You Are the Judge - Web3 International Film Festival (2)


01 Sep 2023
Call for entries

30 Nov 2023
Final deadline


10 Dec 2023
Notification date

23 Dec 2023
25 Dec 2023


Chaoyang District/Causeway Bay,  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 December 2023      Festival end: 25 December 2023

Enter the world of the "You Are the Judge" Film Festival, an extraordinary event that harmonizes artistic expression with commercial viability. This festival showcases films from around the globe that masterfully balance creativity and market appeal, honoring filmmakers who navigate this delicate equilibrium. From Drama, Action to Horror, Erotic and beyond, every genre takes its rightful place in the limelight.

Our festival celebrates inclusivity, placing the power of judgment in the hands of the audience. 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 second edition, set against the backdrop of Beijing, China, from December 23rd to 25th, 2023. We welcome submissions across four categories: Drama (short & feature), Action (short & feature), Horror (short & feature), and Erotic (short only).

Brought to life by the visionary minds behind the Web3 OTT platform WTe, the "You Are the Judge" Film Festival serves as a beacon for filmmakers navigating the ever-evolving landscape of entertainment. At the heart of our innovation lies the concept of NFT (Non-Fungible Token) tickets, a revolutionary approach that grants exclusive access to screenings and empowers attendees with the authority to cast their votes for standout films. Underpinned by blockchain technology, the winning films designated by NFT-backed votes secure a pathway to global distribution, while voters share in the triumph through vested interests.

NFT tickets encompass a suite of advantages:
1. Voting Empowerment and Democracy: NFT ticket holders shape awards, enhancing the equity of decision-making.
2. Security and Transparency: Blockchain safeguards against counterfeiting and tampering, while immutable records ensure verifiable voting outcomes.
3. VIP Privileges: NFT ticket holders enjoy exclusive access to festival programs, including USDT giveaways, screenings, filmmaker interactions, cocktail parties and vibrant social gatherings.

The "You Are the Judge" Film Festival redefines the cinematic landscape by intertwining creators and enthusiasts. Join us as we transcend the boundaries of cinematic innovation and bestow upon you the honor of becoming the ultimate judge.






1) 投票权与民主:NFT/数藏门票持有者享有投票权,大众决定电影节奖项归属。
2) 安全与透明性:区块链技术确保投票结果透明可验证,不可篡改。
3) VIP权益:NFT/数藏门票持有者可参与电影节活动,包括USDT礼包、独家展映、与国际知名电影人互动、商务酒会,主题派对等。

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" Film Festival promises recognition, extensive global dissemination, and financial reward. Your cinematic creations are poised to captivate audiences worldwide.

1. Global Distribution: Winning films are granted a comprehensive global distribution service, encompassing free promotion and prominent pre-, mid-, and post-roll placements. Furthermore, voters have the unique opportunity to take part in the distribution share of the awarded films, fostering a collective stake in their global journey.

2. NFT Minting and Distribution: The festival mints NFTs of award-winning and audience-selected films without charge. To seize this opportunity, filmmakers are requested to provide a compelling still image and an exhilarating movie clip, not exceeding 10 seconds. By participating, you grant You Are the Judge Web3 International Film Festival the authorization to issue and offer NFTs for sale, establishing an innovative avenue for global distribution of your works.

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

1. Submissions Deadline: All film submissions must be completed by 30th November 2023.

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 opening and end credits. Feature Films must have a duration of 60-100 minutes, including opening and end 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:
- Synopsis within 300 words in both English and Chinese.
-3 attracting 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, 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. 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 investors, producers, studio representatives, distributors, and movie 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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