EIFF 2014 / 24/One Filmmaking Challenge

Step 1: Acceptance of Official Rules



Read these Rules & Regulations carefully and make sure you understand how it all works. Click ‘I Agree’ and you’ll automatically move to Step 2. 


This Agreement, comprised of the ‘Official Rules & Regulations’ of the 24/One Filmmaking Challenge, is made and entered into by and between the individual representing the participating filmmaking team (the ENTRANT) and the Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF).  By clicking on the button marked ‘I have read, understood and agree to the terms listed above (GO TO STEP 2),” the Entrant indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions.  This Agreement and the Official Rules & Regulations shall govern Entrant’s participation in 24/One and the creation by Entrant of a short movie as described below.  The following rules apply to each participating group/production team:

1. Times:

  • The 24/One event will occur between Saturday, September 21st at 11am and the following Sunday, September 22nd at 11am (local time).
  • The participating group must complete its film/video work in time to deliver it in-person by the deadline of Sunday, September 22nd at 11am.
  • Only works that meet the 11 o’clock a.m. drop-off deadline will be in competition for prizing.  There is NO grace period in this competition.
  • Team representatives meet at the Kick-off location starting at 9:30am on Saturday, September 21st, with Q&A at 10:45 and official surprise elements assignment at 11am.
  • Kick-off location is at the City Market Downtown on 104 Street.  Drop-off location is at Empire City Centre 9 (3rd floor of Edmonton City Centre at the Empire Theatres movie complex).  These locations may change, so be sure to follow us on FACEBOOK and TWITTER for updates and confirmed KICK-OFF/DROP-OFF locations!

2.  During that 24 hour period, all creativity will take place, including but not limited to:

  • Writing the script
  • Casting
  • Rehearsing
  • Costume/Set Design
  • Shooting
  • Editing
  • Sound Design

 3. The only work to begin prior to the "Official 24/One Time Period" is:

  • Organizing Cast, Crew & Locations
  • Securing Equipment

 4. All footage must be shot within the 24 hour time period of the project:

  • No stock footage or footage shot or created at another time may be used.
  • Animation and special effects are permitted, but must be created during the 24 hour time period.

 5. Each participating Team must have a representative at the official 24/One Kickoff:

  • Each Team will be assigned surprise elements that must appear in its film, which will be announced at the official Kickoff.   
  • Sign-in and Kickoff Event takes place on Saturday, September 21st between 9:30am and 10:45am at the City Market Downtown on 104th Street.   

6. Participating Teams will consist of:

  • A maximum of 3 people: Producer, Director and Writer.
  • A minimum of 1 person, working individually as Producer, Director and Writer.
  • Casting director, actors, cameraman, audio operator, grip, editor and all other people involved with the 24/One production are not included in the calculation of Team members. 

7. The finished film must be a minimum of 2 minutes in duration, and a maximum of 6 minutes in duration (including opening title and closing credits).

8. The finished film/video must be submitted on DVD format ONLY.

9. Before the finished film begins, filmmakers should include (but not necessary):

  • 5 seconds of bars and tone
  • 5 seconds of black
  • Team name, date, city, title and genre
  • 2 seconds of black
  • Your film

10. Content of the movie/film/video must be suitable for family viewing.  Organizers will disqualify any film that can be considered unsuitable for this audience due to coarse language, nudity, violence and inappropriate situations.

11. Music.  Participating groups are encouraged to work with local composer and/or musicians to write and record music for the films and must turn in a General Release form signed by the music rights owner. If you have someone composing an original soundtrack for the film, you need their release.  If you have a song from a friend’s band, you need their release.  If you have a song from a royalty free program or website (we recommend www.incompetetech.com) you need to provide paperwork that shows that it is royalty free.  SOCAN is unable to provide a waiver for pre-recorded music this year.  Sorry!  So no Katie Perry or Counting Crows.  Unless you can get the artist’s permission of course.   

12.  Additional Materials.  General Release Forms for MUSIC,  LOCATIONS and ON-CAMERA talent are absolutely, 100% required.  If we can recognize a person or a location, a Release Form is necessary.  Professional film crews are required to do this – and you are all professional, right?  

13. Credits at the end of each film are limited to a maximum of 30 seconds.

14. Films must include the following credit:

"This film made as part of the 2013 Edmonton International Film Festival."

15.  Entry Fee.  The $60 (plus GST) entry fee is payable through PayPal until NOON on Friday, September 20th  -- or submit cheque/cash in-person by September 20 (cheque by mail) to:

The Edmonton International Film Festival

#201, 10816A - 82 Avenue

EDMONTON, Alberta  T6E 2B3

16. To be certified each participating group's film/video production must follow all rules herein. The organizers reserve the right to screen only certified films.

17. 24/One films CANNOT be posted online, or on YouTube, for viewing by the general public until after the Top 10 24/One Film Screening (date TBD) during the 2013 Edmonton International Film Festival.  All 24/One films must be eligible for a World Premiere screening at the 2013 EIFF.

18. The organizers may add to or amend these rules at any time prior to the beginning of the 24/One filmmaking challenge, and EIFF agrees to notify Entrants of any changes by e-mail to the Team contact person.

19. Entrant and all Team Members hereby acknowledge having read and understood these Official Rules and Regulations for 24/ONE.  Team Members also hereby release the Festival, its Officers, Directors and representatives, from any and all claims rising in any way from the submission of material by me or on my behalf whether on film, video or otherwise, to EIFF. 



I have read, understand and agree to the EIFF 24/One Rules & Regulations listed above. 


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Important Festival Dates


VOLUNTEER Orientation!
6pm @ EIFF Office
#201, 10816A - 82 Avenue


VOLUNTEER Applications due...
Come play with us!


24/ONE Registration deadline.
Register online by this date.

SEPTEMBER 20 @ 11am:

at City Market Downtown (104 St. & 102 Ave.)

SEPTEMBER 21 @ 11am:

24/ONE - Submit your completed film
at Landmark Cinemas (10200 - 102 Ave., 3rd floor)


Edmonton International Film Festival!


Features, Documentaries & Short Films.


6:30pm : ANIMATION - OSCAR® Nominated Shorts
9pm : LIVE ACTION - OSCAR® Nominated Shorts


6:30pm : LIVE ACTION - OSCAR® Nominated Shorts
9pm : ANIMATION - OSCAR® Nominated Shorts


Earlybird Submission Deadline


Regular Submission Deadline
Features, Documentaries & Short Films.


Final, Late Deadline for Submissions
Please don't beg for an extension to this date!

JUNE 15:

Alberta High School Filmmakers...
This is your final, post-marked by, deadline for submissions in this category.


All filmmakers notified of "Official Selection" by email.

JULY 15:

...e-mailed by this date.

JULY 25:

... synopsis and jpg from your film for festival program guide & website.

JULY 31:

5-9pm at LATITUDE 53.


...required by this date.

AUGUST 20-29:

Festival passes ON SALE!


FEATURE Filmmakers...
Deadline for receipt of exhibition copy.