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Brickfilm Festival

The Brickworld Cinema Team is excited to announce the eighth annual Brickworld Film Festival! The event theme for Brickworld Chicago 2019 is “The Moon and Beyond” – we’re excited to see how directors will send our expectations into outer space! Contestants will be eligible to win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, in addition to an attendee only prize (for a $240 USD pool)! We are once again proudly sponsored by and are excited to get more phonetic heads out to brickfilmers!

While attending Brickworld Chicago isn’t required to enter the contest, we highly recommend it. In addition to the film festival, we will be running a LEGO animation workshop, screening a special film, showcasing models from our latest animations, and generally hanging out and talking about LEGO.

All eligible films will screen continuously in the Brickfilm Theater for the duration of Brickworld Chicago. The attendees of Brickworld Chicago will vote on the films to decide the winners.

Official Rules

  • Your film should use LEGO elements to tell a story. It can be animated or live action, or a combination of the two.
  • Your film must be longer than 30 seconds and shorter than 5 minutes in length.
  • Your film must not have been submitted to any previous Brickworld Film Festival.
  • Your film does not need to incorporate the “The Moon and Beyond” theme.  But it would be cool if it does.
  • Anyone can enter a film in the festival, but you must be a Registrant of Brickworld Chicago to be eligible for the “Best Film” Trophy.
  • Films should be enjoyable by all ages. Film content such as (but not limited to) curse words/swearing, excessive violence, sexual content, and drug use will be grounds for disqualification.
  • Your film must be uploaded to YouTube.
  • By entering your film for consideration, you attest that you hold all rights to exhibit the given work. This includes (but is not limited to) visuals, music, and characters. Unlicensed use of copyrighted material is not allowed.
  • Limit one (1) entry per director.
  • To submit,  fill in the entry form by June 10th, 2019.
  • There will be two winners of the festival
    • Best of Brickworld Chicago – a Brickworld “Best Film” trophy will be awarded to the film submitted by a Brickworld Chicago Full Registrant that receives the most votes from the audience at Brickworld Chicago.
    • Best of Brickworld International – a Brickworld “Best Film” trophy will be awarded to the film that receives the most votes from the audience at Brickworld Chicago.
  • By submitting your film, the Brickworld Film Festival is granted the right to use and/or publish clips or the full videos, screenshots, director and crew names, and any other material related to an entry in the event program, the Brickworld Film Festival screening, the Brickworld website, re-screenings at future Brickworld events, and for any and all promotional purposes.

If you have any questions, please e-mail We look forward to seeing your films!

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