If you’ve made a cool brickfilm in the past year, you should enter it into the “Bricks by the Bay” brickfilm festival.
Bricks by the Bay is the latest LEGO fan event to add a brickfilming component to their schedule. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I’m involved with this one, too (though only as a judge).
Here’s the lowdown on the festival:
Show off your LEGO animation skills at the Bricks by the Bay Brickfilm Festival. Create a film that exemplifies the convention theme, or send us your most recent stop-motion masterpiece, and it might be part of a screening for convention attendees.
Winners in the following categories will be announced during the Bricks by the Bay Convention awards ceremony, and will receive a brick-built trophy and a LEGO set:
- Best Film
- Best Film in the convention theme (2104: “Fun & Games”)
- Best Story
- Best Technical Achievement
- Young Filmmaker Award (12 and under)
- Special “Sweatbox” award to the best Film by a convention attendee
All of the rules and regulations for entering the festival can be found here. The submission window closes July 1st, but it’s open to everyone (including non-attendees) and any film made in the past year is eligible. There’s literally no reason not to submit. Do it!