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Film Contest Submission

We are excited to announce our first ever contest for talented filmmakers and crew in the movie industry! Gather your industry buddies because this is an opportunity not to be missed!

Submissions are due by November 28, 2023. 


To be eligible to enter, you must meet all of the following conditions:

  • You must be involved in the entertainment industry as a filmmaker, producer, director, film crew, actor, or any talent associated with/in film. Zenbu reserves the right to open the contest to qualifying California residents.

  • You must be 18 years of age or older and a California resident when you submit your entry. 

  • You must download and use the Zenbu app to find, manage, and compensate the talent used in creating your submission.

  • You must have the consent of all holders of rights in your entry. You may submit a film authored by a group or an organization with proper consent, but only one individual may enter and be eligible for the prize. 

  • You must not be a past or present employee of Zenbu, involved in the production or administration of the contest, or an immediate family member of any of the foregoing.

  • This offer is void where prohibited by law.


Things We Will Look For in the Production of Your Trailer:

  • Originality and Creativity

  • Acting and Narration Performances

  • Editing and Technical Quality

  • Story

  • Emotional Impact

  • Entertainment 

  • Potential of the promoted film based on both the trailer and written description.

  • Effective use of the Zenbu app

  • Bonus Option: Prominent featuring or promotion of the Zenbu app in trailer/short


To accept the prize, the potential winner must complete and sign the Declaration of Acceptance and it must be received by Zenbu no later than 11:59PM PDT five business days after the date of the notification e-mail. 


  • Your complete entry must be e-mailed to by November 28, 2023, 11:59PM PDT.

  • A complete entry consists of a short video trailer for a proposed film and the following completed documents:  The Entry Form, Rights of Publicity, and Declaration of Acceptance.
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  • The trailer must be an original work created by the submitter or by a group or organization that the submitter represents. 

  • The trailer must be no longer than 10 minutes in length. It may be submitted as a downloadable file in any freely and easily viewable format or as a link to an online streaming service.

  • All contributions to the entry must be properly attributed. Any copyrighted material used in the entry must be properly licensed and disclosed.


The submitter of the winning entry will receive $3,000 USD. In addition, if the winning entry is judged to prominently feature or promote the Zenbu app, the submitter will receive a bonus of $1,000 USD, for a total of $4,000.


All members of the project whose image, voice, or likeness appear in the film/trailer must sign this consent form along with the Declaration of Acceptance in order to qualify for submission.


Documents to Sign:

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