars to mark the revised value.
Problems viewing or rating
If you run into any issues with either the viewing or the rating portions of the system, please note the problem in the provided Technical Issues thread. This will be the only place we'll monitor for problems with the system.
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03-11-2011 01:55 PM
03-11-2011 02:01 PM
Thanks Larry! Looking forward to seeing these!Please subscribe to my YOUTUBE CHANNEL to see all of my projects.
New short film THE APPOINTMENT now available to see!
03-11-2011 02:08 PM
It appears Comatose Conundrum is missing?-Joshua Brown
03-11-2011 02:25 PM
Yes where is this one?Sean D Brown
RED Scarlet & 5d Mark ii
03-11-2011 02:26 PM
issues here, so we can keep it in one place:
I'll go ahead and close this one down so there is no confusion.
03-11-2011 02:39 PM
Awesome Larry, wasnt expecting it so fast.
Also - the player is fantastic as it cuts a lot on download, I still recommend downloading them if you have fast enough connection however.
03-16-2011 06:17 PM
Just wanted to cross post this here in case people miss the technical thread - if you are having issues viewing the entries dont forget to post them in here:
In the meantime the entries can be viewed by downloading directly from here: