We’re holding a ROBLOX Film Festival for all and announcing winners at BLOXcon!
Now that the ROBLOX Film Festival submission period has ended, we’ll be choosing a the winning films and announcing them at each BLOXcon event. Winners will have their films screened in front of a live audience and receive prized virtual BLOXY 2013 Awards!
- Chicago/London/New York City (2 minutes max): Represent Chicago, IL, London, UK, or New York, NY
- Short Film/Machinima (3 minutes max): Original short story – drama, action, comedy, etc. – built with ROBLOX machinima
- Trailer (90 seconds max): Create a trailer for a game, movie or television series – real or totally fictitious
- Commercial (30 seconds max): Create the ultimate commercial, highlighting Builders Club or the limitless possibilities of ROBLOX
- Building/physics showcases (1 minute max): Footage or yourself building something awesome – a place or physics contraption (e.g., Rube Goldberg machine) – and speed the footage way up to show the whole process
The process of collecting entries and choosing winners is as follows: a month-long submission period will be followed by a week-long voting period. Once the community has its say, we’ll announce the nominees for each category in advance of BLOXcon. Finally, we’ll reveal one winner per category at each BLOXcon. That means every BLOXcon will feature a unique selection of five awesome films!
Forget the Oscars, the Emmys, the Tonys and the Grammys. In the summer of 2013, the most prized award will be a BLOXY– and you could be among the few and proud ROBLOXians to be awarded one in the ROBLOX International Film Festival 2013.
Before you start producing your film, please read through the below FAQ.
Film Festival FAQ
Can we work in groups?
Yes, you can. Producing a high-quality ROBLOX film is a significant time investment and this should help streamline the process. A maximum of three group members will receive BLOXY Awards for any given project. Each group member must contribute to the film in a substantial way.
Can I submit more than one entry?
You can submit one entry. You stand a much better chance of winning a BLOXY for one really good entry than two mediocre entries.
Do I have to attend BLOXcon to enter and win a BLOXY?
No. Everyone can enter and everyone has an equal chance to win.
Is it okay if my video is five seconds too long?
Nope. They’ve got me on a tight time budget. Make some clever cuts and meet the requirement!
Is it okay if YouTube says my video is one second over the limit?
Yes. I’m aware this happens and we can work around it.
Can I use real-world footage?
Yes, you can use original real-world footage.
Can I use copyrighted audio?
You can, but beware: this has a tendency to cause problems with YouTube playback on external (i.e., non-YouTube) websites and may even hurt your chances of getting votes. It’s fine if your audio triggers an advertisement, but you don’t want copyrighted music to entirely prevent your video from playing outside of YouTube. Test your video to make sure it works everywhere.
Can I use footage from other games/media?
We’ll be looking for original, ROBLOX-themed content, so I wouldn’t recommend ripping footage/animation directly from other games/media. However, it would be permissible to parody existing games/media and use small segments (permitted under “fair use“) of copyrighted content.