Submission Guidelines

How to Submit Your Film

  1. Register to participate in the Film Scramble. Registration begins on February 23 and closes on March 8.
  2. Read all Film Scramble rules and requirements before beginning your video submission.
  3. Be sure to include the required prop & line of dialogue.
  4. Submit the Georgia Tech Model Release form to the Center for Academic Enrichment or electronically at for any actors or subjects featured in your film.
  5. Upload your film to YouTube.
  6. Use the Project One Film Scramble submission form to submit your film.
  7. You will need the following information to complete the form:
    • Name of filmmaker(s)
    • Film Title
    • YouTube URL link to film


Film Scramble Rules & Requirements

  1. The Project One Film Scramble will begin on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm.
  2. All participating students &/or teams must register for the film scramble by March 8, 2018 at 11:59pm.
  3. Video submissions must be received by the March 12, 2018 deadline.
  4. To participate in the Film Scramble, you must be a current undergraduate student at Georgia Tech.
  5. All videos must be uploaded to YouTube and then submitted to the contest through the Project One Film Submission page.
  6. The film must not exceed 3 minutes in length, including credits.
  7. All films must contain the required prop & line of dialogue.
  8. The theme of your film should be "Happiness."
  9. The video should consist of original footage, or submitters must have appropriate licensing for use of any copyrighted material.
  10. All subjects and actors who appear in your film must complete the Georgia Tech Model Release Form. This form can be submitted either in hard copy to the Center for Academic Enrichment or electronically to
  11. Select submitted films that adhere to the Project One Film Scramble guidelines will be shown at a public screening on April 11, 2018 in the Student Center Theater. 
  12. Films selected as award winners will be screened on the Georgia Tech Cable Network.
  13. Entrant(s) grant the University a world-wide, no-fee, non-exclusive, perpetual license in the Film for, in whole or in part, 1) reproduction in any format; 2) distribution by any means; 3) public performance or display by any means, including the World Wide Web, television and broadcast; 4) sub-license its rights to third parties for non-commercial purposes; and 5) translate subtitles and scripts and create and publicly display advertisements and trailers, but not to otherwise create derivative works. Entrant(s) also grant the University the right to use Filmmaker's and/or Graphic Designer’s image, name and biographical information in connection with the Film and the Film Scramble. 
  14. Entrant(s) represent that all work submitted to the competition is their own, original work and that for any part of the work submitted that is not their original work, they have been given the express, written permission by the copyright owner to use the material as part of the work submitted for the Project One Film Scramble competition and for any use made thereafter by Georgia Tech, as described in the contest entry form. Further, as a condition of entry into the competition, Entrant(s) agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Board of Trustees of Georgia Tech, and each of its divisions, officers, employees and agents, for any and all uses made of the work submitted to the Project One Film Scramble competition. A copy of the written permission of the copyright owner(s) must be included with the entry form if the work submitted to the competition is not solely the original work of the entrant(s).
  15. Entrant(s) represent and warrant that Entrant(s) 1) own(s) the film and and all rights in it; and 2) have/(has) permission to use the image, name, biographical information, physical or mental health conditions and other private information of each person who may be identified in the film.
  16. Content must comply with all local and national laws of the country of origin, Georgia, and the United States. Content must not 1) promote illegal behavior; 2) support racial, religious, sexual or other invidious prejudice; 3) advocate sexual or violent exploitation; 4) violate rights established by law or agreement; 5) invade the privacy of any person; or 6) be otherwise inappropriate as determined by the University in its sole and conclusive determination.
  17. After the submission deadline has passed, official contest judges will determine which submitted films are selected as category winners. A complete list of the award categories can be found here. Completion of the video submission process grants Georgia Tech the right to show finalists' videos on university and program-related websites.
  18. The creator(s) of the winning film in each category will be awarded with one Visa Gift card. See the Awards page for a complete list of prizes. 
  19. Finalist selection will be determined solely by film quality, adherence to submission rules and guidelines, and concordance with the current Project One theme. Film Scramble winners will be announced and awarded at the film scramble event on April 11, 2018.

Any questions or comments regarding the film scramble contest should be sent to