EFS 72 Hour Music Video Competition

2019 EFS Music Video Competition Screening and Awards Ceremony

Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer presents the

Eugene Film Society’s 5th Annual

72-Hour Music Video Competition

Monday, April 29th at 7:00pm
Ragozzino Performance Hall
Lane Community College Campus


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From April 11-14, regional filmmakers and musicians will compete to produce the best music video within 72 hours, incorporating a mandated creative element and prop. Films submitted by deadline will be screened by a jury of media professionals and a public audience on April 29th. The film selected “Jury Award” winner will receive a $777 cash prize, and the film voted “Audience Award” winner at the screening event will also receive a $333 cash prize.

This year there are three ways to participate:

are invited to submit as many songs as they like (for a $5 submission fee per song, or a $20 flat submission fee for unlimited submissions by the same artist). All songs submitted by deadline (April 7th at 11:59pm) will be made available to registered filmmaking teams, who will then select the song they wish to create a video for. Songs must be no longer than 5 minutes, and submissions are being accepted now using the link below. Level of participation by musicians in the video production will vary by project, and is at the discretion of the filmmaking team.


are invited to register from March 1 – April 10, and must choose a song from the song submission pool by April 10th at 11:59pm. Registration fee for filmmaking teams is $20.


also have the option to register together as a complete team for $35, beginning March 1.

Thanks to a fund generously provided by Mark & Joy Gall, scholarships are available again this year for all types of registration. A short paragraph describing your interest in music video production and example of prior work is required. Inquire at info@eugenefilmsociety.com.

After registering, filmmakers will attend the competition kick-off event at The Barn Light on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 6:00pm-8:00pm where they will be notified of the mandated creative element and prop, and will be issued a USB drive.

Filmmakers participating from outside Eugene, or who are otherwise unable to attend the kick-off and/or wrap event, may still compete, but must make alternative arrangements in advance via email at info@eugenefilmsociety.com.

Register early, as participation is limited to the first 20 filmmaking teams to register.

Completed films must be returned on the issued USB drive at the Competition Wrap Party at The Barn Light between 6:00pm-8:00pm on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Videos submitted by deadline, and meeting all specifications and guidelines, will be screened publicly on the evening of Monday, April 29, 2019 at Ragozzino Performance Hall on the LCC Campus. Audience members at the screening event will be invited to vote for their favorite film and determine the 2019 “Audience Award” winner.

Both the Jury and Audience Award winners will be announced at the competition screening, and prize packages from Café Yumm, Epic Seconds, Blunt Graffix, Broadway Metro, and more will be awarded to musicians and filmmakers for excellence in several categories!

Additional support for this event comes from the University of Oregon Cinema Studies, Lane Community College Design & Media Center, The Barn Light, and Mark & Joy Gall.


By submitting the registration fee and completing the registration form, you agree to all applicable terms and conditions set forth in the rules below.

Select the type of submission/registration from the menu at the link below and you will be prompted to pay a non-refundable registration fee via paypal. Once payment is completed, you will be directed to the registration form, and receive further directions. You do not need a paypal account to complete the payment– any credit card can be used. If you are not automatically directed to the submission form after payment, please email us at info@eugenefilmsociety.com.

Tickets for the Screening event will be $5 general admission, and will go on sale online beginning April 15th. Advance tickets will be available for purchase at the kickoff and wrap events.


1) No equipment, cast/crew, or support of any kind will be provided by the Eugene Film Society during the competition. Each team must use the resources independently available to them. Participants are solely responsible for understanding how to use and maintain their own equipment. All risk associated with the production, including but not limited to equipment failure or damage, lies solely with the production team. Additionally, no technical assistance will be provided by EFS at any point during the competition– please take the time to verify your post-production workflow in advance.

2) Music submitted must be original and fully-owned by the registrant (including samples, sound effects, lyrics and any other intellectual elements)

3) All other audio used in the final video, as well as visual and intellectual elements must be original, or otherwise royalty free. All intellectual material — including but not limited to production, script, story, animation, sound effects, and special effects — must be generated within the seventy-two hour competition time period. No stock or found footage created outside of that time period may be used. Films will be disqualified for unauthorized use of copyrighted or pre-existing material in their production.

4) Each production team is responsible for generating, securing and submitting talent and location release forms for every member of their cast, crew, and for all locations used.

5) EFS reserves the perpetual and non-exclusive right to exhibit, reproduce, manipulate, distribute or sell, without consideration to musicians, production team or talent, any and all submitted videos, in whole or in part, in any format or form of media.

6) To be eligible for the “Jury Award” and “Audience Award,” films must be submitted during the competition wrap-up event on Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 6:00pm-8:00pm, unless other arrangements have been made in advance. Films must be submitted via the designated thumb drive provided at the kick-off event, unless other arrangements have been made in advance.

6) Submitted songs and final videos must have a total runtime not longer than 5 minutes, including any credits. A title card is included on the USB drives distributed to each team at the kick-off event. This title card, the song title, and band name must appear in the opening and/or closing credits in some form, for at least 3 seconds.

7) Songs may be submitted in any format, and musicians will make a good faith effort to provide high-quality versions to the filmmaking team producing their video.

8) Musicians will make a good faith effort to be available for creative consultation, shooting or other participation during the competition period April 11-14, 2019. The level of involvement and time commitment necessary can vary greatly depending on the creative decisions made by a filmmaking team. Song-makers may not need to participate at all, or may be a key part of the creative development— this and other creative decisions are entirely at the discretion of the filmmaking team.

8) Films must be submitted at a resolution of 1920×1080 at 23.98 or 24 fps; total file size must not exceed 4GB.