Emory University 2010

Emory University Event Details
Online Movie Views Leaderboard
1. The Gerstein Report 28573 views
2. Frankie 2451 views
3. Playing Dead: A Zombie Story 2224 views
4. We Have Problems, Too 2094 views
5. Wake 1412 views
6. Behind Closed Doors 1187 views
7. The Suitor 1172 views
8. The Glass of Water 1162 views
9. Colors of Life 842 views
10. Never Perfect 837 views
11. Own Device 798 views
12. Flaw 753 views
13. Boxes 660 views
14. Roomies 654 views
15. The End 649 views
16. The Writing on the Stall 624 views
17. ttyl 517 views
18. Important You 488 views
19. Breathe 471 views
20. Smooth Criminals 453 views
21. The Cabin 447 views
22. Stacks Symphony 406 views
23. Fisherman 344 views
24. Better Than I Was 303 views
25. The Life and Times of the Real Rip Van Winkle 250 views
26. Different...Almost 247 views
27. Final Notice: Action Required 176 views

These films were invited to the International Grand Finale

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  • Become a Campus Ambassador
    • Interested in playing a huge part of making CMF awesome on your campus? Contact us to join the team.
  • Guidelines
    • 5 Minute Rule: As in previous years, your movie may be five minutes long or less. We are using the common timecode standard, so your movie's length must be equal or less than 05:00:00. This limit includes credits and anything else which might be included in your final exported file.

      ****VERY IMPORTANT****

      In previous years, we have approached this with a bit of leniency, but for multiple reasons we are unable to do that any longer. If your movie is over the 05:00:00 time limit, it will not be judged or screened at CMF Finales, but will appear on campusmoviefest.com.
    • Movie Making Week You must shoot and edit your film during your school’s Moviemaking Week. If there is evidence that you shot or edited your movie outside of your school’s moviemaking week, your movie will not be judged or screened at any CMF events.

      If there is footage pertinent to your film that you cannot shoot in the given Moviemaking Week for your school, please email support@campusmoviefest.com at least 24 hours before your schools CMF Launch, to explain the scenario and to request permission to use footage created outside the given week.

      A good example of when permission is granted is if a student is shooting a documentary and wants to show pertinent information that has happened in the past and compare it to events happening now. A good example of when permission is NOT granted is if a student wants to start filming early because that schedule fits better for his/her actors.

      Typically, if permission is granted, you will be allowed to use up to 10% of your movie’s final runtime for footage shot outside your moviemaking week.
    • Editing Software: You are permitted to use any version of iMovie or Final Cut software to edit your movie. You are not permitted to use Avid, Adobe Premiere or any other editing software to edit your movie. We will require an iMovie or Final Cut project file at Collection to verify.
    • Other Software: You are permitted to use Pro Tools, Logic, GarageBand, or other audio software to manipulate the sound of your movie. You are permitted to use Adobe After Effects or other motion image software to manipulate elements of your movie. Again, you are not permitted to use Avid, Adobe Premiere or any other editing software to edit your movie.
    • Copyrighted Music: We have included 1,300+ songs from independent musicians in the iTunes Library of the laptop you received at launch that you are more than welcome to use in your movie. You are not permitted to include any copywritten music or performance in your movie without the signed CMF Music releases from all copyright holders of the music.

      This is generally a very difficult and expensive process so we strongly encourage you to avoid using copyrighted music -- if you still want to do so please contact CMF for a release. You are also welcome to create your own music, but remember it must be original -- copyrighted music performed by you is still copyrighted and cannot be used without the release mentioned above.
    • Trademarks: You are not permitted to include any trademarks (logos, symbols, characters, etc) in your films. Please be very careful - the use of any trademark at all may legally force us to disqualify your movie and/or prevent your movie from being screened. We won’t automatically disqualify movies that include trademarks (for instance if a laptop or phone is in your movie), but if we are contacted by the copyright holder (which is more likely to occur when a trademark is used negatively), your movie will not be screened and will be removed from competition.
    • Other Copyrights: In addition to the copyright music guidelines above, you are not permitted to use any copyrighted material of any kind in your films. Please be very careful - the use of any copyrighted material at all may legally force us to disqualify your movie and/or prevent your movie from being screened. Copyrighted material includes but is not limited to film clips, television clips, audio clips, video game clips, books, magazines, etc. Even featuring just the image of an item that is copyrighted (like the cover) can violate the law so please be extremely cautious to protect yourself.
    • Nudity is not permitted.
    • Dangerous Behavior: It is absolutely prohibited for any participant to engage in dangerous, reckless, illegal or otherwise negligent behavior in any aspect of the creation of your movie. Any such behavior will lead to immediate disqualification from the competition.
    • School Affiliation: Your team captain must be currently affiliated (student, faculty or staff) with the participating campus in which you are submitting your movie. Your movie will be paired with that school for the duration of the competition and prizing for team members will be determined using that information.

      All school-affiliated team members must be able to produce a student ID or other similar verification upon request.
    • Team Members: Your team is defined as the group of people helping make your movie. This can be anyone and everyone associated with the production from on-screen talent to the people behind the camera to the person providing catering.

      You are welcome to have team members from outside your campus appear on-camera as talent (actors, extras, etc), but only team members that are currently affiliated with the campus in which you are submitting your movie are permitted to perform technical or creative crew tasks such as: writing, directing, producing, shooting or editing your movie.

      All team members must be signed up at campusmoviefest.com and be a memeber of your team on the website.
    • Release Forms: It is highly recommended that your movie's Movie and Talent Release forms are submitted to Campus MovieFest staff at the same time you submit your movie.

      If you are unable to submit your Release Forms at the time you submit your movie, you must submit them by faxing to 214.279.5660 or scanning and emailing them to support@campusmoviefest.com. Please include the subject "Release Forms - Movie Name - Team Name - School Name - Year". The CMF team must receive your release forms within 24 hours of your movie submission.
    • Team Prizing: Only team members that are currently affiliated (student, faculty or staff) with the campus in which you are submitting your movie are eligible to win prizes. You are more than welcome to have team members from other campuses, but they will not be eligible to win prizes. As mentioned above, that rule will apply to all levels of the competition including the International Grand Finale. We will require a current Student ID to claim any prizing.
    • Exposure: We have many exposure opportunities for the movies, but the majority of our partners will not broadcast mature content. We encourage all CMF participant's movies to follow the criteria below:

      No profanity. No nudity. No graphic violence. No drug use. No hate speech.

      Other movies will not be judged differently and will not be removed from the competition, but they will be severely limited in exposure opportunities with partner outlets such as AT&T handsets & websites, Virgin America in-flight entertainment, television networks, and Apple affiliated websites.
    • Other Websites & Festivals: We love helping get the maximum exposure for CMF movies. You'll automatically receive an embeddable link so your movie can be shared around the web.

      You may not upload your CMF movie to other video hosting/sharing websites or submit to other festivals on your own, but just contact us at support@campusmoviefest.com for permission and assistance. Members of DFN also get additional support submitting their movies to top festivals.
  • Important Forms
  • Win $5k with the AT&T Rethink Possible Award
    • AT&T Rethink Possible Award: This year, you're encouraged to push the boundaries of your imagination and create the most unforgettable movies you can. At the end of the tour, AT&T, an industry judging panel, CMF, and students will select the filmmaking teams they best feel exemplify the creativity and talent of CMF participants. The only additional guideline is that any entries considered for this award must meet TV-14 ratings, and finalists will be invited to share why they want to get into the entertainment industry.

      The top 5 teams will be selected, and 2 people from each team will have the opportunity to go to Los Angeles in May 2011 to meet with industry leaders and develop ideas to produce a feature film, with additional support throughout the process. A winner will then be selected based on industry leader selections and public votes, and the winning team will be announced at the CMF International Grand Finale and awarded $5,000 cash to help them get started. The process will be filmed for everyone to watch on TV, online, and through mobile devices. We'll be there to help the entire time, including when the winning team finishes their feature and we organize campus screenings, exceptional marketing promotion, and showcases throughout AT&T's massive reach.

  • Special Opportunities
    • DFN: The CMF Distinguished Filmmakers Network helps CMF's top filmmakers get additional experience beyond the CMF competition. Members of DFN are linked with high profile and often paying projects throughout a wide variety of video production. DFN is also a community where the highest caliber individuals have the chance to network and learn from each other. For more information and to apply click here.
    • CMF 3D: For the first time, CMF's top student filmmakers will now get hands-on access to the latest Panasonic 3D camcorders, including the Panasonic HDC-SDT750, during their filmmaking experiences. In June, CMF will highlight the best movies – both made using Panasonic HD and 3D camcorders – from the 2010-2011 World Tour at its International Grand Finale. To learn how to participate in CMF 3D visit here.
    • The Sparky Awards: CMF has joined forces with The Sparky Awards to encourage all college students to create a short video about why the open exchange of information is important to education. Find out more about how you can share your ideas about open access with the world, and submit a short video by May 27th at www.sparkyawards.com. Winners will receive great prizes and the opportunity to screen at the Campus MovieFest International Grand Finale in June, 2011.
  • About the Movies
    • You can make a five-minute movie about anything. Featured categories include Best Picture, Best Drama, and Best Comedy. The judges, including students and staff at each participating school, will be focusing on the storytelling and creativity of your movie -- and not just the technical aspects. And this year, we're also proud to offer a social justice category brought to you by the Elfenworks Foundation. Find out more about the opportunity to make a movie to make a difference, and possibly win a $10,000 grant.
  • Prizes
    • School Level

      Best Picture
      iPod touch, Final Cut Studio, and invitation to CMF Int'l Grand Finale and Distinguished Filmmakers Network (DFN)

      Best Comedy
      iPod nano, Final Cut Studio, and invitation to CMF Int'l Grand Finale and DFN

      Best Drama
      iPod nano, Final Cut Studio, and invitation to CMF Int'l Grand Finale and DFN

      AT&T Wild Card Award
      School winner earns invitation to CMF Int'l Grand Finale and DFN, and movie with most text votes nationwide earns iPad

      Door Prizes Galore

      International Level

      Best Picture
      iPads for team (up to ten) + more

      Best Comedy
      iPad for team leader, and iPod touches for team members (up to ten) + more

      Best Drama
      iPad for team leader, and iPod touches for team members (up to ten) + more

      AT&T Rethink Possible Award
      Pitch meetings to Hollywood leaders and $5,000 cash to explore feature film opportunities

      Elfenworks Social Justice Category
      $10,000 Cash Grant for Winning Team

      Golden Tripod Awards for Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Story, Best Soundtrack, and Best Editing
      For the Love of Movies - Trip for two to the Oscars red carpet
      Arnold Sports Film Festival - Trip to a Hollywood set with Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • International Grand Finales
      CMF International Grand Finale. This gala weekend features opportunities with industry luminaries, a chance to see top student movies on studio lots, an awards ceremony, and more! Check out more information here.
  • Support & Frequently Asked Questions
    • Need some help? Have some questions? We're here to help! Click here for more information.


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