Topic: Septemberfest 2010 Contest [CLOSED]

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With a huge demand for a month long contest, “Septemberfest” now means more than a month long celebration of a brickfilm that can only be described as a cult-classic. It is now an annual contest running from the 1st of September until the 30th of September. Please note that although Septemberfest is named thus both because of the month it’s being held in AND in honour of a certain brickfilm, it is not directly TCOTY related. Connecting your film to TCOTY in some way will not earn you extra points in the judging process.
The contest will be run similarly to THAC and BRAWL contests.

Just to make things crystal clear, Septemberfest is the official month-long Bricks In Motion contest.


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The theme for Septemberfest 2010 is No Dialogue. Now, whilst dialogue is primarily defined as "conversation between two or more persons ", we also don't want to hear any monologues or the like.

The purpose of this theme is to tell a story without words. The only exemption are the film titles/credits. Songs with lyrics/singing count as dialogue.


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Your entry must:

1.    Be primarily composed of stop-motion animation. 3D, Flash, or other animation techniques may be used to in addition to stop-motion as long as the finished product is at least 50% stop-motion animation.
2.    Use LEGO or similar building toys as primary elements.
3.    Not contain adult language, excessive violence or sexual themes.
4.    Contain only images, sounds, music, and story material which you have the rights to distribute.
5.    There is no maximum or minimum running time requirement. Remember, quality over quantity.
6.    Include the BrickScope logo/site URL in the entry's credits.


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The deadline for submissions will be Thursday, September 30th, 2010 at 11:59PM UTC time (Greenwich Mean Time). You can enter your films as early as you wish however they cannot be made public until after the deadline (September 30th). Films submitted after this time will be disqualified.


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No trademarked properties which might be confused with commercial enterprises may be used. This means you cannot use storylines based on characters from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, or other trademarked series. You cannot base your work on copyrighted material; however, old works that are now in the public domain are acceptable source material.
All material included in films submitted must be original, or content that you have expressed permission to use. If you use content that is not your own, you must be able to provide proof that you have received permission to include it in your film. All music must be credited, even if you made it yourself.


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There are a couple of ways you can submit your film. You only have to submit it once.

1.    Upload your video to YouTube with the “Private” setting. You will have to allow access to the YouTube accounts of the Septemberfest 2010 judging panel (YET TO BE DECIDED) along with a message stating that it is your entry for Septemberfest 2010 and your BiM username. The advantage of this is that after the deadline, you can simply change it to “Public”.

2.    Upload your video to YouTube as "Unlisted". You must then send the video link to the username "Septemberfest" on the BiM forums  as well as your name. This may be the easiest of the options as again, after the deadline, you can simply change it to “Public”. You may not share this link with any persons other than the judging panel (via the BiM account "Septemberfest").

3.    Send a private message in the BiM forums to username “Septemberfest” including your name and a link to download the entry. We will accept .avi, .mov, and .wmv formats.


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The submitted films will be judged on two factors by the judging panel (YET TO BE DECIDED). These factors will be the story and the presentation.


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In addition to the contest prizes, BrickScope is offering the following promotion to all contest entrants:

•    All entrants of Septemberfest 2010 contest are entitled to 5% off any orders with free shipping on minifigs, animals and minifig utensils or body parts. To claim this discount, provide your BiM forum username and the name of the contest film you are working on in the order comments section on BrickLink.


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Here are some links to .png files of the BiM logo, the BrickScope logo (1 and 2), and the Septemberfest logo.


Note that I may update this thread with further details and such before September 1st. Before you start your entry, make sure you read all the details again to make sure you have all the required information.

Last edited by Sean (October 1, 2010 (04:15am))

THAC XIV entry here: (Never) Meant To Be

Re: Septemberfest 2010 Contest [CLOSED]

I am excite.

However, I've got to say that I'm not happy with the decision to separate audio and visual presentation into two judging categories. I really don't see the point of it, and it may badly affect the scores of those who have inferior audio recording equipment; just getting a proper brickfilming camera is expensive enough for most people. Anyway, what if someone wanted to do a silent film?

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Re: Septemberfest 2010 Contest [CLOSED]

It's a fair point, Littlebrick, and the judging categories have been merged back into story and presentation.

THAC XIV entry here: (Never) Meant To Be

Re: Septemberfest 2010 Contest [CLOSED]

Yay mini/smile
My exams finish on the 17th, so I will have time to make an entry!

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Re: Septemberfest 2010 Contest [CLOSED]

mini/sad Not good date.

55 Hours for everything...

Give it a shot.

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Re: Septemberfest 2010 Contest [CLOSED]

The timing for this contest was decided upon based on the overwhelming response to this poll.

THAC XIV entry here: (Never) Meant To Be

Re: Septemberfest 2010 Contest [CLOSED]

Wait, that store is in America. What about all of us people in other countries.

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Re: Septemberfest 2010 Contest [CLOSED]

If you read the Store Terms, jstudios, you'll notice that BrickScope ships to over 100 locations.

THAC XIV entry here: (Never) Meant To Be

Re: Septemberfest 2010 Contest [CLOSED]

Sorry mini/cat Forgot to read that Sean, I'm going to enter this, unless the theme is really hard.

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Re: Septemberfest 2010 Contest [CLOSED]

Awesome, seems like a lot of fun, if I finish some animation here for a other film before this contest starts, I'll probably enter ^^

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Re: Septemberfest 2010 Contest [CLOSED]

I don't think I'll be able to enter, I'm already busy with two projects. But if the theme is interesting, I might try.

Re: Septemberfest 2010 Contest [CLOSED]

Oooh, wow I can't wait! I've never entered any contest before... this'll be fun! (unless school prevents me from doing anything... I'll have to finish it before school starts). mini/smile

I'm in college, hopefully I'll animate when I'm out!

Re: Septemberfest 2010 Contest [CLOSED]

I'll try my very best to enter, school starts on the 2nd for me though mini/sad

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Re: Septemberfest 2010 Contest [CLOSED]

Very interesting, well done on the organization, Sean. I'll be looking forward to entering, however I'll probably be away for a week sometime in September so I might miss out a bit, but ah well! Although I'm not so sure about the TCOTY thing, I would have to agree with Littlebrick on that one.

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I'll be back animating soon! Exams and computer faults are keeping me away </3

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Re: Septemberfest 2010 Contest [CLOSED]

LegOpinions wrote:

I'm not so sure about the TCOTY thing

What do you mean?

THAC XIV entry here: (Never) Meant To Be

Re: Septemberfest 2010 Contest [CLOSED]

Well, earning extra points from mentioning a film, well, I guess it's grand. it's not a rule though, is it?

'look like it was shot at 2 FPS by a blindfolded five year old boy with broken fingers and no thumbs.' -PushOver
I'll be back animating soon! Exams and computer faults are keeping me away </3

Drifter (THAC 11) - Here

Re: Septemberfest 2010 Contest [CLOSED]

I suggest you re-read it the rules. I explicitly stated

Sean wrote:

Connecting your film to TCOTY in some way will not earn you extra points in the judging process.

THAC XIV entry here: (Never) Meant To Be

Re: Septemberfest 2010 Contest [CLOSED]

He says it doesn't earn extra points.
EDIT: Sean beat me to it D:

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Re: Septemberfest 2010 Contest [CLOSED]

Well, it looks good. I cant wait. By the way, is the font you used for the banner Harabara?

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Re: Septemberfest 2010 Contest [CLOSED]

It is indeed, RB.

THAC XIV entry here: (Never) Meant To Be