Topic: 2017 Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival

The Brickfilmer's Guild is proud to present the 2017 Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival.  The BFG Film Festival is an online brickfilming festival that will showcase some of the best brickfilms of 2017. We invite all BFG members to submit their best brickfilm of 2017. Your entry can be a brickfilm that has already been made, or one you make just for this festival, as long as it is published in 2017. You have until the end of the year to submit your brickfilm.
This year's festival will have a prestigious judges panel, with representatives from all around the world.  The first round of the judging will be done by Big Monkey of thefourmonkeys, after the deadline passes.  He will narrow down all of the entries to just 30-60 finalist entries which will be judged by all five judges. This list will be made into a playlist on the Brickfilmer's Guild YouTube Channel.

Judges:
Big Monkey (Dave Smith) (Administrator at Brickfilmer's Guild)
David Pickett (Co-founder of Set Bump and co-author of the LEGO Animation Book)
Seán Willis (Administrator of BricksInMotion.com)
Mirko Horstmann (Administrator at Brickboard)
Marc Andre Caron (Member of Brick à Brack)

Categories:
Story and Screen Play
Cinematography
Animation
Sound Effects
Music Score
Voice Acting
Best Brickfilm that includes the BFG logo (Judged by Big Monkey)
BFG Members Choice (Voted on by BFG Members)
Best Brickfilm of Festival
There will also be various honorable mentions categories.

Rules:
1. Submit your brickfilm by deadline. The entry form is HERE.
2. Your brickfilm must be uploaded in the year 2017, no exceptions. The YouTube (or Vimeo) video must have a 2017 date.  The deadline for submissions is 12:01 A.M. GMT, January 1 2018.
3. Your entry does not have to be made for this festival, but if you include the BFG logo in the first 5 seconds of your brickfilm, it will make you eligible for the "Best Entry with BFG Logo" category. This category will be judged by Big Monkey only.
4. The principle animation technique must be stop motion.
5. It must be under 15 minutes long.
6. You can enter only one brickfilm. No substitutions are allowed after entry has been submitted.  Sorry, NO exceptions! It is very easy to enter the contest, but choose your brickfilm entry wisely. You have until the end of the year to enter your film. If you collaborate on brickfilms, the films must be published on different YouTube channels. No one channel may enter multiple brickfilms.
7. Violence with blood is allowed. Guns, knives, and all other weapons are allowed.
8. Offensive language will be tolerated, but could hurt your score if not used in a necessary manner or if any particular judges find it overly offensive.
9. No sexually offensive material allowed.
10. No offensive racist material will be accepted.
11.  Use of licensed themes and/or music is allowed.
12.  You will need to be a member of the Brickfilmer's Guild to enter.
13.  If you have questions about this festival, please let us know in this forum post.

Prizes:
We will continue the tradition that was started a few years ago.  There will be no physical prizes awarded to the winners.  Winning and being nominated for anything in this festival is the prize itself, however the winner of "Best Film" will be added to the list of past winners in the BFG Library


Link to membership form.

Link for BFG logo.


If your entry is accepted, your name will be added to the "Accepted Entries" list HERE.

If your entry is a finalist, it will help if your video has captions unless there is no dialogue.  This is not a requirement but will be very helpful for the international group of judges.

Re: 2017 Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival

Oh man I'm excited! mini/delirium

Last edited by O'Looney Productions (September 30, 2017 (06:01pm))

Re: 2017 Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival

Oh sweet last year I didn't have any good films to show but this year I do

YouTube

I'm a Brickfilmer that loves smooth animation and attention to detail.

Re: 2017 Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival

Sounds great! I'm planning to enter. mini/bigsmile

Re: 2017 Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival

I didn't make any films in the last couple of years, but I finally have something to enter! mini/smile With an original soundtrack as well mini/sunnies

Re: 2017 Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival

Super! I participate!

Re: 2017 Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival

I’ve got a brickfilm I’ve been working on for a bit which I haven’t gotten around to in quite a while... I might enter mini/smile

"That's a lot of fish." -Matthew Broderick

Re: 2017 Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival

HERE is the playlist for all the festival entries. Looks like lots of great brickfilms this year.

Re: 2017 Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival

Oh man, there are some GOOD entries....

https://i.imgur.com/jsMn7NA.png

Re: 2017 Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival

BFG members and vote for "Members Choice" HERE!