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SCREAM it off SCREEN is a short film competition where audience members decide what gets GONGED and which film wins the CA$H prize. It takes place the first Friday of every month at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis, and airs LIVE on YouTube the second Friday of every month. It's 100% free to submit and everyone is given an equal opportunity to compete. Submissions are entered into a lottery and contestants are randomly selected to compete. We let Dr. Fate do the procurement.
First Fridays at the Parkway Theater:
15 short films compete at each show. They are selected at random and none of them are pre-screened. Audience members hold the power of screaming films off screen by yelling GONG, but they cannot make a peep until the red light gives them permission.
- Films less than 4 minutes get the red light at the half way point.
- Films more that 4 minutes get the red light at the 3 minute mark.
If you're enjoying a film others are attempting to gong, yell "LET it PLAY" to combat them. If the majority is yelling "GONG", we'll hit the gong, the film will be cut short, and no longer be eligible to win the cash prize.
If it sounds like a toss up between the 'gongers' and the 'let it play-ers', the film will be paused, and all in favor of letting it play will be asked to stand. If the majority is standing, the film will be played in its entirety, and the red light will be turned off, meaning haters need to sit and watch in silence (no matter how much it hurts). Sorry, but majority rules.
At the end of the night, the winner is determined by crowd applause.
Second Fridays LIVE on YouTube
10 short films compete at each show. All submissions are entered into a lottery and randomly drawn to compete by Mr Ball LIVE on air, just before the show starts.
The live in-studio audience members and the viewers at home are provided with a link to vote "LET it PLAY" or "GONG it" when a red square enters the corner of the screen during each film. The link is provided in the live stream's chat box..
- Films less than 4 minutes get the red square at the half way point.
- Films more than 4 minutes get the red square at the 3 minute mark.
If "GONG it!" is the majority, the film will be cut short and no longer eligible to win the cash prize.
At the end of the night, each viewer casts one vote for their favorite film. The winner will then be announced LIVE on AIR.
In order to provide the winner with a BIG NASTY CA$H PRIZE we need help. Please chip in if you can. All donations up to $101.01 go straight to the winner, anything above and beyond will go towards keeping SCREAM it off SCREEN alive and well. We want to provide this platform for creators eternally.