Teams must have at least one member under the age of 21 and be comprised of household members or remote collaborators only. At no time should a team elicit physical assistance from people outside their household.
You may film inside your house or on your property, but do not leave your household. If our judges see a public space or location outside your household they will flag it for disqualification. If you have safe access to a space that our judges may consider outside the household, please send us an email at [email protected]
explaining the situation. Remember, our goal is to create within isolation.
You may collaborate remotely with friends and family. For example, your friend films a scene at their home and digitally sends you the video file to edit on your home computer. We love this creative collaboration and encourage it. But remember, there should be no filming in person with people outside your household.
Use what you have - do not borrow. Cellphones are great! Keep it simple and source only what is in your household. We're not judging video quality, we're judging story.
Each week you will receive new required script elements that will need to be integrated into your final film for it to be eligible for prizes. In the past, these have included a prop, a sound clip, genre, and line of dialogue. Use these items creatively to score more points for your film.
Final films should be 1 to 3 minutes in length. All films must be produced, edited, exported and submitted during the 72-hour period. Films submitted after the deadline will not be screened.
All films must be PG. Basically: don’t produce anything you wouldn’t want your grandmother or younger siblings to see. Prohibited content includes (but may not be limited to) drug use, sex, graphic violence, and defamatory statements. Additionally, no copyrighted materials should appear within students’ films. If any of these rules are broken, the films will be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Film Slam judges. Any assigned props/locations/themes must be used in the film.
Final films should be uploaded to YouTube. Send us the link upon upload and we'll handle the rest!
Unfortunately, we are all too familiar with unexpected developments. We will be monitoring updates from the CDC and the federal government for any new guidelines or recommendations that affect the event.
Team Leader has read, and agrees on behalf of him/herself and Team to abide by, the “Filmmaking Rules”
of the project, the terms of which are available at www.catamountarts.org/gmff/48hrsfs/, and by reference
made a part hereof. It is understood that Catamount Arts reserves the right to disqualify from screening or
exhibition and remove from consideration for awards and prizes any films/ videos which do not adhere to
the Official Rules.
Team Leader hereby understands that he/she is responsible for all team members under the age of 18 in
addition to any equipment, sets, locations, and other items necessary for participating in the Project, and all
costs, expenses, damages and claims related thereto. Catamount Arts is providing the event and guidelines in
which the Team Leader is taking part and a prize for the
Team Leader hereby affirms that he/she will secure all rights (including without limitation copyrights) in
and to all material included in the Film, including without limitation any and all images, photographs,
performances, appearance(s) by any person(s), sounds, soundtrack and music (including without limitation
compositions, recordings and performances). Team Leader represents and warrants that he/she (a) is free to
enter into this Agreement, (b) that, except with regard to Catamount Art’s rights as set forth herein, Team
Leader is the sole copyright holder in and to the Film; and (c) the Film does not to the best of Team Leader’s
knowledge (including what Team Leader should know or have known in the exercise of reasonable prudence)
violate the copyright of any person or entity, or defame or infringe upon any rights of any kind of, including
the right of privacy, off any person or entity.
Team Leader hereby agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Catamount Arts, its owners, officers,
directors, partners and assigns (collectively “Indemnified Parties”) from any and all claims, costs, damages,
expenses and liabilities including without limitation attorneys’ fees (collectively “Claims”) arising from the
creation, production, use, exhibition, promotion, marketing, merchandising, or other exploitation of the Film
by the Indemnified Parties and/or any of them, Team Leader, Team and/or any member thereof (including
without limitation Claims for negligence and other torts, unauthorized use of likeness, invasion of right of
privacy, publicity or personality, defamation, fraud, infringement of copyright and/or trademark, and breach of
contract), and for any breach by Team Leader of any representation, warranty or obligation of Team Leader
Team Leader and Catamount Arts will jointly own, as co- authors, the copyright in and to the Film, and
hereby agree to the following division of rights:
From the date Team Leader submits his/her film to Catamount Arts (a) Team Leader shall have the following non-exclusive, non-assignable rights: (i) to enter the Film in
film festivals & competitions; (ii) to screen the Film at local film events; (iii) to stream the Film or any
portion thereof for free on Team Leader’s personal website or for free on any third party website for
Internet viewing, provided that the Film or portion thereof as so streamed contains an initial full screen title
card stating “This Film was created for Tap into Film's 72-Hour Online Family Film Slam.” (or other language
as may be designated by Catamount Arts); (iv) to distribute the film for free via DVD; (v) to use the Film on a
professional reel to promote Team Leader, Team or any Team member; and (vi) any other use agreed to in
writing by Catamount Arts. (b) Catamount Arts shall have the following rights, which, except for the limited
rights of Team Leader as set forth above, shall be exclusive to Catamount Arts: to copy, screen, show,
exhibit, telecast, broadcast, advertise, market, exploit, and disseminate the Film and/or any portion thereof
throughout the universe in perpetuity, via any medium and in any manner whether now known or hereafter
invented, including but not limited to theatrical, television (including without limitation all forms of
broadcast, cable, Video On Demand (VOD) and digital television), DVD/home video/videogram (including
any videogram successor), Internet distribution and any means of digital download, and to sell, license and/or
assign any or all of the foregoing rights to any third party. In no manner limiting the foregoing, Catamount
Arts shall have the right to use the Film and any portion thereof to advertise, promote and publicize the
Catamount Arts 72-Hour Student Film Slam and/or any sponsor thereof in any manner and via any medium
at Catamount Arts’ sole discretion.
Team Leader hereby acknowledges that participation in the Catamount Arts 72-Hour Student Film Slam is
without guarantee of remuneration or monetary compensation whatsoever. The consideration for
participating in the project is the screening of Participant’s completed film/video at the conclusion of the
Project; and the possibility, although not the obligation by Catamount Arts, for future screenings and
distribution; and the opportunity for publicity or exposure for being a participant.
Team Leader acknowledges that, in the event of any breach by GL or any third party, the damage, if any,
caused to Team Leader thereby will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle Team Leader to seek
injunctive or other equitable relief. Team Leader’s rights and remedies in such event will be strictly limited to
the right, if any, to recover compensatory (but not punitive or consequential) damages in an action at law, and
Team Leader will have neither the right to rescind or terminate this agreement or any of GL’s rights hereunder,
nor the right to enjoin the exhibition or other exploitation of the Film or any subsidiary or allied rights with
Team Leader may not assign this Agreement or any of its obligations hereunder without Catamount Art’s
prior written consent. Catamount Arts may freely assign any and all rights and obligations under this
Agreement in whole or in part to any other party. Team Leader acknowledges and agrees that Team Leader is
not an employee or agent of Catamount Arts for any purpose, including all tax obligations, but that the parties
are contractors independent of one another.