The Mani-Fest Film Competition is designed as a way to give back to the community. Every year Manifested Visions sponsors the short-film or feature film of an aspiring local or regional filmmaker. Filmmakers throughout the region submit their entries and budgets with the hopes of having their film fully paid for by Manifested Visions as well as supplemented with Manifested Visions’ equipment, cast, and crew.
The Mani-Fest Film Competition is open to all aspiring screenwriters and directors from college students to seniors ages 18 and up.
This competition is geared towards discovering and aiding new talent in the film industry. You do not qualify to enter if you:
Manifested Visions is happy to accept resumes from actors and actresses of all levels of experience. When it comes to casting our films, those actors and actresses who are already in our database are the first we evaluate to fill every role!
If you would like to be included in our database of actors and actresses, please send an email to email@example.com to receive further information.
Manifested Visions is happy to accept resumes from crew members from all parts of production. When it comes to providing the manpower needed to bring films together behind the scenes, our own Manifested Visions crew is the first called upon for the job. However, some productions require more manpower than others, and we can’t always fill every role ourselves. When this happens, those crew members who are listed in our database are the first that we call upon!
If you would like to be included in our database of production crew members, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive further information.
Yes. Though certain leadership positions, such as Assistant Director, may be assigned by Manifested Visions. You will be the director of your film, and just like on any other feature production, you will work face-to-face with your crew and team. Everything will be done under the umbrella of Manifested Visions, which will be listed as the production company in the credits.
Manifested Visions maintains equal rights, with you the director, to display the film at festivals, enter the film into competition, list it and its poster(s) in our “Film & Media” page, and use the film’s title, likeness, and trailer in our marketing.
You can see a full list of usage rights and terms by downloading the “Usage Rights and Terms” pdf. during the next competition phase.
You can still enter the competition, provided you also have the detailed budgeting and other info as stated under Rules and Guidelines. If your screenplay is selected, Manifested Visions will assign a Director to the film. You will be listed as Co-Directors and receive updates, but you will not have to be involved in the daily production-related tasks of the film.
No, but within limits. Manifested Visions is dedicated to producing quality entertainment that is enjoyable for young and old alike. While there are no specific subjects or morals that you must focus on in your films, it is encouraged that your screenplay motivate or encourage viewers in something good. Examples might include:
We understand that there are many storylines and plots that can be used to illustrate these and other principles. However, Manifested Visions as a company will not produce any film with content that would require an R-rating.
Below is a list of submission documents that must be sent in order for your entry to be accepted. This information is needed for Feature AND Short-film entries.
--downloadable forms will be available when competition is active--
Competition is now CLOSED! Thank you for your entries. Check back here or on our FIlm & Media page to see updates on our winning screenplay!
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