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Official Rules:


Team Leaders must register their teams online for the competition via the “Enter Race” page on the DEMONIC CHRONIC website. Sponsors are welcome to register a team in the race, but can not win a prize they have sponsored.  

There are no limits on team size.
Registration forms and payment services are available via the Demonic Chronic website.
 Team leaders must give their team a name (i.e., a production company name).
An $75 regular entry fee ($50 for Early Bird registration) is required with team registration.  All fees are put towards competition costs as well as the film awards and prizes. No Refunds.
All teams must be registered and all required entry fees must be collected prior to attending the main Kick-Off Event.

Kick-Off Event

Team Leaders must submit a signed Team Leaders Agreement form to Demonic Chronic Event Organizers at the Kick-Off Event.  **NOTE:  Failure to do so will disqualify teams from participating in Demonic Chronic.
Prior to genre selection and elements disclosure, Demonic Chronic Organizers will clarify competition rules and answer any Team Leader questions.
Team Leaders will randomly select a genre by drawing from a hat.  Genres may range anywhere from horror to family film.  Regardless of the genre, all completed film submissions are REQUIRED to include Weed Related References to qualify for Demonic Chronic.  No cannabis References will result in immediate disqualification! We are not supporting/Promoting the use of real cannabis in these films or at any events related to this film race. These shorts are narrative fiction and the filmmakers are responsible for their own actions.  

Teams are NOT permitted to trade their genres with other teams.

Teams will also be given three distinct elements that they must incorporate somewhere in their films.  All teams are given the same three elements.  These elements will verify that each film was produced specifically for the Demonic Chronic 48 Hour Stoner Film Race.  The three elements will not be disclosed until the Kick-Off Event.
Immediately following genre selection and disclosure of the three elements, teams are immediately released and have 48 hours to produce their films.

Film Requirements

Each team is responsible for providing their production equipment, talent, and post-production needs.
Completed films must be a minimum of 4 minutes and a maximum of 7 minutes in running time – including credits.

Opening credits are considered to be part of the film, and therefore count against the 7 minute maximum.
Credits at the end of each film are limited to a maximum of 30 seconds and also count against the 7 minute maximum.
The end credits must include the text:  “This film was made for the 2016 Demonic Chronic: 48 Hour Stoner Film Race.”

Teams must include a title card before each film that contains their team name and genre (10 seconds). This does not count against the running time min/max.
Teams must print their team name, genre, and film title on all media, materials and containers.
Films must adhere to the team’s drawn genre and include all three specified elements for the competition.
Completed films must not contain copyrighted images, character, logos, or other materials.
If completed film submissions contain questionable content (i.e., pornography, recordings of illegal activity, etc.), event organizers reserve the right to disqualify the submission. no refunds will be granted.
Demonic Chronic Event Organizers reserve the exclusive right to make the final determination as to which film submissions are eligible for entry, screening, and/or competition. Demonic Chronic Event Organizers also reserves the right to refuse to screen a film or to make an announcement at the screening regarding the content of the film.

Completed Film Submission

All completed films must be submitted as a Quicktime File compressed with h.264 at 720p 23.98 or 29.97.  It can also be 480i or 480p.  Any other format will be rejected.  You must turn in on a flash drive (No DVDs).  Completed film submissions (media or documents) will not be returned.

NOTE:  If completed film submission files are not able to be opened by Demonic Chronic Event Organizers, they will not be screened and, therefore, will be ineligible for awards and prizes.

Completed films must be submitted to Demonic Chronic Event Organizers at the designated Drop-Off location no later than the specified deadline.  Any film submitted after the deadline will still have the opportunity to be screened, but will be excluded from the competition awards and prizes.

NOTE:  During the Kick-Off Event, Demonic Chronic event organizers will define a limited post-deadline “grace period” during they will accept completed film submissions in order to be eligible for the screening.

Team Leaders must submit all required paperwork and release forms for their submissions.

Team Roster
Demonic Chronic Certification Statement
Waiver and Release Forms
Location Agreement Forms
Music Release Forms
Materials Release Forms

Demonic Chronic Event Organizers reserve the right to refuse any completed film submission that has far exceeded the limited post-deadline “grace period,” is missing any required paperwork and release forms, and/or otherwise fails to comply with competition rules and requirements. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Demonic Chronic Event Organizers may add to or amend these rules at any time prior to the beginning of the Demonic Chronic 48 Hour Stoner Film Race.