With the Prerelease for the new Magic: The Gathering set Theros Beyond Death happening later this week, Wizards of the Coast is celebrating it with a fun community contest for filmmakers. Today, they announced the Theros International Film Festival, a new video contest that asks fans to submit their 15-second videos with the creative prompt of "escape your fate" - a theme that reminds us of how Elspeth escaped her fate from the Underworld of Theros.
The top four winners will each receive one of the four Ashiok statues made by community artist Miss Monster Mel, and a total of ten winners will be named Official Selections for the Theros International Film Festival. Once all ten winners are chosen, they will be shared on the official MTG Instagram account as their official selections to the world. The Top 4 winners will also win a full foil set of Theros Beyond Death, a sealed booster box of Theros Beyond Death, ten Theros Beyond Death Collector Boosters, and ten codes that can be redeemed for Theros Beyond Death booster packs on Magic Arena.
The other six winners in the Top 10 will each receive one foil set of Theros Beyond Death, a sealed booster box of Theros Beyond Death, five Theros Beyond Death Collector Boosters, and five codes that can be redeemed for Theros Beyond Death booster packs on Magic Arena.
According to the official rules, each of the four Ashiok statues is worth $400 USD. The film type for the video submissions should be MP4 or MOV.
The submission deadline is on January 23, 2020 at 11:59 P.T.
I'm looking forward to see what fans will come up with. Hopefully, some of them will make us laugh.
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