For Using Other People's Material (eg Music)You must have the right to everything that’s in your film so that it can legally be shown on the internet and elsewhere. That applies to any music, footage, stills, artwork, or written material that you haven’t created yourself. If there is music in your film that isn’t yours you must have permission to use it. You need to get a license to use the music and the recording of the music and provide it to us. If we cannot see that you have permission to use the music in your film – or any other material in your film that you have not created yourself – then we will give you time to get permission or make changes so that your film is eligible for judging in the Someday Challenge. Use the resources on this page to help you ensure that your film is legal. In the Release Forms and Licences section, there are forms to get completed and signed to ensure you have permission to use other people’s material, like their music. And in the Stock Music section there is advice on what forms to use in different situations. Feel free to contact us if there is any situation you are unsure about - we’re happy to help.
For Performances And InterviewsYou must have the right to use all performances and interviews in your film. So you need to get anyone who is featured in your film to sign the Individual Release Form. For anyone who is under 18, you will need to get the parental permission part of the form signed too.
For Using Public Domain Or Creative Commons Licensed MaterialPublic Domain: Any material that is free to use and you don’t need a license to use (but you do need to show that it’s in the public domain!) Creative Commons Licensed Material: Material that is free to use but still copyrighted. If you use material in your film for The Someday Challenge which is either in the public domain or available for use under a Creative Commons license, you need to:
- In the credits of your film include the title of the material (eg the name of the archive footage clip, still, music or sound effect which you are using) and the web address of the page where you downloaded the material.
- With your Entry Form include a printed copy of the relevant Creative Commons Deed or the Public Domain Mark. On that printed page write the title of the material and the web address of the page where you downloaded the material.
Other Legal and Standards RequirementsIn order to be a Winning Film your film must meet all applicable laws, regulations, and standards relating to films that are broadcast, published online or screened, or distributed publicly in any other way. In particular, the content of the film must meet the standards in section 4(1) of the Broadcasting Act 1989. This includes maintaining standards that are consistent with:
- the observance of good taste and decency
- the maintenance of law and order
- the privacy of the individual
- any approved and applicable code of broadcasting practice
Release & Licence Forms page. There is advice below on what forms to use in different situations. If you are the person who needs to sign a form but you are under 18, get your parent/guardian/caregiver to sign as well. Feel free to contact us if there is any situation you are unsure about at firstname.lastname@example.org
forms to get signed are:
- License To Use MaterialTo be signed by the person or organization who owns the music (eg the songwriter or the organization which owns a song). This could be you if someone else has recorded your song.
- Musical Recording LicenceTo be signed by the person or organization who owns the musical recording (eg the recording company or a musician whose recording you are using).
forms to get signed are:
- Individual Release FormTo be signed by each person who performs the music – one form for each person. If you performed the music yourself then sign the form yourself.
- License To Use MaterialTo be signed by the person or organisation who owns the music (eg the song-writer or the organisation which owns a song). If you created the music yourself then sign the form yourself.
- Musical Recording LicenceSign the form yourself.