RULES  of  ENTRy

Submission Requirements:

  1. Must be your own original work

  2. No Commercials or Reels (exception: parodies) 

  3. Only Official Music Videos are permitted

  4. You must have all necessary rights for your film, and exhibition of your film must not breach or infringe upon any rights including music, images, and any other content.

  5. Must comply with YouTube community guidelines. Click HERE if you're unsure:

  6. One Film Entry / Person or Group

  7. If a film gets GONGED, it can be re-worked and re-submit to future competition. 

  8. Films not drawn from the lottery to compete can be entered to future competitions without any edits.

Shows at the Parkway Theater: 

 

Time Cap: 15 minutes or less, no minimum requirement

 

The GONG: Audience members can scream a film off screen by yelling "GONG" when the red light turns on. People can also yell "LET it PLAY" if they are enjoying a film others are attempting to gong.

  • 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.  

Gonged films are disqualified from winning the cash prize, but can be reworked and resubmit to a future competition.

Shows LIVE on YouTube: 

 

Time Cap: 3-15 minutes

The GONG: Audience members vote "LET it PLAY!" or "GONG it!"on each film when a tiny red square enters the corner of the screen. A link to vote is provided in the livestream's chat. If "GONG it!" is the majority, the film will be cut short and we'll move on to the next.

  • Films less than 4 minutes will get the red square at the half way point.

  • Films more than 4 minutes will get the red square at the 3 minute mark.  

Gonged films are disqualified from winning the cash prize, but can be reworked and resubmit to a future competition.

How to Win: All films that didn't get gonged with be eligible to win the BIG NASTY prize. Audience members determine the winner by crowd applause while at the Parkway Theater, or by voting with a link when watching online. Winners will go on to compete in The Best of The Best of The Year where the prize will be much, much bigger and nastier (more details to come).

What's the BIG NASTY Prize: $101.01 fatties. In order to fund BIG NASTY, we need help from people like you. 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.