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2019 Brickfilmer’s Guild Film Festival
DEADLINE TO ENTER HAS PASSED.
Judges Scorecard is above. Judges instructions at bottom of page.
CLICK HERE for the YouTube Playlist of entries.
Judges that have returned a scorecard include:
Bricks Brought to Life
Gold Brick Productions
The registration period for the 2019 Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival has begun. The BFG Film Festival has showcased some of the world's best brickfilms each year since 2012. This year, we invite all BFG members to submit their best brickfilm of 2019. Your entry can be a brickfilm that has already been made, or one you make just for this festival, as long as it is published in 2019. You have until the end of the year to submit your brickfilm.
As it was successful last year, we will again use the larger invite of judges and the shortened judging duration. All judging will be complete by February 1, 2020. Member’s Choice and BFG 2019 Brickfilmer of the Year voting by BFG members will have the same deadline. The list of festival entries will be made available January 1, 2020 in the form of a playlist on the Brickfilmer’s Guild YouTube Channel and judges score cards will be made available on the BFG website.
Main Categories: (Categories judged by participating invited judges)
-Best Story and Screenplay
-Best Cinematography *
-Best Scenic Design (using LEGO or other build bricks)*
-Best Animation *
-Best Digital Effects (Best CGI)
-Best Sound Design
-Best Original Music Score
-Best Voice Acting
-Best Brickfilm of Festival *
*must have a minimum of 50% stop motion to be eligible for these categories (50% does not include title and credits)
Non-main categories include:
-Best Brickfilm that includes the BFG logo - Judged by Dave Smith (thefourmonkeys).
-BFG Members Choice - All members of the Brickfilmer’s Guild are invited to vote. Poll will be on BFG website all of January 2020.
-Honorable Mention Categories (categories vary each year) - Judged by Dave Smith.
1. Submit your brickfilm by deadline which has passed.
2. Your brickfilm must be uploaded in the year 2019, no exceptions. The YouTube (or Vimeo) video must have a 2019 date. The deadline for submissions is 12:01 A.M. GMT, January 1, 2020.
3. Your entry does not have to be made for this festival, but if you include the BFG logo in the first 5 seconds of your brickfilm, it will make you eligible for the "Best Entry with BFG Logo" category. This category will be judged by Dave Smith only. BFG logo can be either static logo or CGI animated sequence.
CGI animated sequence: http://www.brickfilmersguild.com/uploads/4/4/2/4/44245419/bfg_logo_3d_v3.mov
4. The principle animation technique must be stop motion or LEGO “brickfilm” inspired CGI. Entries with less than 50% stop motion will not be eligible to be judged in the Cinematography, Best Scenic Design, Best Animation, and Best Brickfilm of Festival categories.
5. Your entry must be under 15 minutes long.
6. You can only enter one brickfilm. No substitutions are allowed after entry has been submitted. Sorry, NO exceptions! It is very easy to enter the contest, but choose your brickfilm entry wisely. You have until the end of the year to enter your film. If you collaborate on brickfilms, the films must be published on different YouTube channels. Only one entry per channel is allowed.
7. Violence with blood is allowed. Guns, knives, and all other weapons are allowed.
8. Offensive language will be tolerated, but could hurt your score if not used in a necessary manner or if any particular judges find it overly offensive.
9. No sexually offensive material allowed.
10. No offensive racist material will be accepted.
11. Use of licensed themes and/or music is allowed.
12. Only Brickfilmer's Guild members may enter. Link to membership form.
13. This is an international contest, it is helpful if your video has closed captions unless there is no dialogue. This is not a requirement, but will be very helpful for the international group of judges.
We will continue the tradition that was started a few years ago. There will be no physical prizes awarded to the winners. Winning and being nominated for anything in this festival is the prize itself, however the winner of "Best Film" will be added to the list of past winners in the BFG Library.
If your entry is accepted, your name will be added to the "Accepted Entries" list below.
Future Past Productions
Annoying Noises Productions
Willow Tree Animation
France & Alex
Blackbird Motion Studios
Saminatorger/Phase Drive Film
Locker 74 Productions
Bad Brick Creatives
Force Movies Productions
Locker 74 Productions
Brick Fun Park
Something's Awry Productions
Legostudio01 / A&M Studios
Bricks and Pieces Animation
Mark Nelson Movies
Eye Dazzling Pictures
Silleck Family Productions
Winter Sock Productions
The eligible BFG members being invited to judge festival include:
-Any past BFG Film Festival judge
-Any Past BFG Brickfilmer of the Year
-Any Past BFG Film Festival Best Brickfilm of Festival winner
-Any Past BFG Community Award Winner
-New Nominated Judge Nominated by non-returning past judge
-Past BFG Podcast Guest
-Any bronze (3rd) Brickfilmer of the Year or Community Award winner from 2018.
-Any silver (2nd) Brickfilmer of the Year or Community Award winner from previous 2 years
-As a way to help reduce a judges time commitment, judges may quit watching any entry after 45 seconds if they feel the brickfilm has zero possibility of making the top 10 or 20 of any category. All brickfilms will be watched completely and judged by Dave Smith for “honorable mention” and “Best Brickfilm with BFG Logo” categories.
Eligible invited judges for 2019 Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival: (does not imply actually judging)
Dave Smith (thefourmonkeys)
Kevin Ulrich (Entered 2019 BFG Film Festival)
James Morr (Entered 2019 BFG Film Festival)
Marc Andre Caron
Something's Awry Productions (Entered 2019 BFG Film Festival)
Chris Salaisis (Entered 2019 BFG Film Festival)
Steffen Troeger (Entered 2019 BFG Film Festival)
Harrison Allen (Entered 2019 BFG Film Festival)
TofAnimation (Entered 2019 BFG Film Festival)
Akash Jones (Entered 2019 BFG Film Festival)
Andreas Bitzan (Entered 2019 BFG Film Festival)
Alexander Leitner (Entered 2019 BFG Film Festival)
You can use Excel or a Google spreadsheet to edit. Please add your name to the end of the file name before you email it as an attachment to brickfilmersguild(at)gmail.com.
You will input scoring for all the areas in yellow. You are welcome to use what ever scoring method you prefer. I suggest using 1-10, with 1 being a lowest score and 10 being a best. I will sort your scores into a top 10 list anyway, so do what makes you comfortable.
As someone who has judged this festival so many times, I suggest you try to watch all the films in one sitting. It helps keep everything fresh.
If you feel that a film has zero chance of being in the top 10 - 20 in any category, you are welcome to stop watching after around 45 seconds. Please watch the movies that have all original scores completely. Those films are noted in a column on the right. Score such ceased watching films as the lowest score.
Some films may not be eligible for some categories. I will sort out those films when I calculate the score cards. If you feel like giving scores in animation to the all CGI entry, then please do so. Same for original music. Go ahead and give it a score if you want.
Also, if you do not want any notes that you take in the notes section to be possibly referenced in the awards show then please erase before sending back completed score card.
The deadline is a hard deadline. If you have not returned scorecard by February 1st, your scores will not be used. Extended to end of day march 2nd.
Lastly, HERE is the playlist on YouTube. I like to watch the films on the big screen and a playlist is helpful. It’s on the Brickfilmer’s Guild YouTube channel.