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Create short movie in which you will convey the message (refer to the theme below) in a story enhanced with visual and audio effects by using popular video editing tools like After Effects, Sony Vegas, Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, iMovie etc. The duration of the film must be between 3 and 7 minutes. English subtitles are required for submissions with language/s other than English. Films should be uploaded to public sites for online viewing (YouTube, Vimeo etc). A trailer of the movie may suffice for the first stage to get qualification to the world final if it shows enough to judge the quality of the full movie. All genres are accepted with the exception of music videos and animations. Stock footage can be used in some part of the movie if not fully allowed. Slideshows are not accepted. Once you submit your project on this site, you can continue working on it and make amendments until exhibition time at the world final.

Short movie theme for Infomatrix 2017 is Triumph over Adversity.

You can refer to these great videos from Vimeo© to help you get start filmmaking.

  • Who does what on a film?
  • Learn the art of pre-production (and why it matters)
  • Storyboarding
  • Navigate the hows and whys and Whats?!? of closed captioning
  • Time limit for the movie: minimum 3 minutes, maximum 7 minutes.


    Criteria for Qualification to Final

    • Project documentation
    • Originality (not a copy of another project or a program)
    • Content, clarity of the documentation
    • The aspect of the final product
    • Concordance with the category in which the project is registered
    • Up-to-date, reflecting present interests

    Final phase

    Common Criteria

    • Documentation
    • Originality / creativity
    • Oral presentation
    • Stand design
    • Technical Skills

    Category Specific Criteria

    • Visual impact
    • Message & idea