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BotCon To Hold Transformers Fan Film Contest

botconTransformers have been around for 25 years, and they’ve had a fan film link from the very start. Not only have zillions of kids tried their hand at stop-motion animation using their Transformer robots, but Don Glut, one of the pioneer fan filmmakers of the 1950s and 60s who was profiled in my fan film book, Homemade Hollywood, wrote a number of episodes of the original TV cartoon series in the 1980s.

Celebrating the quarter-century mark, the Transformers Collectors Club is holding BotCon in Pasadena, CA, May 28-31, at the Pasadena Convention Center—and part of the festivities will include a fan film contest.

Transformers Fan Film Extravaganza:
Each entrant must submit a film up to 6 minutes in length on DVD by May 1st via mail to: Fan Film Entry, 225 Cattle Baron Parc Dr, Ft Worth, TX 76108. Submitted films must feature Transformers in some form and maintain a G or PG rating as a style guide (can be live action, stop motion, or use your imagination!). Films will be shown to the public at the discretion of BotCon. All accepted submissions will be screened on Friday night at BotCon and the audience will vote for the winners. You must be present to win. BotCon reserves the right to not accept any film that does not meet the submission requirements. Please do not submit films that have been submitted to the Club for past contests. The winners will receive show dollars. Prizes: 1st Place $200, 2nd Place $100, 3rd Place $50.

If you love making fan films and are planning to go to BotCon, now’s your big chance—get cracking on your film! (and if you go, let us know who wins the contest). To get you inspired, here’s a Transformers fan film done silent movie-style.

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