A. Official Time Period

The ‘Official Time Period’ will occur between the Kick off event and noon on the day of the Event Screening.  The participating teams must start, complete, and deliver the final  film/video work within the official time period.

B. Creative Process and Elements

All planning and content must be created and developed during the Official Time Period. Any creative work in advance of the competition weekend is prohibited. No stock footage or footage shot or created at another time may be used. All footage including B-roll must be shot during the Official Time Period.  Computer-generated animation  is prohibited at this time.

Each participating group will be assigned required elements that must appear in the film.   These elements will be determined at the Kick Off Event.

C. Creative Teams

Creative Collaborators are led by one dancemaker and one filmmaker. These creative collaborators meet and are paired during the Kick off event.  After pairing, each creative collaborator must complete the Team Leader’s Agreement, which is provided at the event.

Additional Forms: Each creative team must secure any additional releases for talent, crew, music, sites, and any other applicable releases. These releases must be submitted to project organizers along with the finished film/video.

Creative collaborators are responsible for securing  crew, cast, site, gear, equipment,etc. Participating groups are encouraged to work with a composer and/or musicians to write and record music for the films. It is permissible for a participating group to use pre-recorded music; however the participating group must have the rights to any music used in its film and must provide releases for all music used. As with music, pre-recorded sound effects are allowed, but you must have rights to use them.

All cast and crew participate on volunteer basis.

D. Running Time, Credits and Submission

The finished film must be a minimum of 3 minutes and a maximum of 8 minutes in duration—including end credits.  All media must be submitted as MOV, H.264, or ProRes format and sent through Dropbox to moving24fps@gmail.com  by noon of the screening date.

Pre-Film Required Slates

  • 5 seconds of black
  • A title card with: team name, title, genre, city, and date
  • Title card with: This film was made for the Moving 24FPS Project [CURRENT YEAR]. www.moving24pfs.com
  • 2 seconds of black
  • Your film


  • We recommend that each creative team submit two copies of the final movie.
  • We recommend that you make sound levels relatively even throughout your film. (If your film has uneven sound or sound that peaks, it may be modified to protect the playback equipment.)
  • Projection specifications vary from venue to venue and are beyond the control of Moving 24 FPS.
  • No Entries (media or documents) will be returned.

Content Permissions

To be eligible for the Project Entries must

  • + Be the original work of the creative team
  • + Does not infringe third-party’s rights
  • + Is suitable for publication (i.e., may not be obscene or indecent); does not contain obscene or pornographic material
  • + Does contain defamatory statements about any person, company, organization or entity
  • + May not invade privacy or other rights of any person, company or entity
  • + May not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations
  • + May not contain any copyrighted elements (other than as owned by the Entrant and/or The Project).

Pre-Screening Distribution

The Creative Team should not distribute or screen their video in any way before the premiere screenings in the host city. This includes uploading the video to any website or screening the film for groups of anyone other than the team. The creative team is encouraged to make a trailer of no more than 45 seconds of their film and distribute that instead.