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?
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 any movie (release date 2000 or earlier). We count on the Fair Use of artistic works, so we hope there will be no problems (we suggest to use Vimeo account instead of Youtube in this case) – 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?
Why only PD, CC and free youtube movies?
You can choose any movie with release date 2000 o earlier. We encourage our participants to use different films as others which have been edited several times the last years. Diversity of movies will be funnier, but… copyright is pretty important. The big studios don’t see a joke in putting their stuff online. That is why we suggest to make a trial with the movie you have chosen, uploading part of your edit to Youtube or Vimeo, and seeing if there is any copyright trouble. Remember that your edit needs to stay online so the jury can look at it. We recommend to use a Vimeo account if your edit is not from a Public Domain film. This platform allows Fair Use for artistic works, and that’s what we do in the 90to5 Editing Challenge.
Who will be the judge?
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.