TCM Backlot

Guest Programmer Contest

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to enter this contest?
All TCM Backlot members over the age of 18 are eligible to enter.
When is the contest entry period?
You can enter until February 28, 2017.
What are the judging criteria for the TCM Backlot Guest Programmer Contest?
Submissions will be judged 50% on originality and creativity of substance of the introduction and 50% on the presentation skills of the presenter.
How will the winner be selected?
A panel of TCM employees will judge the videos, looking for originality, creativity, and presentation skills, and will pick the winner from among the entries received.
What are the specifications for my video?
Video uploads should be .mp4 or .webm formats with a max size of 25MB.
What do I do if I'm having trouble uploading my video?
Make sure you're uploading your video from a desktop computer that has the latest version of Flash and meets the specifications above. If you want to submit a video from a mobile device, or without Flash, you can upload it to YouTube instead. Just submit your video's YouTube url.
Can I have a partner do the introduction with me?
No. Each submission should feature only one person.
How many videos can I submit?
Each Backlot member may only submit one video.
How many movies can I introduce in my video?
Please introduce only one movie per video.
Are there any restrictions on which movie I can introduce?
No, it can be any movie of your choosing.
Can I use clips, stills and/or music from the movie I am introducing?
No. Submissions should not include any still images, clips, music or other copyrighted or trademarked content.
If I have a question, who should I contact?
Please contact Backlot manager Yacov Freedman using this form.