Many of you have no doubt seen the very successful Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager on YouTube. If not, here you go:
What you may not know about, is where the movie came from. It was the winner of the ‘George Lucas Selects Award ’07’, part of the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge.
The challenge is back this year, open to anyone, and also revamped.
Here’s what we’ve been informed:
AtomFilms has teamed up again with Lucasarts for the annual fan film challenge. Star Wars fans should submit their fan movie, parody or official Star Wars mashup by the MAY 27 deadline for a shot at intergalactic infamy! Not only will the winners be announced at the San Diego Comic Con in July ““ including one winning film hand-selected by George Lucas himself ““ but top clips will earn air time on Spike TV! Plus, this is the first year that fans can enter mashups in the contest — the simple mashup tool at http://starwars.com lets fans use real Star Wars footage to create their entries, so now you don’t need a camera to make a film!
We think Sci-Fi Heaven readers will be interested in checking out the new site so they can get cracking on their fan films. The deadline for entry is MAY 27, and voting will run on AtomFilms.com from JUNE 26 until JULY 10. Please encourage your fans to check out the site and get those cameras rolling! And if they’re looking for inspiration, they can find this year’s finalists at http://www.atomfilms.com/films/star_wars_fan_films.jsp as well as previous winners.
There you go! It couldn’t be more simple. Official rules and guidelines can be found at the comphrensive guide site.