Enter Fantasia Film Festival’s ‘Bumper Challenge’


The Fantasia Film Festival just announced their second wave of films for this year’s festival starting July 14, but in anticipation of the festival they’ve launched a contest along with Tentsquare for any aspiring filmmakers.

Simply make a 30 second “bumper” video with no dialogue and the image of a cat at some point in any genre, and you stand to win. Prizes include a VIP Access pass to the festival, the chance to see your short projected live and to have it reviewed by industry professionals.

Watch the announcement video at Fantasia’s website and view the full press release with the official rules and information below. Entries must be submitted by June 30.


The 2015 edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival is proud to team up with TentSquare for their first-ever bumper challenge, sponsored by Go Puck and Shock Till You Drop!

Fantasia and TentSquare challenge Actors and Filmmakers to submit 30 second or under videos, no dialogue, including the image of a cat or cats at some point. It’s that simple: Scare us, make us laugh, take us to another dimension… any genre.

You can use your smartphone to shoot, or any camera laying around the house or studio!

The Grand Prize Winner will get a flight to Montreal, 2 Nights Hotel and All Access VIP Badge to the three week long 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival. Winner will also receive a light weight charger from GoPuck™.
The Winner & 10 Finalists submissions will be watched by thousands on the big screen before feature films in front of international audiences at the 2015 Fantasia International Film FestivalEach Finalist will receive an All Access VIP Badge to the three week long festival.

15 Semi-Finalists will have their submissions reviewed by industry professionals, including Mitch Davis (Co-Director and Co-Programmer, Fantasia International Film Festival), Samuel Zimmerman (Managing Editor, Shock Till You Drop), Kieir-La Janisse (Owner/Editor-in-Chief, Spectacular Optical Publications), Film Director Lucky McKee and Indie Producer / TentSquare Founder Andrew van den Houten.

Submissions open at TentSquare.com until June 30th.

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