Entries must be UFO, Alien, or Sci-Fi related and must not exceed 15 minutes in length. Applicants must enter the appropriate age category (17 & Under or 18 & Older). Entries will be judged against each other within their age specific category.
NOTE: Profanity, sexual content and derogatory language towards any group or specific individual is prohibited. Family-Friendly films only.
Each applicant may submit no more than two (2) works. There is no restriction on when the video was completed. If an applicant is submitting two entries, two separate entry forms must be submitted.
Only one applicant per film entry will be accepted and the applicant must have prime artistic responsibility for the video submitted. Roles considered to have prime artistic responsibility are director, producer, writer, or editor.
Although any shooting format may have been used to produce the original film, the only acceptable submission format for consideration is an non-copy protected DVD or flash drive. DO NOT send original prints, stills or other materials related to the entry. The Reel Hollywood Video, 3rd St Pizza Co. & Moonlight Theater will not be responsible for damage to videos resulting from shipping, handling, judging, or screening.
Entries will be judged by a panel selected by The Reel Hollywood Video, 3rd St Pizza Co. & Moonlight Theater staff. Entries will be judged on Audience Appeal, Characterizations, Cinematography, Story, Directing, Audio, Music, Sound Effects, Editing, and Theme. A sample of the judging form can be requested from The Reel Hollywood Video by email.
Each age category will have a First (1st) Place, Second (2nd) Place, & Third (3rd) Place given. The People's Choice Award will combine all film entries. The decision of the judges is final.
By submitting this entry form, the applicant certifies that the exhibition of the submitted entry accepts all responsibility relating to - and indemnifies and holds harmless The Reel Hollywood Video, 3rd St Pizza Co. & Moonlight Theater, and their representatives from - any and all disputes and liabilities arising from any such claims by a third party.
Royalty free music and music samples for use in films can be found at: www.seabreezecomputers.com/tips/freemusic.htm
In addition to agreeing that the material is clear of all copyright concerns, you are granting the McMinnvile Sci-Fi Festival Film Festival, The Reel Hollywood Video, 3rd St Pizza Co. & Moonlight Theater limited license to show your film images from your film, in part or in their entirety, in the Moonlight Theater during the McMinnville UFO Festival and to be included in the promotional materials related to the festival in print, electronic, or digital form at any time, before, during and after the contest.
Applicants who do not follow the rules and regulations will have their entry disqualified from the competition.