Rundown 2020

Want to win? Here’s what you need to know.

Light this Location is an online filmmaking challenge presented by the most legendary cinema technology brands. The rules are simple. Produce an original film that is under five minutes and shot in one location with an included BTS video and floor plan to show us how you lit and shot it.

Then upload the entry to our website for judging and your chance to win a life-changing prize package of filmmaking gear including a RED HELIUM 8K, Aputure Lighting Kit and over $200,000 in equipment from the most legendary cinema brands.

There is no entry fee required to participate. This is a global competition that is open to almost everyone.

There will be six finalists, one Regional Winner from each geographical region. Then along with one Audience Award winner and one lucky voter giveaway, our team and judges will pick one finalist who will be awarded the Grand Prize.



Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. 40%: Originality and Creativity
  2. 20%: Quality of the Cinematography
  3. 15%: Quality of the BTS Video
  4. 15%: Quality of the Floor Plan
  5. 10%: Use of Product

Important Dates:

  1. August 21st: Submissions Open
  2. November 11th: Submissions Close
  3. November 18th: Regional Winners Announced & Voting Opens
  4. December 2nd: Voting Closes
  5. December 3rd: Lucky Voter Giveaway Announced
  6. December 4th: Audience Award and Grand Prize Winner Announced

Prizes will be shipped to winners within 60 days of being announced.

(All timeline dates are 12:00AM PST and for 2019 unless otherwise noted. Please note dates are subject to change and entrants should expect a 48 hour window from exact times)


Still have Questions? Visit our FAQ.

From all of us, we wish you the best of luck in production and look forward to seeing your films.

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Note: By submitting you agree to follow our strict competition rules, terms and specifications. Please see the Official Rules for more details. Any entries that do not adhere or are suspected of cheating will immediately be disqualified without explanation.

* Subject to change