How It Works:
Kickoff is Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 10am (PST). Each filmmaker will receive information required for the three-minute short film. You will be given three secret ingredients to include in the film. The film must be received by Sunday, August 19th at 10 am. Final judging will be anonymous, with no knowledge of the identification of the filmmaker, and all judging will be final. The top 25 shorts will be screened during the 21st Annual California Independent Film Festival. All entrants will receive four tickets to the competition screening. You must notify us that you will attend and submit a request to receive your tickets. More information on tickets will be provided during the competition period.
All films must be uploaded by 10 AM on Sunday, August 19th to be in competition. You will receive instructions on uploading on the 19th.
How to Enter:
FREE to enter the competition through this website. Once your registration is received, your name will be posted on the website showing that you are entered into the competition. You will have 24 hours to complete the competition.
PLEASE NOTE: One representative from your team MUST attend the August, 18th launch kick-off at the Orinda Theatre to receive your three "Secret Ingredients".
The top 25 shorts will be screened during the 21st Annual California Independent Film Festival. The top 3 finalists will receive the prizes as follows:
1st place: All access pass to the California Independent Film Festival, $1,000 cash prize, 2018 Iron Filmmaker award plaque and listing on the CAIFF website.
2nd place: All access pass to the California Independent Film Festival, $250 cash prize, a certificate, and listing on the CAIFF website.
3rd place: All access pass to the California Independent Film Festival, $100 cash prize, a certificate, and listing on the CAIFF website.
Rules and Regulations
Who Can Enter:
Teams are allowed. Previously filmed material and copyright protected media are not allowed. If a competitor is found to be in violation of the rules, their film will be disqualified.
Three (3) secret ingredients must be in the short film to qualify for the competition.
Short Films over 3 minutes will be disqualified this includes the credits.
Short Films with nudity, vulgarity or extreme violence will be disqualified
All are encouraged to join the 2018 Iron Filmmaker Contest. By entering this competition, you agree to the release of liability as stated below.