Writing a Movie Submission
In general, a movie is a fictionalized account or narrative, often without audio, presented in sequential order, most often with dialogue. The word movie can also be used to refer to a production that is created on a budget as a movie. Movie production often occurs during the late summer and early fall. As the term suggests, any movie is of a fictional nature, however there are some genres that tend toward real-life settings, especially animated movies.
Most animated films contain at least one main character and involve motion picture. A majority of films involve human or animal action, although some films feature animals doing human actions. Movies may be rated according to the content or audience. Main articles usually contain the plot, theme, and key dialogue. There are also sub-articles, which are generally described under the topic title, but not found in the main articles.
New Wave is a genre that was created during the 1950s and emphasizes boldness and stylized images. The New Wave directors wanted films to be “loud” and “radical,” and to have minimalistic aesthetics. New Wave films had bold, stylized photography, and utilized cutting edge technology, such as moving images and complex sound, to advance the medium. In terms of the citation needed for a movie submission, a “new wave” film would typically be about something exciting happening in the current times, such as social issues, controversial topics, or popular trends.
Animation is defined by computer-generated imagery (CGI). It is a growing trend in film making, and the preferred style today is still animated films with live action. Most animation utilizes computer-generated image editing and backgrounds. Many films that use this style have some type of storyboard. The major advantage to using animation, over live action, is that computer-generated images provide a more realistic visual experience than traditional film stock.
Pre-mastered motion pictures are films that have already been screened for acceptance by the largest audience possible. This is usually done for theatrical releases, but it can also apply to independent films and certain movies shown directly on the internet. In order to qualify for a pre-mastered motion picture certification, the film must pass the motion picture ratings board (most often the MPAA).
When looking for a movie submission, keep in mind that the main article doesn’t always apply. Many of the mentioned styles may not be applicable for your movie. There’s no right or wrong way to submit your film, but the one thing you should always do is HANDLE THOSE ASPECTS! If you want to maximize your chances of success, be very clear, polite, and helpful to the person who will be reading your submission. If you can do these things, you’re well on your way to submitting the perfect motion picture to the big screen!