The Tribute Video Festival
Dear Content Creators & Tribute Filmmakers
TTN welcomes your dedication to bringing compelling entertainment and information about all things tribute-related to The Tribute Network and The Tribute Video Festival!
The Tribute Video Festival is an annual event. Online Viewer Rating is scheduled to commence March 1st - September 1, 2012. The Winner's Dinner will take place in Los Angeles in November, 2012 (these dates are subject to modification). Please check back in January for important updates. See CONTENT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
and FESTIVAL WINNERS below for more information.
Three Simple Steps to submit your Tribute Video:
1. Sign-In for Free. [Sign-In means you agree to the TOS & User Content Submission Agreement]
MUSIC & SOUND EFFECTS
2. Click "Add Video"
3. Upload your Trib-Vid in the "Tribute Video Festival Channel"
: Need royalty-free licensed downloadable music tracks and sound effects? Click on "Add Music"
and choose from McCartney Multi-Media's www.musikklipz.com
. Coming soon - royalty-free music from APM Music at www.apmmusic.com.
Content Submission Guidelines
CONTENT CRITERIA: Content must be of a tribute nature to a person or pet (alive or in spirit) who has and/or is making a contribution to someone's life journey.
GENRE & RATINGS: All genres welcome; comedy, drama, documentary, cinema verite, western, thriller, slice of life, etc. Must be G-rated. (No lewd or X rated content of any kind is allowed.) Creativity is encouraged along with tribute videos that have a comedic bent.
CATEGORIES: PROFESSIONAL Content Creator and AMATEUR Content Creator. Under each of these categories is "Human" and "Pet". Please note in your description if your submission is PROFESSIONAL – Human; PROFESSIONAL - Pet; AMATEUR - Human; AMATEUR Pet.
LENGTH: ALL SUBMISSIONS must be under 10 minutes. Note: Some tribute videos may receive theatrical distribution in major U.S. cities and broadcast distribution (announcement forthcoming). For consideration with our theatrical and TV distribution partners ALL submissions must be no greater than 2:00 minutes. Submit a short version and a long version if you like! NOTE: There may be a TEN working day approval time applied for all submissions prior to online broadcast.
: The Tribute Video Festival Award
for Most Inspiring Tribute Video
will have four recipients in the following categories: Professional Content Creators - A Human Story; Professional Content Creators - A Pet Story; Amateur Content Creators - A Human Story; Amateur Content Creators - A Pet Story.
Each winner shall receive a cash prize, a certificate of appreciation, recognition in a national press release, and an invitation to the Winner's Dinner
with available members of the Hollywood Tribute Video Festival Jury.
If the winner lives more than 200 miles outside of LA, he/she will receive one coach airfare and one night's
accommodations at a Courtyard Marriott or similar plus $50 per diem; other goods & services to be announced.
Coming soon - final contest rules and regulations.
A separate "Tribute Video Festival Industry Award"
will be presented to the Most Inspiring Tribute Video
submitted by a funeral director at an ICCFA Convention.
Please check back in January for festival and prize details...
in the meantime, start planning, producing, and sharing
your tribute video!... here at The Tribute Network.. where the honor is all yours!
Hollywood Tribute Video Festival Jury
A Hollywood Jury will judge the top 10 Highest-Viewer Rated Trib-Vids.... so make sure you get your friends and family to vote for your tribute video.
Hollywood Tribute Video Festival Jury:
"The Closer," "Murphy Brown"
"Somethings Gotta Give," "The Holiday" "What Women Want"
President of Direct Cinema
Executive Producer, Academy Award winner for "Big Mama," Consultant to HBO
Writer & Professor of Screenwriting at University of Michigan
"AWOL," "Ruffian," "Renaissance Man," "Mighty Ducks"
Award winning Sr VP, Doner Advertising Agency
Award winning Producer & President, Celsius Films commercial production company
Kevin J. Foxe
"The Blair Witch Project", "Jackson Horn", "How to Draw a Bunny"
"Gypsy," "Karen Carpenter," "Youngblood," "Fame," "Salvador," "Short Circuit II"
Executive Producer, Director
"81st Annual Academy Awards (TV movie) - Segment Director (segment "In Memoriam"), "The Kiss"
"Red Roses & Petrol," Cannes award winning short "The Haircut"
President of Fox TV Movies
Producer of "The Killing," "Burn Notice," "Save the Last Dance," "Runaway Bride," "The Odd Couple"
Academy Award winning Producer
"Young at Heart"
President, Rhino Films
“Flow: For the Love of Water,” "Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas," "Dogtown & Z-boys"
"Miss Congeniality," "Mystic Pizza," "Grumpy Old Men," "How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days"
Funeral Director / Entrepreneur
Emmy winning Executive Producer & Co-Creator
"In Living Color," "I'm Gonna Git you Sucka"
"Home Alone," "Mystic Pizza," "Valley of the Heart’s Delight,” “Bed & Breakfast”
Emmy winning Writer-Creator
"House M.D.," "Law & Order," "The Practice"
President, APM Music; Producer
"Confessions of Crime," "Mythos"
"Exporting Raymond,” “The Visitor”
CONTENT RELEASE AGREEMENT
IN ADDITION TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE:
Authorization to Reproduce Photograph, Video, Likeness and Voice
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Creators biographical materials
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