Here are the rules and guidelines for entering filmmakers.

  • There is no entry fee for participating filmmakers and teams.

  • Selected filmmakers must currently live in South Carolina.

  • Past filmmakers may enter.

  • Filmmakers may select a team or create their film alone, but the entering representative will serve as "filmmaker" for the project.

  • The final group of twelve filmmakers will be selected by a group of creative professionals and editors of Jasper magazine.

  • Filmmakers will be selected based on their prior work(s), as well as their passion and commitment towards independent filmmaking.

  • Filmmaking teams will be given a small stipen to offset the cost of production. Use it for food, a camera rental, whatever you feel necessary to help complete your film in the best way possible.

  • Entering filmmakers must provide a link to their own previous work, but also may provide a link for works created by team members. Only one form needs to be filled out per team.

  • No dialogue or script direction can be changed in the provided script pages. Any rewriting or shifting of lines will disqualify the film. Filmmakers can add scene descriptions to the pages provided.

  • Pages written will be entirely at the filmmakers discretion.

  • Completed films can be no longer than six minutes, including credits.

  • Submitted films may not contain gratuitous violence or acts of misogyny.

  • Final films will be owned in their entirety by the filmmaker but the 2nd Act Film Festival and the Jasper Project reserve the right to exhibit the films and market the films for their own promotional purposes.