You Are the Judge - Web3 International Film Festival (4)


01 Jun 2024
Call for entries

01 Aug 2024
Final deadline


10 Aug 2024
Notification date

23 Aug 2024
24 Aug 2024


Causeway Bay / Chaoyang District,  999077, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Festival description
Short film festival >3' 30'<
Feature film festival >60' 100'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >3' 30'<
 Feature Films  >60' 100'<
 Any language
Chinese English
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Festival start: 23 August 2024      Festival end: 24 August 2024

Brought to life by the visionary minds behind the Web3 film watching and trading platform WTe, the You Are the Judge Web3 International Film Festival revolutionizes film festivals by issuing NFT Festival Passes, giving audiences the power to review submissions and decide award-winning films.

With the motto "You are the judge, everyone is a judge," we democratize film selection, amplifying audience voices in the industry. We focuse on four major genres: Drama, Horror, Action and Erotica, seek films balancing artistic expression and commercial viability, fostering a community-driven environment via Web3 concepts. Leveraging blockchain technology, "You Are the Judge" ensures the copyright protection of independent films.

Through a dynamic array of online and offline screenings, engaging panel discussions, illuminating Q&A sessions, cocktail parties and vibrant social gatherings, we facilitate a seamless exchange between creators and cinephiles. These connections forge a bridge between storytellers and enthusiasts, harmoniously closing the gap between creative minds and the film industry.

Save the dates for our highly anticipated 4th edition, set against the backdrop of Beijing, China, from August 23th to 24th, 2024. We welcome submissions across four categories: Drama (short & feature), Action (short & feature), Horror (short & feature), and Erotica (short only).





Audience Choice Awards:
- Best Drama Short
- Best Action Short
- Best Horror Short
- Best Erotic Short
- Best Drama Film
- Best Action Film
- Best Horror Film

Your participation in the "You Are the Judge" Web3 International Film Festival promises recognition, extensive global dissemination, and financial reward. Your cinematic creations are poised to captivate audiences worldwide.

1. Free Global Distribution on WTe:
Audience-award winners enjoy free global distribution on Web3 OTT platform WTe, with complimentary assistance in minting film-watching NFT passes.

2. Direct Revenue for Filmmakers:
Award-winning filmmakers earn distribution revenues directly from viewers and audiences without intermediaries, maximizing revenue and global reach.

3. Exclusive AI Short Film Opportunities:
Exclusive chances for filmmakers to contribute to an original AI short film anthology, exploring the cutting edge of filmmaking and expanding income within the festival's powerful global distribution system.

For more in-depth details, kindly reach out to the organizers via email.

1. Submissions Deadline: All film submissions must be completed by 1st April, 2024.

2. Film Categories and Originality: Films must fall within or relate to the following four categories and must be original works:

① Drama (short & feature)
② Action (short & feature)
③ Horror (short & feature)
④ Erotic (short only): All filmmakers, actors, and actresses of this theme must be 18 years or older.

3. Film Length Requirements: Short Films must have a duration of 3-30 minutes, including credits. Feature Films must have a duration of 60-100 minutes, including credits.

4. Production Year and Premiere: No restrictions.

5. Technical Specifications:

- Film display size must not be smaller than 1920x1080 pixels.
- Accepted file formats are MP4 or MOV.
- Films MUST include both English and Chinese subtitles. Subtitles can be generated using AI tools such as ChatGPT.

6. Visual Material Submission: Film applications must include:

- IMPRESSIVE synopsis within 300 words in both English and Chinese.

- 3 ATTRACTIVE film stills.

- 2 official posters (horizontal and vertical).
Upload these materials directly to the submission platform or send them via email to [] with the theme "Short/Feature-Project Name-Filmmaker’s Name". Submitting your movie, you authorize You Are the Judge to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, fragment, synopsis, movie stills and other materials in our social media and site.

7. Multiple Entries: Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, online screener and paid Entry Fee.

8. Fees and Refunds: Submission fees and audience tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-REIMBURSABLE under any circumstances.

9. Withdrawal of Submission: Once a film has been submitted, it cannot be withdrawn from consideration.

10. Rights and Clearances: By submitting a film, you guarantee that you hold all necessary rights and clearances for the film, including the legal right to both enter the film into the "You Are the Judge" Web3 International Film Festival and to screen it publicly online and offline. It should be noted that "You Are the Judge" does not provide payment for online or offline screening fees.

11. Selection for Offline Screening: Based on the number of votes, 10-15 films will be selected for each category for offline screening. These works will be showcased to global investors, producers, studio representatives, distributors, movie fans and Web3 enthusiasts. Submitters of the selected films will be notified via email. Once again, the festival does not provide screening fees.

12. Authorization: You agree to allow The "You Are the Judge" Web3 International Film Festival to screen your film online and offline if selected for the festival and you remain obligated to this commitment.



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