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JUNE CONTEST: Win RiP: A Remix Manifesto On DVD!

Tarantino and Peckinpah aren’t “Outlaw Filmmakers;” the people who make fan films, now those are outlaws, riding hell-for-leather all over copyright and intellectual property law! You know Quentin never risked going to jail to make a movie, but fan filmmakers have no choice but to go rogue if they want to practice their art. Of [...]

Superhero Fan Film Contest Returns To Metropolis!

A mere 10 years ago, DC Comics famously shut down the first major Superman fan film on the internet, as recounted in Homemade Hollywood. These days, not only does DC approve of fan productions, so does the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce. Every year, the town of Metropolis, IL holds its famous Superman Celebration; part of [...]

TODAY ONLY: FREE Filmmaking Book Giveaway!

Michael Wiese was the producer of the legendary Hardware Wars (George Lucas’ favorite Star Wars parody!), but these days, he runs a great publishing company that specializes in books about filmmaking, screenwriting, video production and more. They’re very accessible, written by pros, and for the next 24 hours (April 30-May 1), he’s GIVING AWAY BOOKS! [...]

BotCon To Hold Transformers Fan Film Contest

Transformers 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 [...]

Enter KTEH’s Dr. Who Fan Film Contest!

The Golden State has contributed many things to modern society—the personal computer, John Steinbeck, a vast array of supple wines, and of course, the California Raisins. Now you can add “a Dr. Who fan film contest” to that illustrious list, thanks to San Jose, CA’s PBS station, KTEH. The “How Who Are You” fan film [...]

Scud Fan Film Contest

Rob Schrab, the twisted, amusing mind behind Dreamworks’ Monster House and the cult Jack Black TV pilot that never aired, Heat Vision and Jack, got his start writing and drawing Scud: The Disposable Assassin, a comic book about a self-destructing vending-machine robot assassin. After 15 years and 764 pages of art, he finally brought the [...]


“Hey,” you say. “Whatever happened to that ‘Name the fan film book’ title contest? You know, the one where that Clive guy wanted someone to come up with a better subtitle to his upcoming book about fan films, and in return, they’d get a free copy when it comes out, plus their name in the [...]

‘Name The Fan Film Book’ Contest!

OK, I need your help, but it takes almost no effort and you get something cool for your time! See, I’m writing the first book ever about fan films–it’s coming out next year from Continuum Books, and knock on wood, it’s gonna be pretty darn good. Mostly it’s going to be the history of fan-made [...]

News: Battlestar Galactica Fan Film Contest

Back when I was a kid, I gotta say, I hated ABC’s Battlestar Galactica. Glen A. Larsen’s paean to the success of Star Wars the year before reeked of rip-off, from the Colonial Fighters (X-Wings) to Baltar (Grand Moff Tarkin) to the Cylons (Darth Vader/Stormtroopers) to Starbuck (Han Solo) to Apollo (Luke Skywalker) to Adama [...]

News: FanForce Film Contest; I-Con Reminder

Yep, I know that two other major fan film contests have been announced recently, but in the interest of timeliness for this story, we’ll talk about those other two next week. Pittsburgh Comicon will be hosting a fan film contest this year as part of The 3rd Annual NorthEast FanForce Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April [...]

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