This is a GREAT contest that incorporates social media. Typically, at least when I think of film festivals, I think of independent movies, celebrities, and very serious critics. But the film festival used Twitter’s Vine to host a fun contest that fit perfectly with both the festival AND the networking site. Basically, you get 6 seconds on Vine to create a mini-movie.Submissions had to have a beginning, middle, and end and were put into one of multiple categories including: Auteur, Genre, Animate, and Series.
Over 400 films were submitted and judged, leaving 40 finalists for cash and FAME. The final 40 will be reviewed by by a panel of judges including actor Adam Goldberg and director Penny Marshall and winners will be announced later this week on the 26th. If you have ever had an idea for a Vine film, you know that 6 seconds is literally no time at all. Actually, when I think about a movie in few seconds, I think about Ben’s claymation film on “Parks and Rec” where he spent days creating content and the movie ended up only being about 3 seconds. There can be a lot of material to fit into just 6 seconds, so this involves coming up with a great idea and executing it in the given time.
I love this contest because anyone can enter and if your work is good enough you could win some moolah. And who knows, maybe even get recognition and get to make your own short film.
If you go here you can check out all of the entries for each category. I believe their are ten in each one.