The third annual Jalopnik Film Festival is going to West Coast and we’re once again giving filmmakers a chance to be a part of the action. If those two bearded dudes above can make films, so can you. Below are all the details you’ll need.

As we’ve said before, there’s so much great film made about cars — whether a single camera action film of a rally stage or a full-blown 10-minute narrative clip about stealing a car, made either for a client or for passion — and we want to encourage more of it. To that end, we’re inviting you to submit your films. (Full legal details/submission info below.)

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This year is slightly different in that we’re keeping it to short films ten minutes in length and under, which will give us a chance to showcase as many as we can fit in roughly 80 minutes. The films should be produced or originally screened/posted after the opening of the last short film contest, which was August 12th, 2014.

All the films will be judged yet again by a panel of worthy peers and the best selections will be screened in the festival, the creators will be invited to the festival, and one lucky filmmaker will receive the coveted JFF Audience Choice Award piston

If you have a longer film that was made within the last year that you’d like to see screened you can email me at matt@jalopnik.com with the subject “Film Festival Full Length Feature” and we can talk about that, too.

The nitty gritty details are below.

The Nitty Gritty Details

The rules and conditions outlined right here, which is where you’ll also submit your film. Once again: SUBMIT YOUR FILMS HERE.

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The deadline to submit is August 20th, 2015. If you have trouble with the online form here’s a PDF with submission details.


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