Pooky Amsterdam has tapped me about this, and I’m happy to slip-in this post for her.
This year marks the 5th annual Machinima Expo, a three day virtual machinima festival which bridges Second Life and the real world. The Expo will be held over the weekend of the 17th-18th November 2012, and submissions are now open for those wishing to participate.
There is no maximum running time for entries to the event, but a couple of rules must be adhered to:
Entries must comprise at least 50% machinima
Entrants must not have previously submitted the film to the Expo.
Note that films do not have to be filmed in Second Life (or any other virtual world – although entries created in any virtual world are obviously welcome), just so long as they are at least 50% machinima.