For the complete CFC rules, click here. For the CFC schedule, click here.

 

  1. BASICS
    What is the deadline for registration?
    How much does it cost?
    What are the film requirements?
    Can I release my film prior to the screening?
  2. COLLABORATION
    Can I choose my own teammate?
    What happens if my teammate flakes or won’t cooperate?
    What happens if I can’t complete the two weeks of filmmaking due to an emergency or scheduling conflict?
    How do I sponsor this competition or get involved on a volunteer basis?
  3. CHALLENGE
    What format do I have to use for submitting my film?
    Can I pay crew and actors?
    Can we use SAG actors in our films?
    Is animation allowed?
  4. FESTIVAL
    Who sees the film?
    How much does the screening cost?
    Can I bring guests to the screening?
    How do the judges pick the winner?

 

BASICS

What is the deadline for registration?
The last day to register for CFC is Monday, May 12th. Registration is subject to close before May 12th if competition capacity is reached.

How much does it cost?
Participants pay a one time registration fee to enter the contest: $35 for filmmakers and $15 for collaborator-only entrants. All filmmaking costs are the responsibility of the entrant.

What are the film requirements?
All submissions must be short films between 3-5 minutes in length, not including 10 seconds of opening credits and up to 60 seconds of end credits as outlined on the rules page.

Can I release my film prior to the screening?
No. After the screening, films may be released in accordance with CFC rules. Film trailers are permitted prior to screening.

 

COLLABORATION

How do I choose a teammate?
However you want! At our orientation on Wednesday, May 14th, you may pair up with anyone and everyone who will have you. The only requirement is that you help at least one other person on his or her film, and you find at least one person to help on yours.

What happens if I can’t help another filmmaker due to an emergency or scheduling conflict?
We get it: conflicts happen. But this event is about giving as much as you take, so we will have to examine conflicts on a case-by-case basis. Refusal or inability to work with other filmmakers may make your film ineligible for jury consideration.

How do I sponsor this competition or get involved on a volunteer basis?
Contact us at info@collaborationchallenge.com!

 

CHALLENGE

What format do I have to use for submitting my film?
We accept film submissions via digital dropbox, flash drive, hard drive, DVD, or Blu-Ray. If your film is selected for screening, CFC may contact you for HD media which will be converted to Blu-Ray.

Can I pay crew and actors?
Yes, but payment is solely your responsibility.

Can we use SAG actors in our films?
Yes, but it is your sole responsibility to clear their participation with SAG.

Is animation allowed?
Encouraged!

 

FESTIVAL

Who sees the film?
The CFC will screen 60-90 minutes of selected films at the Harmony Gold Theater in Hollywood. In addition to our entrants, their guests, and our panel of judges, the screening will be marketed to members of the media and all levels of industry players.

How much does the screening cost?
Nothing! The screening and the reception following are provided courtesy of the CFC.

Can I bring guests to the screening?
Yes, but due to limited seating the CFC reserves the right to restrict or alter the number of guests allowed per entrant.

How do the judges pick the winner?
All completed films are submitted to the judges. The 60-90 minutes worth of entries that they rate most highly will be chosen for the screening. Judges are not given a rubric, and are free to choose their favorite film at their own discretion.

Email us at  info@collaborationchallenge.com with any other questions!

 

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