18/06/2006. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Wizards of the Coast, the Seattle-based company behind Dungeons and Dragons, have announced its first-ever D&D Fan Film Contest.
Gamers, set down your d20 and fire up your video camera - it's time to show the world your perspective on the RPG experience.
Contestants in the D&D Fan Film Contest are vying for more than just the thrill of letting their fantasy flag fly. One grand prize-winner will take home a new computer, video editing software, video camera, and a Dungeons & Dragons Year of Dragons gift pack which includes, the limited-edition Colossal Red Dragon and D&D Chess Set. In addition, three finalists will receive round- trip flights to Los Angeles, along with hotel accommodations, to attend the final judging and awards ceremony.
To enter, visit www.dndfanfilmfest.com.
All eligible films will be posted at http://www.gamevideos.com/, on or about September 15th, 2006, and fans nationwide will be able to vote for their favorites until September 30th, 2006.
The top 10 eligible films, as chosen by the fans, will advance to the final judging, where a panel of celebrity fans and members of the independent film community, as well as game developers, will determine the final three. These entries will be judged by the following criteria: entertainment value (50 percent), originality (25 percent) and adherence to D&D genre (25 percent). The final three films will be screened in Los Angeles at the Worldwide Dungeons & Dragons Game Day, where the grand prizewinner will be announced.
"D&D fans are a passionate and creative bunch, so we're anticipating a fantastic response," Liz Schuh over at Wizards of the Coast told SFcrowsnest.com. "As diverse as our fans are today, we expect the submissions to run the gamut from tongue-in-cheek comedies, to perhaps even documentaries."
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