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Machinima Promo Photos

We have been asked if there is a place for people to upload stills from their SimsFilmFest project. Unfortunately we don’t have the capabilities for individual galleries on the site so there really isn’t a place for them. HOWEVER Since we are always looking for ways to promote peoples projects, I am willing to make room in Insider Magazine for photos. The Rules: No more than 8 photos per project. – 8 photos will give you a double page spread in the magazine. You will have to email your pictures to SimsFilmFest@gmail.com. I am willing to run two of these photo sets per magazine – that is 14 open spots (Project Bluelight machinimas will have their own issue of the magazine for promotion) Spots will be given on a first come basis.with preference given to those who are not doing interviews. The idea is to promote as many projects as possible. If anyone has any questions, you know ...

Showcase Machinima

When the staff came up with the idea for the Showcase Machinima category at the end of last season, it turned into one of those “we’ll figure out later what we are doing with this” things and then we forgot to address it and here we are at the start of Season 14. Confusion among staff (hey, it happens) means confusion for those participating so we took the time yesterday to sort this all out. Here is what you need to know: All machinimas made and released between April 19 and June 30 or October 19 and December 31 (depending on season) are eligible for the Showcase category. Machinima can’t be more than 6 months old and it has to be something not entered in SimsFilmFest previously. This category was designed to help loosen the deadline issue. We really don’t want late entries because A. It makes more work for us B. When ...

Season 14 Starts Now

Welcome to Season 14 of SimsFilmFest! We’re kicking off the season with a preview issue of Insider Magazine.  Inside you will find the calendar of what happens when including deadlines, on overview of the rule change, a handful of other important information as well as the poster winner and Project Bluelight participants.     Voice Actor Directory – I would like to have this updated by the weekend. If you haven’t submitted yourself, please do so. Directors, if you know a voice actor who you think might benefit from the Voice Actor Directory, please let them know about it. Front page videos – This will be used this season to show off your trailers. Once 12 trailers have been added the oldest will be cycled out when a new one is releaed.  

SimsFilmFest Promotional Poster Submissions

We would really like to have the official SimsFilmFest poster for the kick off of SimsFilmFest season July 1.  If you are interested in creating a poster for consideration now is the time to do it! We need these submitted by June 23 where we can put them up for community vote. We know it’s important to everyone to be able to vote on posters, however we are running into a snag. Each season we get fewer and fewer entries telling us that there is lack of interest in poster creation. We are considering dropping this portion of the festival due to lack of interest. If everyone wants to see things continue, we need you to participate to keep them alive. Submit your posters to the gallery HERE Posters need to be 831 x 1175 pixels. Please DO NOT use the ‘SIFF’ abbreviation on the posters. This is trademarked by the Seattle International ...

Casting Calls

We’re not sure people realize this, but we have a classifieds section set up for casting calls. The link can be found on the Voice Actor Directory page. Here’s the direct link.  We probably should have brought attention to this page back when the site launched. Everyone seemed to find it easily enough at the time so we didn’t think about it. It was always a pet peeve that casting calls would get lost in the forum and/or not deleted when they were filled cluttering up things.  When we designed the page, we decided to give them their own home. This is why there is no casting call section of the forum. You do need to be registered on the site to post your casting calls. The classified section is divided into male and female parts, so you may have to post twice for the same project, but it will help ...

The Sims International Film Festival was created in 2010 as a way to foster creativity in The Sims community through machinima, an art form that uses video game footage to make movies. Over the years, as new entries in The Sims franchise were released and new editing methods became available, we’ve seen a lot of changes, but one thing has remained constant: our commitment to showcasing the creativity of this community and inspiring new artists.

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