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Official 72hsfc Rules

Official 72hsfc Rules

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OfficialFilmmakingRules
Thefollowingrulesapplytoeachparticipatinggroup/productionteam
A.
 
Times
 
The72-HourShortFILMChallenge(72SHFC)willoccurinTheGreaterNYAreaandOfficiallybeginattheKickoffEventonFridayNovember4
th
,2011@3:00PM,inRoomD1009,at6E16thSt,NYC.(SeeRuleE)
 
The72-HourShortFILMChallengewilloccurbetweenFriday(November4
th
2011)4:00pmlocaltimeandthefollowingMonday(November7
th
)4pmlocaltime.Thisisthe"Official72-HourTimePeriod".
 
Theparticipatinggroup/teammustcompleteitsfilm/videoworkintimetodeliverittoalocationtobeannounced,byeMondayNov7at4:00pm.
 
Onlyworksthatmeetthedeadlinewillbeofficiallypartofthecompetition.AllfilmsreceivedonMonday(on-time)willbescreened.
B.
 
Allcreativitymusttakeplaceduringthe"Official72HourTimePeriod."
Anycreativityworkinadvanceofthecompetitionweekendisprohibited.Creativeworkincludes,butisnotlimitedto:
 
Writingthescript
 
Rehearsing
 
Costume/SetDesign
 
Shooting
 
Editing
 
SoundDesign
 
Rendering
 
Outputtingtotapeorothermedia
C.
 
Theonlyworktobeginpriortothe"Official72HourTimePeriod"is:
 
OrganizingCrew
 
OrganizingCast
 
SecuringEquipment
 
Scouting/SecuringLocations(SeealsoRuleDandRuleJ.)
D.
 
Allfootagemustbeshotwithinthe72hourtimeperiodoftheproject.
 
Nostockfootageorfootageshotorcreatedatanothertimemaybeused.
 
Animationandspecialeffectsarepermitted,butmustbecreatedduringthe72hourtimeperiod.(
Note:Stockfootage,aspartofaspecialeffectinathirdpartyspecialeffectsprogram,ispermissible
.)
 
Stillphotographsarepermitted,providedthattheteamhastherightstothem.Thephotosdonotneedtobecreatedduringthe72hourtimeperiod;however,stillscreatedoutsideoftheofficial72hourtimeperiodmaynotbeusedinsequencetocreatetheillusionofmotion.
E.
 
EachparticipatinggroupmusthavearepresentativeattheofficialKickoffEventofthe72HourFilmProject.
 
Attheevent,eachgroupmustsubmitacompleteTeamLeader'sAgreement,signedbyits teamleader.(Thisformcanbefoundonthe72-HourShortFILMChallengewebsite.)Ateammaynotparticipatewithoutsubmittingthisagreement.
 
Eachgroupwillchoosethegenreofitsfilminarandomdrawing.
 
TeamswillbegiventheoptionofrelinquishingthegenreselectedinthedrawingforaWildCardgenre.IfoptingfortheWildCard,teamsmaynotgobacktotheiroriginalgenre.
F.
 
Eachparticipatinggroupwillbeassignedrequiredelementsthatmustappearinitsfilm,suchasagenre,acharacter,apropand/oralineofdialogue.
 
TherequiredCharacterandPropmustbeseenon-screen.
 
TherequiredLineofDialoguemustbeusedverbatim.Itmaybespoken,sungand/orwritten.Itmaybeinanylanguage,thoughifitisunclearthatitistherequiredLine,theremustbeatranslation.
 
Toqualifyasan"Official72HourFilm,"eachgroup'sfilmmustbeinthegenreitselectsandmustcontainallrequiredelementswithintheofficialtimelimitandpriortothecredits.
 
G.
 
AllcastandcrewmustbecomemembersoftheStudentFILMCollective,andmustparticipateasnon-paidvolunteers.
H.
 
Anytypeofvideoorfilmcameramaybeused,however,amaximumofonlythreecamerasmaybeusedtoshootfootageforuseinyourfilm.Soundrecordersareallowedinadditiontothisthree-cameralimit.Camerasusedforapurposeotherthanrecordingvideofootage(forexample,asprops,editingdecks,soundrecorders,ortorecordsolelybehind-the-scenesfootage)areallowedinadditiontothisthree-cameralimit.I.
 
FilmmakersareencouragedtouseStudentFILMCollectivemembersascastandcrew.J.
 
Participatinggroupsareencouragedtoworkwithalocalcomposerand/ormusicianstowriteandrecordmusicforthefilms.Itispermissibleforaparticipatinggrouptousepre-recordedmusic;howevertheparticipatinggroup
must 
havetherightstoanymusicusedinitsfilmandmustprovidereleasesforallmusicused.Aswithmusic,pre-recordedsoundeffectsareallowed,butyoumusthaverightstousethem.
Note:Songparodies(i.e.,useofidentifiablepre-existingcompositionswithneworalteredlyricsormusic)maynotbeincludedinthefilmwithoutasignedrelease fromthecomposition’srightsholder.Thisruleapplieswithoutregardtowhetherthesongparodyarguablyconstitutes"fairuse"underUSorinternationalcopyrightlaw.
K.
 
Thefinishedfilmmustbeaminimumof4minutesinduration,andamaximumof6minutesinduration—notincludingcredits.See
RuleL
.L.
 
Creditsattheendofeachfilmarelimitedtoamaximumof30seconds.The30secondsisconsideredadditionaltothelengthofthefilm,asstatedin
RuleK
.(Thatis,afilmmaybe6minuteslong,withanadditional30secondsofcredits,foratotalrunningtimeof6minutes30sec)Theendcreditsmustincludethewords:"ThisfilmwasmadefortheStudentFILMCollective72-HourFilmProject.www.StudentFILMCollective.org"Openingcreditsareconsideredtobepartofthefilm,andthereforecountagainsttheseven-minutemaximum.Additionally,ifyourfilmhasopeningcreditsotherthansimplythefilm'stitle,youmustincludeoneofthefollowing:
 
Thetext"[yourteamname]presents"immediatelyfollowedby"a72HourFilmProject"or
 
Thetext“a72HourFilmProject”immediatelyfollowingthetitleofyourfilm"A72HourFilmProject"shouldnotbeinquotesandmaybeentirelylowercase(i.e.,"a72hourfilmproject").M.
 
FortheUnitedStates,Canada,Chile,Japan,Peru,SouthKorea,andTaiwan,thefinishedfilm/videomustbeinNTSC.Forallothercountries,itmustbeinPAL.Unlessotherwiseinstructedonthe72-HourShortFILMChallengewebsite,yourfilmmustbesubmittedononeofthefollowingmedia:
 
(Preferred)aself-containedQuickTimefilewithnoproprietarycodecsoneither:-adataDVD,or-aUSBflashdrivePleasecheckyourcitypageforcompletesubmissionrequirements.Ifyourfilmdoesnotconformtothesubmissionrequirementsinyourcity,itmaybedisqualified.Also,ifyourfilmcannotbeviewedon72SHFCequipment,itmaybedisqualified.
N.
 
Notesonsubmissions:
 
Werecommendthateachteamsubmittwocopiesofthefinalfilm.
 
Werecommendthatyoumakesoundlevelsrelativelyeventhroughoutyourfilm.(Ifyourfilmhasunevensoundorsoundthatpeaks,itmaybemodifiedtoprotecttheplaybackequipment.)
 
Projectionspecsvaryfromtheatertotheaterandarebeyondthecontrolofthe72SHFC.Ifyourfilmisverydark,itmaybedifficulttoseeinyourtheater.
 
Allfilmsreceivedontheeveningofthedeadlineon-timewillbescreened,presumingtheyareeligibleaccordingto
RuleR.

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