The Basics

Want the Cliff’s Notes on submissions? Here’s a quick version, but make sure to read the full rules at FilmFreeway!

Final Deadline for Submission: October 1st, 2021

Category: 5 minutes or less

  • Movies should be 5 minutes or less, including titles and credits
  • Narrative content only. No documentary projects accepted.
  • Films accepted into the semi-finals may be chosen to screen as the “Pick of the Month” at our Webinar events (you are not required to screen online).
  • Nothing over PG-13, please!
  • The finalist selections will be screened at our live BMC FilmFest event in Los Angeles where they will compete for prizes and more! (Live event pending safety regulations related to the current health crisis.)

*Note: Having your film selected does not guarantee it will be screened at webinar events. Scheduling and time considerations might prevent us from screening all films accepted, but all films will be offered on the Blackmagic Collective website. Similarly, not all accepted films will compete for the final prizes in November. Due to time constraints, a panel will narrow down the full list of accepted films to a group of finalists, who will compete for final prizes. Please review all rules in the official documents below.

Prizes

FIRST PLACE:

$1,000 in cash

URSA Mini Pro G2

SECOND PLACE:

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

THIRD PLACE:

DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel

Audience Choice Award:

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

FIRST PLACE

$1,000 in cash
URSA Mini Pro G2

SECOND PLACE

Blackmagic Design Pocket
Cinema Camera

THIRD PLACE

DaVinci Resolve
Micro Panel
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
Blackmagic Pocket
Cinema Camera

Audience Choice Award

All films that are selected for the final BMC FilmFest in November are also eligible to win the Audience Choice Award, a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera!

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