cinema5D “Bored @ Home” 60 Second Filmmaking Competition – Win a Panasonic S1H & More!

April 10th, 2020

UPDATE, May 5th, 11.30pm CEST:

We have just announced our live stream for the winners announcement, and the “Bored @ Home Film Festival” this coming Thursday! Details here. 

UPDATE, May 1st, 12am CEST:

ENTRIES are now CLOSED!

We are absolutely overwhelmed by the amount and the quality of submissions and will announce details on the judging process very soon in a separate news post!

All remaining entries that were entered in the day(s) before closing the competition will be added to the public Youtube playlist first thing Monday morning, CEST. If you have submitted in time and followed the rules, do not worry, your film WILL BE ADDED and judged and be part of the competition! We will stick to the rules that were clear for everyone and not accept entries submitted after the deadline ended.

We will host a live event regarding this competition and to announce the winners, please check back in the coming days for all details on the date and time on this. We will also email this information to all eligible entries. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE, YOU ARE THE BEST!!

 


Most of you are stuck at home in self-isolation right now, just like most of the cinema5D team. Not the ideal environment to be a creative filmmaker – but we want to change that! We’re proud to start the “Bored @ Home” 60-Second Filmmaking Competition. You can win great prizes, and the top prize is a Panasonic S1H! Read below for all the details.

What do you have to do?

Now until April 30th, you can submit a video entry to our competition under the topic “Bored @ Home”. How you interpret this topic is TOTALLY up to you. It can be ANY genre – short film, documentary, music video or something entirely different. It’s really your choice!

Additional requirements:

    • every film must start with our official intro in full length, which you can download here
    • every film is required to have a maximum length of 1 minute (60 seconds), not counting the intro (which is 18 seconds – so the total length of the film including the intro must not exceed 1:18 minutes)
    • every film has to be made specifically for this competition (entries of films made prior to this announcement will be disqualified)
    • entries have to be submitted no later than April 30, 2020, at 23.59pm CEST. All entries after that will not be judged.
    • submit this form (FORM REMOVED – entries are now CLOSED!)
    • you can (but don’t have to) use up to two tracks from MusicVine’s vast music catalog for your film. Details on how to get the tracks on the MusicVine site!
    • make sure that your video description on Youtube contains the required information that is stated in the full Terms and Conditions document.
    • if you are using music that is NOT from MusicVine, only licensed music (from other platforms) will be accepted. You can’t simply use any track that you don’t have the rights to use.

Please read and understand the full Terms and Conditions of this competition here.

What can you win?

1st Prize: Thanks to the kind souls at Panasonic who are donating a brand-new Panasonic S1H to give all of you great motivation in this difficult time.

1st Prize: a brand-new Panasonic LUMIX S1H

After the top prize, we also give out 3 more amazing prizes. One of them is a full license of DaVinci Resolve Studio 16, thanks to Blackmagic Design.

You can also win a full license of DaVinci Resolve Studio 16

Another one is a Pro Premium 1-year membership of MZed – Education for Creatives. That is every single workshop they offer on the site. An amazing value.

Also a great prize, every single workshop on MZed with their Pro Premium package for a full year.

And finally, our friends at MusicVine also joined in and are giving away a Pro Standard subscription of their music catalog for a full year. That should fulfill all your filmmaker’s musical needs for a while!

Submit your entry here:

 

The winners will be announced in a live stream at the beginnin of May 2020 on cinema5D.com. We might give you an update on some of the entries as part of our Virtual Show live streams from April 20-22.

All entries can be seen in this public YouTube playlist.

How are the winners determined?

We will dedicate our time to judge ALL entries, under the following criteria, in no particular order:

  • originality and creativity
  • interpretation of the theme “Bored @ Home”
  • storytelling
  • cinematography

The internal voting will be very democratic and each judging team member will give marks for each of the points above, on the basis of which we will determine the prize winners. We will vote at our sole discretion.

We will also share constructive criticism about each film in one sentence with every entrant.

 

Where can I see all the entries?

You can see all entries on this YouTube playlist.

Q&A:

Do I have to use Panasonic cameras for the shoot?

No. You can use whatever cameras or lenses you please for your shoot.

Do I have to shoot a dedicated film for the competition?

Yes, we accept only films that are MADE for this competition. We reserve the right to disqualify any entry that does not fulfil the formal criteria stated above, including this one. Disqualification means that the film in question will simply not be added to the YouTube playlist and will therefore not be eligible to win.

Can the film be longer than 60 seconds?

No. Any entry longer than 60 seconds will be disqualified. The length of the intro (18 seconds) can be added to the 60 seconds of the film. The 60 seconds must already include the end credits, if you decide to add some. The total length of the submission including the intro therefore can’t exceed 1:18 minutes.

Can the film be shorter than 60 seconds?

Yes.

Can I upload my film to Vimeo instead of YouTube?

You have to submit a link to a YouTube upload, so the film can be entered into our competition playlist. However it is up to you if you want to do another upload to Vimeo in addition, but that will not have any impact on the vote.

Is this competition open to participants from all countries?

Yes!

Will I get a confirmation email after I submitted my film?

No – we check all entries manually several times a day. Your video will be added to the YouTube playlist if it’s eligible, so everyone can see it, however we will not email you about it. We will only email you if there is an issue with your video, so you can change it and resubmit.

 

Happy shooting in quarantine :-)

 

Feel free to ask questions in the comments below.

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Andrey
Andrey
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May 5th, 2020

Hi! Is there any news about the dates of the announcement of the results? Thanks!

Anurag Barman
Anurag Barman
Guest
May 4th, 2020

Hi, I submitted my film on 30th night but couldn’t see it in the playlist. Can you please reconfirm whether my submission was successful or not.
https://youtu.be/ovy5RpZcIbY

Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Admin
May 4th, 2020
Reply to  Anurag Barman

Dear Anurag, I’ve just sent you an email so you can change some settings on Youtube. Let me know once you did and I will add your video to the playlist. Thank you and good luck!

 Mac Cauley
Mac Cauley
Member
May 2nd, 2020

I submitted my film yesterday about 5 minutes before the deadline. The said it was a success but I don’t see it added to the YouTube playlist. Are more films being added?
Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWd_PIdUZgU

 Ulrich Von Dran IV
Ulrich Von Dran IV
Member
May 2nd, 2020
Reply to  Nino Leitner

Did you receive my film?

Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Admin
May 4th, 2020
Reply to  Mac Cauley

Hi Mac! We’ve received your video and it’s now added to our playlist on Youtube. Thanks and good luck!

Bandit Brooks
Member
May 1st, 2020

Shucks. I just noticed CEST timezone not EST as I tried to enter. Looking forward to seeing all the fun entries though! Good luck everyone

Setiawan Kartawidjaja
Setiawan Kartawidjaja
Member
May 2nd, 2020
Reply to  Bandit Brooks

Hi, can you share your film here? Of course it won’t be listed on their Youtube playlist though… but I personally love to watch many creations of this ‘[email protected]’ theme…

simon mcdermott
Guest
May 1st, 2020

I am having same problem as Ulrich Von Dran IV below, Spinning submit button after inputting the captcha. I pressing submit at 11.58…Ouch /;

simon mcdermott
Guest
May 1st, 2020
Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Admin
May 4th, 2020

Hi Simon! Thank you for participating in our competition. We’ve received your submission, but you need to change some settings on Youtube so I can add it to our playlist. Please check your emails.
Thanks,
Anna

 Ulrich Von Dran IV
Ulrich Von Dran IV
Member
May 1st, 2020

When I clicked submit I confirmed I wasn’t a robot with the CAPTCHA and after that, the page had spinning arrows under the submit button that never went away. How do I know I’ve submitted my film successfully? The “Bored At Home” page now says it’s May 1st and that submissions are closed. Can you confirm you received my entry as I’ve worked very hard on this

 Ulrich Von Dran IV
Ulrich Von Dran IV
Member
May 1st, 2020
Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Admin
May 4th, 2020

Hi Ulrich! Yes, we’ve received your submission and it’s now in our playlist on Youtube.
Thank you and good luck!

Jan Olav Nordskog
Jan Olav Nordskog
Guest
April 30th, 2020

Just Hei. Do you get an email confirmation or something when the film is submitted.

Jan Olav Nordskog
Jan Olav Nordskog
Guest
April 30th, 2020

Sorry just read the text above – ” No – we check all entries manually several times a day. Your video will be added to the YouTube playlist if it’s eligible, so everyone can see it, however we will not email you about it. We will only email you if there is an issue with your video, so you can change it and resubmit.

Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Admin
May 4th, 2020

Hey Jan! Thank you for participating in our competition. We’ve received your submission and it’s now added to our playlist. Thanks and good luck!

Tanase Butcaru
Tanase Butcaru
Guest
April 30th, 2020

Hello! I’ve just submitted my entry 10 minutes ago and I wanted to confirm that you’ve received it because for the first two attempts I’ve got an error and only after restarting the browser it worked.

Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Admin
May 4th, 2020
Reply to  Tanase Butcaru

Hey Tanase! Thanks for participating in our competition. We’ve received your video and it’s now included in our playlist on Youtube.

Reid Kerley
Reid Kerley
Guest
April 30th, 2020

Hey there! Just submitted through the form, I believe it went through but with no confirmation it’s hard to tell. Please let me know if there’s a problem!

Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Admin
May 4th, 2020
Reply to  Reid Kerley

Hi Reid! Thanks for participating in our competition. We’ve received your video and it’s now included in our playlist on Youtube.

Member
April 30th, 2020

Hello, the youtube video with music courtesy of Music Vine, notifies for copyright claim.
Is this OK, or a way around it? should the music piece, and artist be attributed in the description of the video?

Simon
Simon
Guest
April 30th, 2020

Hi, I’ve submitted this afternoon. The short is not yet in the playlist, how I can be sure is everything ok?
Thank you very much.

Simone Zeoli
Simone Zeoli
Guest
May 1st, 2020
Reply to  Nino Leitner

Deeply sorry, I didn’t check name space before post. My name is Simone Zeoli, but my YouTube account is Evafilms. Thank you very much.

Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Admin
May 4th, 2020
Reply to  Simone Zeoli

Hi Simone! Thanks for participating in our competition. We’ve received your video and it’s now included in our playlist on Youtube. Good luck!

Mack Burchell
Mack Burchell
Guest
April 30th, 2020

Hey,
Just looking to confirm that my submission went through, as its getting sort-of close to the deadline, and I doesn’t look to be added to the playlist yet.

Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Admin
May 4th, 2020
Reply to  Mack Burchell

Hi Mack! Thanks for participating in our competition. We’ve received your video and it’s now included in our playlist on Youtube.

Léo Barranco
Léo Barranco
Guest
April 29th, 2020

hi i have join the contest yesterday night but i cannot seen my video in the playlist, im worried because videos from other people that have published their video after mine are in the playlist, did you received my submit ?

Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Admin
April 29th, 2020
Reply to  Léo Barranco

Hi Léo! I believe you received my email from earlier today, right? :) thanks for changing the settings, everything seems in order now and your video was added to our public playlist.

Léo Barranco
Léo Barranco
Guest
April 29th, 2020
Reply to  Léo Barranco

ok i juste seen i have been added, sorry for the impatience

George Sorinca
George Sorinca
Guest
April 29th, 2020

Hello again! I might have submitted the same form twice, for I didn’t receive any notification window or get redirected after I pressed submit. Could you please inform me if there are any problems?

Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Admin
April 29th, 2020
Reply to  George Sorinca

Thank you, we acknowledge your submission and it is now added to our list.

 Anil Kumar Thota
Anil Kumar Thota
Member
April 29th, 2020

I have submitted my film yesterday (4/28/2020), but it didn’t appeared in playlist.
can I submit one more time?

Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Admin
April 29th, 2020

Thank you, we acknowledge your submission and it is now added to our list.

 Caleb Genheimer
Caleb Genheimer
Member
April 29th, 2020

A couple of questions:

Is it ok if I also post my short to my Instagram? At exactly one minute length, it would fit perfectly within their length constraints. I’d make sure to tag Cinema5D and link the contest in the description.

Also, did you receive my entry? I see that you have lots of people asking the same question, so I’ll give it some time, but let me know if it didn’t go through:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEMo-kg6q5o

Thanks, this was fun!

Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Admin
April 29th, 2020

Hi Caleb! Thanks for reaching out. Yes, it’s okay to post your video to your Instagram – don’t forget to tag us :)
And we received your video, it’s now added to our playlist.
Thanks,
Anna

George Sorinca
George Sorinca
Guest
April 28th, 2020

Hello! Does the youtube video have to be public or unlisted? And can we title it however we want or is there something specific that we must name it or add to it?

Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Admin
April 29th, 2020
Reply to  George Sorinca

Hi George! As long as we can add the video to our public playlist, both public or unlisted are fine. The title can be as you wish.
Thank you and good luck!

 dany marcadet
dany marcadet
Member
April 25th, 2020

I dont see my movie in the play list !

Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Admin
April 27th, 2020
Reply to  dany marcadet

Hi Dany, thanks for reaching out! It seems like I cannot find your URL in our system. Could you please submit the form again with your info? Thank you!

marcadet
marcadet
Guest
April 25th, 2020

Sorry, but I dont see my movie in the play list !

Matteo
Matteo
Guest
April 24th, 2020

Hi. What’s the name of the song of the official intro? Can I find it at MusicVine?

Matteo
Matteo
Guest
April 26th, 2020
Reply to  Nino Leitner

Thanks Nino

Wayne Charlton
Wayne Charlton
Guest
April 24th, 2020

Is there any reason why the Intro will not play in LumaFusion? Latest versions of both software and iPadOS installed on iPad Pro, but only audio plays. Warning message given noting ‘clip is not fully compatible with this iOS device’. Any suggestions?

Wayne Charlton
Wayne Charlton
Guest
April 24th, 2020
Reply to  Nino Leitner

Thanks – yes did have to transcode it – got it working now.

Matt
Matt
Guest
April 22nd, 2020

I want to incorporate some animations/motion graphics into my film. Can I use templates that I have access to on Motion Array?

Member
April 22nd, 2020

Hello, is there a guideline on resolution and fps?
I see that your promo intro is at 24fps, does the deliverable have to be 24fps or could it be 30fps? Thanks

Bob Franko
Bob Franko
Guest
April 20th, 2020

My video shows normally 1.18 but if it add to Youtube playlist shows 1.19 on list can be problem with rules? Just confused.

R K
R K
Guest
April 22nd, 2020
Reply to  Bob Franko

I have the same problem as soon as I uploaded it.

Member
April 20th, 2020

Hmm submitted my entry Friday night, and can see you updated the playlist earlier today, wondering if my submission didn’t go through? Considering sending it again but that would make it a double entry what can I do?

Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Admin
April 20th, 2020

Hi Michael. It seems like your submission indeed didn’t work, I can’t find your URL in our system. Please feel free to fill the form again.
Thank you,
Anna.

Member
April 20th, 2020

Thank you for the update Anna just tried again hope it works this time.

Andrey
Andrey
Guest
April 18th, 2020

Hi! I am going to make a parody of some films, and it is very important to use the original soundtrack. I already tried to upload my sequence on YouTube. The video is available, but there is a note that “the copyright is not mine”. Now I have 3 options: send you a video in this form and wait for your decision, replace the original soundtrack with a cover versions (is that ok?), or use completely different music for my movie. please tell me which way should I choose? Thanks!

Luca Scott
Guest
April 16th, 2020

Can we give our address if we have won instead of at the beginning?

Johnnie Behiri
Admin
April 17th, 2020
Reply to  Luca Scott

Sorry Luca. This needs to be filled and send to us in advance.
Please rest assure that the only purpose of having the address is to send the prize if won.

Thank you

Arne Bernsmann
Arne Bernsmann
Guest
April 15th, 2020

Hi, I submitted my video yesterday. Did you not receive it or was there a problem with it? Thank you in advance.

Johnnie Behiri
Admin
April 16th, 2020
Reply to  Arne Bernsmann

Hi Arne.
Due to the large amount of video submission we are getting, it can take up to 24 hours before you see your video (If approved) in our YouTube list (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQTktdMLtqnhQC5Js5b81MEaLY7-GbS-X). If not there after 24 hours, please drop us a short note again.

Thank you
Johnnie

Arne Bernsmann
Arne Bernsmann
Guest
April 16th, 2020
Reply to  Johnnie Behiri

Hi Johnnie,
thank you for getting back to me. I submitted the video on April 14th and it is till not in the youtube list. Was there an issue with the video or did you not recieve it?
Thank you in advance, Arne

Arne Bernsmann
Arne Bernsmann
Guest
April 16th, 2020
Reply to  Arne Bernsmann

A colleague of yours got in touch with me. Everything is fine now. Thank you anyways.

Jonathan Grijalva
Jonathan Grijalva
Guest
April 19th, 2020
Reply to  Johnnie Behiri

Hello-

I posted mine two days ago and I still don’t see it on the YouTube playlist. I had an issue filling out the information for this contest, and I had to refresh the page and fill out the info again. I just want to make sure that’s not counted as a double entry or something didn’t go wrong. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Anna Elisa Jardanovsky
Admin
April 20th, 2020

Hi Jonathan. We’ve received your information and your video is now added to the playlist. Thanks,
Anna

 Francisco Falcão
Member
April 15th, 2020

“it does not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content” Just lost all the fun :( Can I show at least a nipple?

 Francisco Falcão
Member
April 15th, 2020
Reply to  Nino Leitner

Hehe. We’re making films here not movies ;) Shit, now I have to go find one…

vimal raj
Member
April 14th, 2020

Is it ok to shoot with iPhone camera?

Johnnie Behiri
Admin
April 14th, 2020
Reply to  vimal raj

Of course. A camera is only a tool.
Good luck!

vimal raj
Member
April 17th, 2020
Reply to  Johnnie Behiri

Thank for the reply.
Should it be exactly 1min or can it be few seconds extra? say, 2-3 sec.

vimal raj
Member
April 19th, 2020
Reply to  Nino Leitner

Is it ok if i show some ad for couple of second, say 3 sec?. It won’t cause any kind of infringement.

Johnnie Behiri
Admin
April 19th, 2020
Reply to  vimal raj

Hi there. We are doing our best to respect copyrights and work of others. If possible, please avoid using anything which is not your own creation.
Thank you

vimal raj
Member
April 20th, 2020
Reply to  Johnnie Behiri

will i receive any email after submitting my video?
and the only way of knowing my video is rejected is if it doesn’t appear in youtube right?

Thanks!

Ben
Guest
April 14th, 2020

Exciting! If I made something just for this competition – can I still enter it in other 1 minute film competitions? Or must it only be for this one. Just double checking!
Thanks guys!

Johnnie Behiri
Admin
April 14th, 2020
Reply to  Ben

Hi Ben.
If you publish here first, I guess the question will have to be asked with the other competition. But in all honesty, it is a great exercise so it might be worth considering submitting 2 complete entries for the different competitions.

Hakan Murat Tekinli
Hakan Murat Tekinli
Guest
April 13th, 2020

60 seconds very short to make a movie, please extend this limit to at least extra 30 seconds would be great, thank you.

Johnnie Behiri
Admin
April 13th, 2020

Hi there.
Sorry, for this competition the rules are already set. We will consider doing so in future film competition initiatives.

Thank you

David Superville
David Superville
Guest
April 12th, 2020

is there a limit to the number of submissions?

Matthew Maniego
Matthew Maniego
Guest
April 12th, 2020

The dropbox link won’t allow for downloads

Paul Daniel Short
Paul Daniel Short
Guest
April 12th, 2020

Are we allowed to use footage shot prior to the 10th of april?

Nino Leitner
Nino Leitner
Guest
April 12th, 2020

No! It should be shot for this particular purpose.

Frank Adamo
Frank Adamo
Guest
April 10th, 2020

Great idea and perfect timing!

 Patrick Tomasso
Patrick Tomasso
Member
April 10th, 2020

Is this open globally or in Canada at least?

Johnnie Behiri
Admin
April 11th, 2020

Hi Patrick. Yes, open for everyone, globally.
Thank you

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