What’s it all about?

You edit a 90 minute feature down to 5 minutes, submit that clip and win.

Is the movie xyz in the public domain?

Check out our movies page, google a bit and run your title through this Copyright Catalog. If you are still in doubt, send a message to legal(at)90to5.org.

Am I allowed to edit & submit movie xyz?

We don’t want you/us to get into trouble, that’s why we don’t allow the latest Marvel blockbusters. To make sure your edit stays online for the jury to look at, choose a public domain movie. If you feel courageous, you can go for the youtube ones – all the details are on the movies page.

Can I submit a 6 minute edit?

Your edit has to be between 1:00 minute and 5:50 minutes. Check the list of requirements for more details.

I am from Zimbabwe, live in Thailand and have a German shepherd – can I still participate?

Yep! Everybody can join the fun – there are no country restrictions.

Is there an entry fee? Or anything else I have to pay?


I can’t decide which movie to pick

Fear not! You can edit and submit as many clips as you like. However, to help you choose take a look at the movies page.

What kind of techniques and effects are allowed

Pretty much everything in the editor’s toolkit… which usually doesn’t include added explosions and cg spaceships.

I have this idea of editing Dementia 13 into romantic comedy…

Go for it! The Creative Edit Award is dedicated to those creative interpretations.

How am I supposed to go about participating?

Just pick a moviesoftware tool, watch some tutorials and off you go…

Why only PD, CC and free youtube movies?

Copyright is pretty important. The big studios don’t see a joke in putting their stuff online…

Who will be the judge?

We will have a jury of acclaimed editors to judge your edits. There will also be an audience award.

If I enter my e-mail address, will you sell it to the viagra store?

No! We hate spam! That’s why we won’t send you hourly updates and that’s why we won’t pass on your details!

You suck/rock! How can I tell you?

Use our contact form or simply shoot an e-mail to info(at)90to5.org.



2 thoughts on “FAQ”

  1. Hi I was wondering if this is a one time thing or will you be doing this again after the 31st? I ask because I only just found out about this today and I really want to take part but don’t know if I will have time this week.

    1. Hi Kirstie, thanks for your message. October 31st is the final deadline for this year’s challenge. We hope we can get another challenge organized in 2014. It would be awesome if you can still make it this time around, though 😀

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