Topic: MANiiFEST RESULTS (OOOOHHH YEAAAAAAA) (BINGOO)

THE MANiiFEST RESULTS

https://bricksafe.com/files/Sonjira/MF2-Gold_540p.gif

And here we are everybody. This years' MANiiFEST was absolutely bonkers. 38 Entries, the most of any BricksinMotion/Brickfilms.com summer contest EVER. That's absolutely nuts, especially for such a wacky and weird contest. Sincerely, thank you to everyone who's entered, who's shared your excitement, who's just gone around and shared the vibes. This wouldn't be the community it is without yah.
Watch all the entries here!!!

The judges for MANiiFEST were:
Sonjira
Penta
William Osborne
Lucas
ForlornCreature
EdBound

The judging process worked as follows: each judge watch every film, and thereafter ranks their personal top 15 films. Once each judge made their own personal lists, they were all run through an instant-runoff voting system that creates a ranking of all the films based on each judge's placements in their list. The judges then discussed the resulting top 10 list and adjusted until they came to a consensus satisfaction with the outcome.

The judges primarily considered, in ranking their films, how well each film works as a whole artistic work. Judging a contest as open-ended as MANiiFEST - or really, any contest ranking art or any other subjective medium - by a concrete rubric is biggy dumb-dumb, as a wise old man once said. Our primary concern was how well a films' component parts - its narrative, its style of animation/visuals, originality, thematic conceit and its interpretation/embrace of the MANiiFEST contest "spirit" - add up to a cohesive piece of work that pushes boundaries and shows us something different, makes us feel something different!


Prizes

A HUUUUGE thank you again to our fabulous sponsors for this contest, DragonFrame, BrickStuff, and the LEGO Ambassador Network!!!
https://bricksafe.com/files/Sonjira/MF2_Prizes.png/640x222.png

RESULTS!!!

https://bricksafe.com/files/Sonjira/1stPlace_MF2.gif

1ST PLACE - SEAT ON THE TABLE by ROBUKKA

https://bricksafe.com/files/Sonjira/2ndPlace_MF2.gif

2ND PLACE - INSOMNIA by JOSHUA NELSON

https://bricksafe.com/files/Sonjira/3rdPlace_MF2.gif

3RD PLACE - WAITING FOR RAIN by FORMAL LENS


4th Place - Mind-Wipe by Joshua Armell
5th Place -  Johnny Thunder and the Tomb of Abaj by 2x4 Productions
6th Place - A Step Out of Reality by JO Co
7th Place - A Journey Deep Underground by DaGarbes
8th Place - LEGO Flatpack by duffosaur
9th Place - LUCID by Jaguar
10th Place - Good Idea/Bad Idea: Climate Change by Yetgo

HUMONGOOUUUS congrats to all the winners! And a big thank you all, once again, for how you've embraced MANi/iiFEST these last two years. Seriously, I really don't even know how to put it into words, y'all are really amazing.

Thank you, and until next time, have a wonderful day, week, month, year, life?

O.G. told me, "Keep your heart, keep spreading love and play your part"
I just do the best that I can
Say real things and help my friends
I am not perfect, but I am great 'cause I keep a smile
I know you are a superstar
Stay based and.....
- Lil B

https://i.imgur.com/gGaR9Oz.png
Youtube @TheRealSonjira I consider it a personal defeat if my pee is not perfectly clear every time.]

Re: MANiiFEST RESULTS (OOOOHHH YEAAAAAAA) (BINGOO)

This past year after the first MANiFEST was announced has been such a boost to try different things in brickfilming.  Very curious to see where it goes next and so glad to be part of it all!

Re: MANiiFEST RESULTS (OOOOHHH YEAAAAAAA) (BINGOO)

Yes Woo Nice.

Re: MANiiFEST RESULTS (OOOOHHH YEAAAAAAA) (BINGOO)

#RobukkaSweep

Re: MANiiFEST RESULTS (OOOOHHH YEAAAAAAA) (BINGOO)

It's Robukkin' time

Catholic, MOCer, BRAWL Cultist, Purist, Forum Reviver, and, oh yeah, brickfilmer.

Re: MANiiFEST RESULTS (OOOOHHH YEAAAAAAA) (BINGOO)

Great job everyone and congratulations to the winners!  mini/bigsmile

http://lego-star.pagesperso-orange.fr/images/signature-france-et-alex-BIM.jpg

Re: MANiiFEST RESULTS (OOOOHHH YEAAAAAAA) (BINGOO)

I think I speak for everyone whe I say, what the heck is wrong with the judges??! There are some super talented brickfilmers on this sight, and so for those to be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, this contest is rigged! I didn't even enter for this, but I've been watching brickfilms for over 8 years now and so I know a good film when I see it! I'm very disappointed in these results!

BRICKFLIX

Re: MANiiFEST RESULTS (OOOOHHH YEAAAAAAA) (BINGOO)

creation wrote:

I think I speak for everyone whe I say, what the heck is wrong with the judges??! There are some super talented brickfilmers on this sight, and so for those to be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, this contest is rigged! I didn't even enter for this, but I've been watching brickfilms for over 8 years now and so I know a good film when I see it! I'm very disappointed in these results!

I've never been a big fan of abstract or non-linear films, but I agree for the most part with this judging. All three really embraced the essential "Manifest" aspect of this contest. Remember, you might have seen some other good films in the playlist (In fact, you certainly did, it was a banger line-up of videos), but the contest stressed that here, it was not only general quality that counted, but the way a film came together and succeeded in its experiment. Finally, you may have been watching brickfilms for eight years, but many of the judges can top that, and as you said, you didn't even enter, so perhaps I'd be more interested in the contestant's views. Have you ever judged a brickfilming contest? Don't strongly criticize if you've never had to deal with all the different features that go into judging.
(However, the rigging idea appeals to me. I would love to make a brickfilm about how all BricksInMotion contests are rigged by Robukka, since he's in every single one).

Catholic, MOCer, BRAWL Cultist, Purist, Forum Reviver, and, oh yeah, brickfilmer.