The Final Reel is a contest show that spotlights great storytellers from around the world. Whether you are an independent filmmaker, webisode creator, or video enthusiast, enter your short film for recognition and cash prizes.

The Final Reel Contest

Submit a short film under thirty minutes. Narrative, experimental, and documentary genres accepted.

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About The Final Reel

The Final Reel is a contest show that spotlights great storytellers from around the world. Whether you are an independent filmmaker, webisode creator, or video enthusiast, enter your short film for recognition and cash prizes.

Create a short film under thirty minutes, or enter an existing project. We accept films already screened or submitted to festivals and other contests. Narrative and documentary genres are accepted, or do something experimental.

Submit your film, the entry fee, and info about you and the film. We do a quick check of all the films to filter out any exploitive content, then we post them on the vElevator and The Final Reel sites.

The Winners are selected in two stages.

  1. The highest number of verifiable views determines the top ten.
  2. The top ten films are judged by a panel of entertainment professionals.

Fifty percent of the entry fees are awarded to the First Place Winner. The Second place winner receives a prize. The top ten films will be spotlighted with individual recognition regarding their projects and filmmaking aspirations.

  • The submission period runs from, May 7 – May 19, 2012.
  • Accepted films will be posted on May 21, 2012 to ensure fair and accurate audience participation.
  • The contest runs from - May 21 - June 1, 2012. The audience will be able to vote on their favorite films.
  • Voting closes June 1 and the judges review and select a winner.
  • The Winners announced, June 4, 2012.
  • Official Rules

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