December's Competition is NOW OPEN and ready for Applications!
Welcome to the MFJF 'Film of the Month' competition aimed at showcasing all the amazing up and coming talent in the UK Film Industry.
So how talented are you? Well prove it! We want your short films, whatever they are, including animation, documentaries, artistic, music videos, commercials etc - as long as your creative talent and vision are on display, maybe as the camera operator, the writer, the editor, director or producer - if you are proud of it then enter it into our competition!
And in turn we will showcase your talent not just through our network of contacts but through the help of movieScope Magazine!
The Prize - Get your Film Noticed!
Its awesome! Each month the winner of the competition will have their video not just tweeted and commented about to 1000's of industry people, but published on the movieScope website for all to see!
But there is more, you will also win a 12 months subscription to movieScope Magazine!
So thank you to our friends at movieScope Magazine for sponsoring the Film of the Month.
On top of that we are offering 12 months FREE MEMBERSHIP to My First Job In Film to the lucky winner each month!
How to Enter your Film into the Competition
This is the important part, to enter just publish your video in our Screening Room in the normal way via your MFJF account.
How to Upload your Films
Log in to your MFJF account and go to the "My Profile" section. If you have completed this section before simply click on "Showreel and Photographs". On the new screen click on the arrow to the right to get to the "Video Upload" page and then press "Add". Detailed instructions are included on this new page.
If however, you have not completed your Profile before you will need to click through the sections to get to the "Video Upload" page.
Films need to have already been uploaded on to either Vimeo (recommended) or YouTube.
However, using the 'Keyword' function shown when you upload your video, just enter the month and year of the competition as a keyword, i.e. 'september2012' in that exact format, no spaces, to enter the September 2012 competition.
october2012 would be for October 2012 etc etc. It's easy.
You can then search in the Screening Room for all the videos that have been entered.
The 'Keyword' or Tag is located on the pop up where you upload your video.
The Final Round will involve you guys voting directly for your favourite video via our Facebook page. The winner will be the video with the most 'Likes' on the final day of the month, at 12pm.
The audience decides, just like a typical film at the box office.
So you know, when we shortlist the video we will be taking into consideration the production value, the originality, the creativity, the technical skills, the ambition and importantly the number of views that the video has received in our Screening Room.
One video per person can be entered per month but you can enter the same video each month if you don't win the first time. The films should not be longer that 20 minutes. The person submitting the film should have the authority to do so. Permission should be sought for the use of any copyright material used in your film with the user taking responsibility to check and ensure this is the case with no liability for MFJF or partners.