The Final Reel - Official Rules

  1. All contestants must be 18 years or older at the time of application.
  2. Submitted Projects must be short narrative stories no longer than thirty (30) minutes in length, originating on video or film from anywhere in the world.
  3. The entry fee is $50 per film.
  4. Multiple films per person or company are allowed. Each film must be submitted separately and pay a separate $50 submission fee.
  5. All films originating in languages other than English, must be subtitled in English.
  6. Submitting parties must hold complete rights and ownership of the Submitted Projects, and be able to provide written releases from actors and locations, and for music used in the film.
  7. Entering the contest reality show constitutes permission to use your names and likenesses for publicity and promotions with no additional compensation. vElevator reserves the right to publicize and promote any and all progress, development and success of the Submitted Project in association with this contest and in perpetuity. Additionally, entering the contest reality show constitutes permission for vElevator to post your Submitted Project online in association with the competition.
  8. vElevator does not make any claims to own your Submitted Project. You maintain your legal rights to the Submitted Project, but give us permission to broadcast your Submitted Project on our network.
  9. No explicit sexual material or gratuitously violent material will be accepted. We do not accept horror films.
  10. We reserve the right to reject any entry for any reason. Applications will only be considered if they are complete and include the application fee. All decisions of vElevator are final and not subject to inquiry or appeal.
  11. You are responsible for any expenses incurred to create and submit your project. vElevator will not reimburse you for these expenses.
  12. Accepted Submitted Projects will be posted on the vElevator and The Final Reel websites for the purpose of audience review.
  13. If selected as one of the ten finalists, your film will be highlighted with the other top nine contestants. There is no guarantee of winning a prize.
  14. Two finalists will be selected as the First place and Second place winners. Total prizes are up to half of submission fees.
  15. Both finalists will receive special recognition on the vElevator website in the form of ranking and a highlight interview about them and their films. This video will either be produced by vElevator, or the two winners will receive instructions on how to submit their own highlight interview.
  16. vElevator will not compensate competitors nor finalists for loss wages or other losses associated with participation in this contest show.
  17. An online application is available at The Final Reel website Apply page. ( The deadline for submissions is May 19, 2012 at 11:59pm (MST in USA).

We are looking for unique individuals who are serious about communicating through film and video, and sharing their lives and passion for filmmaking. Check back with us for updates on the show.

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