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Festivids 2016 sign ups are open!

In case you missed it, the sign up period for Festivids 2016 is currently open!  Sign ups will close on Tuesday 25th October (12 noon EST).

Festivids is an annual small-fandoms vid exchange inspired by the Yuletide fic exchange, sort of like a vidding Secret Santa.  If you're interested in having a go, all the information you need is in the FAQ - but feel free to comment here if you have any questions, or email the mods at festivids at gmail dot com.

Festivids 2016 Nominations are open! (23-30 September)

The nominations period for festivids 2016 has begun!

Festivids is an annual small-fandoms vid exchange inspired by the Yuletide fic exchange, sort of like a vidding Secret Santa. At this stage, vidders who plan to participate can nominate up to ten small fandoms (ones with not many vids available online) to be included in the exchange. Sign-ups will run from 15-25 October.

If you're interested in having a go, all the information you need is in the FAQ - even if you've played before, it's worth taking a look as there are a few changes this year! You can nominate fandoms HERE once you've created an account on the site. Feel free to comment here if you have any questions, or email the mods at festivids at gmail dot com.
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Help Resuscitate The Mediawest Vid Show

Mediawest is one of the oldest media (TV/movie/book) conventions in the world. The event is fan run (no paid speakers or actor-guests and run by volunteers) and held in Michigan each May. They offer 4 days of panels with fandom, meta and technical tracks, an art show and a vid show. The vid show has declined over the years for a variety of reasons. Last week one attendee posted the following and asked me to spread the word:

"For those who attend MediaWest, it's no secret the vid show is slowly sinking into oblivion. Last year, there were only a few slash vids, and even the gen vids weren't very numerous. Sadly, the My Little Pony fandom had a better showing that most of our usual fandoms.

If you are a vidder, and would be willing to make a vid, or share a recent vid, even if you're not attending, I would be glad to take the DVD with me and deliver it to the vid show coordinator. Even if you are attending and don't want to mess with it, I'll take it. :-) If you have something you'd like me to take and submit for you, e-mail me for my mailing address.

The vid show rules are here: http://mediawestcon.org/fanvid.htm


If you want to get in touch with the volunteer, email me at mdawn6 @ yahoo.com
Festivids Mod

Festivids 2015 is live!

The vids that were made for festivids are now up and running, and you can see the master list on DW, LJ, or the Festivids website. There are 148 vids in rarely-vidded fandoms - everything from Apollo 13 to Galavant to Heathers to Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries to Who Framed Roger Rabbit! The vidders' names will remain anonymous for two weeks; we'll unveil who made what on February 13th - so go take a look while it's still a mystery!

Please also keep in mind as you watch the vids that recs are great – we love recs, rec away! – but we prefer you do so by linking back to the fv-poster post either on LJ or Dreamwidth, and not by linking directly to the streaming or download versions of the vids. The anonymous versions of the vids are only up temporarily; many will be deleted once the anon period is over and will be replaced with credited versions, and often the vidder does not have control of the account where the anonymous vid is located. So, we ask that recs link back to the fv-poster post, which will remain up and current even after the anon period ends.
Festivids Mod

Sign ups for Festivids have begun!

festivids is an annual small-fandom giftvid exchange. It's sort of like a Secret Santa for vids, modelled on the Yuletide small fandom fic exchange. Vidders sign up by selecting fandoms from this list that they would like to receive, and that they can offer to others. Each fandom on the list is a "small" fandom, i.e., one where there are not many vids available online. The mods then match offers with requests, and distribute a secret vid assignment to each vidder. The vids are posted anonymously in January, and after two weeks, the identities of the vidders are revealed. Last year's vids are posted here.

Sign-ups run until 30 October 2015. You can sign up at this site. First, you create an account (basically, you login using LJ, Dreamwidth, or another service, and an account is created for you). Then, click Festivids, and click Sign Up, and start making offers and requests. You can read more about sign ups at this post, and you can read a more detailed explanation of the rules here. You should also feel free to either drop a comment, or email the festivids mods at festivids at gmail dot com, to ask any questions. We really hope you'll consider signing up; it's terrific fun and there are plenty of fandoms to choose from. Vidders of all experience levels are welcome to participate.