Looking at the competition and the links and the structure of the competition I can only surmise that my mates at LWL and SP have sold out big time to Rodriguez, whom it appears has sold out big time to Blackberry in return.
I can't see any benefit to a filmmaker in getting involved in this competition, other than the self gratification of star fucking. Having run a great number of competitions myself here at Raindance (our first was with Nokia Shorts in 2003) I had to learn how to provide benefit to competition entries.
Unlike Rodriguez's competition, we never insisted that we, the competition organisers got 100% of the intellectual rights to the submissions. Never mind that the design of the Blackberry competition is meaningless, to ask for 100% ownership of the submissions is ego mania gone way too far.
Lesson learned: read the T's & C's before you submit.
I'd love to know your opinion on this: Email me.