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Guidelines

Teams

Teams must be led by one captain. One person cannot be the captain of more than one team. However, one can be a member of more than one team. Faculty, alums, community members, and staff are welcome to be on a team, however they cannot be a captain. Team registration will open early winter term and teams should register by Monday, February 3, 2014 to be on the official email list. Film making may begin at any time and may continue until the film submission deadline (Friday, February 7, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.)

Film Length

All films must be no longer than five minutes, with an additional 30 seconds allotted for credits.

Content and Editing

  1. Photo Content
    Photo stills, whether originally digital or analog, are acceptable and may constitute up to 100% of the film.
  2. Movie Content
    Outside film clips are allowed if the content is either free of copyright or falls under fair-use provisions.
  3. Editing
    You may use any method you wish from in-camera editing to high-end digital video workstations. Make sure to constantly save your film to an external hard drive.
  4. Decency
    Golden Schillers reserve the right to disqualify a film if it does not meet reasonable decency standards. Basically, refrain from including nudity or hate speech. If either are essential to your project, get creative and work around it.

Camera Availability

Digital Video cameras are available from the PEPS department. Check out times are regular office hours (Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.).  There is an online web form to request and reserve equipment, click here.

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Deadlines

The film submission deadline for the 2014 Golden Schillers Film Festival is Friday, February 7, 2014 at 11:59 P.M. to the “Golden Schiller” Collab folder. Each team captain will have a Golden Schiller folder to save their FINALIZED video by the submission deadline.

Submission Rules

Each team can only submit one movie. All films must be submitted digitally to the server. Information about how to do this will be sent to all team captains.

Judging Criteria

Judging criteria will be developed by the judges and will focus on, but is not limited to, overall production, creativity, originality, technical merit, editing, direction, acting and concept.