Generation:Gamerz and ICFLM Film Festival Videogame to Film Contest Print E-mail
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Written by Christophor "SuperGuido" Rick   
Friday, 17 August 2007

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You know you have said it a million times:

"I could write a better film than this!"

Well we are giving you a chance to do just that. So check it out.

It's time to put your keyboard where your mouth is and PROVE IT.

Generation: Gamerz

and

It Came from Lake Michigan 


are giving you the chance to do just that with the

"I can write a Great Videogame to Film Adaptation Contest"

 

How to Enter:

  1. Take your favorite videogame and turn it into a one-page film proposal. Include as much information as you can including storyline, characters, locations. Make it compelling!
  2. Take that and send it to gamerprime (at) generationgamerz (dot) com as an email attachment (PDF or Word Doc only) by the 15th of September, 2007 and you're in the running for the prizes 
  3. Wait with bated breath for the winners announcements which will be announced no later than the 30th September, 2007.

  The Grand Prize includes ***: 

  • Full event passes for two (will include the Gala party if over 21)
  • 2 Event T-Shirts signed by some of the guests of ICFLM
  • Generation: Gamerz T-shirt
  • Award ceremony including presentation on stage with Mr. Uwe Boll and Mr. Borchardt*
  • Lunch with Mr. Boll and Mr. Borchardt**


Contest Judges include:

 

Uwe Boll -

German Filmmaker and director of videogame films Alone in the Dark, Bloodrayne, Postal and more.

 Mark Borchardt -

Milwaukee film icon, actor, writer, director. Pretty much you name it he does it. You may have heard of American Movie, Coven or Scare
me. Yes, he did those.

 
 

 Wayne Clingman -

Milwaukee-based film producer, actor and organizer of the
It Came from Lake Michigan Independent Genre Film Festival. (He's not the devil-woman, we think)

 Christophor Rick

Business Manager & Co-Editor of Generation: Gamerz
Mr. Rick has completed 2 novels, 20 short stories and collaborated on scripts for film and theatre.

 
Christophor Rick

 Thomas Balistreri -

General Manager and Co-Editor of Generation: Gamerz.
We had to add him, he owns the site technically. But he is an avid gamer and film-goer and truly wishes the videogame-to-film industry to grow and do well.

 

 ICFLM and Generation: Gamerz , LLC. cannot assume responsbility for any agreements for or pertaining to the production of the winning idea.

* ICFLM and Generation: Gamerz , LLC. cannot guarantee Mr. Boll's or Mr. Borchardt's appearances due to acts of God or Business demands. These are busy people!

** Lunch at local Milwaukee-area business.

** Winner need not be present at ICFLM film festival to obtain prize package.

Full Official Rules: 

  • All entries must be sent to "GamerPrime (at) generationgamerz (dot) com" via email with the entry as an attachment in PDF or Word document format. Any other formats will be disqualified.
  • The Winner will be announced no later than 30 September 2007
  • The winner is responsible for any and all travel arrangements, accommodation and expenses in conjunction with winning. You need not be at the Film Festival to claim the other prizes. We will send them to you, probably not the lunch though sorry.
  • All decisions of the judges are final.
  • If you win we require an image to be used in promotional materials pertaining to the Film Festival, Generation: Gamerz , LLC.and the contest. It and your contact details will not be used for anything other than contest notifications.
  • All contestants must be at least 18 years old on or prior to 30 September 2007.
  • Winner will be invited to the Gala Party at the ICFLM Film Festival provided that the winner is at least 21 years old. Proof of age will be required.
  • Contestants are welcome from anywhere in the world provided this contest is not prohibited in the country, state or municipality where you live.


Standard Contest Rules

All contests that use the standard Generation: Gamerz , LLC.contest rules, such as this one, require each contestant to be 18 years of age or older to enter. The start and end dates of this contest is listed on the related/appropriate contest page. The specifics about the prizes available for this contest are also listed on the contest page. All prizes are non-transferable and must be accepted as offered, as there will be no substitutions and no cash equivalent. The winner(s) of the contest are chosen at random by the sponsor unless the contest has unique requirements that are stated on the contest page in order to win. Should the contest offer more than one prize, only one unique contestant can win each prize. One contestant cannot win multiple prizes within the same contest. All decisions of the sponsor with respect to all aspects of the contest are final. The sponsor reserves the right to cancel this promotion at any time and to substitute a prize of equivalent value should the prize described herein become unavailable. The sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel the sweepstakes contest at any time if a computer virus or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the sweepstakes promotion. By claiming the prize, the selected entrant waives the right to claim any cost of winning the prize including, without limitation, any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem the prize and bears in full any liability which might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem the prize. For the name of the winner (available within 21 days of drawing), visit GenerationGamerz.com and look under Contest Winners area or send an email to gamerprime (at) generationgamerz.com for any further information.

Waiver of Liability:

Winner agrees, except where prohibited, that Generation: Gamerz may use winners names, picture, portrait, likeness, and voice for advertising and promotional purposes without compensation. By entering, the contestant agrees that sponsor(s), its affiliates, partners, advertising and promotion agencies and suppliers and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents shall have no liability for, and shall be held harmless for and against any damage, loss or injury that may arise in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of prize or participation in this sweepstakes. Sponsor(s) makes no warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the use of prize. Those contestants who choose to opt-in or subscribe to the sponsor's and/or GenerationGamerz.com's email list for future promotional offers hereby holds the sponsor(s) and/or Generation: Gamerz , LLC. harmless and will not report either party to the spam cops and acknowledges that the sponsor(s) and GenerationGamerz.com is in compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 when receiving such future email offers or news as requested. The contestant may, however, opt-out or unsubscribe to such email offers at any time if he or she wishes to do so. This contest is subject to all Federal, State, Provincial and Municipal laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

How To Enter

No purchase necessary. Enter to win at GenerationGamerz.com. This can be done by creating a profile on GenerationGamerz.com and following the contest guidelines. You will be asked to provide your first and last name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. You must have valid profile information. If you create bogus email addresses and bogus US Postal Addresses, you will need to prove that such an address exists. If you moved, you need to prove through official means (i.e. bank statements or driver's license or passport or other publicly accepted verifiable means). The sponsor nor Generation: Gamerz , LLC. are not responsible for errors with your postal system, telephone, network, electronic or computer failures of any kind, or for entries that are incomplete, garbled, delayed by computer transmissions, misdirected, lost, stolen or otherwise illegible. Entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. Authorized account holder, is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access provider, On-line service provider, or other organization ( e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. All entries become the property of the sponsor and will not be returned to entrant. One entry per contestant. No duplicate entries will be accepted. Each contestant also hereby certifies and verifies that he or she is at least 18 years of age. He or she also agrees that he or she will not later claim to be a different age or attempt to transfer his or her profile to a friend or family member who is at least 18 years of age especially in the event he or she wins a contest and does not meet the minimum age (18) requirement.

Selection of Winner - Eligibility

Each contest retains its own selection process and can be found in the contest specific rules. All eligible entries received and the selected winning entrant will be notified by email within 72 hours of the draw. Entries must be sent via GenerationGamerz.com dated no later than midnight of the End Date of the contest in question. The chances of winning are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received by all contestants with no duplicate contestants. Before being declared the winner, the selected contestant will be required to sign a Release Form, confirming compliance with the contest rules and acceptance of the prize as offered, and releasing the participating sponsor(s) and their respective employees and agents from any responsibility for any injury, accident, loss, damages, misfortune or expense resulting from the use or enjoyment of the prize. If the selected entrant is unwilling or unable to comply with the contest rules within two weeks of the draw, the selected entrant will be disqualified and another winner will be randomly drawn from the remaining eligible entries received. Contest is open to all residents (excluding areas where prohibited by law) of the United States and Canada unless otherwise stated in the rules,  who are 18 years of age or older. Employees and their immediate families of the sponsor(s), Generation: Gamerz , LLC., its partners and affiliates, their respective employees, independent contractors, commissioned employees, and participating contest sponsors are not eligible. By entering the contest, the entrants agree to give the sponsor(s) permission to use their name and/or picture in contest publicity without compensation other than the prize offered.

 

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