The Sundance Film Festival celebrates independent filmmaking. Airbnb celebrates a world where people can Belong Anywhere. And this year, we’re giving you a chance to belong as our guests at this year’s festival in Park City, Utah, January 23 through 28. Create a short film (2-minutes or less) inspired by #OneLessStranger. We’ll choose two winning filmmakers to join us at Airbnb Haus to showcase their work and make connections with the movers and shakers of The Sundance Film Festival.

Prize consists of: roundtrip air transportation for you and a friend, accommodations (1 double bed apartment) at the Airbnb Haus, and VIP access to events and programming at the Airbnb Haus and beyond.

Must complete the below form by 11:59PM PST January 14th, 2015. Find more contest details below.

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Contest Details


Sponsor. The “When Strangers Meet: Short Films of Belonging” Contest (“Contest”) sponsor is Airbnb, Inc., 888 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (“Sponsor”).  The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, YouTube, Vimeo or the Sundance Film Festival.

How to Enter. Enter from January 8, 2015 at 9:00am PT through January 14, 2015 at 11:59:59pm PT.  First, create an original video of two minutes or less on the theme of “making friends/reducing the world of strangers.”   Second, upload your Video to or with a title, a description of not more than 300 words, and the hashtag #OneLessStranger (“Video”).  Finally, visit, complete the entry form, including a direct link to your Video on YouTube or Vimeo so we can find and judge your Video.  Enter as often as you wish, but each Video/entry must be different.

Eligibility. To enter, you must be 18 or older and, as of 1/1/15, you must have been a registered Airbnb Host in good standing, or a guest who completed at least one stay.   Contest void in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, the Province of Quebec, or any other place where prohibited or restricted.  Directors, officers, employees and agents of Airbnb, and the members of their immediate families or households, are not eligible to participate.  In the event of a dispute about the identity of an entrant,  entrant will be deemed to be the authorized account holder of the email address provided at the time of entry.

Winner Selection. A panel of judges will select one (1) winner based on the following criteria applied equally to the Videos and written descriptions:  (a) creativity/originality, and (b) compelling nature of message on the theme of “making friends/reducing the world of strangers.”

Winner Notification/Validation. Winner will be notified, on or about January 17,2015, using contact information provided at time of entry.  Potential winner and his/her travel guest may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and a publicity release where permitted by law, as well as provide information necessary for compliance with any applicable tax laws.  Failure to comply within four days may result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate winner.

Video Requirements. Videos must:  (a) be 2 minutes or shorter, (b) comply with YouTube’s Terms of Service and Community Guidelines, (c) be entrant’s original work, not previously submitted in any promotion or displayed publicly, (d) not violate the rights of any other party, including but not limited to intellectual property rights or rights of privacy/publicity, and (e) not contain any content which (i) constitutes advertising or commercial content for any party other than Airbnb, (ii) endorses/promotes illegal or harmful activity, or (iii) is violent, profane, vulgar, obscene, defamatory, or otherwise objectionable or inconsistent with Sponsor’s image.  Airbnb reserves the right to disqualify any video that violates these prohibitions, or any Video Airbnb deems inappropriate for any reason, in Airbnb’s sole discretion.  You represent and warrant that your Video does not make unauthorized use of, or violate, any rights of any third party, and that, if necessary, you can provide proper permissions in a form acceptable to Airbnb.

License. By entering, you grant Airbnb an unrestricted, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to reproduce, distribute, transmit, publish, display, broadcast or otherwise use you Video(s), with or without modifications, in any media, whether now existing or later developed, for any purpose.  To the extent allowed by applicable law, you waive any “moral rights” relating to your Video submission(s), and further agree that Airbnb may use (or not use) your  name, likeness, photo, and/or geographical and biographical information in connection with your Video.

Prize. One prize is available: A trip for winner and one (1) guest to Salt Lake City, Utah to attend Sundance Film Festival between January 23 – 28, 2015. Prize consists of: (a) roundtrip economy air transportation between the major airport nearest the winner’s home and Salt Lake City, Utah, booked by Airbnb with specific itinerary selected by Airbnb; (b) accommodations at the Airbnb Haus  (consisting of one (1) double occupancy apartment) for six (6) days/five (5) nights; (c) $500 in spending money; (d) admission for winner and guest to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival; (e) VIP access for winner and guest to events at the Airbnb Haus; and (f) opportunity for showing of winner’s Video at an Airbnb Haus event (in Airbnb’s discretion).  Approximate retail value of the entire Prize is $6,200. Actual value may vary depending on departure city and exact dates of travel.  If winner cannot travel on specified dates, prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner, time permitting.   Winner is responsible for payment of any taxes due as a result of acceptance of prize, as well as for additional meals, beverages, transportation or other expenses or costs, not expressly listed above.  Winner is responsible for any incidental or personal expenses. Winner authorizes Airbnb to charge the payment method associated with Winner’s Airbnb account for any incidentals or personal expenses incurred (e.g., excessive damage or cleaning). Winner and any travel guest must have all documents necessary for travel, and must travel on the same itinerary.    If winner or any guest is deemed a minor under the laws of his/her place of residence, all documents must be signed by a parent or legal guardian who must also accompany such person in any prize-related travel.  No substitution, transfer or cash redemption of the Prize is permitted.   If Sundance Film Festival and/or Airbnb Haus events are cancelled or postponed after travel arrangements are made, remainder of trip will be awarded as the complete prize.

General Prize Conditions. Sponsor may conduct a background check to confirm any potential winner’s eligibility and compliance with these rules.  By entering, you agree to cooperate reasonably with any such background check.  Failure to cooperate may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.   If a background check reveals that a potential winner has engaged in conduct that could damage the reputation or business of Sponsor, the potential winner may be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner, time permitting.   In addition, engaging in any inappropriate or illegal conduct during any prize-related travel or events may result in removal from such activities and sending winner and/or guest home early.

General Liability Release. By entering, you release Airbnb, YouTube, Vimeo, and the Sundance Film Festival from any liability whatsoever, on any theory, and waive all claims and causes of action arising from or related to this Contest.

Interpretations and Disputes. Participants agree to be bound by these Rules and all decisions of the judges, which are final and binding. Any disputes shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, and shall be resolved in the courts of San Francisco, California.

Miscellaneous. Airbnb is not responsible for computer or network problems, problems with YouTube, or other submission errors that result in late or inadmissible entries.   If any terms or provisions of these Rules are held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect. Airbnb may suspend, modify or terminate the Contest if it believes, in its sole discretion, that malfunction, error, disruption, or damage is impairing or will impair the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, in which case the Prize will be awarded among the eligible entries received that were unaffected by the problem, if possible. Questions or comments may be sent to or the mailing address shown in the Section entitled “Sponsor” above, attn: Airbnb When Strangers Meet: Short Films of Belonging.

Winner name: Airbnb will publicly announce the winner within approximately 7 days after the close of the Contest Period, or upon final validation of winner if later, via its social media channels such as Twitter (@Airbnb) and Facebook (