Okay, first of all -- entering is free to anyone in the world, and you can submit as many videos as you like. All you have to do is to make sure that you've applied Film Convert's film stock emulator to your short (you can download a free trial here if you don't have it) which should be between 30 seconds to 5 minutes in length, and submit it on the competition's homepage. It'd also be in your project's (and your) best interest to promote and share it with everyone you know, since the Top 10 entries are chosen by popular vote. Voting occurs between October 15th to the 25th. The Top 3 submissions, chosen by the Film Convert Team, will be announced on November 4th.


  • 1st place: $2000
  • 2nd place: $1000
  • 3rd place: $500
  • Top 10: Film Convert Bundle (Chosen by popular vote)

Judging Criteria

According to Film Convert, they're looking for submissions that celebrate "the timeless and romantic look of film." Here are the three criteria your submission will be judged on:

  • Embraces the look of film & cinematography
  • Concept and creative direction
  • Captivating imagery

If you want to get an idea of what other filmmakers are doing, here's a few of the submissions for this year's competition (you can check them all out here):

Here's the film that won First Place last year:

Be sure to read the competition's guidelines carefully to make sure your project is eligible. Submissions close on October 14th, so be sure to get yours in. Good luck!

Source: Film Convert Cinematography Competition