The winning entries – film or idea –  are given a cash reward in lieu of their IP rights and the Client then owns the copyright.
Filmmakers are told upfront about the prize money, and they receive that in full. If there is more than one winner to be declared, each winner will know beforehand what prize money they will receive (e.g. First place $10,000, second place $5000). HUMAN-Film takes no commission from the filmmakers. We take a separate fee from our clients on every project and it varies depending on our involvement and the nature of output. A large portion of our fees are reinvested into building the community through conducting workshops, screenings, dialogue sessions and more.
Of course! When entries are judged for a competition, the jury does not know who it’s coming from. Your work speaks for you, and if the clients like it you can win multiple times.
We are open to both individuals and production houses registering. However if you do register as a production house, please leave an individual’s point of contact. We encourage people to submit as individuals, because we want everyone to get a chance to spearhead a project, giving opportunities to people who normally crew a chance to step up and create, or work with new people, for instance. That said, if you are more comfortable working within your group, that’s fine too, but do sign up using your name and state that you are representing a production house. If your crew members want to pitch alternative ideas to yours, they have to sign up individually as well.
That is your choice, but we expect one person to register for the competition who we will coordinate and communicate with; and who will get the prize money if chosen. Please read the fine print before deciding on collaborations as many clients require confidentiality.
Brands and companies across the spectrum – private and public sector.
All clients sign a non-compete agreement and there is a legal transfer of IP. There is no way that we will permit clients to appropriate unselected and uncompensated ideas, and we have a media lawyer supporting our community on this as well. For those ideas which are selected and go into production, we get filmmakers to sign an assignment of rights agreement once the client has chosen their work.
Yes! We hope to build a spirit of sharing and learning amongst community members with diverse skill sets. If you would like to conduct a workshop, give a talk, lead a dialogue session or share your work with us, please write us at
Yes, of course! We feature talented community members regularly on our website and other social media channels, and also have themed screening sessions featuring members’ works.
Yes. We encourage anyone who works on film in any capacity to join us, from amateurs to experimenters to professionals. We especially are on the lookout for people with a broad range of skills and expertise to bring them to the table, because we know that you will have an added dimension to the creative ideas that you pitch.
Yes, you may work remotely. There are plenty of freelancers in our community who do so. You may like to use online video collaboration portals to aid in the communication process. If a particular location shoot is required, it is recommended that production happens in an appropriate setting on location or in a studio, or it could be animated as well. Nonetheless, as most clients have global or international offices, the latter should not be a prevailing issue. We will be happy to assist you if you have further queries.

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