Entries Now Being Accepted For Dota 2 Short Film Contest

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Valve is now accepting entries for its 2019 Dota 2 Short Film Contest. The Short Film Contest is held every year, with the winner announced during The International competition.

Similar to the previous competitions, fans are invited to visit the Workshop in order to participate not only in the discussions, but more importantly, in the voting process. The top entries will be featured in the TI9 Battle Pass, with the community conducting the final vote to declare the winners.

Short films that qualify for the top ten are awarded $500. The top three films get $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000, for third, second, and first place, respectively.

Additional rules for the Short Film Contest are:

  • Entries must be no longer than 90 seconds.
  • Entries must pertain to Dota 2.
  • Entries can use any form or combination of animation or live-action technique in their creation. Using Source Filmmaker is not a requirement.
  • Each entry must be at least 1080p.
  • The deadline for submission will be 07:00:00 a.m. EDT on August 7. The submission process must be completed, including uploading the video and filling out submission dialogs, before the submission period ends.
  • Submissions will be reviewed by the Steam community on the Steam Workshop. The top entries will be selected by Valve in its sole discretion to be featured in The International 2019 Battle Pass for a final vote by the Battle Pass community, and the winners will be announced at The International 2019.
  • The video must be a new creation made specifically for the Dota 2 Filmmaker Contest.
  • You are free to use any Valve IP.
    • If you use any non-Valve IP, you must be the copyright owner or have explicit permission from the owner. You will be required to warrant to Valve that you have all necessary rights and permissions in order for the entry to be considered. Any submissions found to be infringing non-Valve IP will be disqualified. Note that for workshop items, you still need to provide a link to the items used, but you do not need explicit permission from the creator, since submission to the workshop automatically grants permission to use the item.
  • Multiple submissions per person are allowed.
  • Submissions must be free of advertisements.
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