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12/22/2013

 
1
72
-
HourShortFILMChallenge
OfficialRules
IntheUnitedStates,theChallengeisintendedforplaybythemembersoftheStudentFILMCollective.Tobecomeamembervisitwww.StudentFILMcollective.org/join
1.
 
ELIGIBILITY
:IntheUnitedStates,theChallengeisopenonlytoindividuallegalresidentsandlegalvisitorsoftheUnitedStates,NewYorkandtheGreaterNewYorkArea.Thefollowingarenoteligible:employees,contractors,directorsandofficersoftheStudentFILMCollective,and72-HourShortFILMChallenge,("72HSFC"),itsparent,subsidiariesandaffiliatedcompanies,distributors,webdesign,advertising,fulfillment,judgingandChallengeagenciesinvolvedintheadministration,development,fulfillmentandexecutionofthisChallenge(collectively,"ChallengeParties"),andtheimmediatefamilymembersofeach(spouse,parent,child,sibling,grandparent,andspouseor"step"ofeach)andthoselivingintheirsamehouseholds(thosepersonswhetherrelatedornotwholiveinthesameresidenceforatleastthreemonthsduringthetwelve-monthperiodprecedingthestartdateoftheChallenge).OutsideoftheUnitedStates,residencyrequirementsmayvary.Voidwhereprohibited.2.
 
TOENTER:
ToregisterfortheChallengefollowtheinstructionsfoundonwww.StudentFILMCollective.org/Challenge72.Registrationisbasedonafirst-comefirst-servedbasisand
spaceislimited 
.3.
 
TheChallengewillcommenceandendasannouncedonthe72HSFCwebsite.4.
 
Ifateam("Entrant")mustwithdrawfromtheChallenge,Entrantmustnotify72HSFCassoonaspossible.5.
 
Someoftheevents(e.g.,Kickoff,DropOff)maybeheldin"21yearsofageorolder"locations.Everyeffortwillbemadetoensurethatanyunder21teamswillnotbeaffectedadversely.Entrantsmaywishtoconsiderhavingatleastonememberofitsteambe21yearsorolder.
 
6.
 
Entrantswillberequiredtosignthestandard72-HourShortFILMChallengeTeamLeader'sAgreement.Ifunderthelegalageofmajorityinyourstateofresidence,yourparentorlegalguardianmustsignitonyourbehalf.Acopyofthisagreementisavailableatwww.StudentFILMCollective.org/Challenge72.7.
 
AllcostsassociatedwiththeproductionoftheEntryaresolelytheresponsibilityoftheEntrant.8.
 
EligibleEntrieswillbejudgedbasedonthejudgingcriteriastatedbelow.9.
 
EntrantsmustbepresentatthedesignatedtimesatthedesignatedEventtoparticipate.10.
 
BasicRequirementoftheChallenge:AttheKickoffEvent,Entrantswillreceiveanassignmentandbegivenexactly72hourstomakeavideo(an"Entry").Seewww.StudentFILMCollective.org/Challenge72fordetails.11.
 
CHALLENGETERMSOFSUBMISSION
:BysubmittinganEntryintothisChallenge,eachEntrantwarrantsandrepresentsthattheEntrantownsallrightstotheEntryhe/sheisenteringinthisChallenge,including,withoutlimitation,thevideoordigitalrecording,andtheperformancecontainedineachEntry,withtheexceptionofanyassetsprovidedbythe72HSFCforusebyEntrantsinconnectionwiththisChallenge.EachEntrantfurtherwarrantsandrepresentsthattheEntranthasobtainedpermissionfromeachpersonwhoappearsintheEntrytogranttherightstotheChallengePartiesdescribedintheseOfficialRules,andwillsubmitcopiesofsuchpermissionstotheChallengeParties.BysubmittinganEntry,EntrantagreestotheOfficialRules,andfurtheragreestoindemnifyandholdthe72HSFC,ChallengePartiesandtheirrespectiveaffiliates,officers,directors,agents,co-brandersorotherpartners,andanyoftheiremployees(collectively,the"ChallengeIndemnitees"),harmlessfromanyandallclaims,damages,expenses,costs(includingreasonableattorneys'fees)andliabilities(includingsettlements),broughtorassertedbyanythirdpartyagainstanyoftheChallengeIndemniteesduetoorarisingoutoftheEntrant'sEntrymaterialsinthisChallenge,ortheEntrant'sconductduringandinconnectionwiththisChallenge,includingbutnotlimitedtotrademark,copyright,orotherintellectualpropertyrights,rightofpublicity,rightofprivacyordefamation.Entrantagreestorelease,indemnifyandholdharmlessTheStudentFILMCollective,72HSFCandtheChallengePartiesfromanyandallclaimsthatanyadvertising,presentation,webcontentoranyothermaterialsubsequentlyproduced,presented,and/orpreparedbyoronbehalfof72HSFCortheChallengePartiesinfringesontherightsofEntrant'sworkascontainedinanyEntry.12.
 
Asaconditionofentry,participantsmustagreetotheTeamLeader'sAgreement,whichsetsforththerightsofEntrantand72HSFCwithrespecttotheuseofEntriesby72HSFC.EntriesthatdonotincludeallrequiredinformationandadheretotheforegoingandfollowingrequirementswillbeconsideredvoidandwillnotbeconsideredinthisChallenge.13.
 
TeamsareencouragedtousethemembersoftheStudentFILMCollectiveontheirfilms.14.
 
Memberswhowishtoparticipatebutdonotbelongtoateammayregistertoparticipate.HowevertheymustattendtheKick-offeventandfindateamtoworkon.15.
 
IfanygroupofindividualselectstocollaborateonanEntry,theyarerequiredtodesignateone(1)personastheagentofthegrouptoentertheChallenge,agreetotheseOfficialRules,signtheTeamLeader'sAgreementandaccepttheprizeonbehalfofthegroup.Neither72HSFCnoranyoftheChallengePartiesareliableforanydisputesbetweencollaboratorsarisingoutoforrelatedtotheChallenge.
 
2
16.
 
SELECTIONOFWINNERS
:Entrieswillbe judgedbyaprocessinwhichqualifiedpanelsofjudgeswillevaluatetheeligibleentriesbasedonthefollowing judgingcriteria:
 
 ArtisticMerit 
(e.g.,Story,Creativity,EntertainmentValue)(45%)
 
TechnicalMerit 
(30%)
 
 AdherencetotheAssignment 
(25%)TheTopEntrywillbedeclaredthewinner.Intheeventofatie,thetiewillbebrokenbasedonthehighestscoreinthefirstJudgingCriteria,continuingthereaftertoeachJudgingCriteriainorder,asneededtobreakthetie.Entrantsagreethatthe72HSFChasthesolerighttodecideallmattersanddisputesarisingfromthisChallengeandthatalldecisionsof72HSFCarefinalandbinding.17.
 
ONE(1)TOPPRIZE:
ThetopEntrywillbeawarded(prizeyettobedetermined);andwillbefeaturedattheCollectiveShortsFILMShowattheendoftheyear.18.
 
GENERALCONDITIONS
:Byparticipating,EntrantsagreetotheseOfficialRuleswhicharefinalandbindinginallrespects.TheChallengeisgovernedbythelawsoftheCityofNewYork,NewYork,USA,andallclaimsmustberesolvedinNewYorkcourtsortheFederalcourtslocatedinNewYorkCity.19.
 
LIMITATIONSOFLIABILITYANDRELEASE
:NoliabilityorresponsibilityisassumedbytheStudentFilmCollective,TheNewSchool,72HSFCorChallengePartiesresultingfromanyuser'sparticipationinorattempttoparticipateintheChallengeorabilityorinabilitytouploadordownloadanyinformationinconnectionwithparticipatingintheChallenge.Noresponsibilityorliabilityisassumedbythe72HSFCorChallengePartiesfortechnicalproblemsortechnicalmalfunctionarisinginconnectionwithanyofthefollowingoccurrenceswhichmayaffecttheoperationoftheChallenge:hardwareorsoftwareerrors;faultycomputer,telephone,cable,satellite,network,electronic,wirelessorInternetconnectivityorotheronlinecommunicationproblems;errorsorlimitationsofanyInternetserviceproviders,servers,hostsorproviders;garbled,jumbledorfaultydatatransmissions;failureofanye-mailtransmissionstobesentorreceived;lost,late,delayedorinterceptede-mailtransmissions;inaccessibilityoftheWebSiteinwholeorinpartforanyreason;trafficcongestionontheInternetortheWebSite;unauthorizedhumanornon-humaninterventionoftheoperationoftheChallenge,includingwithoutlimitation,unauthorizedtampering,hacking,theft,virus,bugs,worms;ordestructionofanyaspectoftheChallenge,orloss,miscount,misdirection,inaccessibilityorunavailabilityofanemailaccountusedinconnectionwiththeChallenge.72HSFCandChallengePartiesarenotresponsibleforanytypographicalerrorsintheannouncementofprizesortheseOfficialRules,oranyinaccurateorincorrectdatacontainedontheWebSite.UseofWebSiteisatuser'sownrisk.72HSFCandtheChallengePartiesarenotresponsibleforanypersonalinjuryorpropertydamageorlossesofanykindwhichmaybesustainedtouser'soranyotherperson'scomputerequipmentresultingfromparticipationintheChallenge,useoftheWebSiteorthedownloadofanyinformationfromtheWebSite.ByparticipatingintheChallenge,Entrantagreestorelease,indemnifyandhold72HSFCandChallengePartiesharmlessfromanyandallclaims,damagesorliabilitiesarisingfromorrelatingtosuchEntrant'sparticipationintheChallenge.20.
 
WINNERS
:WinnerswillbeannouncedattheFilmScreeningonMondayNovember7andpostedonlineatwww.StudentFILMCollective.org/Challenge72.21.
 
CHALLENGEORGANIZER
:TheStudentFILMCollective,StudentFILMCollective.org,90FifthAve,NewYork,NY1001122.
 
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72hourtimeperiodmaynotbeusedinsequencetocreatetheillusionofmotion.
 
3
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Cardgenre.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-cameralimit.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-cameralimit.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,andtherefore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thefollowing:
 
Thetext"[yourteamname]presents"immediatelyfollowedby"a72HourFilmProject"or
 
Thetext“a72HourFilmProject”immediatelyfollowingthetitleofyourfilm"A72-HourShortFilm"shouldnotbeinquotesandmaybeentirelylowercase(i.e.,"a72hourshortfilm").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andare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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