Open Submissions: June 8th - June 30th
Members submit up to 30 second bumper -- a bumper is a short video that plays before a film -- with no dialogue. Must include the image of a cat or cats as part of the narrative or within the imagery of the bumper.
Semi-Finalists Announced: July 2nd
15 Filmmakers whose bumpers have highest “Member Appreciation” become Semi-Finalists.
Judges Decide: July 2nd
Fantasia International Film Festival Co-Director / International Programmer Mitch Davis, Managing Editor Shock Till You Drop Samuel Zimmerman, Editor-in-Chief Spectacular Optical Kier-La Janisse, Writer/Director Lucky McKee and TentSquare / Modernciné Founder Film Producer Andrew van den Houten decide Finalists and Winner.
Finalists Announced: July 3rd
10 Filmmakers whose bumpers have highest scores from Judges become finalists.