WELCOME TO SIMOOLI FILM FEST
Simooli Film Fest is a friendly non-competitive challenge inviting all players of The Sims franchise to write, film & edit a short machinima using the guidelines and criteria for each #SimooliFilmFest challenge. It's time to put on your Director's cap!
Premiere / Screening
All entries will be premiere live, on stream, at www.twitch.tv/simooligan at a designated time. By entering, you agree to have your machinima broadcasted publicly, and acknowledge that all rules and criteria have been followed.
The Sims Franchise
All machinima submissions should primarily utilize The Sims franchise, including (but not limited to) The Sims 1, The Sims 2, The Sims 3, and The Sims 4. Other simulation games (ie; Sim City, Cities: Skylines, Minecraft) may only be used for supporting material such as B-roll, or composites.
In-Game Camera & Production Tools
You may manipulate the in-game video capture camera settings to better serve you (ie; VideoCamera.ini and Camera.ini files). More details on how to accomplish this can be found here: How to Use The Cinematic Camera in TS4
Additionally, you may use reshades, T.O.O.L., MCCC, or any other mods that will help you tell your story.
Stock & Music Licensing
You may video edit in whichever software you choose (Premiere, FCP, Vegas, Filmora, Resolve).
DaVinci Resolve is available for free:
NEVER use unlicensed or copyrighted music. Machinimas using copyrighted materials will not be included in the live premiere.
Free music is available here:
Submitting Your Film
You must submit your machinima on the due date, no later than an hour before the scheduled live stream indicated on the challenge details.
Machinimas submitted after this deadline might not be included in the live premeire
Please use the form above, available at simooligan.com/filmfest, to submit your machinima.