Feel the Filmmaking Force: Star Wars Fan Film Awards 2016 Now Open

Lucasfilm's annual celebration of fan creativity is back!

The Star Wars Fan Film Awards 2016 are now fully operational.

Lucasfilm’s annual contest — in which fans make their own short films based on the stories and characters of a galaxy far, far away — is officially open! Visit StarWars.com’s Star Wars Fan Film Awards page to download a sound asset pack of official Star Wars sounds, view helpful Do’s and Don’ts, and more to get started and make your Star Wars masterpiece. Submissions are open through April 24, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. PT, and entrants will have the chance to win a Fett-worthy bounty: an award plus a Star Wars Prize Pack consisting of Star Wars-themed merchandise and more. The Star Wars Fan Film Awards welcome films of varying genres, styles, and tones; award categories include Filmmaker Select, Best Animation, Best Non-Fiction, Spirit of Fandom, Best Comedy, Best Visual Effects, and Audience Choice, and winners will be announced in a special ceremony at Star Wars Celebration 2016.

In addition, the Star Wars Fan Film Awards are open to more filmmakers than ever before, including residents age 13+ from the US and District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec), as well as residents 18+ of the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico.

Good luck and may the Force (of filmmaking) be with you!

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter contest between 2/18/16 at 12:00 p.m. PT and 4/24/16 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 13+, and to legal residents of the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico who are 18+  at time of entry. Limit 1 entry per person. There are 7 Star Wars prize packs available to be won (ARV: US$250 each). See Official Rules for full details on how to enter, eligibility requirements, prize description and limitations. Void in Quebec and where prohibited. Sponsor: Disney Online, 500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91521-7667.