Challenge Rules

  1. Registrations open 8 March, 2017 and close at midnight on 5 April 2017. Late registrations may not be accepted.
  2. The registration fee of AU$50.00 must be received via Paypal before registration can be confirmed.
  3. Upon received of your registration form and payment you will receive an email confirming your registration. If you do not receive this after 12 hours email [email protected].
  4. If you included copyrighted material in your film that you don’t have permission for (eg. music, footage), understand that Stranger With My Face International Film Festival may not be able to screen or promote your film.
  5. You are responsible for your own safety while undertaking the Challenge. You are absolutely not encouraged to break the law, you are not encouraged to put anyone in danger and you are not encouraged to disturb the public.
  6. By registering for the Tasploitation Challenge 2017 you affirm that you are responsible for all activities associated with producing your film for the Challenge, and that Challenge organisers are not (“organisers” includes staff and volunteers of Stranger With My Face international Film Festival, Wide Angle Tasmania (WAT) and all associated organisations, such as sponsors and presenting partners).
  7. Stranger With My Face International Film Festival & WAT reserves the right to not screen any film that it believes has been produced in an unethical fashion — for example, in terms of ignoring reasonable safety standards, using copyrighted material, or in the nature of the film’s content (for example, something we may not be legally able to exhibit). This is not negotiable.
  8. Stranger With My Face International Film Festival & WAT will deal only with one nominated individual per team. This is the person whose name and contact details appears on the registration form. It is up to each team to determine who ultimately ‘owns’ the film made for the Challenge — ie. the director, the writer, or someone else. The festival won’t enter into any discussions about ownership and will consider that the nominated person on the registration form has been empowered to speak to the team in all matters.
  9. The film you make should be 6 minutes long, or less. If you have credits (recommended) these should be included within that time.
  10. The film you make should be a horror film — or at least contain significant aspects that might be described as such. Here’s how Wikipedia defines it. Note that a comedy can also be horror or contain horror elements. A melodrama could have horror elements. An experimental or art film could be horror-esque.
  11. The Challenge is open to male and female participants, and we don’t have any specific rule asking for, say, films that pass the Bechdel Test. But we encourage you to think about gender stereotypes, and how you might want to challenge or critique them.
  12. At least one member of your team must be in the Hobart CBD on Friday April 7, 2017 at 7 pm to receive the prompts package.
  13. This prompts package will include three things: a prop, and two pieces of paper. One piece of paper will be written a line of dialogue and on the other will be written a nominated horror subgenre (eg. post-apocalyptic, monster movie, erotic horror).
  14. The items in the prompts package have been randomly selected and are unique to your project. You must incorporate all three of these in your film.
  15. You may make a silent film but in that case you would still have to work out how to incorporate the dialogue prompt.
  16. The film must be uploaded to youtube or vimeo as a file no larger than 2Gb.  You will need to email us the link to your film no later than 7pm on Sunday April 9, 2017.  We will provide all registered teams with a 'help sheet' to assist you to upload your film - and tech support will be available to help teams between 2 and 7pm on April 9.
  17. When we say ‘Tasploitation’, what do we actually mean? ‘Tasploitation’ has to do with the idea of an ‘exploitation’ film, in the sense of a B-film (see Wikipedia’s definition) and it refers to a film that’s made in or about Tasmania. But you’re free to interpret the concept however you like. 
  18. In the case of a team of young filmmakers (ie. under the age of 16), an adult must register on the team’s behalf and indicate in the note field at the bottom of the registration form that this is the case. By doing so the adult indicates responsibility for the well-being of that team in making their film for the Challenge and agrees that Tasploitation Challenge organisers (and partner and association organisations) is in no way liable in the event of accident, injury or work practices that contravene relevant regulations.
  19. Persons under the age of 18 cannot be admitted to the main awards screening of the Tasploitation Challenge 2016. However, a Young Teams Only screening is likely to be available for them to attend, to be advised.
  20. The registration fee entitles one member from each team to one ticket to the awards night on 13 April. Teams must pay for additional tickets (at a specially discounted rate).

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