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Friendships and Rivalries Contest
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The contest logo, designed by David White (never actually used in any formal capacity)
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Start Date February 1, 2008
End Date June 29, 2008
Entries 9
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The Friendships and Rivalries Contest was a brickfilming contest hosted on Brickfilms.com in 2008. It was the ninth major official contest held on the site, following the Inventions, Discoveries and Extraordinary Achievements Contest. It was the final major contest run by the site, although it was not quite the last official Brickfilms.com contest to run to completion, being beaten by a handful of minor challenge contests in 2008 and early 2009. Occurring during a turbulent time for the Brickfilms.com community, control of the contest passed between several individuals over its lifetime. The next major summer brickfilming contest was the Space, Time and Reality Contest, hosted on Bricks in Motion.

HistoryEdit

The system of publicly sourcing the theme which was introduced with the Inventions, Discoveries and Extraordinary Achievements Contest returned for the Friendships and Rivalries Contest. On January 11 2008, Minister of Film Contests Saul Goode posted a thread requesting ideas for a theme for the 2008 official Brickfilms.com contest.[1] The chosen theme of Friendships and Rivalries was suggested by Colin Boyle.[2]

The contest was announced (and the selected theme revealed) on the 1st of February 2008 by Saul Goode.[3] The deadline was June 8, 2008. Entries were to be screened at the BrickWorld convention. Unlike preceding contests, no limit was placed on the running time of entries. Entries were permitted to be submitted in any common video format at no more than 5MB per minute and contain no copyrighted content. Prizes had not been finalized at the time of announcement.

In March 2008, amid the Brickfilms.com community beginning to migrate to ilovebrickfilming.com (which would become Bricks in Motion), Saul Goode stepped down from his position as Minister of Film Contests.[4] Stevie Collins was the only person to put himself forward as a candidate to take over the position,[5] and so became the new minister and assumed control of the FAR contest. On May 2, 2008, Collins publicly requested a logo for the contest while preparing to update the events page on the site. The logo chosen was designed by David White.[6][7] This logo did not see prominent use, however, as the events page was never updated.[8]

Later in the year, Collins too stepped down from his ministerial position. The deadline of the contest was extended. With the original deadline passed, the future of the contest appeared uncertain.[9] Control of the contest was assumed by Community Admin Arend Hintze, with some updates being presented by Philip Heinrich.

The contest eventually concluded around June 29, 2008,[10] receiving nine entries. On July 4, the judging arrangements were announced.[11] Films would be judged by ballot in the categories of Story, Theme and General Presentation. Originally, the judging was open to members of the review panel and patrons, but a low number of ballots received resulted in judging being opened up to anybody. The results of the contest were announced by Arend Hintze on July 19.[12] The prize pool consisted of 10182 Café Corner, 7658 Y-Wing Fighter and a Brickfilms.com t-shirt.

ResultsEdit

Top threeEdit

The overall placement in the contest was only announced for the top three, although full placements in each of the judging categories were given as well.

  1. Unrenewable by Philip Heinrich
  2. Pirates! by Doug Vandegrift
  3. Pierre & Luigi by Jonathan Vaughan


Story full rankings

Place Film Name Director
1. Unrenewable Philip Heinrich
2. Pirates! Doug Vandegrift
3. Pierre & Luigi Jonathan Vaughan
4. Worthless Jordan Harris
5. Man's Best Friend Andrew "Munzapoppa" Munzer
6. Jealousy Knut "The frozen brick" Ørke
7. Fouke: The Final "timfee"
8. Friends in Combat X "DM legostudios"
all Ball ego (First half, second half) Viljami Teekkinen and Ilmari Teekkinen

Theme full rankings

Place Film Name Director
1. Pierre & Luigi Jonathan Vaughan
2. Pirates! Doug Vandegrift
3. Jealousy Knut "The frozen brick" Ørke
4. Unrenewable Philip Heinrich
5. Worthless Jordan Harris
6. Man's Best Friend Andrew "Munzapoppa" Munzer
7. Fouke: The Final "timfee"
8. Friends in Combat X "DM legostudios"
9. all Ball ego (First half, second half) Viljami Teekkinen and Ilmari Teekkinen

Presentation full rankings

Place Film Name Director
1. Unrenewable Philip Heinrich
2. Pirates! Doug Vandegrift
3. Pierre & Luigi Jonathan Vaughan
4. Worthless Jordan Harris
5. Jealousy Knut "The frozen brick" Ørke
6. Man's Best Friend Andrew "Munzapoppa" Munzer
7. Fouke: The Final "timfee"
8. Friends in Combat X "DM legostudios"
9. all Ball ego (First half, second half) Viljami Teekkinen and Ilmari Teekkinen

Trailer competitionEdit

As with some earlier Brickfilms.com contests, a trailer contest was run during the main FAR contest. The FAR Trailer Competition (humourously referred to as the FART Competition) was run by Andrew "Munzapoppa" Munzer with a deadline of June 22.[13] It did not receive any entries.

Poster competitionEdit

In addition to the trailer contest, an unofficial FAR poster contest was also run (with support from Stevie Collins), headed by Philip Heinrich.[14] The winner was Jonathan Vaughan.

ReferencesEdit

Official Brickfilms.com competitions
Classical Movie Contest · Historical Fiction Contest · Words of Wisdom Contest · A Peculiar Event Contest ·
High Adventure Theatre Contest · Heroes and Villains Contest · Ten Lines Contest · Fame, Infamy and Glory Contest · E.A.S.T.E.R. Festival · Inventions, Discoveries and Extraordinary Achievements Contest · Friendships and Rivalries Contest · Brickfilms Challenge Series