Registration is open to valid U.S. residents in all 50 states. Please read the rules carefully before registering.
The End of Days Film Challenge will begin on Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 6:00 pm EST and concludes on Monday September 28th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST. To qualify for awards, submissions must be completely uploaded by Monday September 28th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.
All teams must register with the End of Days Film Challenge before Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 11:59 pm. To register, visit the SIGN UP page on the EOD website. A team may not participate without submitting their registration information and agreement. All registration fees must be paid before the deadline or the team will not be eligible to compete.
– The required Character and Prop must be seen on-screen.
– The required Line of Dialogue must be used verbatim. It may be spoken, sung and/or written. It must be in English.
– To qualify, each group’s film must contain all required elements within the official time limit and prior to the end credits.
-The Character action can be done by any character in your movie.
SAG – AFTRA ACTORS
We currently do not have permission to showcase and distribute films with SAG – AFTRA Actors. We are working to make this available for the film challenge in the coming years.
Example: a film may be 12 minutes long, including up to 60 seconds of credits, for a total running time of 13 minutes.
*The EOD banners, title cards, and black frames DO NOT COUNT towards your films final time limit.
1. Any file sharing program may be used to upload and share your film with the EOD staff.
2. A link to download your film must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before the competition end date.
3. Include the following information in the email:
Email Subject: Team Name, Film Name
Team Leader Name
Link to Movie
Email your completed production documents to email@example.com, you must also send your production documents before the final end date of the competition to be eligible for awards.
For a list of Required Documents, please visit the Documents section of our website.
Film Ratings – We would like our films to be enjoyed by all. Please follow the MPAA PG-13 rating.
From the MPAA website: http://www.mpaa.org/ratings/what-each-rating-means
PG-13 — Parents Strongly Cautioned. Some Material May Be Inappropriate For Children Under 13. A PG-13 rating is a sterner warning by the Rating Board to parents to determine whether their children under age 13 should view the motion picture, as some material might not be suited for them. A PG-13 motion picture may go beyond the PG rating in theme, violence, nudity, sensuality, language, adult activities or other elements, but does not reach the restricted R category. The theme of the motion picture by itself will not result in a rating greater than PG-13, although depictions of activities related to a mature theme may result in a restricted rating for the motion picture. Any drug use will initially require at least a PG-13 rating. More than brief nudity will require at least a PG-13 rating, but such nudity in a PG-13 rated motion picture generally will not be sexually oriented. There may be depictions of violence in a PG-13 movie, but generally not both realistic and extreme or persistent violence. A motion picture’s single use of one of the harsher sexually-derived words, though only as an expletive, initially requires at least a PG-13 rating. More than one such expletive requires an R rating, as must even one of those words used in a sexual context. The Rating Board nevertheless may rate such a motion picture PG-13 if, based on a special vote by a two-thirds majority, the Raters feel that most American parents would believe that a PG-13 rating is appropriate because of the context or manner in which the words are used or because the use of those words in the motion picture is inconspicuous.
Additional EOD Film Challenge Profanity Restrictions:
Because, we want to be sensitive to families, in addition to the PG-13 restrictions, we have additionally, restricted the following. So, please do NOT include these words/terms in your films:
If your actors run amuck with their foul language, please do one of the following:
The EOD Film Challenge will not accept any film submissions with full or partial nudity. If it can’t play on Youtube, don’t put it in your movie.
The EOD Film Challenge will not accept any film submissions that show the extreme use of drugs, or glorify drug usage. Drugs may be present in your film, but films that glorify drug use will not be eligible for awards.
The EOD Film Challenge will not accept any film submissions that mock, glorify, or reenact actual tragic events involving minors. Examples include The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting, Columbine High School Shooting, Virginia Tech Shooting, etc. However, you may reference these events in your film so long as you do not mock or glorify them.
Registered teams participating in the EOD Film Challenge are allowed to seek funding via fundraising sites such as IndieGoGo, Kickstarter, GoFundMe, etc. If a team elects to raise money, they may use the End of Days Film Challenge name, logo, website, and information in the fundraising description.
The End of Days Film Challenge will in no way assist in the fundraising of any teams film.
Payment is made through PayPal. Refunds before the start of the contest will be offered with a 15% service charge. Once the contest has started, no refunds will be issued.
The End of Days Film Challenge Organizers may add to or amend these rules at any time.
After the Festival
Once the Film Challenge is complete, you are free to upload and share your film on Youtube or Vimeo. We will have a webpage dedicated to this years contestants, which will showcase all the films from the competition. *In order to have your film displayed on the website, you must send us a link to your film. We will not upload or host your film for you.
Feel free to CONTACT US with any questions or concerns