HUMP!™ 2014

2014

Extra Credit

HUMP! filmmakers are invited to use certain props so that HUMP! audiences will know when they're watching films that were made just for HUMP! This year's extra-credit props:

  • Joe Biden
  • Cocktail Umbrellas
  • Google Glass

Technical Requirements

  • 5 MINUTES MAXIMUM LENGTH
  • Entries must be DVDs or QT files.
  • A QuickTime File 1280 x 720 or smaller.
  • 29.97 frames per second is preferred (but can also work with 23.98 or 59.94)
  • Audio: 48k, 16 bit, Stereo
  • Codec either Apple Pro Res or H264
  • HD Note: All HD films will be letterboxed in the final mix.

If you are doing SD (4:3)

  • A QuickTime File 720 x 486
  • 29.97 frames per second
  • Audio: 48k, 16 bit, Stereo
  • Codec either Apple Pro Res or H264

A 5 min QT file with these settings should be able to burn onto a CD/DVD or fit on a flash drive/stick, if not send an external drive (formatted for MAC).

1. Preferred: digital submission via dropbox or wetransfer, etc. To hump@thestranger.com. Preferred that you do your own transcoding to h.264 .mov compression 24fps for best results. If your file is over 2gigs you might have to send a physical copy (see below). In your email include a PDF or JPG of one release form and ID copy from ALL performers and a signed entry form.

2. Physical DVD or thumb drive. For DVDs, use a data disk format. Do not send authored dvd's via DVD studio, iDVD or any other DVD authoring software. Same encoding h.264 .mov 24fps is preferred. Delivered to The Stranger or The Mercury by 9/30 with one release form and ID copy from ALL performers and a signed entry form.

For our folks overseas: convert files transcode for NTSC before uploading if possible.

Any technical difficulty with these instructions: contact humpeditor@thestranger.com.

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SUBMIT!

The film festival that allows you to be a porn star for a weekend—not for life—is back!

SHARING IS CARING

The Stranger and the Portland Mercury once again invite amateur filmmakers, porn stars, porn-star wannabes, hotties, kinksters, regular folks, and all other creative types to make short porn films—five minutes max—for HUMP! 2014. Films selected for HUMP! 2014 will be screened over three weekends in November at theaters in Seattle, Portland, and Olympia. HUMP! 2014 films can be hardcore, softcore, live action, animated, kinky, vanilla, straight, gay, lez, bi, trans, genderqueer — anything goes at HUMP! (Well, almost anything: No poop, no animals, no minors.)

HUMP! films are not released online or in any other form. Filmmakers retain all rights, and HUMP! does not keep any permanent copies. Our copies are destroyed onstage in front of the audience at the last screening. Appearing in a film for HUMP! means being a porn star for a weekend — not the rest of your life!

Cash Prizes!

Three first place prizes and one grand prize are awarded at HUMP! — all decided by secret audience ballot. Films may qualify in more than one prize category. This year's categories and prize packages:

  • Best Humor: $1,000 First Prize, $250 First Runner-Up
  • Best Sex: $1,000 First Prize, $250 First Runner-Up
  • Best Kink: $1,000 First Prize, $250 First Runner-Up
  • Best in Show: $5,000 Grand Prize

How to Submit

ALL HUMP! 2014 SUBMISSIONS DUE NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH AT 3PM.

See left for instructions on electronic submissions to HUMP! Electronic submissions preferred.

No submissions will be admitted to the festival without a signed RELEASE FORM and photo ID from each performer and an ENTRY FORM completed and signed by the film's producer. You can drop off your stuff or mail it to us at:

The Portland Mercury
115 SW Ash St. Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204

Office hours:
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Stranger
1535 11th Ave, Third Floor
Seattle, WA 98122

Office hours:
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Questions? Send Email: hump@thestranger.com.