Sunday, March 10, 2013

Seattle Times Three-Minute Movie Contest

The details: The Seattle Times and Seattle International Film Festival invite you to shoot a short film of three minutes or less on your video camera or phone. Our panel of judges will choose their favorites to show at the festival and on
Here’s how it works: Make a film on any subject you like, as long as it’s suitable for a family-newspaper audience. (No sex, violence or bad language, please.) It must be three minutes or less.
Here’s how you enter: Upload your film to YouTube and then fill out the form below.
Very important: If you use music, you must have permission from whoever owns the rights to it.
Special categories:
• Filmmakers under 18 are eligible for the J. Michael Rima award for young directors.
• Films that capture the people, places and idiosyncrasies of the Northwest are eligible for a special prize.
Fine print: When you submit your video, make sure you include your name, phone number, email address, age (if under 18) and movie title. If you are selected as a finalist, we’ll contact you for a higher-resolution version of your film.
Prizes: Winners will be shown on The Seattle Times website and at the Seattle International Film Festival. The grand-prize winner will get one full-series pass to this year’s festival, which begins May 16 and runs through June 9 at several venues in the Greater Seattle area ( The winner of the J. Michael Rima Award for directors under 18 will get screened as part of the FutureWave shorts, and the grand prize winner will also have an additional screening.

  Click here to read all the details about the annual contest.
Entries are due April 15.

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