Digital Cinema Festival


Attend the Event, December 4, Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square

If you've ever dreamed of seeing your footage on the big screen this event is for you.

The Movie Machine Digital Cinema Festival will feature guest speakers, cinema presentations, and footage from many different cameras projected on the big screen, including: the Blackmagic Cinema, Blackmagic Pocket Camera, Digital Bolex, Canon 5D Mark III, Canon C100, Sony PMW-F3, PMW-F5, RED Epic and more! Everything from "affordable cinema cameras" to "not-so-affordable" cinema cameras.




This will be a jam-packed evening showing off the 10 best films submitted to the Cinema Festival, and also featuring a full lineup of guest speakers and cinema presentations about producing content for the big screen.



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Enter The Digital Cinema Festival

Submit your digital film - Available worldwide 1st prize: Blackmagic Cinema Camera!
Runners Up: DaVinci Resolve & Sonnet Echo Express III


The rules are simple:

  • Only one entry per person allowed
  • Upload your entry to Movie Machine, which is to be a digital film of no less than 1 minute and no more than 5 minutes duration.
  • Your film can be of any subject, any genre, however, the goal is create something cinematic. You choose the camera, the style, and the subject. Keep in mind, your film will be judged on its cinematic merits - taking into account, story and execution, technical details, camerawork, lighting and editing technique.
  • Perhaps you will submit a killer music video, an amazing selection of timelapse images, a short horror movie, a comedy, documentary, experimental - whatever you like. So long as your production is longer than 1 minute and shorter than 5 minutes, and created with cinema technique
    in mind, then we want to see your work!

Attend the Cinema Event, Leicester Square, London, December 4


The 10 best entries will be shown on the evening of December 4, at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square, London. Doors open at 7.30pm. This will be a jam-packed evening showing off the 10 best films submitted to the Cinema Festival, and also featuring a full lineup of presentations about digital filmmaking. Full agenda to be revealed very soon.


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Conditions of entry
  • Your digital film must be longer than 1 minute and shorter than 5 minutes
  • The film can be on any subject, any style you choose, keeping in mind we will be looking for the cinematic technique in your work
  • You can be of any age, however, if you are under 18 you will need a parent/guardian to submit your film. Regardless, the person who made the film will receive full credit
  • You, the filmmaker, retain copyright of your work, however Movie Machine retains the right to show your work at the film festival in Leicester Square on December 4, 2013 and also on the Movie Machine website. Excerpts of your film may also be used for promotional purposes on the Movie Machine website and for further Movie Machine events.
  • Films can be sent through via the Movie Machine Uploader (up to 2 GBs) Please encode in as high resolution as possible - you may be contacted to supply a ProRes encode at 1920 x 1080.
  • Films will be judged on their cinematic merits - you can use any camera you choose, however, the goal is to create something which looks like cinema
  • Entries must be received by November 26 to be included in the film festival
  • Entries are open to filmmakers throughout the world. So long as your entry has been received as a digital file, or physical copy, by November 26, then you are in the running to win and have your work shown on the big screen.


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