Machinima Expo 8 Date Announced

The 2015 Machinima Expo 8 will take place on Sunday, November 22, 2015 both here on our streaming webpage and on our Expo FaceBook page. The full schedule will be announced in early November, 2015.

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Our theme for the Expo 8 will be “Back to the Roots of Machinima”. Game-based machinima will emphasized, although we certainly will cover some of the newer applications designed to create real-time 3D animation.

The Expo 8 will feature hand-picked machinima from all over the world, programming related to machinima and its roots, interviews, director profiles and, of course, our prize ceremony where we announce the Grand Prize winner and Jury prize films.

-Ricky… Read the rest

Expo 8 Film Submissions

The Machinima Expo 8 will start accepting submissions on June 1, 2015. The submission period will run from June 1 to September 31, 2015 (4 months). The Expo 8 is a “back to our roots” festival and so we will only accept machinima films. On June 1, we will provide a “SUBMIT YOUR FILM” link at the top of our website (the current link is only a place-holder) where you will fill out the submission form.

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Two simple rules you must abide by in order for us to accept your film:

1. Your film must be be machinima, or at least the majority (60%) of your film must be machinima. Our definition of machinima is traditional: the use of real-time computer graphics engines to create a cinematic production”

2. You cannot have submitted your film to any previous Expo.

Your film can be of any length. Plus, you can submit a film made at any time, it just can’t have been submitted before.

Note to first time directors: If this is your first machinima film, it will automatically be accepted for screening. But it must be your first film and you have to be honest about it.

-Ricky Grove, Expo Producer… Read the rest