The Summer Shorts 2007 competition from StudentFilmmakers.com (http://
) will begin July 1. Open to all film and
video makers, entries will be accepted until September 30, 2007 at 5
pm EDT. The competition is free to enter; all genres and multiple
submissions are welcome. All eligible entries will be showcased online
and in future screenings.
The purpose of the contest is to inspire filmmakers and provide new
opportunities to filmmakers of varying experience and background,
gaining them exposure and recognition. Participants will see how
audiences respond to their works, and they will also have an
opportunity to view and provide feedback to other contestants’ works.
“I really enjoy these contests each year. The competition acts as a
platform for filmmakers, to share their ideas and films, and learn
from other filmmakers. I watch all of the films online and I am
continually shocked and amazed by the talent, especially from younger
filmmakers,” says Kim E. Welch, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of
StudentFilmmakers Magazine and Director of StudentFilmmakers.com.
All entries must be five minutes or less in length, and 85 megabytes
or less in size. Films that do not meet the guidelines will not be
accepted. Submission requirements, rules, and guidelines can be found
Summer Shorts 2007 is sponsored by Sony, Fuji Film, OurStage, Avid,
and Lowel. For additional sponsorship opportunities, please contact
Kim Welch at (212) 255-7190, or visit http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/contact.shtml.
Contest winners will all receive a feature write-up in
StudentFilmmakers Magazine, in addition to other prizes from Sony,
Fuji Film, OurStage, Avid, and Lowel. The contest continues the online
filmmaking community’s exchange of ideas related to moviemaking,
storytelling, technique, technologies and learning from others’ works,
as well as deriving inspiration from one another.
For more information on the competition, please visit
About StudentFilmmakers Magazine and StudentFilmmakers.com
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Educational Resource for Film and Video Makers, is for aspiring
filmmakers, and its primary goal is to encourage and support new and
independent film and video makers of
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coming faster and faster, we are all students. For more information,
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About Fuji Film USA
Setting a new standard for motion picture film, this high-speed (E.I.
500) color negative film achieves ultra-fine grain, natural skin
tones, and outstanding gray balance. Dramatically improved grain
produces natural results for even the most sophisticated studio work,
including digital processing and computer graphics treatments. This
film's subtle expressive power and ability to capture extensive detail
enable the creator to bring imagination to life.
OurStage is the only purely democratic online competition where the
fans decide who's the best in emerging music, film and video. The
OurStage mission is to help talented artists achieve critical exposure
by solving the greatest challenge on the Internet today: sorting
quality content from the sea of mediocrity online. OurStage provides a
neutral, trusted, game-free platform, in which the true judgment of
the fans drives the best content to the top. Through its wealth of
partner programs, including Bonnaroo, Paste, CMJ, PLUG Awards,
Slamdance, Relix, Gen Art, Noise Pop, Videomaker, IFFBoston, and many
others, OurStage offers winning artists real opportunities to actually
launch their careers.
Building on a concept that originated in a garage in Massachusetts in
1987, Avid has become the world leader in digital media creation tools
for film, video, audio, animation, games, and broadcast professionals
– as well as for home video and home audio enthusiasts. Today, the
vast majority of primetime television shows, feature films,
commercials, and chart-topping pop music hits are made using one or
more Avid products. The company has received many awards, including
three Emmys, a Grammy, and two Oscar statuettes: the 1998 Scientific
and Technical Award for the concept, design, and engineering of the
Avid Film Composer system for motion picture editing, and the 2003
Scientific and Technical Award for the design, development, and
implementation of the Pro Tools digital audio workstation.
Lowel lighting equipment is primarily used in professional digital
video, and digital photography, as well as film based photographic
production. While we are considered the worldwide standard for
location lighting, we also have equipment designed specifically for
studio production and video conferencing applications.