TI12 Short Film Contest Revealed


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TI12 Dota 2 Short Film Contest Revealed

Vignesh Raghuram
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Valve announces Dota 2 Short Film Contest for The International 2023 (TI12), inviting filmmakers to submit their 90-second creations by September 14, 2023.
Dota 2 community plays a crucial role in the selection process by voting for their favorite submissions in the Steam Workshop, determining which films will be featured during the live broadcast of The International 2023.
Cash prizes await the finalists, with the top three entries receiving rewards of $25,000, $10,000, and $5,000, respectively.

With The International 2023 (TI12) right around the corner, Valve has announced the Dota 2 Short Film Contest. Short Film Makers eager to showcase their talents have until September 14, 2023, at 3:00 pm PDT to submit their captivating short films, each lasting no more than 90 seconds, to the Dota 2 Steam Workshop for a chance to have their creations showcased during the highly anticipated tournament.

The Dota 2 community can then cast their votes in the Steam Workshop to support their favorite submissions. The collective voice of the community will play a decisive role in the selection of films to be featured during the live broadcast of The International 2023.

Dota 2 Short Film Contest: A Chance for Dota 2 content creators to Shine at The International 2023

Valve Corporation will utilize the Workshop ratings and identify the cream of the crop. These chosen entries will then be integrated into the Dota client, marking the beginning of the final voting process.

Fans will then vote on their favorite short films in-game, following which the Top 10 films will be chosen and showcased at The International 2023. All ten finalists will receive a guaranteed cash prize of $500, while the top three entries will receive substantial rewards: $25,000 for the winner, $10,000 for the runner-up, and $5,000 for the third-place film.

Over the years, we have seen incredible films and titles as a result of the Short Film Contest. Here are the winners of the last five Dota 2 Short Film Contests.

1. Re:Turn - 2022 Winner

2. Carried Away - 2021 Winner

3. Path of Vengeance - 2019 Winner

4. On The Cliff - 2018 Winner

5. What does a hero truly fear - 2017 Winner

If you are proficient in film-making and a Dota 2 fan, you can also participate and submit a short film via the Dota 2 Short Film Contest website

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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.

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