VideoMarathon at the Roskilde Festival is open to anyone who wants to make films. Participants borrow cameras from Photografica, and we provide a computer for cutting/editing along with full technical support from Københavns Tekniske Skole. Throughout the process we will make participation as simple as possible, since the basic idea is that everyone should be able to participate. The competition starts in Roskilde Cinema City. The films are made by individuals, which means that the person registered is credited as both director and editor. It is allowed to use both the actors and other helpers, but only during filming. In this way, a participant can have a great team to help him.
Nana Lind and Maja Gyldenløve Jensen has the daily responsibility for VideoMarathon at the Roskilde Festival. VideoMarathon is made of True Stories ApS, a film company, which is located at Nordisk Film in Valby. The company has been running VideoMarathon since 2001 and has all rights to the project. True Stories collaborate annually with several sponsors and receives support from various public institutions such as the Film Institute and the Danish Film Directors. VideoMarathon at the Roskilde Festival is arranged by both professionals and enthusiastic volunteers.
VideoMarathon at the Roskilde Festival is an annual recurring film competition organized by True Stories, held for the second time this year. The competition is about making the best film within 48 hours. There are two competitions, one where the participants mud follow a theme and one where the object of the competition is to make a music video – all within 48 hours.
All participants in the competition use a video camera from Nikon. It’s free to borrow the camera, but when you lend the camera you have to display photo identification, i.e. driver’s license or passport. Participants are responsible for the camera. If the camera is damaged or stolen, it is the participants’ own responsibility and the participants insurance that has to cover the cost. Photografica will guide participants in the use of the camera. Cameras are handed out at registration before the competitions start (see calendar).
The editing takes place in VideoMarathons container in Roskilde Cinema City. VideoMarathon assigns editing times for all participants. Participants are notified of their editing teams when the competitions starts. It is possible to edit in two different applications, Final Cut 7 and iMovie. There will be support throughout the process so that everyone can participate regardless of experience.
The best film will win a Nikon camera and tickets for Roskilde Festival 2013.
VideoMarathon at the Roskilde Festival is located in Roskilde Cinema City by the cinema, which is where personal registration and borrowing of cameras from Nikon take place.
Registration for the competition on this website from the 16th. May – 26th. June. It is also possible to show up personally in Roskilde Cinema City from Sunday the 1st. of July at 10.00 am and sign up. There are limited seats for VideoMarathon, and enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. VideoMarathon reserves the right to pass on a place in the competition to someone else, if an online registered doesn’t show up for registration at 10.00 am on the days of the competitions’ start.
Display of the nominated films and the audience vote
On Saturday the 7th. of July, we show the 10 nominated films from the two competitions, and everyone will be able to cast their vote on their favorite film. “Audience Voting” kicks off at the festival on Saturday the 7th. of July and continues here on the website after the festival.
The award ceremony is planned to take place in the Dagmar Cinema in Copenhagen in late september. It is free to attend the awards ceremony, but participation requires a ticket. We will give information about the date of the award ceremony in august and a week before the award ceremony in the Dagmar Cinema. You will be able to order tickets through Dagmar’s ticket booking system.