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“How Will You Tell Your Story” Short Film Contest Offers $4K+ In Prizes

“How Will You Tell Your Story” Short Film Contest Offers $4K+ In Prizes

Hosted by Pond5 and the LA-based Filmmakers Alliance, “How Will You Tell Your Story” will challenge fillmakers to create a 2-5 minute short that incorporates footage from Pond5’s stock footage collection.

Films will be filtered through voting on YouTube, with the top top ten films being chosen by the number of “likes” on the video. The final 10 will be screened at an awards ceremony on November 8th at the Montalban Theater where final judging will take place. The Grand Prize is $2,000 plus an annual Pond5 membership (worth $499), with additional prizes for first and second place winners. With industry judges including film and TV producer Bonnie Bruckheimer, festival programmer and producer Ana Souza (Sundance, LA Film Festival), and Shorts HD/Movies That Matter VP of Global Acquisitions Linda Olszewski, the Pond5 “How Will You Tell Your Story?” contest is open to all filmmakers.

The Prizes

  • Grand Prize: $2,000 and an annual Pond5 membership ($499 value)
  • 1st Prize: $500 and a Pond5 membership ($499 value)
  • 2nd Prize: $250 and a Pond5 membership ($499 value)

 

How to Enter

  1. Select a maximum of 30 media files from the Pond5 Membership collection and create a personal collection featuring your selections.
    • All applicable files are labeled with a star icon, so be sure it’s on the ones you’re choosing.
    • Make sure to set the collection you create to “Public” so you’re able to share it.
  2. Once your collection is complete and you’ve made it public, email a link to your collection ALONG WITH YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS to us at storycontest@pond5.com.
  3. We’ll create a non-watermarked downloadable version of your collection and send it to you via a Google Drive link (free of charge to participants of the competition).
  4. Create your short film around the theme of “story,” at least 25% composed of stock footage from the Pond5 collection you created. All other material (75% or less) can be original content.
  5. Films must be between 2-5 minutes in length.
  6. When your film is complete, upload your video to YouTube and tag it with #Pond5Story.
  7. Email storycontest@pond5.com with a link to your video and we’ll confirm your entry has been received.
  8. To be considered for an award, you must attend the ceremony at the Montalban Theater in LA on November 8th. Entrants who do not attend will not be eligible to win.
  9. Submissions will be accepted until 11:59pm PDT on November 1, 2017.

 

For more information see the press release below, or visit HowWillYouTellYourStory.splashthat.com

 

Pond5 and Filmmakers Alliance Partner for Filmmaking Challenge with Over $4,000 in Prizes

New York City, NY – October 4, 2017 – Pond5 — the world’s largest marketplace for royalty-free HD and 4K video — and the LA-based Filmmakers Alliance have teamed up to host a short-film challenge with more than $4,000 in prizes, with a screening and awards ceremony set to take place in Los Angeles on November 8thLearn more about the “How Will You Tell Your Story” film challenge hosted by Pond5 and Filmmakers Alliance.

To take part in the contest, entrants need to create a short film (2-5 minutes) incorporating footage from the Pond5 collection (available to participants free of charge for use in the competition). The top 10 films entered will be screened at the awards ceremony, which will take place at the Montalban Theater on November 8th, where the judges will select the winners.

The Grand Prize is $2,000 plus an annual Pond5 membership (worth $499), with additional prizes for first and second place winners. With industry judges including film and TV producer Bonnie Bruckheimer, festival programmer and producer Ana Souza (Sundance, LA Film Festival), and Shorts HD/Movies That Matter VP of Global Acquisitions Linda Olszewski, the Pond5 “How Will You Tell Your Story?” contest is open to all filmmakers.

For full details on how to enter and complete terms and conditions, visit https://howwillyoutellyourstory.splashthat.com.

About Pond5

Pond5 is transforming the role of video in the creative process by connecting producers, creative directors, and editors to more than 60,000 filmmakers and creators in over 150 countries. The company improves creative workflow through its innovative artist technology, easy-to-use platform, best-in-class licenses and support, and ever-growing library of more than 8 million royalty-free video clips, plus millions of photos, music tracks, sound effects, and other high-quality media. Pond5 is a venture-backed company funded by Accel Partners and Stripes Group with offices located in New York, Dublin, and Prague. To learn more about Pond5’s team and products, visit https://www.pond5.com/.

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