Submissions to the 2013 Machinima Expo
are now being accepted!
We are very pleased to announce that the Machinima Expo will be accepting machinima films for possible screening at our November 17th, 2013, virtual film festival. This is our 6th Machinima Expo and every year we find new and exciting films to share with our machinima community and the world at large. If you have a machinima film you'd like to submit to the Expo, you have from May 1st, 2013 to August 31st, 2013.
Here is how to submit your film:
- First, your film must be at least 50% machinima, that is, footage from a real-time engine like Moviestorm, Second Life or Half Life 2.
- Secondly, your can't have submitted the film to the Expo previously.
- Thirdly, you must upload your film to Vimeo.com (or other video sites like youtube.com) and provide the link to download the film.
- Fourth, you have to fill out our submission form and submit your film within the submission period.
The link to the submission form is here and on our front page under the tab SUBMIT.
A few things to keep in mind in submittion your film:
-We prefer that your send us your film in an HD format (720p or 1080p). Since your film may be screened not only at the Expo, but possibly at our sister festival, The New Media Film Festival, we need a high-quality copy of your film. Of course, we accept any format you care to submit, but if at all possible submit in HD.
-There are no restrictions on using copyrighted music, however you will take full responsibility for the legal consequences and we will consider your use of copyrighted music (and any other digital material that's in copyright) in determining the screening and jury status of your film.
-Lastly, everyone who submits a film to the Machinima Expo 6 will be notified that we have received your film for consideration. Plus, we will notify you after the submission period is over (in September, 2013) whether your film was accepted to either be screened at the Expo or forwarded on to our Jury panel for award consideration.
Last year, the Machinima Expo screened over 50 films from all over the world. We selected 10 films for Jury consideration and awarded 1 Grand Prize and 4 Jury prizes.
We will announce the screening team soon.