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Film making contest on Social Theme

Suggested by  Tuhina A Vijay

Competition: What on Earth is Going On? Film Making Contest (Website)

Organised By: Filmaka and MSN

Key Dates:
Submission Deadline: July 28, 2008

About Competition:
What On Earth Is Going On? is looking for 15 films to play on MSN’s new socially relevant content channel!

Filmaka is offering a chance to submit one of those 15 films. One’s film should be compelling, exciting, dynamic and challenging. It should enthuse the world to participate in positive social change. It should appeal to a global audience of over 500 million, engage the viewer and provide them with an understanding of the world that you live in. What On Earth wants you to share what’s most important to you in your life.

Rules:

  • The digital film must be 1 to 3 minutes in Length.
  • Contestant must be a registered member of Filmaka to upload a film through their site. Membership is free.
  • Submission to the Competition is Free.
  • When uploading the film, supply your name, the film title and a 2 sentence log line for the film.
  • The rating of the content must be equal to or less restrictive than “R” rated.

More Rules can be read here.

Submission Requirement:

  • The Preferred File Format for Submission is Windows Media Video, Version 9. Entries are also accepted in .mov(Quicktime), .flv(Flash), .mp4(MPEG4), and .mp2(MPEG2) formats.
  • Minimum Picture Quality Requirements are:
  • Resolution: 4:3 frame ratio- 540 pixels X 405 pixels or 16:9 frame ratio- 720 pixels X 405 pixels.
  • Data Rate: 1500 Kbpa to 2.000 Mbps
  • Frame Rate: Current (at least 24 fps, preferably 30 fps)
  • Sound: AAC, 48.000 kHz, Mono/Stereo, Best Quality, Bit rate 128kbps or better.
  • File Size: Size between 100 mb to 500 mb.

To know the complete jury here.
Note:
The 15 finalist filmmakers will be intimated via email and will need to provide a brief autobiography.

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