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“Lights, Camera, Magic”

  1. PROMO TITLE: “Lights, Camera, Magic”
  2. PROMOTION PERIOD: JULY 29, 2018 (000H Manila Date/Time) to SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 (2359H Manila Date/Time) *Promo period extended until November 5, 2018 as approved by DTI-FTEB
  3. COVERAGE: Worldwide
  4. LIST OF PRODUCTS COVERED: N/A
  5. WHO CAN JOIN
    1. The promo is open to amateur digital content creators worldwide, 18 years old and above, of any nationality.
    2. The website lightscameramagic.ph will be the medium/platform for the campaign. Interested participants must register to the website.
    3. ABS-CBN will have the right to post the videos on lightscameramagic.ph and other social media accounts, to further publicize the promotion.
    4. The participant grants the right to ABS-CBN to use their video entries on promotional materials related to the campaign on TV, print, on ground and online.
       
  6. MECHANICS PROCEDURE: HOW TO JOIN

    Phase 1 (Entry Submission): July 29, 2018 (000H Manila Date/Time) – September 25, 2018 (2400H Manila Date/Time)
  1. Participants must register and upload their entries in the Star Magic Hub’s (starmagic.abs-cbn.com) submission page at lightscameramagic.ph
    1. Participants must fill out their details on the submit form which includes:
      1. First Name
      2. Last Name
      3. E-mail
      4. Birthday
      5. Home Address
      6. Mobile Number
      7. Members of group (if any)
      8. Genre of film
      9. Video file
      10. Movie Title
      11. Entry Hashtag
    2. The participant must submit a video that is STRICTLY two-three minutes (2 – 3 minutes) long, that tells a story and subtitled in English, shot on any device, with a brief synopsis (not more than 700 characters) and a unique hashtag with a 20 character limit (#LCMTitleofEntry). The video file must be uploaded through the submission page. The submission should not have won in a contest or cannot be entered into another contest within the contest period.
    3. A Participant may submit only one Video Entry.
    4. The Participant must be the authorized account holder of the email address used to submit the Video Entry, “Authorized Account”. The Authorized Account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, internet domain owner, or other person or organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
    5. The video entry must be in any one of the following video formats: MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
    6. The video entry cannot exceed the 500mb file size.
    7. A Participant must have an email account (the “Authorized Account”) as official notice and communications will be coursed through the Authorized Account.
    8. Videos must be a narrative (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Musicals/Dance, Romance, Science Fiction, Supernatural, War, others).

Video genre description:

  • Action – includes physical stunts and chases, with rescues, battles, fights, escapes, crises, non-stop motion, rhythm and pacing, and ‘good-guy’ heroes or heroines battling ‘bad guys’
  • Adventure – usually exciting stories, with new experiences or exotic locales
  • Comedy – light-hearted plots designed to amuse and provoke laughter by exaggerating the situation, the language, action, relationships, and characters
  • Crime – developed around the sinister actions of criminals or mobsters, who operate outside the law
  • Drama – serious, plot-driven, portraying realistic characters, settings, life situations, and stories involving intense character development and interaction
  • Horror – designed to frighten and to invoke hidden worst fears, often in a terrifying, shocking finale, while captivating and entertaining at the same time
  • Musicals/Dance – emphasizes full-scale scores or song and dance routines in a significant way or are centered on combinations of music, dance, song, or choreography
  • Romance – makes the loves tory or the search for love the main plot focus
  • Science Fiction – often quasi-scientific, visionary and imaginative
  • Supernatural – have themes including gods or goddesses, ghosts, apparitions, spirits, miracles, and other similar ideas or depictions of extraordinary phenomena
  • War – acknowledge the horror and heartbreak of war, letting the actual combat fighting on land, sea, or in the air provide the primary plot or background for the action of the film.
  1. The Video Entry must not have won any major or special award in any other contest. The same Video Entry cannot be entered into any other contest for the duration of the Exclusive Period.
  2. A Video Entry that includes copyrighted material, trademark, music, or other intellectual properties owned by third parties will not be accepted, except if the Participant possesses the required consents, licenses and permits from the owners of the intellectual properties, and such inclusions do not constitute infringement or fraud.  The Participant must be prepared to provide a release form as described herein below in the section "Release."
  3. The Video Entry, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material personally taken by the Participant. By entering the Contest, Participant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that: (a) the Video Entry is an original work created solely by the Participant; (b) that the Video Entry does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity; and (c) that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the Video Entry.
  4. The Video Entry shall not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of ABS-CBN, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, violent, libelous, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.
  5. ABS-CBN, through email account [email protected], will send a direct message to the Participant’s Authorized Account to secure the Participant’s consent to publish the Video Entry on the Star Magic Hub, and to confirm the following warranties and representations of the Participant:
    1. That the Participant has read, understood and agrees to abide by the Official Rules of the Contest.
    2. That the Participant is at least eighteen (18) years of age as of the start date of the Contest period.
    3. That the Participant is not a professional filmmaker.
    4. That the Participant is the sole author and owner of the Video Entry, copyright thereon and of all rights therein; that there exists no adverse claim to or in the Video Entry; that neither the Video Entry nor any part thereof is a copy of any other work; that neither the Video Entry nor any part thereof infringes upon the copyright or any other rights of any person, firm or corporation anywhere in the world, or upon the privacy of another person or entity.
    5. That the Participant has secured, and that any subject contained in the Video Entry has given his/her express consent and authorization for the use, submission, reproduction and circulation of the Video Entry.  Should the Video Entry include copyrighted material, trademark, music or other intellectual properties, the Participant warrants that Participant possesses the required consents, licenses and permits from the owners of the intellectual properties.
  6. ABS-CBN will not publish the Video Entry without confirmation, Acknowledgement, by the Participant in the Participant’s Authorized Account that the Participant is allowing ABS-CBN to publish the Video Entry, and/or that the Participant has secured the consent or authorization of any subject/s contained or featured in the Video Entry, to publish the Video Entry, online, on the Star Magic Hub.
  7. The Participant shall be solely responsible for securing any necessary permits, visas, consents, leaves or any other permissions or authorizations, including costs, in the Philippines and/or the Participant’s country of nationality or residency, as may be necessary for the Participant to enter into and fully participate in the Contest up to its conclusion.
  8. Scoring material should be an original or from the public domain.
  9. Only one submission per individual (if group, a designated representative for that group will officially be the one Star Magic will be coordinating with throughout the process).

Phase 2 (Top 20 Shortlisted Entries)

  1. A preliminary screening team will select Twenty (20) shortlisted entries.
    1. Members of the preliminary screening team are as follows:
      1. Nash Aguas – Actor, Director, Producer, Digital Influencer
      2. Khalil Ramos – Actor, Singer, Producer, Director
      3. Renee Dominique Pionso – Singer, Songwriter, Musician, YouTube Silver Play Button Awardee
      4. Janus del Prado – Actor
      5. Ketchup Eusebio – Actor, Host, Comedian
      6. Piolo Pascual – Actor, Singer, Film Producer
      7. Johnny Manahan – Star Magic Chairman Emeritus
    2. Criteria for judging for preliminary screening will be as follows:
      CRITERIA PRELIMINARY SCREENING
      Originality
      • How the storyteller provided a new idea, message, or thought
      • Does the video give a new light on the subject?
      40%
      Creative and Technical Execution
      • How the storyteller conveyed his/her idea, message, or thought in an imaginative way
      • Does the video use interesting camera angle, sound effects/ music, etc.?
      • Does the video use unique techniques, messages and methods?
      40%
      Impact
      • How you felt when you watched the video
      • Does the video evoke an emotion from the viewer?
      • Does the video engage you throughout? Does the video stand out among the others submitted?
      20%
      TOTAL 100%
  1. Time for judging of top twenty (20) shortlisted entries will span from September 26, 2018 to October 2, 2018, and determined on October 3, 2018 in the presence of a DTI representative at 9/F Digital Media Division, ELJ Communications Center, Mother Ignacia South Triangle, Quezon City.
  2. The Top Twenty (20) shortlisted entries will be announced on October 14, 2018 at the Media Launch Livestream (Facebook) at 9501 Restaurant, 14/F, ELJ Communication Center, Mother Ignacia St., Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila.
  3. The Top Twenty (20) shortlisted entries will be published on Star Magic Hub’s lightscameramagic.ph with instructions on how to vote online.

Phase 3 (Top Three Winning Entries):

  1. From the top 20 entries, top three (3) winning entries which garnered the highest scores based on the criteria will be developed into 15-minute short videos in collaboration with Star Magic each with similar fixed budgets regardless of genre.
  2. Members of the jury are as follows:
    1. Leo Katigbak – HEAD, Special Projects and Film Restoration
    2. Ronald Arguelles – HEAD, Channel Management – Cinema One/Velvet
    3. JP Habac – DIRECTOR, I’m Drunk, I Love You, Maria, Oktopus
    4. Mikhail Red – DIRECTOR, Birdshot, Neomanila, Rekorder
    5. Victor Villanueva – DIRECTOR, Patay na si Hesis, Ang Nanay ni Justin Barber, Abot kamay
    6. Ice Idanan – DIRECTOR, Ania’ti nagan mo?, Limang Libo
    7. Johnny Manahan - Star Magic Chairmain Emeritus
  3. Criteria for judging the top three (3) winning entries will be as follows:
    CRITERIA JUDGING AND ONLINE VOTING
    Originality
    • How the storyteller provided a new idea, message, or thought
    • Does the video give a new light on the subject?
    30%
    Creative and Technical Execution
    • How the storyteller conveyed his/her idea, message, or thought in an imaginative way
    • Does the video use interesting camera angle, sound effects/ music, etc.?
    • Does the video use unique techniques, messages and methods?
    30%
    Impact
    • How you felt when you watched the video
    • Does the video evoke an emotion from the viewer?
    • Does the video engage you throughout? Does the video stand out among the others submitted?
    20%
    Online Voting
    • Users will each have 3 consumable votes each day to vote for their 3 choices
    20%
    TOTAL 100%
  4. For online voting, users will be given 3 consumable votes per day for their 3 choices, each getting the same amount of points. Users may opt to only vote for only one or two entries, but users are not allowed to allot all three points to one video only.
  5. Online voting period will start on October 14, 2018 (1400H Manila date/time) and end on November 3, 2018 (2400H Manila date/time)
  6. Voting process will go as follows:
    1. Log-in/Register for your Kapamilya account.
    2. Watch the video and click on the “vote now” button. Users may vote for up to three (3) videos a day.
    3. Users may opt to share the video on their social media accounts so their family and friends may vote as well
  7. The Top 19 Finalists (or their authorized representative, shall they be unable to attend personally), will be invited to to a “pitching day” on October 28, 2018 (Sunday) from 1 PM to 5 PM at the Star Magic offices, 11/F ELJCC Tower, ABS-CBN Corporation, Eugenio Lopez Drive, Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City to pitch before three members of the jury (JP Habac, Mikhail Red, and Victor Villanueva) who will also serve as mentors. The finalist/representative will be given equal opportunities to discuss their plans for their expanded short video and likewise provide an overview on how their allocated budget will be spent.
  8. The Top Three (3) winning entries will be determined on November 5, 2018 in the presence of a DTI representative at 9/F Digital Media Division, ELJ Communications Center, Mother Ignacia South Triangle, Quezon City.
  9. The Top Three (3) winning entries will be announced at ASAP Chillout Livestream on November 11, 2018.
  10. The Top Three (3) produced short films will be published in the Star Magic Hub’s LCM page (lightscameramagic.ph).
  11. Decisions of the judges and the final scores on the Top Three are final and binding and not subject to dispute or appeal

QUALIFICATION/DISQUALIFICATION OF PARTICIPANTS:

Qualified to join:

  1. The promo is open to amateurs worldwide, 18 years old and above, of any nationality.
    1. One (1) government-issued ID (for validation of the age of winners)

Disqualified to join:

The following are grounds for disqualification from the Contest and forfeiture of any Prize, and/or ineligibility of a Video Entry’s inclusion in the Contest:

  1. Employees of ABS-CBN, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, siblings and their respective spouses, or persons living in the same households of such employees, related or not).2.
  2. Participants who submit entries that are:
    1. abusive, defamatory, or obscene
    2. fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading,
    3. in violation of a copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right of another
    4. violates any law
    5. is in violation of the privacy rights of another person
    6. offensive or otherwise unacceptable to ABS-CBN and its affiliates and subsidiaries at their sole discretion
  3. Participants who submit entries without subtitle, and do not follow the required format, file size, and other mechanics, official rules, and submission requirements during registration and during the contest period.
  4. Professional filmmakers
  5. Persons who is/are below eighteen (18) years old as of the start date of the Contest Period.
  6. The video entry does not meet the date and time deadline for the submission of entries (based on ABS-CBN official time of receipt of the entry).

Cut-off for Entries:

  1. ABS-CBN will stop accepting entries by September 25, 2018 at 2400H (Manila Time).

Determination of Winners:

  1. ABS-CBN will determine the top 20 for Phase 1 by October 3, 2018 – 2PM in the presence of a DTI representative at 9/F Digital Media Division, ELJ Communications Center, Mother Ignacia South Triangle, Quezon City.
  2. ABS-CBN will determine the winners for Phase 2 by on November 5, 2018 – 2PM in the presence of a DTI representative at 9/F Digital Media Division, ELJ Communications Center, Mother Ignacia South Triangle, Quezon City.

Notification of Winners:

  1. ABS-CBN will notify the top twenty (20) shortlisted entries and top three (3) winning entries through e-mail (Authorized Account), registered mail, Facebook message, and telephone call.
  2. LIST OF PRIZES AND PROCEDURE FOR WINNERS
    1. There will be 3 winners. Each winner will get:
      1. To be mentored by award-winning directors and to work with Star Magic artists, in developing a 15-minute short video approximately amounting to Php150,000 for each film
      2. A cash prize of Php50,000 each
      3. A drawstring bag from ABS-CBN store (worth Php 299)

        GRAND TOTAL OF PRIZES = Php 600,897 (3 winners)

        * Php50, 000 cash prize for each of the top 3 winning entries is gross of taxes. Entrants will pay applicable taxes. This is non-convertible and non-transferable.
        * All prizes exceeding ten thousand pesos (Php 10,000) shall be subject to twenty percent (20%) prize tax, which shall be shouldered by the winner.

Procedure for Claiming Cash Prize by the Winner:

  1. Winner can claim his cash prize at 9/F, ELJ Communications Center, Mother Ignacia South Triangle, Quezon City. The winner/s should claim their cash prize within 60 days from receipt of notification. Otherwise the prize will be forfeited in favor of ABS-CBN with prior DTI approval.
  2. Winner should bring a valid ID together with the registered notification and/or email.
  3. Representatives who will claim on behalf of the winner must present at least one (1) valid ID and authorization letter & a valid ID from the Winner.
  4. Winners will shoulder all costs that they would incur in securing their prize (Air Fares, Bus Fares, Taxi Fares, Gas, Parking, Meals, etc.).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS (please also see attached FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS):

  1. Participants represent and warrant that they have read, understood and agreed to abide by its complete rules and regulations.
  2. Participants will retain copyright and ownership of their entries after the holding period of six months (6 months) “Exclusive period”, for the top 20 shortlisted videos. However, by submitting their photos, participants hereby agree to grant ABS-CBN and its subsidiaries and affiliate an exclusive, royalty-free license to use the same.
  3. ABS-CBN Digital Media Division reserve the right to block, remove, or disqualify communications or materials that it determines to be (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, (c) in violation of a copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right of another or (d) violates any law or regulation or (e) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to ABS-CBN at their sole discretion.
  4. ABS-CBN disclaims any liability for failure to receive or acknowledge entries arising from force majeure, including acts of God, fires, floods, wars or other disturbances, labor unrest, or other causes beyond its control with the concurrence of DTI.
  5. ABS-CBN shall be free from responsibility in case of injury, accident or death by bearer of the prizes and/or companion during the trip/claiming/experiencing the prize.
  6. Star Magic shall be the exclusive owner and shall have all rights and control over the twenty (20) shortlisted video entries during the exclusive period starting from the publishing date of the shortlisted entries.
  7. For the Top Three (3) produced videos, Star Magic/ABS-CBN Corporation shall have complete, perpetual, and unconditional title in and to the produced videos and any and all interest or title the participant may have in the produced videos for a period of one (1) year starting from the publishing date. After which, the rights will change into a 70-30 (ABS-CBN Corporation-Creator) interest or title to the videos.

CONTROL MEASURES:

Determination and Verification of Winners

  1. A DTI representative shall check the computer system for receiving entries, sending acknowledgement receipt and verification of registration details.
  2. A list of the properties of the computer program (system description) shall be printed and given to the DTI representative after verification.
  3. A DTI representative will be invited on the screening and judging of valid entries during the determination of winners. Selection to be held at the 9/F Digital Media Division, ELJ Communications Center, Mother Ignacia South Triangle, Quezon City.
  4. All information sent by the participants to the registration page shall automatically go to the system database upon clicking the submit button.
  5. The database shall contain the following information:
    1. First Name
    2. Last Name
    3. Email
    4. Birthday
    5. Home Address
    6. Mobile Number
    7. Members of group (if any)
    8. Genre of film
    9. Video file
    10. Movie Title
    11. Entry Hashtag
  6. There will be one administrative (“Admin”) person from ABS-CBN Corporation who will monitor the promo microsite.

Website/Social Media Account Handling

  1. All information sent by the participants to the registration page shall automatically go to the system database upon clicking submit.
  2. There will be one administrative (“Admin”) person from the Digital Media Division (DMD), who will monitor the promo website or App.
  3. After compiling the entries sent during the day, the admin shall send the summary of entries to the management for the update prior the scheduled draw/judging period.
  4. Those that do not comply with the required elements will be purged from the database.
  5. Print out of names of those with valid entries to make sure there is no duplication of names.

Per DTI – FTEB permit number 13055 series of 2018