ENTRY DEAdline: september 2nd
(labor day)


  • July 2019 – Camp K Kicks Off!

  • Monday, August 5th, 2019 – Coaching Hotline becomes live

  • Monday, September 2nd, 2019 – Submissions Close

  • Late October through Early November, 2019 – Local Awards Event in participating Cities

  • May, 2020 – Lev winners announced at the AICP Post Awards


  • Who can enter the 2019 Camp Kuleshov competition?
    Camp Kuleshov is open to assistants, junior creatives, admin and entry-level employees at AICP member postproduction and production companies as well as freelancer assistants and support staff sponsored by member companies. Students and interns who are sponsored by a member company may also enter Camp K. The competition is also open to assistants and junior-level employees at music companies that are members of the Association of Music Producers (AMP).

    CAMP KULESHOV “At Large”.... If you are part of an AICP chapter that has low enrollment (5 or less submissions ) you can still submit!!! Those who submit in a city of less than 5 entries will be entered into the closest qualifying city and judged among their entries. Please note that city participation for those having 5 or more submissions is pending Chapter approval.

    Entrants must be the sole authors of their work.

    All categories are open to all.


  • Can I submit an entry after the deadline?
    Generally, no. You are welcome to reach out to Nickd@aicp.com to inquire. In order for late entries to be accepted the entrant must receive express, written permission of AICP.

  • Can my company send more than one entry and enclose one check for all the entries?
    Yes. Your company can write just one company check to cover them all. Please enclose a copy of each entrant's registration form with the check. Each trailer must be uploaded separately.

  • Do I need slates or timecode?
    Each trailer must have an OFFICIAL SLATE, in addition to the piece, with the following information:
    ENTRY #: (This will be generated when you create an entry in the entry system and is displayed in the first column on the main entry page)
    NEW GENRE: (put the new genre you selected from the list for editorial, put SOUND DESIGN for audio, or put TITLE SEQUENCE for graphics)
    FILM(s) SELECTED TITLE(s): Title of movie you selected from the list

  • How much does it cost to enter?
    The entry fee is $65.
    For companies, or individuals, submitting 3 or more entries, bundle deals are available:
    1-2 Entries: $65 ea.
    3-4 Entries: $55 ea.
    5 or More Entries: $45 ea.

  • Will films and footage be provided?
    No. Part of the task is to find the footage of the film you’d like to utilize

  • What are the submission specs?
    Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) 1920x1080 23.98fps 48kHz (letterbox, crop or pillar as necessary), Stereo Audio as Linear PCM (Little Endian). An average audio level of -12, with peaks between -6 and -4 dBFS

    All entrants must also submit a slate (separately) with registration number, new title, length, new genre, and name of local chapter. See above for further information on slating.

  • What is the entry deadline?
    The deadline to enter is Monday, September 2nd.

  • What should I send/Where should I send my entry?
    Camp K has an Official Entry Site that will be accepting submissions starting in August: https://aicpawards.awardcore.com/



  • Can I add a voice over?

  • Can I add my own dialogue?
    Yes, if it is newly recorded by you.

  • ·Can I add my own sound effects?

  • Can I add titles?

  • Can I alter the color?

  • Can I mix my audio in surround?
    No, stereo or mono only.

  • Can I use footage from sources other than the films?

  • Can I use music from other sources?
    Yes. You can also use up to 3 free songs from our partners over at Musicbed.com. For instructions, email campk@aicp.com.

  • Can the dialogue in the film be altered?
    Yes, the dialogue can be altered. However, you cannot use original dialogue from another film.

  • Can the trailer be less than 90 seconds?
    Yes. Your trailer can be :90 seconds or less, but not over :90 seconds. You should shoot for a standard industry length, :90, :60, :45, or :30. Precision of execution is essential, and time constraints do help in achieving that. Keep in mind that you are creating a tight, entertaining piece of advertising for a 2 hour (or plus) movie.

  • How much alteration of the original footage is allowed?
    That's up to you as the editor, knowing that the task is cutting a trailer--a piece of advertising--for a film, but you are changing its genre. Please note that YOU MUST PICK THE NEW GENRE FROM THE LIST PROVIDED.

  • How much compositing is allowed?
    This is a creative editing competition. Effects work has become a tool of the editor and can enhance your work. Keep in mind, however, that the core of the competition is CREATIVE EDITING.

sound design

  • Can I use any existing sound from the continuous 90 second (or less) portion I choose from the films?
    In the case of silent films, all sound (effects and music) must be eliminated. In the case of sound films, you can retain the original dialogue if you choose, but original sound effects and music must be replaced and re-designed by you. It is understood that this is a technological challenge to achieve. You can also replace the dialogue - either re-recording the original or writing new dialogue to dub into the scene. Do not mimic the original sound design. Your new sound design should feel as different from the original as possible, in essence “change its context and/or intent”. You are not mimicking, duplicating or aping what has been done already. You are creating something new. It doesn’t have to reference the original story.  


  • Am I changing the genre?
    No, you are creating a title sequence based on your interpretation/impression of the film. The title sequence should function as a device to prepare and position the audience for the film that follows.

  • Can I use anything from the actual film?
    Yes, you can use material from the actual film (music, dialogue or scenes), but keep in mind you are creating an imagined title sequence for a film that never had one. This is YOUR creative interpretation of what that title sequence would be. As with any great title sequence in film, the pieces used are up to the sequence designer/director.

  • How long can the Opening Title Sequence be?
    90 seconds or less.


  • What will I win?
    Glory! And also, a lovely trophy will be distributed nationally for those cities with over 3 entries per category (for first place – 6 entries per category for first and second place trophies – 9 entries per category for first, second, and third place trophies). The most trophies a city will receive in a given category is 3. If any city has over 9 entries, there will be trophies for 1st through 3rd place.

    All local first place winners will be entered into the Lev judging where they will compete against the other first place winners in their category from around the country. The winner of the Lev will be announced at the AICP Post Awards in May and receive a trophy and recognition at the Awards.

  • Where can I access music for my entry?
    Our partners over at Musicbed are offering the use of up to 3 free songs per entry. To access their vast library of music, please email campk@aicp.com for instructions.