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SimsFilmFest “PSA”

We need to talk. Seriously. We need to talk because my frustration level with the SimsFilmFest Community is escalating and I am very close to permantly closing down the festival. I don’t want to deal with the stress, especially with my health going down toilet. I am going to speak very frankly here.
I realize there are a lot of new people to the community who have no idea of the history of SimsFilmFest. However there are those that have been around for numerous seasons and like to talk shit about the festival and in the process spread rumors and yet never bother to come forward to express any displeasure or voice concerns, offer ideas or help. I guess drama is more fun for some of you.
I am going to say this one time: If you don’t like some part of the festival, then either speak up or don’t join. You …

SimsFilmFest PSA Machinima Challenge

We all have that one cause that we feel very passionate about. It might be LGBTQ+ rights, animal welfare, cancer awareness, or something else entirely. We want you to make a machinima about it.
What is a PSA? A PSA is a Public Service Announcement that brings awareness to something.

Can be made with TS2, TS3, or TS4
PSA can be about any topic you choose.
Needs to be under 5 minutes in length
Keep things G/PG. These are PSAs to bring awareness.
Upload your finished videos to YouTube and send us a link at and we will showcase them on the SimsFilmFest website and across all our socials.
IF there is enough interest/participation we will have the audience vote on their favourite PSA.

Deadline is February 1, 2018
UPDATE: Apparently there needs to be some clarifications on a few points. 
Why is this called a challenge? Is it really a challenge? Yes and no. Minraed started …

Best Music Video Award Error

Sending out awards today I discovered two mistakes in the magazine. I’m surprised no one told me about the duplicated page. 
The second mistake is more of an issue though. We made an error on the Music Video Awards. Our apologies. The winners should be:

First Place – Broken Glass by Elli Darffy Grown
Second Place – No More Sad Songs by Sadycmer
Third Place – Gasoline by ConceptDesigns

Insider Magazine will be amended to reflect this.
Again, our apologies for the confusion.

Insider Magazine – End of Season Edition

It’s finally time! I want to thank everyone for being super patient while the magazine was put together. I know it’s two days late and for that I apologize. It would be nice if my body understood that that there are things that need to be done and cooperate. (Like that is ever going to happen XD). Hopefully there aren’t any errors.
Thanks to everyone for supporting us this season through the chaos and confusion and mishaps. We hope to see you all again next season!

Best TS3 Machinima Award Will NOT Be Given

Voting polls for this season have closed and looked over. I may have inadvertently ended up closing them a day early so I hope that everyone who wanted to vote go to. (Those that are voting for Tech Merit awards, you have until tomorrow night). 
As everyone can tell by the title of this blog entry, this is going to be full of bad news. This was going to be addressed in Insider Magazine with the winners but decided against it.
There is no way that we can give out an award for Best TS3 Machinima this season because of a problem with the poll. We can’t even begin to sort this mess out and the worst thing is, we have no idea how it happened or why this particular poll. We require people to be logged into a Google account to prevent these problems. It’s one vote per person …

The Future of SimsFilmFest

First thing is first. I know everyone is wondering where the voting polls are. They will be up later tonight. I was giving everyone time to look over the playlists and let me know if there is anything that needs fixed since we have had a few glitches this season and there are some people not very happy with the way things were this season, and I will take responsibility for that.
I should have learned from Season 12 when I took over things and ended up running the festival alone. One person can’t do everything and knowing that we were going to be short staffed I should have canceled the festival. The thing …

Playlists & Voting – ANNOUNCEMENT

Voting will be opening a bit later than planned since we have had some technical difficulties. I want to give everyone a chance to make sure that their information is not only on the website properly but also added to the YouTube playlist.  Please double check everything and get back to me ASAP if there is an issue where I can get things sorted.
This is also the last call for Red Carpet pictures. They need to be uploaded to the gallery by the end of the day.

Red Carpet Photos

Red Carpet photos need to be in by September 2 for the September 4 magazine. We currently do not have enough photos to justify putting together a Red Carpet Edition of Insider Magazine.
You can download SimsFilmFest backdrop walls for Red Carpet photos here for TS2, TS3, and TS4. 
Upload your photos to the gallery here.
You DO NOT have to be a director submitting a project to the festival to participate in the Red Carpet. 
Please label your photos where we know who is in them and who to credit.

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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