Rules and Regulations

    • The submission deadline is August 31, 2007
    • Submissions received after that date will not be included in the competition.
    • Your film should be related to some aspect of being a Sikh
    • Suggested Length of film is between 3-8 minutes. Maximum length 25 Minutes.
    • (For junior and intermediate divisions only) The project must be the creative work of the contestant. In order to ensure a fair competition recording and editing should be done by contestant or other qualifying youth and not by another professional or someone over 25 years of age. You can get advice from adults but the work must be done by the youth involved.
    • People of any age may act and be recorded in the video.
    • Winners will be announced in September and featured on
    • You must provide signed release, if under 18, the entrant's parent or legal guardian must also sign the release.
    • SikhNet strongly encourages all filmmakers to use original or copyright free music for their soundtracks, however SikhNet does not enforce that filmmakers use copyright free music. Films created for SikhNet are seen as non-profit educational projects. Using copyrighted music can greatly reduce your opportunities for further distribution or broadcast so it is best to use music that is original or in the public domain.
    • All prizes must be claimed within three months of receiving the notification via email, after which you will be deemed to have forfeited your prize.
    • When entering competitions entrants are deemed to have accepted these rules and agree to be bound by them. Entrants must comply with all rules to be eligible for the prizes.
    • Winners will be selected by a panel of judges determined by the SikhNet.
    • While all due care and attention will be exercised, the SikhNet cannot accept or assume responsibility for damage or loss of materials submitted, either while in possession by SikhNet and/or its staff, or while on route through the mail or internet.
    • The SikhNet Online Youth Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify any submissions for profanity, gratuitous violence, or discrimination to race/gender at the sole discretion of the SikhNet reviewers.
    • By submitting your film to the festival, you are granting the SikhNet non-exclusive rights to retain an archive copy of your production for the non-profit purposes of exhibition, promotion, and education through the internet and other means of display.
    • By submitting your film(s) or video(s) to SikhNet, you understand that they/it may be shown in a public venue and/or distributed on, and possibly available for download freely.
    • By submitting your film(s) or video(s) to the SikhNet you, the filmmaker, acknowledge that you have taken the necessary steps to comply with the Fair Use Guidelines For Educational Multimedia and that all sources, musical and otherwise, are adequately credited on screen.
    • Videos must meet a certain quality standard. SikhNet reserves the right to decide which videos are featured and entered into the SikhNet Youth Online Film Festival.

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