Send in your short film for a chance to air on national TV. Films must be under 20 minutes. Check the website at http://www.ovationtv.com/events/filmcontest/ for full details and entry forms.
The Contest ends at 11:59:59 p.m. on May 7, 2010 (“End Date”). All eligible entries must be received by May 14, 2010.
The Contest is open only to residents of the 50 United States of America or the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older as of their time of entry.
Limit one (1) entry per person per genre category.
There are four genre categories available for entry: Drama, Comedy, Animation, and Documentary.
To enter, create an original short film in one of the genre categories with a running time of 20 minutes or less in DVD, VHS, or miniDV format (“Film”); complete the Official Entry Form (indicating the category for which you wish to be eligible) and mail your Film properly labeled with your hand-printed name, address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, Film title, and entry genre to the following address: Ovation, LLC, Attn: Ovation Short Film Contest Entry, 2800 28th Street, Suite 240, Santa Monica, CA 90405.
By participating in the Contest, you represent and warrant that your Film (a) is your original work and owned exclusively by you.
WINNER SELECTION; JUDGING CRITERIA: Sponsor will select no more than 20 Films (“Finalists”) from among all eligible entries received based on the following judging criteria:
- Creativity (25%) – Original Idea
- Directing (25%) – Casting, adapting script, directing talent, setting tone
- Writing (25%) – How well the idea is expressed in script form, dialogue
- Production Skill (25%) – Editing, camera work, lighting, continuity, etc.
For the Viewers’ Choice category, the Film that receives the most votes from among the Finalists between May 24, 2010 and June 4, 2010 on the Contest web page will win for that category.
The Top Film winner and the Viewers’ Choice winner will have their films air on the Ovation television network during the American Revolutionaries: The Directors event in July 2010 and potentially screened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Best of Comedy, Best of Drama, and Best of Animation winners will receive on air and online promotion and a HD Flip Camera (Approximate Retail Value $199.99).