ROBLOX International Film Fest 2013

Win a Prestigious BLOXY at the ROBLOX Film Festival

ROBLOX International Film Festival PosterForget the Oscars, the Emmys, the Tonys and the Grammys. In the summer of 2013, the most prized award will be a BLOXY– and you could be among the few and proud ROBLOXians to take one home.

This year, we want to see you, the builders and players of the ROBLOX community, share more and more of your creativity and ROBLOXian experience using video. Sure, we’ve already held video contests and made a point of awarding users for their ingenious ideas at last year’s ROBLOX Game Conference, but now we’re thinking bigger, grander and more glorious. We’re thinking worldwide ROBLOX Film Festival, where the winners not only receive BLOXY Awards, but have their films premiered at each BLOXcon in front of a live audience.

Here’s an approximate idea of how the Film Festival will work. Late in April, we will open the festival up, contest-style, to your submissions. You’ll have several weeks to create and submit your entry. All submissions will be visible to the public, which will vote for its favorites to help us narrow the field. Finally, we’ll choose the BLOXY recipients and announce winners in different categories at each of the three BLOXcon events.

We’ll be looking for videos in the following categories. All entries must be ROBLOX-themed, though you can incorporate any type of footage.

  • Chicago/London/New York City (2 minutes max): Produce a video that represents Chicago, IL; London, England; or New York, NY — these are the homes of this year’s BLOXcon events
  • Short Film/Machinima (2 minutes max): Tell an entertaining, original short story – whether it’s dramatic or high-action or comedy – by creating ROBLOX machinima
  • Trailers (90 seconds max): Create a trailer for a game, movie or television series – real or totally fictitious
  • Commercials (30 seconds max): Create the ultimate ROBLOX commercial, highlighting Builders Club or the limitless possibilities of ROBLOX
  • Building and physics showcases (1 minute max): Capture footage or yourself (and friends, if you’d like) building something awesome – a place or physics contraption (e.g., Rube Goldberg machine) – and speed the footage way up so we can see the whole process

We’re telling you all of this now so you can start planning and storyboarding your ideas. Making a great video is a time-consuming process, so it’s worth starting early and paying attention to detail. If you’d like to work as a team, that’s totally acceptable.

Here are some examples of past user-created videos that are of BLOXY Award quality — each for very different reasons.

[do action=”youtube-iframe” videoid=”LunXZMzR3Lo”/]

[do action=”youtube-iframe” videoid=”VtBm-4LV6KA”/]

[do action=”youtube-iframe” videoid=”xVKGT_6vX6Q”/]

[do action=”youtube-iframe” videoid=”T51QvV4i12Y”/]

[do action=”youtube-iframe” videoid=”qfJ1fsurXiI”/]

[do action=”youtube-iframe” videoid=”R0OwuUv0qBY”/]

ROBLOX gives you many paths to fame – you can be a phenomenal builder, great game designer, fashion wizard, wheeler and dealer, or forum fanatic. Now, you can be recognized as a premiere director and storyteller. We’ll have more specific details and dates in the near future. For now, good luck as you start your pursuit of a coveted BLOXY!

About Andrew "blockhaak" Haak

Sr. Communications Manager. blockhaak on ROBLOX; @andrewjhaak on Twitter; blockhaak on Twitch.

218 thoughts on “Win a Prestigious BLOXY at the ROBLOX Film Festival

  1. brendan86

    Do you have to go to BLOXcon if you are uploading a video? If so, I can’t upload one. (I DO have £15 for BLOXcon but NOT the travel to London)

    1. Meta

      You don’t have to go to BLOXcon.This contest is separated from BLOXcon. Meaning you can participate and not go to BLOXcon or go to BLOXcon and not particpate.

  2. Andy

    When the Videos due?
    Who should I send it to?
    Can it be a little longer than the limit suggests?

  3. Jannes20

    Can we use the audio of a real trailer for the entry? What if we edit some parts? What if we credit? What about the background music of the trailer?

  4. coolkid437

    Are we allowed to use copyright music, as long as we bought the music for the video? For example, I wanted to use Skrillex music for a dramatic ROBLOX scene, but I’m not sure if this will decrease my chances or not. Please respond, I have a project pending until this is answered by someone.

    1. Dom2d2

      I know about copyright so I can help you. You’ll need to own or have license to the music and content in your video. This means that even if you buy the Skrillex song, it can’t be used. However, if you go to Newgrounds (google it) you can find any kind of music which can be downloaded and used for free. However, always check the license before using it. Some can be used as long as you give credit to the author. Good luck!

      1. Jannes20

        Can I use audio of a real trailer as the audio for my trailer? What if I cut out some parts? What if I give credit?

  5. Jannes20

    I hope I win. I just finished building my set. I’m shooting now. This would be my best edit yet. I can’t wait to win.

  6. MidnightGirl01

    Me and my group, M&K Productions, wanted to take part in the RFF. But we wanted to know how to make the mouse invisible. Any tips?

    1. Dom2d2

      Hey, to make the mouse invisible you can edit the ROBLOX application data on your computer.

  7. CosimoValuta

    Are you allowed to enter in multiple categories, or only stick to 1 entry for the entire contest?

  8. FriendlyLOLpwnzr

    Are we aloud to send in multiple videos, as long as they are different examples of a video? For example we could send in a Short Film and a Trailer?

      1. Andrew Haak

        You will probably be able to enter more than once (no guarantee quite yet), but if I was in your position I’d focus my time and effort on making one entry perfect (because you’re not going to win twice).

  9. FerrariV8

    How strict is the 2 minute limit? For example, if I made a video that was 2:10, would it still be accepted?

    1. Andrew Haak

      We’ll be launching a website where you can submit in the next couple weeks. It hasn’t officially started yet.

  10. nottinghamftw

    Some roblox films are much longer then 2 minutes. Shouldn`t they have their own categories or at the least one?

  11. Killer384298

    Gonna enter the “Building and physics showcases” one. Why? It doesn`t involve much video editing (which I`m rubbish at), and I have alot of free time on my hands.

  12. HanSolo996

    “All entries must be ROBLOX-themed, though you can incorporate any type of footage.” – Am I correct in thinking this means we can use real-world (as well as other games/animations/etc.) for our videos, rather than just ROBLOX-exclusive content?

    1. Andrew Haak

      Yes, you can use original real-world footage. We’ll be looking for original content, so I wouldn’t recommend ripping footage/animation directly from other games/media.

      1. Moses747

        I need some clarity. Are we able to make a trailer for any game? For example: any game from the front page?

  13. RawhBlawhx

    Do you have to be a skilled film developer and use epikz sony vegas pro skills to win? Or could you do it simply like a new film developer using really bad wmm skills?

  14. keydo

    By any chance, do you know any videos/sites that can help me learn to make a good youtube video? I dont think that normal roblox videos would be good enough, sadly. Also, for the game trailers we can make up any game we want, right?

    1. Andrew Haak

      It’s going to be screened live in front of a BLOXcon audience. Use your best judgment. :)

  15. bigdrybones

    1.) Can your trailer be of one of your RoBLOX games?

    2.) Do you NEED a YouTube? I don’t have one.

    1. Dom2d2

      Of course, but it will have to uploaded to YouTube. I’d love to see a ROBLOX Blender animation. :)

  16. coolboynoah1

    Can i make two-in-one? I’m building a commercial with some building and it will be about 50 seconds.

    1. Andrew Haak

      We’ll provide submission instructions later in April. Submissions aren’t yet open.

  17. Airborn009

    I’m entering, Making a War Trailer, Short film or something. I hope my movie goes well, cheers to everyone else.

    1. Andrew Haak

      We’ll provide all the instructions when the contest is open for submissions later this month.

  18. XTremeLunaR

    I’m going to be making an awesome trailer for CoR5. Hope it gets voted in, as it’s gonna be awesome.

  19. warninja97

    Thinking about doing a Commerical or building or trailer hope they come out well, Anyone know how to crop out screens?

  20. TrickyMatthewU

    I might actually do this with my friends from ROBLOX, you can look me up on ROBLOX at TrickyMatthewU.

  21. RobloxProJakob

    My friend is directing a video and only I am going to BLOXcon london. Do I show like the video on a stage if it wins the bloxy?

  22. playreblox

    Can you make a video and if it is good and win get it shown there even if your not going? Because I’m on holiday the same time as the event.

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