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SCREAM it off SCREEN is like the Gong Show, but with short films and audience participation. It takes place the first Friday of every month at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis -or- is streamed on YouTube live depending on advisory from the people at CDC.
At each competition, 15 short films run without interruption until the GONG is illuminated by the red light.
- Films less than 4 minutes will get the red light at the half way point.
- Films more than 4 minutes will get the red light at the 3 minute mark.
In the Flesh Competition:
The red light grants the audience permission to cut the film short by collectively yelling "GONG" All gonged films are disqualified from the competition, no longer eligible to win the BIG cash prize.
If the audience likes the film, they keep their mouths shut. They can also fight for the right to "LET IT PLAY" against the Gongers.
If there is a toss up between the Gongers and the Let-it-Players, the film will be paused and the Let-it-Players will be asked to stand in solidarity. If a majority of the audience is standing, the film will play in it's entirety without further interruption. If the majority stays seated, the film will be gonged.
Crowd applause determines the winner of the BIG CASH PRIZE at the end of the night.
15 short films will run, without interruption, until a little red light enters the lower left hand side of the screen. Films less than 4 minutes will get the red light at the half way point. Films more than 4 minutes will get the red light at the 3 minute mark. Once the red light appears onscreen, viewers can vote for the GONG or to LET IT PLAY. If the gongers are in majority, the film will be cut short and we'll move on to the next. Any film that's gonged, will not be eligible to win the cash prize.
At the end of the night, we will provide a link for viewers to cast votes for their favorite which will determine the winner. We will give the streaming audience 3 minutes to vote before revealing the winner LIVE.
In order to provide the winner with a BIG CASH PRIZE we help from people like you, your family, your friends, your coworkers, and your neighbors. Chip in if you can. All donations up to $101.01 goes straight to the winner, anything over goes towards keeping SCREAM it off SCREEN alive and well.
Submissions Will Open
Tuesday, November 3rd
Accept first 15 entries
via email after 7p.m. CDT