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Video Submission Rules for UReport

We are looking for original material less than, five minutes that either informs or entertains.  This is separate from a particular talent of singing, poetry or acting. These would be news features, which would be appropriate for this UReport category.

An IMF member will review all video submissions before they are posted on our site. Just because a video appears on Youtube does not mean it automatically will appear on our site. Your video must meet all our guidelines to be accepted. Please send your Videos to Nabdi.imf@gmail.com.

Quality of Work

Not all videos are accepted. They must meet our standards for good image and audio quality as well as creative content.

Originality

We are looking for original material! We want to see YOU act as a reporter and prepare a video on a topic of interest to the Muslim community, especially something that can show a positive contribution of a local Muslim, or an issue that directly impacts living as Muslims in the West.

Copyrights and Ownership

By sending us your video, you are giving us the right to accept and publish your video to our site.  We will use the video as is, if it is approved. You keep all original rights to your work.

Give Credit To Those Who Actually Did It

We do not accept Lyric Videos, AMVs (Anime Music Videos) or other videos that are not live action. You must give full credit in your description or in the video itself for ALL music, ALL images, TV clips, Movies, etc. that are used.  Please use public domain or free sites to avoid plagiarism or copyright infringement.  We will do our best to screen for plagiarism or copyright infringement, but we cannot take responsibility for work that is created deliberately on a lie and slips by us.  The author or creator will be responsible for any copyright infringement they commit.

Model Release Form

Each person you interview or is seen in your news segment must sign a release form to protect you.  You can download the form here.

Keep It Clean

Inappropriate content will not be accepted. In addition, no crude, discriminatory, derogatory, rude, violent or threatening content will be accepted.

Profanity

If you are using a song, image or any other sampling that contains any profanity, you must bleep-out or omit those words entirely.

No Personal Information

Not within the video, but please provide contact information in the email body.

Your video cannot include phone numbers, home address, email addresses or last names of any individuals. Last names can be used if you are giving credit  for the work of others, though.

Maximum Length

Please keep your video to less than five minutes. Longer videos will not be approved.

No Marketing Videos

Islamic Media Foundation is exclusively for work created by our viewers. We do not post videos from ad agencies, PR companies or others who are marketing products, services, videos, etc.

Moderating – Comments

“Comments may be pre-moderated”

If your comments are deemed inappropriate or hateful, then they will not be posted.

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