CMF 365 2012

Yearlong Movie Making

CMF 365 Event Details


Opportunity: CMF 365 is a year-long filmmaking competition where students from across the globe can submit their previously created films for a chance at some amazing prizes. Movies must have been made after June 23, 2011.


Prizes: The CMF 365 Finalists will screen in Los Angeles as part of CMF Hollywood this June and have a chance to win some incredible prizes.


Due: Must be submitted by June 21, 2012.


How to Participate: Click the "Participate in Event" image (above).


Length: 10 minutes or less.


Price: Free.


Requirements:  Team captain must be enrolled in University during the same term the movie is uploaded. 


Suport:  Email us at support@campusmoviefest.com with any questions 



  • Why Participate in CMF?
    • Maybe you'll participate because of the exceptional exposure we offer your film through campusmoviefest.com, CMF Hollywood with industry execs, top movies in-flight on Virgin America and at the Cannes Film Festival and more? 

      Or maybe it's all access passes to CMF Hollywood 

      Or perhaps it's the coveted CMF Silver and Golden Tripod Award® opportunities. 

      Or it could be simply that you love making movies with friends. 

      Whatever the reason, CMF's gotcha covered
  • Rules & Guidelines
    • 10 Minute Rule:   
      Your movie may be ten minutes long or less. We are using the common timecode standard, so your movie's length must be equal or less than 10:00:00. This limit includes credits and anything else which might be included in your final exported file.  If your movie is over the 10:00:00 time limit, it will not be judged or screened at CMF events including CMF Hollywood, but will appear on campusmoviefest.com.
    • Submission Timeline:  Your movie must be uploaded to campusmoviefest.com no later than June 21, 2012 in order to be eligible to compete.

      Your movie must also have been created after June 20, 2011 to be eligible to compete.
    • Submission Format: You must upload your final submission as a high quality QuickTime H.264 movie file (file extension .mov), regardless of which editing software you are using to edit your movie. The data rate must exceed 8 mbps for 720p films and 12 mbps for 1080p films, in order for CMF to project your movie at any screening or event.
    • Copyrighted Music: You are not permitted to include any copywrighted music or performance in your movie without the signed CMF Music Release 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 the CMF Music Release can be found at campusmoviefest.com. 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. We won’t automatically disqualify movies that include copyrighted material (for instance if Avatar is playing on a television in the background of a shot), 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.
    • 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.
    • University Affiliation: Your team captain must be currently enrolled in a United Kingdom University during the same term that your movie is submitted.

      The team captain must be able to produce a University identification or other similar verification upon request.
    • Cast & Crew Members: Your crew is defined as the group of people who perform technical or creative tasks on your movie (example: writers, directors, producers, editors, cameramen, grips, etc). All members of your crew must be members of campusmoviefest.com and credited on the website.

      A violation of any items above will cause your movie to be withdrawn from competition and ineligible for prizing or screening at Campus MovieFest events.
    • Release Forms: It is highly recommended that your movie's Movie and Talent Release forms are scanned and emailed to support@campusmoviefest.com 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.
    • Prizing: All prizing is awarded on a per-team basis and will be awarded to your Team Captain as a currently enrolled student. You are more than welcome to have non-affiliated Cast members appear as talent (actors, extras, voice-over talent) in your movie, but they will not be eligible to win prizes. As mentioned above we will require current University identification 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 365 participant's movies to follow the criteria below:

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

      Movies that do not follow the criteria above 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 Virgin America in-flight entertainment, television networks, and Apple affiliated websites.
  • Important Forms
  • 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: 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 2011-2012 World Tour at Campus MovieFest, Hollywood. To learn how to participate in CMF 3D visit here.
  • About the Movies
    • You can make a ten-minute movie about anything. Featured categories include Best Picture, Best Drama, and Best Comedy. The judges will be focusing on the storytelling and creativity of your movie -- and not just the technical aspects. 
  • Campus MovieFest Hollywood
      CMF Hollywood. 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 from last year's event 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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