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Epic have just announced the #FortniteBlockbuster contest over on their blog. The contest will challenge players to create a film using the Fortnite replay system with the winner’s movie being featured on the big screen at Risky Reels!

The details are as follows, taken from the blog post:

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“Every hero needs a story and we invite you to show us yours. Put your filmmaking skills to the test to write and direct the ultimate Season 4 superhero flick.

Use the Fortnite replay system and a little in-game movie set magic to make a blockbuster hit highlighting the heroes of Season 4 and their adventures.

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A PRIZE FIT FOR A HERO

Submit your creations for a chance to have your film featured in-game on the Risky Reels screen for all of the Fortnite community to see, a poster for your film in the Fortnite world, V-Bucks, and more!

NOTE: Your submission must be original and can only include personal gameplay and royalty free audio.
Youtube provides royalty free music that anyone can use: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music

The contest begins July 2 @10am ET and runs until July 11 @11:59pm ET. All entries must be submitted during the contest period. You can see the full rules here. Share your submission on social and support other creators using #FortniteBlockbuster.

Once the contest ends, we’ll review all of the submitted films and announce the winners on July 24. Selected winners will receive the following:

Grand Prize Winner:

  • Film played in-game at Risky Reels
  • Title of film displayed on the marquee
  • A poster for their film shown in game
  • 25,000 V-Bucks

Finalist (5):

  • 10,000 V-Bucks

HOW TO ENTER

Upload a video to YouTube and make it publicly visible and searchable. Include #FortniteBlockbuster in the title and email [email protected] with the subject line #FortniteBlockbuster. Please include your full name and Epic ID in the email so we can award your prize if you win.

NOTE: Epic may require verification through a procedure at its sole discretion.

JUDGMENT CRITERIA

We will be judging based on three different criteria:

Creativity

  • How super is your superhero flick?
  • Did your film tell a story of the Season 4 heroes in a creative or innovative manner?
  • How original was your story?

Fortnite-ness

  • How well did you capture the tone of Fortnite throughout your film?

Mastery

  • Did your film display a mastery of the Replay system and its tools?

Submissions must be a video that is at least 1 minute in length, but no longer than 5 minutes. Your submission must be original and can only include personal gameplay and royalty free audio. Your film cannot feature any voice-over narrative or on-screen text. Submissions must have #FortniteBlockbuster in the title.”

SOURCE: Epic Games