After discussing it internally and taking into account the requests of contestants and the current state of the contest, we decided to add an additional week and extend the deadline from August 2nd at 11:59PM PST to August 9th at 11:59PM PST.
We understand that some people who were in time for the 2nd might feel like it is unfair, but an additional week will likely double the amount of finished entries and we believe this will benefit everyone.
Your talent and artistic abilities are your responsibility to train and improve, but time is something that not all contestants necessarily have full control over, and anything from a health issue to an unexpected crunch at work can ruin your carefully planned schedule. Naturally we don't want people who poured dozens of hours into their project to get frustrated simply because they couldn't finish on time.
Hopefully this additional week will allow a lot of contestants to be part of the final batch of scenes shown to the jury while giving some more time for those who already finished to polish and make sure everything is perfect with their entry.
Thanks for your understanding and good luck to all!