Ready for your next creative breakthrough? Musicbed, the filmmaking industry’s premium music licensing platform, has just announced the return of its annual short-film competition where participants will compete for their share of $100K in grants and gear.
Filmmakers have until the end of March to submit a film that fits into one of the following categories: Narrative, Spec Ad, or Documentary, using music from a pre-selected Musicbed playlist. The top winner in each category will take home a $10K grant and an assortment of high-end creative tools and assets.
Starter kits to help entrants get started are available for download now and submissions close on March 31.
Musicbed has assembled a stellar line up of judges for the competition too, ensuring contestants entries get to be seen by some of the biggest names in the business including Rob Legato, ASC, VFX Supervisor/Director of Photography — Titanic, Avatar, The Jungle Book, Hugo; Rayka Zehtabchi, Director — Period, A Woman’s Place; and Donnie Bauer, Creative Director/Director, — Starbucks, AT&T, McDonalds.
Judges will score submitted films based on the following criteria: creativity, craft, storytelling, and song. When judging concludes, Musicbed will announce category winners for Best Narrative, Best Spec Ad, and Best Documentary and reveal the recipient of a People’s Choice vote. And the prizes on offer are suitably A-list as well.
Each category winner will receive a $10K Grant, a Freefly Camera, a BOOM ONE Annual Subscription; Assemble Annual Subscription; ACIDBITE Complete Acid Collection; AbelCine $1K in Certifications; Small HD $500 Credit; Teradek $500 Credit; Wooden Camera $500 Credit; Musicbed $500 License Credit; and Filmsupply $500 License Credit.
The People’s Choice winner, meanwhile, will win a BOOM ONE Annual Subscription; Assemble Annual Subscription; ACIDBITE Complete Acid Collection; AbelCine $1K in Certifications; Musicbed $500 License Credit; and aFilmsupply $500 License Credit.
That’s quite a range of swag! Finalists will be published on the Musicbed Challenge website. Voting for People’s Choice will run from April 11 until April 21. All category winners will be announced April 28.