UPDATE: FUJINON 1 Minute Film Competition Adds Zacuto Scissor Lens Support to Prize

January 4th, 2018
UPDATE: FUJINON 1 Minute Film Competition Adds Zacuto Scissor Lens Support to Prize

We want to give you a short update on the status of our FUJINON 1 Minute Film Competition, which opened for submissions just before the holidays at the end of 2017.

Submit your entry and win!

With entries only closing on January 21st, there’s still plenty of time to shoot YOUR submission to this 1 Minute Film Competition – with the main incredible prize a SET of both FUJINON MK lenses, namely the FUJINON MK18.55mm T2.9 & MK50-135mm T2.9 (E-Mount or MFT modified versions of the lenses) for the main prize winner, and equally amazing prizes for the runners-up, with a FUJIFILM X-T2 camera with a FUJIFILM XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens for the 2nd prize winner and a FUJIFILM X-E3 camera with a FUJIFILM 18-55mm lens for the 3rd place prize.

1st Prize Addition: Zacuto Scissor Lens Support

Zacuto generously reached out to us to add another prize to the 1st prize, the FUJINON MK lens set: They will supply one of their Scissor Lens Supports for the lenses to the overall winner, for free! Thanks Zacuto for this generous addition. This is a very smart lens support design and a $200 value.

Check out the video below to learn more about the Zacuto Scissor lens support:

Head over to the announcement post by clicking here for all the details in case you also want to submit an entry.

We have already received DOZENS of amazing entries to the competition (click here) which you can check out and help shortlist by clicking the YouTube like button on the videos.

Our FUJINON 1 MINUTE FILM COMPETITION playlist on YouTube is constantly updated.

Competition Judging

There have been a couple of concerns about how the judging of the competition is performed: part of the Terms and Conditions is that the shortlist will be determined by the YouTube “Likes” on the submitted videos. And the top 10 videos will be judged by the cinema5D, and thereby we will determine the overall winners.

Some people are concerned that this system will benefit submissions with large YouTube accounts (many subscribers) because they would automatically get a lot of likes, despite their videos not necessarily being better than others. We understand that concern but looking through all eligible submissions so far, we have not yet seen any evidence of that happening. We are aware that while this voting process which involves a public vote is not always perfect – however we want to involve our audience here because we trust in the professionalism of our viewers. However we will continue to monitor the situation regarding this concern closely, and if necessary, make some adjustments.

Please consider shooting a film for our competition, the odds are in your favour and the prizes are amazing! Thanks to FUJINON for being so generous. 

 

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 Adam Hudson
Adam Hudson
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January 17th, 2018

Hi Nino and the 5D team,

Great update to the competition rules! With the extended deadline, are we able to amend/continue working on our project and re-submit? I rushed a bit to hit the initial deadline.

 Adam Hudson
Adam Hudson
Member
January 19th, 2018
Reply to  Nino Leitner

Hi Nino,
That’s great, thanks. Also, I’ve been trying to re-submit but have been getting the error message: “There was an error trying to send your message. Please try again later.”
Anything I can do to submit?

Johnnie Behiri
Admin
January 17th, 2018

Fellow filmmakers.

We were listening very carefully to your raising concerns about the original judging method which we chose in order to involve the grater community in the process of finding the most appropriate submissions and now took an action in order to eliminate possible unfairness when it comes to voting.

Please head to our latest article where everything is being explained in a very clear way: https://www.cined.com/update-judging-cinema5d-fujinon-1-minute-film-competition/

Thank you!

Johnnie

 Carlos Hugo Vaca
Carlos Hugo Vaca
Member
January 16th, 2018

Good day Nino, the sunday I uploaded my video and enter my information required to participate in the competition. The name of the video is “Una venganza navideña”
Please confirm if you received the video and if you are able to participate in the contest. I made this short film with a lot of effort despite the little time left to compete. I await your kind reply.

Johnnie Behiri
Admin
January 17th, 2018

Hi Carlos Hugo Vaca

We have received the video, yet we’ve sent you an email on Jan 15th asking to add subtitles to it, as it is not in English and received no reply yet.

Thank you.

Johnnie

 Gabriel Rufatto
Member
January 16th, 2018

Quick question: after submission, how long does it take to get into the playlist?
(if matching the criteria, that is)
Just to make sure.

Thanks!!
And congrats to all the submissions, some really nice videos there =D
Go creators!!!!

Johnnie Behiri
Admin
January 17th, 2018

Hi Gabriel.

Your short film can be found in the playlist.

Thank you and good luck.

 Chandrashekhar Chauhan
Member
January 11th, 2018

My question is about reflection. Water reflection is countable or not? Please help.

 Michael Della Polla
Member
January 7th, 2018

I second everyone complaining about subscriber amounts… Frustrating having 1/10 the likes of a video where all the transitions are zoom-ins and outs.. blah. this is why I don’t do contests…

 Victor Tan
Member
January 6th, 2018

I honestly don’t think this is a fair practice to predetermine the top 10 contestants. If someone spent as much time as they could to perfect their video but submits the day before the deadline, no way is he/she going to be able to get into the top 10 for the judges to even look at their work… No doubt, there will be a crap ton of submissions and it is one way to narrow down the selection but it is unfair to a contestant with very small fan base to help hit the “Thumbs Up” button for their videos. Also, how will Cinema5D know if contestants did not create BOTs to generate thumbs ups?
Please update the way of preliminary judgement!

Johnnie Behiri
Admin
January 6th, 2018
Reply to  Victor Tan

Victor.

We have to stick to our terms & conditions. In our future contests we will take in account all the feedback we are getting now and improve the method of voting.

For now people seems to be playing it fair and there is no particular video with un realistic number of thumbs up.

Oh, and how about thinking positively and spend the time in constructing a short video for submission?

Thank you

Johnnie

 Michael Della Polla
Member
January 7th, 2018
Reply to  Johnnie Behiri

its just not Cinema5d readers giving the likes on the videos that have more than 80.. most videos are 5-15 but then others are 105 and they aren’t actually 10x better than the rest…..

 Carlos Hugo Vaca
Carlos Hugo Vaca
Member
January 5th, 2018

Hello 5d friends I have a doubt. in point number 11, subsection “e” of the contest, it is mentioned that commercial brands should not be used, my question is: is the santa clause a registered trademark? I’m producing a short film where a man dressed as Santa Claus is working in a store (I do not show a brand at any time). Is it valid to participate in the contest?
The theme of the “likes” score also worries me because maybe I will present my short film at the end of next week and by then other participants will have a lot of difference in their competition. I do not want to present something badly done so I’m investing my time and money to make a nice short film.
Greetings from Bolivia

 Carlos Hugo Vaca
Carlos Hugo Vaca
Member
January 5th, 2018

5d friends I have a doubt. in point number 11, subsection “e” of the contest, it is mentioned that commercial brands should not be used, my question is: is the santa clause a registered trademark? I’m producing a short film where a man dressed as Santa Claus is working in a store (I do not show a brand at any time). Is it valid to participate in the contest?
Greetings from Bolivia and Congratulations on the initiative of the contest

Member
January 5th, 2018

Thanks again for putting this on guys, I’ve enjoyed seeing all the entries and participating!

Abdul Rehman Khaled
Guest
January 4th, 2018

The only 18-55 I would like to shoot with. ?

 rene gallo
rene gallo
Member
January 4th, 2018

Amazing competition guys! Glad that you are looking into the judging system.. I am a part of that group which is not fond of the liking system.. another idea maybe give some days inbetween the closing of the entry part and the start of the judging .. cause if you upload your video in the end or close to the end, you still have little if no posibility to even get a few likes. this way even those who upload in the end have a bit more chance.. just a thing to consider maybe.. cheers, Rene

Sergio
Sergio
Member
January 5th, 2018
Reply to  rene gallo

Thats right. Whats a better solution?

Aaron Griffin
Guest
January 4th, 2018

I’m flying to Florida tomorrow to shoot my entry!

Johnnie Behiri
Admin
January 4th, 2018
Reply to  Aaron Griffin

Aaron, looking forward receiving and seeing your submission.

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