World of Warcraft Summer Movie Contest

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Winners have been announced!

To see the final rankings & watch the movies, click Finalists and Winners!

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PRIZES


Grand Prize

For the Movie selected as the Best Movie Overall, a Top End Enthusiast PC ($5,000) will be awarded courtesy of AMD.




Comedy Category & Short Feature Category

1st Prize
Athlon 64 FX ($1,000)
XFX GeForceTM 7900 GT ($400)
12 months of WoW ($180)
Zboard Keyboard ($50)
Sennheiser PC160SK ($110)
Total ARV: $1,740

3rd Prize
Athlon 64 X2 ($700)
Zboard Keyboard ($50)
Sennheiser PC160SK ($110)
Total ARV: $860
2nd Prize
Athlon 64 FX ($1,000)
XFX GeForceTM 7900 GT ($400)
Zboard Keyboard ($50)
Sennheiser PC160SK ($110)
Total ARV: $1,560


4th & 5th Prizes
Zboard Keyboard ($50)
Sennheiser PC160SK ($110)
Total ARV: $160

Music/Dance Category & Drama/Action Category

1st Prize
Athlon 64 FX ($1,000)
XFX GeForceTM 7900 GT ($400)
Zboard Keyboard ($50)
Sennheiser PC160SK ($110)
Total ARV: $1,560

3rd Prize
Athlon 64 X2 ($700)
Zboard Keyboard ($50)
Sennheiser PC160SK ($110)
Total ARV: $860
2nd Prize
Athlon 64 X2 ($700)
XFX GeForceTM 7900 GT ($400)
Zboard Keyboard ($50)
Sennheiser PC160SK ($110)
Total ARV: $1,260

4th & 5th Prizes
Zboard Keyboard ($50)
Sennheiser PC160SK ($110)
Total ARV: $160



Honorable Mention Prizes

For the 10 Movies selected as deserving Honorable Mention, each of the winning entrants will be awarded one Zboard Keyboard (ARV each $50, for a total ARV of $500).


RULES

Timeline of the Contest

July 25th, 2006 Contest starts!
September 25th, 2006 Deadline to submit an entry
Blizzard and Xfire begin reviewing movies to select finalists
October 9th, 2006 Blizzard and Xfire announce the finalists in each category
Every finalist movie will be available for download on Xfire
Voting for the winners begins on Xfire
October 23rd, 2006 Voting ends
October 27th, 2006 Blizzard and Xfire announce the winning movies on Xfire

Submission Checklist

Before submitting a movie, you should be able to answer YES to all of the following questions:

  1. Did I read over the official rules?
  2. Is this the first time I will be publicly releasing my movie?
  3. Have I chosen one of the four categories to submit my movie to?
  4. Is my movie in one of the approved formats? (".wmv", ".avi", ".mpg", ".mpeg", ".qt," or ".mov")?
  5. Does the movie satisfy the time and size limits (10 minutes, 100 MB or 2 minutes, 25 MB for short)?
  6. Is the music in my movie either from WoW or of my own original composition?
  7. Do I mention Xfire and Blizzard and did I include the Prize Donor's logo slides in my movie?
  8. If I am under 18 years of age, have I filled out the appropriate Minor Consent Form?
  9. Does my submission at least once at the beginning or end of the Movie, feature the Prize Donors' Slides?
  10. Have I filled out the submission form linked from the official rules?

Official Rules

FINALISTS & WINNERS

Winners have been announced and are available for download below!

Click the Xfire button to download them through the Xfire file download system, or click the "Stream It!" button to see a compressed streaming version of each movie. (Courtesy of GameTrailers.com!)

Set Bonus! Join the WoW Movies Channel or just download them all!


  • 1st) The Anti-Elf Anthem


  • 2nd) Beach Party 2


  • 3rd) Mr. Shout Tells


  • 4th) Dr. Evil


  • 5th) Temptation



  • 1st) The Ballad of the Noob


  • 2nd) World of Whatever


  • 3rd) The World of Warcraft That You Play


  • 4th) Linger


  • 5th) WoW Logic



  • 1st) Edge of Remorse


  • 2nd) My Life for the Horde: The Legend of Seemos


  • 3rd) The Island: Episode 1


  • 4th) Emerald Reflection


  • 5th) Horde Crime Investigators



  • 1st) The Brothers Tauren 2


  • 2nd) Life in Azeroth


  • 3rd) Inventing Swear Words 2


  • 4th) Chronicles of Jojin - The Caverns of Time


  • 5th) Corpuscule-O-Endorser



...and the Best Overall Film in the Contest is Edge of Remorse!


GameTrailers.com
Special Thanks to GameTrailers.com for streaming the Contest Finalists!



Honorable Mention



Download and Watch the Movies

In order to download and view any of the Blizzard/Xfire WoW Machinima movies you must have Xfire installed on your computer.
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE EASY STEPS:

1. Download Xfire here: Download Page and register an account (it is a small, free and contains no spyware)

2. Once Xfire is installed each movie can be downloaded by clicking on its corresponding link. You can manage your movies through the "files" tab on the Xfire client.

3. You can also subscribe to the WoW Movie Channel and you will automatically receive the winning movies and similar WoW movies we select on a regular basis. Subcribe now!

If you need help using or installing Xfire please visit here: Xfire Help



Xfire and Blizzard nominated the finalists for each of the three main categories (Drama, Comedy, Dance) and special categories (Best Music, Best Dialog, Best Action Scene, Best Pun or Line, Best Editing and Special Effects).

After you have installed and registered Xfire, click on Finalists and Winners, download the finalists and vote for the winners!

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