Topic: World Brickfilm Championship [Brickfilm community event idea]
Hey everyone! I recently had an inspiration for an annual end-of-year community event. I've discussed this concept with Rioforce, who found it interesting, but obviously couldn't accept nor reject it at the time, because much goes into starting an event. So I've decided to ask your feelings on it, and get a feel for what the community's interest would be. From January-October, BiM hosts a flurry of brickfilming competitions. However, there is nothing after that until THAC the following year, borrowing the Christmas Collaboration. Every year, brickfilmers from around the world present mesmerizing material, as BiM's 2019 Brickfilm Rewind clearly demonstrates. This, along with the Brickfilmer's Guild Film Festival, do an excellent job showcasing the talent of these amazing animators. But what if there was a way to showcase these filmmakers in a whole new way. A contest where they could all face off, and take the title of Brickfilm Champion of the World. A contest with a field of only the world's most elite brickfilmers. A contest that culminates the winners of all the contests of the brickfilming year into one, final, epic showdown. I present to you, The World Brickfilm Championship. This would be a contest comprised of the highest placing brickfilmers from the contests throughout the year. The top 10 of every contest will receive a descending amount of points, with the winner receiving 500 points. If you do not place, you will lose 50 points. A World Brickfilm leaderboard will be posted after each contest, updating the world top 20. At the end of the year, the top 20 brickfilmers, according to their point totals, will be invited to participate. The winner of every contest will receive an automatic bid to the event, regardless of their final score. The top 5 brickfilmers' only restriction when making their film will be a MOD element, while the bottom 15 will have to follow a theme as well. Whichever spots in the contest are vacant, due to someone who is unable or uninterested in participating, will be filled by the next highest scoring brickfilmer. There will also be up to two wild card spots open, which will be offered to two handpicked brickfilmers who did not enter any contests. Obviously this would be a large event to arrange, and the soonest it could be implemented would be 2021, being that we've already begun contests this year. It may be completely not doable, but I think it would be a great way to end the year, and add some competitive spice to the entire contest year. Please leave your opinion on this concept. If enough people would be interested in such an event, then maybe we can make it happen one day!
Last edited by Brickman (February 21, 2020 (03:49pm))