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Terms and Conditions


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Definitions. Capitalized words used herein have the following meanings:

  1. “Company” means Badass Digest.
  2. “Entrant” means an individual who has validly registered to take part in the competition.
  3. “Trailer”  or “Film”  or “short” means a film which an Entrant uploads to the Filmmaking Frenzy official website.
  4. “Terms and Conditions” means these Terms and Conditions.

Posting Conditions.

In order to post a Film for the Commander-in-Chief: Ultimate Badass Competition, the following must be adhered to;

  • Entrant must enter valid contact details.
  • Entrant must upload your Film to the Filmmaking Frenzy official website and accept these Terms and Conditions and agree to be bound by them.
  • Entrant must first upload your short to Vimeo™ or Youtube™ and then link to the Official Commander-in-Chief: Ultimate Badass site.
  • Entrant must use a real U.S. president and one of the badass genre jobs listed.
  • Entrant must upload a parody using a trailer format.
  • Entrant must not upload any film which contains third party copyrighted material unless you have obtained prior written approval for your use of same.
  • Entrant must not upload any Film which contains branded segments unless you have obtained prior written approval for your use of same.
  • Entrant must keep your Commander-in-Chief parody trailer under four (4) minutes in length. There is no minimum running time.
  • Entrant film's aspect ratio must be 1.77:1
  • Entrant must make sure to have everybody who appears recognizably in your film execute a talent release form.
  • Entrant must make sure all music and songs are cleared for use within this competition by the appropriate parties.
  • Entrant must put the official Commander-in-Chief bumper (download here) before the short commences and the official outro bumper after the trailer ends. (bumpers & credits do not count towards running time)
  • Entrant must be of legal age in the jurisdiction in which they live.
  • Please make sure to keep a master of your Commander-in-Chief short professionally stored at all times. At Filmmaking Frenzy’s direction, entrant may be asked to deliver an HD version to the Commander-in-Chief: Ultimate Badass competition to our office. If you are editing on Avid, Final Cut, please keep a working project file onhand.

Entrant must note that your content may become the exclusive property in perpetuity of Filmmaking Frenzy, and Badass Digest will retain the right to rebroadcast the content online, theatrically, and in any and all other channels.

Content Review.

By uploading a Film, you agree that:

  1. The Company has the absolute right to review and reject at any time any short Film which Company deems, in its sole and absolute discretion, is unacceptable.
  2. If Company determines at any time that  Film is not acceptable, you agree they can remove the Film immediately from the Filmmaking Frenzy official website
  3. You understand that Company is not required to give any reason for its determination that a Film is unacceptable


  1. By uploading a Film, you are not transferring any rights of ownership in the Film to Company or any other third party.
  2. Members of the public may view Films posted to the Filmmaking Frenzy official website.
  3. After uploading a Film, you are not restricted in your use of the Film and may continue to exhibit it in other venues and online.
  4. If your Film is voted as one of the top three (3) shorts by the global online community, it will be then go on to be judged by the official judge for the Commander-in-Chief project. The eventual winner will be announced on June 25, 2012 and his/her short will be shown on screen before all instances of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter at every Alamo Drafthouse location that is screening the feature.
  5. If your Film is selected as the winner of the competition you agree to participate in reasonable publicity and promotional activities as required by Company and agree that the Company may publish your name and biographical information via the Company’s website and any other media.

Your Representations and Warranties. You represent and warrant that you have the full right and authority to upload and post your Film on the Filmmaking Frenzy official website and that the posting of same will not violate any rights of any persons.
Producer Amendment. Producers reserve the right to add one, two or three shorts to the Top Three (making it a Top Four, Five or Six) if they feel great work is somehow being overlooked by the public voting system. 
Indemnity. You hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold Company harmless if Company incurs any loss, cost, or expense (including attorneys’ fees), due to any claim by you or any other parties relating to the posting of your Film on the Filmmaking Frenzy official website
Notices. All notices shall be in writing and shall be delivered by e-mail to each party’s last known email address.
Entire Agreement. These Terms and Conditions and the other items referred to herein represent the complete agreement of the parties relating to the subject matter hereof.
Amendment. The Company reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting notice thereof on its website. Upon posting, the amended Terms and Conditions and the other items referred to herein shall represent the complete agreement of the parties relating to the subject matter hereof.
Governing Law. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the United States.
Disclaimer. It is possible that Films which you post may be downloaded or copied by third parties without Company’s permission, and you waive any claim against the Company for such actions.
Further Actions. You agree to execute any and all documents and take any other actions reasonably required to effectuate the purposes of these Terms and Conditions. You grant us a power of attorney for such purposes (it being acknowledged that such appointment is irrevocable and coupled with an interest) with full power of substitution and delegation if you fail to do so within five (5) business days of our written request.
Execution. By clicking the appropriate “I Accept” button, you are “signing” these Terms and Conditions for all purposes under applicable law.