Here are the rules and guidelines for entering filmmakers.

  • There is no entry fee for participating filmmakers and teams.
  • Filmmaking teams will be given a small budget 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.
  • 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 ten filmmakers will be selected by a group of media 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.
  • When entering, the filmmaker 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.
  • Team members may work on other film projects in the festival.
  • Selected filmmakers will receive 2 script pages, the first and last page of a short film screenplay.
  • Filmmakers will write the 2nd act and produce the film.  There is no restriction on genre.
  • This year there is a theme that will be revealed at the first meeting.
  • All filmmakers will receive the same two script pages as well as additional instructions on producing the film.
  • 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.
  • A final draft of the script has to be submitted 5 days after receiving the two script pages.
  • All films have to be received by the 2nd Act film festival three weeks after receiving the script pages. 
  • Completed films can be no longer than six minutes, including credits.
  • Films may be shot in any format or medium of the filmmakers choosing, but must be delivered as an Apple Pro-Res 1080 file.
  • 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.

 

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