Date(s) - 06/23/2014 - 07/23/2018
9:00 am - 4:07 am
The Colonial Theatre
The Shorty Contest is Colonial Theatre’s way of paying homage to the late, great Shorty Yeaworth, Jr., director of The Blob.
This year is our 8th annual contest and the films just keep getting better and better! To enter the contest just round up some willing victims, er friends and neighbors, and make a short film trailer that is centered on The Blob, Blobfest, and/or sci-fi in general. Use your imagination and have fun making your very own movie!
The winning films trailers in each age group, as well as the Fan Favorite Award winner, will be shown at the 15th Annual Blobfest at The Colonial Theatre on July 11, 2014. What could be better than watching your own creation come to life on the big screen in a theatre filled with sci-fi / monster movie fans?!?!?!
Entries must be family friendly, under five three minutes, and made by non-professional filmmakers – that’s you! Entries will be sorted into two age groups (under 17 and 18 and older) and will be judged on creativity, originality, technical expertise and, of course, the all important watchability factor.
Our judges will choose the finalists and embed those videos on The Colonial’s website (www.thecolonialtheatre.com) on June 25, 2014. Between June 25 and 12:00PM on July 6 the whole wide world will be able to vote for their favorite film trailer – resulting in the Fan Favorite Award. Our esteemed panel of judges will choose the Shorty Award winners.
The winners of the Shorty Award will be notified on June 25 and the winners of the Fan Favorite Award will be notified on July 7. Winners are invited to attend Blobfest on Friday, July 11 so they can enjoy their work on the big screen, bask in the audience applause, and collect a Shorty! (Winners receive four complimentary tickets for Friday night but will need to purchase tickets for additional guests.) There is no Shorty for the Fan Favorite but lots and lots of fun prizes!
To enter your movie trailer, simply UPLOAD it to YouTube and email the link to Dr. Frank N. Stone at email@example.com. THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS 9:00AM on MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014. You MUST also send a DVD to 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460 postmarked no later than June 23, 2014.
RULES & SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:
•Deadline for submissions is 9:00AM on June 23, 2014.
•Films Trailers must be family friendly.
•Films Trailers must be under 5-3 minutes.
•All entries must be submitted via YouTube. After you upload your video to YouTube, email the link to your video to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please include your name, age, and contact info. We must receive your email with a link to your video by 9:00AM on June 23.
•Mail a DVD of your film trailer to The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA, 19460. Your DVD must be postmarked by June 23.
•The finalists videos (as selected by our judges) will be posted on The Colonials website on June 25.
•Shorty Award Winners will be notified June 25th
•Audience voting for the Fan Favorite Award will be open from June 25 thru 12:00PM on July 6.
•Fan Favorite Winners will be notified on July 7.
•Winning films trailers will be screened on Friday, July 11 during the Friday night stage show.
•Shorty Award winners and the Fan Favorite are encouraged to come to see their film screened on July 11th. Winners receive 4 free passes per entry. Any guests beyond the 4 will need to purchase tickets.