THE RULES2019

Light This Location is a challenge designed to push you as a filmmaker. The rules are simple, but in order to qualify, you must follow these requirements exactly.

Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

Your film must take place in one singular location such as a bedroom, shopping mall or Dawson’s Creek. Points will be awarded to those that are able to stay within the same room or geographical point.

Timing Is Key

Timing Is Key

Your entry film must be under 5 minutes. No exceptions.

SHOW, DON’T TELL

SHOW, DON’T TELL

Each submission must include a lighting floor plan setup, detailing what gear you used and how you lit your film.

One Region Only

One Region Only

Your film must be submitted to one of six geographical regions. If you do not see your location, submit to the single closest region to where you are.

(i.e. Films from Australia should be submit to Asia-Pacific.)

THE SECRET WORD

THE SECRET WORD

Each film must audibly incorporate the word “accent” into their finished film. This can be a character’s name, line of dialogue or even a sound effect. Filmmakers must also point out their use of the secret word in the included behind-the-scenes video.

(Note: All accurate translations of “accent” are allowed. i.e. “acento” – Spanish.)

BTS Video

BTS Video

Submissions must include a behind-the-scenes video explaining how you lit and shot your film. Points are awarded if you use and mention gear from any of the Light this Location brands.

18+

18+

Filmmakers under the age of 18 submitting must be represented by a legal adult guardian for the submission process.

No Credits

No Credits

Your film may not include credits. The name of the filmmakers or production company must not be listed anywhere in your film for fair judging. However, you may and are encouraged to include your name in the behind-the-scenes video.