Are you interested in the world of filmmaking? Are you a music fanatic and want to make a video of you playing/singing something you love? Or are you someone who likes making jokes and want to show them off to the world? If you’ve answered YES to any one of these questions, then Inclusive World’s ShoVi: Season 2 is for YOU! The demand and level of entries we received from last year’s event, ShoVi, made us come back once again, and be more energized this year! We are going virtual again, and this time, we have more than just the short video competition; we’ll be having 2 additional competitions this year: music video and stand-up comedy! We will also be hosting workshops for each of the competition categories this year. There is a timeline at the end of this information, so please do take a look at that as well!

Competition Requirements:

  • Contestants should be 5 years and older.
  • Productions must be original.
  • You may submit your piece(s) solo or along with a group of friends. If you are sending in a team submission, you will still need to submit only one piece per category.
  • You may participate in more than one category, but you will have to register separately for each of them.
  • Your submission will need to be between 5-10 minutes. If you’re sending in more than one, each of your submissions should be between 5-10 minutes.

 

Short Film Contest Rules:

  • Video must be original and unpublished works.
  • Video should be in English.
  • Video should include a script, plot/storyline, and characters.
  • Productions typically include multiple characters.
  • The spirit of these productions should be celebratory, entertaining, humorous and/or thought-provoking. Any mean-spirited, violent content may not be incorporated in your production.
  • Contestants must obtain appropriate copyright authorization in advance on all clips, photos or music used.
  • Contestants must agree that all videos submitted can be used for future promotional purposes by Inclusive World.
  • Your movie can be influenced by other movies that have already been released (if so, please mention which movie you based your short movie on in the credits or before the film begins).

A panel of judges will be looking for videos that are entertaining and creative. All videos will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Entertainment/storytelling ability
  • Use of music/sound effects
  • Video quality
  • Audio quality

 

Music Video Contest Rules:

  • Video must be original and unpublished works.
  • The spirit of these music videos should be celebratory, entertaining, humorous and/or thought-provoking. Any mean-spirited, violent content may not be incorporated in your music video.
  • Contestants must obtain appropriate copyright authorization in advance on all clips, photos or music used (we prefer your music to be original and authentic, but if you use music that’s already published before, for example as background music, then please cite the song, singer, writer, etc. of the song).
  • Contestants must agree that all videos submitted can be used for future promotional purposes by Inclusive World.
  • Your music video can be influenced by other music videos that have already been made (if so, please mention which song you based your video off of in the credits or before the
    film begins).

A panel of judges will be looking for music videos that are entertaining and creative. All videos will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Lyrical ability
  • Use of background music/sound effects
  • Video quality
  • Audio quality

 

Stand-Up Comedy Contest Rules:

  • Video must be original and unpublished works.
  • The spirit of these videos should be celebratory, entertaining, humorous and/or thought-provoking. Any mean-spirited, violent content may not be incorporated in your piece.
  • Contestants must agree that all videos submitted can be used for future promotional purposes by Inclusive World.
  • You may use other lines stand-up comedies/movies/books as long as you quote them in your piece.

A panel of judges will be looking for stand-up comedies that are entertaining and creative. All videos will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Content
  • Fluency
  • Presentation
  • Sense of humor

We hope you will register for this one-of-a-kind fundraiser contest in support of Inclusive World. Your contribution will be going to a great cause! Register today!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • If I choose to have a group, how many people are allowed in a group? Is it as many as I
    want?

    • No, you may have up to 5 people in one group.
  • Is there any payment/registration fee? If so, how much is it?
    • Teams can consist of 1-5 people. The registration fee for teams with 1-3 members will be a flat fee of (US)$60, and if you would like to add more members to your team it will cost (US)$10 per new member added, on top of the flat fee. For example, a team of 5 would pay (US)$60 plus (US)$10 for two additional members, so the total cost would be (US)$80.
  • Can my family out of the US participate, or is it only limited to the US?
    • This competition is NOT limited to people in the US, the more the merrier, we would love to see a lot of diverse submissions :)

 

Timeline

July 31: Workshop 1 (Time: TBD)
August 7: Workshop 2 (Time: TBD)
August 6: Registration closes
August 24: Submission deadline
September 6: Final event

Register today!
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to fundraiser@inclusiveworld.org!

 

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