The event theme for Brickworld Chicago 2023 is “Roaring Twenties”. Contestants will be eligible to win a variety of prizes.
Attending Brickworld Chicago isn’t required to enter the contest, but they highly recommend it. In addition to the film festival, Brickworld Chicago 2023 "will be running a LEGO animation workshop, screening a film showcase, displaying models from our latest animations, and generally hanging out and talking about LEGO."
All eligible films will screen continuously in the Brickfilm Theater for the duration of Brickworld Chicago. In addition, all films will be screened at the official Film Festival on Friday night. The attendees and judges of Brickworld Chicago will vote on the films to decide the winners.
1. Your film should use LEGO elements to tell a story. It can be animated or live action, or a combination of the two.
2. Your film must be longer than 30 seconds and shorter than 5 minutes in length.
3. Your film must not have been submitted to any previous Brickworld Film Festival.
4. Your film does not need to incorporate the “Roaring Twenties” theme, but it is highly encouraged.
5. Anyone can enter a film in the festival, but you must be a Registrant of Brickworld Chicago to be eligible for the “Best Film – Attendee” trophy and “Best Film – Judges’ Choice” trophy.
6. Films should be enjoyable by all ages. Film content such as (but not limited to) curse words/swearing, excessive violence, sexual content, and drug use will be grounds for disqualification.
7. By entering your film for consideration, you attest that you hold all rights to exhibit the given work. This includes (but is not limited to) visuals, music, and characters. Unlicensed use of copyrighted material is not allowed.
8. By submitting your film, the Brickworld Film Festival is granted the right to use and/or publish clips or the full videos, screenshots, director and crew names, and any other material related to an entry in the event program, the Brickworld Film Festival screening, the Brickworld website, re-screenings at future Brickworld events, and for any and all promotional purposes.
9. Limit one (1) entry per director.
To submit, fill in the entry form HERE by June 11th, 2023.
There will be three winners of the festival:
Best of Brickworld Chicago Film – Attendees’ Choice
Brickworld “Best Film” trophy and the prize will be awarded to the film submitted by a Brickworld Chicago Registrant that receives the most votes from the audience at Brickworld Chicago.
Best of Brickworld Chicago Film – Judges’ Choice
Brickworld “Best Film” trophy and the prize will be awarded to the film submitted by a Brickworld Chicago Registrant that reaches a unanimous decision by the Cinema Coordinators of Brickworld Chicago.
Best of Brickworld Chicago Film – International
Brickworld “Best Film” trophy and the prize will be awarded to the film submitted that receives the most votes from the audience at Brickworld Chicago.
Check out the official rules and prizes HERE.
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