Aspiring Dota 2 filmmakers can now submit their short films to Valve, with the winner getting a hefty US$25,000 prize.
To qualify for the contest, they should submit a short film based on Dota 2 of up to 90 seconds in length. Submitted films can come in the form of animation or live-action, or even a combination of both, as long as the video resolution is at least 1080p. You can read the full list of guidelines here.
Valve will be accepting entries until August 7, at 4 a.m. PDT (7 p.m. GMT+8).
Ten finalists will be selected by Valve. The top three films will then be chosen by the Dota 2 community through a vote on the Steam Workshop.
The winners will be announced at The International 2019 in August, and besides the first place prize, second place will take home US$10,000 while third gets US$5,000. The rest of the top ten will each receive US$500.
If you’re looking for inspiration, the winner of last year’s short film contest was Keller Max’s animated film “On the Cliff” with Grand Magus Rubick as the main character. You can also watch other entries from last year’s contesthere.