Record.Play Film Festival

Record.Play Film Festival

The Record.Play 2016 Film Competition theme was EXPLORE. 

Record. Play is an annual film competition that invites New Jersey residents to create a short film based on theme.  It is the goal of the Record.Play competition to promote EBPLay media lab, support reginal filmmakers’ creativity, and foster a culture that encourages peer to peer learning.  In addition, the competition will share the results with the community.

2016 FILMS

The 2016 Record.Play Film Festival had over 50 people attend the red carpet and screening on Thursday, June 30th, 201. The evening was a fun way to showcase the creativity of youth, teens, and adults throughout the region.

We are proud to announce the winners:

Youth

First Place: "Time Machine" by Kashi Deepak

 

Second Place: “Exploring American History” by Barenya Das

 

Teen

First Place:“The Nation's Capital” by Julianna Illenye

Second Place: “Movement” by Dominic Mistretta

 

Adult

First Place: “73 mL” by Ashu Gupta

Second Place: “Paint Me a Story: Starry Night by Van Gogh” by Jill Work

 

The judges had difficulty choosing the top films because each film had their individual strengths. We want to thank all who submitted:

Youth

“Math-o-phobia” by Ashna Gupta
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“The Mystery of the Ancient Book” by Kapila Mane
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Teen

“Hello Teenagedom” by Arjun Deepak
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“Scrawny Boy vs. Wild” by Hayagriv Gopinath
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Adult

“Homeland Journey” by Jill Work
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Rules of Entry & Screening Agreement

Please read this agreement carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of this agreement.

GUIDELINES FOR ALL FILMS:

The Record.Play competition is open to all New Jersey residents and New Jersey students.  The three age categories are; Youth (0-12 years old), Teens (13- 18 years old) and Adult (19+ years old). All films must be original work.  Entries will be evaluated on how they interpret the theme, visual and audio quality, and editing skills, in addition to other criteria. Films must be no longer than 7 minutes in length.

Music used in the films should be original, if not, the music should be obtained from a royalty-free service or music you have paid for or received permission to use.  Please submit proof to avoid claims of copyright infringement.  

Any other content used in the films should be original, if not, the content should be obtained from a royalty-free service or you should have paid for or received permission to use.  Please submit proof to avoid claims of copyright infringement.  

All material must be appropriate for general audiences of all ages.  All entries that contain material determined by the East Brunswick Public Library to contain obscene material or foul language or which might, in the sole opinion of the East  Brunswick Public Library, violate the Law Against Discrimination will be automatically disqualified.

ENTRY FORM:

In order to qualify for the Record.Play competition, all filmmakers must complete the online entry form and include the link to their film on YouTube or Vimeo by June 5th, 2016. Incomplete entry forms will not be accepted. If submitting multiple entries, a separate entry form must be submitted for each film.  All filmmakers must submit a signed Record.Play Authorization & Release to the reference desk at the library by June 5th, 2016.

REVIEW AND SELECTION PROCESS:

All entries meeting the submission requirements are automatically included in the Record.Play competition. After the final submission deadline, the judges will review all the films in the competition in their entirety, and select final films to advance to the festival screening phase of the competition.

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE:

Notification of acceptance for the Record.Play Film Festival will be sent to the email address provided on the entry form.  If accepted, the filmmaker grants permission for the film to be shown to all attendees of the 2016 Record.Play Film Festival.

AWARD INFORMATION:

The judges will choose the winners of a 1st place prize valued at $100 and 2nd place prize valued at $50 for each age category.  The judges may also choose to award additional entries with an honorable mention.  All awards will be announced at the festival’s closing reception on Thursday June 30, 2016.  

PUBLICITY AND MARKETING:

All selected films may be used by the East Brunswick Library for publicity and/or marketing purposes. The East Brunswick Public Library reserves the right to use the films in broadcast or Internet media.

TELEVISION AND INTERNET BROADCASTS:

The East Brunswick Public Library reserves the non-exclusive right to broadcast the festival entries on EBTV local cable access channels and post on the Library and EBTV website without any compensation or notification to the filmmaker. 

 

RECORD.PLAY 2015

The 2015 Record.Play Film Festival had over 60 people attend the red carpet and screening on Thursday, June 25th, 2015. The evening was a fun way to showcase the creativity of our kids and teens.

We are proud to announce the winners:

Youth

First Place: "An Unlikely Hero" by Madison Pugsley

Second Place: "Heroes" by Barenya Das

Teen

First Place: "Britany Saves the World" by Dominic Mistretta

Second Place: "Towel" by Emily Eng

The judges had difficulty choosing the top films because each film had their individual strengths. We want to thank all who submitted:

YOUTH

"Be a Hero. Save a life. (Stop Animal Abuse: The Story of Snowball)" by Vidhi Madan
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TEEN

"Dr. Delovative Saves the Day" by Prasad Patwardhan
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"Hometown Hero" by Ben Kessler
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"Richard J" by Alex Johnson
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"Unexpected Hero" by Andrew Kal
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