May 6 – 16, 2021

The Lincoln Smartphone Short Film Contest is open for entries!

–submissions accepted until December 19th

Sponsored by Parkway Lincoln

RiverRun believes that stories told through film help us all understand our neighbors better and brings our community closer together. Your story matters. No one can tell it the way you can. No matter who you are – regardless of age, race, or economic status – you have a story to tell! In partnership with Parkway Lincoln, RiverRun is hosting a smartphone short film contest! The film content/story must be centered around a Lincoln vehicle(s). Participants may interpret this however they choose and will be judged on creativity and originality. The films will be screened for free to the community in our Virtual Theater December 24-31!

TERMS & CONDITIONS

HOW TO ENTER
-Create a short film between 1 – 5 minutes long using only a smartphone.
-Submit your film (download link or Vimeo/Youtube streaming link with download enabled) to tiffany@riverrunfilm.com by 5:00PM – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19.
-Our panel of Jurors will judge the films and select the top 3 best films. These filmmakers will receive a festival swag bag full of RiverRun merch and goodies from Winston-Salem businesses! The films will be screened for free to the community in our Virtual Theater from December 24-31.

❖ CONTEST RULES
-The contest is free, and submissions are open to anyone ages 13 and older. Participants under the age of 18 must have permission from their parent/guardian.
-One entry per person.
-The only eligible device is a smartphone (mobile phone). No other device is allowed. Any brand or make qualifies.
-Film length must be 1— 5 minutes. An additional 30 seconds of credits may be added to the end. Films that do not follow these runtime guidelines will not be judged.
-The film content/story must be centered around a Lincoln vehicle(s).
-Films must be shot by smartphone cameras ONLY. No drones allowed. Other production equipment, lights, cranes, dollies, etc. can be used. However, no apps or filmmaking equipment are required to submit a film.
-Vulgar, offensive language, porn, nudity, or extreme violence are strictly prohibited. Films that result in the harm of an animal will be disqualified.
-Under no circumstances should participants violate local COVID-19 safety guidelines while creating their film. Please take all precautions and maintain appropriate social distancing when filming.
-You may include original music in your film. Pre-recorded music is also permissible. However, you must have secured the rights to any music used in your film and provide releases. Pre-recorded sound effects are allowed, but you must have rights to use them. Note: Song parodies (i.e., use of identifiable pre-existing compositions with new or altered lyrics or music) may not be included in the film without a signed release from the composition’s rightsholder. This rule applies without regard to whether the song parody arguably constitutes “fair use” under US or international copyright law. Proper licenses, permission, and clearance for any other artist media (literature, visual artwork) used is required.
-Film must be submitted in one of the following formats (.mp4) (.mov) files; widescreen format (horizontal). No square or vertical formatted films.
-Automatic editing apps are not allowed. Video editing software such as iMovie, Final Cut Pro, etc. on your phone or computer/laptop/notebook are allowed. Films with app branded watermarks will not be accepted.
-By submitting your film, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the terms and conditions of this contest.
-Submit your film (download link or Vimeo/Youtube streaming link with download option enabled) by 5:00PM – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 to tiffany@riverrunfilm.com.