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Monday, September 25, 2006

Holland Animation Festival Machinima Competition

Make a Machinima in 7 days!

Holland Animation Film Festival, Mediamatic, Virma
29 September – 6 October (24.00 hrs)

Machinima is film made in the real-time 3D environment of a computer game.

Can you make a snappy machinima in one week?
Can you do this without having any information about the subject until the contest starts?
Do you feel confident enough to show your freshly made machinima to a professional jury?
If you think you can do this, read on, get the instructions and inspire us, the jury and yourself!

Participants to this competition make a short machinima movie in the seven days between September 29th
and October 6th 2006 and upload it to a special page at Google Video: before 24:00 hrs October 6th (Dutch time, i.e. GMT + 1 hr).
The jury criteria for this machinima competition will be sent by e-mail on September 29th to everybody who want to join the competition.
21 Films will be nominated by the jury and presented at the Holland Animation Film Festival preceding the award ceremony. The award ceremony is on November 2nd 2006 at the Holland Animation Film Festival in Utrecht, the Netherlands.


* A main prize of Euro 4,000 for the winner of the competition.
* The artist with most views on will be awarded a promotion page on Google Video for one week.
* An encouragement prize of free participation to a Mediamatic machinima workshop and an allowance for travel costs for the most promising filmmaker.

If you want to participate in this competition, and get the final content criteria then:
Please subscribe to our mailing by sending an e-mail to: (*)

To ensure that the machinima films are made between these dates, the CONTENT criteria will be published on September 29th (evening) on the sites of the participating organizations.
Besides looking at technical aspects the jury searches for good ideas in combination with smart ways of making machinima films.


Online communication:

Tips & Tricks:

The machinima competition has been made possible by the Mondriaan Foundation Thuiskopie Fonds and Google Video.

(*) Your email address will only be used to communicate with you about the competition, and will not be passed to any third parties.


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