Monday, September 12, 2011

Short Film Contest: "Colorado: Home is Where the Heart Is"


Whether you left your heart in your Colorado hometown or still call our beautiful state home, we want you to grab your cameras and capture those stories on film!.

Make a short film, up to 5 minutes in length, that expresses why Colorado has your heart.

The top three films will receive a public screening in the Colorado Filmmakers Showcase at the 34th Starz Denver Film Festival, November 2nd through 13th. In addition, the 1st Place winner will receive travel assistance and a full-access pass ($1,000 value) to the Festival and their film showcased on, the official website for the State of Colorado.

Submit your short film between September 19th and October 14th, 2011 and then get your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to vote for you. Utilize social media, (Facebook, YouTube, etc.) to get your video seen and voted for! A judging panel will review the top five qualified videos with the most public votes and will select the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners on October 27th, 2011. All short films must be original and cannot violate trademarks, copyrights, and/or rights of privacy or publicity. Contest is void where prohibited by law. Please see Official Rules for file formats, size and more information.

Short film submissions and voting in the “Colorado, Home is Where the Heart Is” contest is open to all U.S. citizens 18 years or older. Consent forms and parental consent (if applicable) are required for all individuals appearing in videos. For more information and a downloadable "Release and Waiver" form, see Official Rules. Anyone can register to vote for their favorite video but are limited to one vote per day.

1. Select Register Now at the top of the page.
2. Make sure to connect to your Facebook account on the Registration page.
3. Check your email to verify your account.
4. Upload your video.
5. Tell everyone you know to vote for you.