Student Teacher Competition – Every entry wins Antics3D Pro

September 19, 2008

If you’re a student with an interest in filmmaking then we’ve just launched a great contest for you.

Use our free 21-day trial to produce a short clip showing a filmmaking concept and you will receive a free copy of Antics 3D V4 Professional ($295 on our web store).

What’s more, the top clip will earn $1000 cash for its creator. With two runner up prizes of $250 each you’re in with a great chance of picking up some cash as well as some free filmmaking software!

For more details, including how to download your trial copy of Antics and how to submit your video, check out this link

The choice of which filmmaking concept to demonstrate is yours. For example you could show the rule of thirds, the 180 degree rule, a shot-reverse-shot. This is the kind of thing we’re looking for:

If you have any questions then email us at or post on our forum.

Full time students at any level, from any country, can participate. Proof of student status may be requested.

What you need to get started:


Summer Shorts Contest

June 30, 2008 are looking for submissions to their Summer Shorts 2008 contest.
Any format of film is accepted, as are multiple submissions. So if you have a story to tell, or a video to share then get it uploaded before the September 1st deadline.
From their site:
The Annual Summer Shorts Film and Video 2008 is for all filmmakers, videomakers, animators, and storytellers around the world. Come participate online by uploading your films, videos, and animations for a chance to place (1st, 2nd, or 3rd), and to share your works and your stories.

Multiple submissions are welcome and increase your chances of placing, as well as receiving exposure for your films, videos, and animations. All genres are accepted. You can upload your narratives, documentaries, music videos, PSAs, experimental films, thesis films, and more. UK Music Video Competition

June 26, 2008 are running a competition with some great prizes to celebrate the launch of their UK site

They want you to create a music video for a track by Jonathan Coulton. You can choose from two of his tracks, ‘Bacteria’ or ‘Todd the T1000’, both of which are available for free download from the competition page.

Prizes include an Alienware laptop and a Sanyo Xacti DMX-HD2 Camera.

The submission rules are fairly relaxed, although you must be a UK resident to enter. Under ‘What is Machinima’ they define the term as “the art of real-time filmmaking in a virtual environment (oftentimes within a video game engine)”. So videos created in Antics will be accepted.

Entries are invited up to August 1st, voting begins August 2nd.

Good luck!

Machinima at 2008 DragonCon Film Festival!

June 10, 2008

The 2008 DragonCon Film Festival will feature a strong machinima showing, with a Q&A panel of machinima makers as well as hours of the best machinima videos.

As posted on our forum, they are on the look out for machinima panellists and speakers as well as video submissions. They encourage videos from realtime machinima tools such as Antics, as well as those produced within game engines.

DragonCon is held in Atlanta, GA the weekend of Labor Day (August 29-September 1, 2008).

Check out their website for more information, details on how to submit a video, and to see some of the machinima from last years event.

DepicT competition – $2000 for 90 seconds…

June 4, 2008

…but of course it’s not all about the money, as you could also win exposure at a short film festival and a place on a course at the National Film And Television school ) are inviting 90 second long entries for their annual short film contest.

This from their site:
Can you do it in 90 seconds?

If so, we want your mini-movie for the tenth DepicT! competition! That’s right, this unique ultra-short film competition has been on the hunt for a decade to find emerging filmmakers who can take imagination, style, emotion, drama, mystery, humour and passion and pack them into one captivating 90 second mini-movie. We love all kinds of films, from live action to animation, documentary to experimental, as long as they’re distinctive, fresh and engaging.

Take a look on their archive and you can see shortlists from previous years.

More info can be found on their site, the closing date for submissions is the 8th September.

It will be great to see the creative techniques Antics users will adopt to make the most of their 90 seconds.

Remember to post on our Community Forum if you need any help or tips. Good luck to everyone who enters!