Make Your Film

Your challenge genre, theme & location will be emailed to you a few days in advance of the challenge weekend. The full assignment will be provided when the challenge launches. Assemble your team, gather your props, write your script and begin filming.

Man wearing sound equipment and a boom mic stands in a store
Film crew prepares for a scene in a hotel hallway

Keep the following judging criteria in mind:


Creative Merit

  • Story/plot
  • Performances
  • Entertainment value


Technical Execution

  • Picture quality
  • Sound quality
  • Editing & post-production quality
  • Production value & effects


Inclusion of assignment criteria

Once you are finished capturing and editing your film, upload it to your Vimeo account:

  • Create a new account or log into Vimeo and upload your downloadable film
  • Log into FilmFreeway
  • Click on “My Projects” on the top of the website
  • Edit your “EDFC Entry” project
  • Rename the project to your film’s title
  • Enter a brief synopsis of the film
  • Copy and paste your film’s downloadable Vimeo URL into the website field
  • Click “save project” at the bottom of the page
  • Remember to email your signed releases and certification statement

If you have any questions about this process, please visit our FAQs.

Instructional Videos

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