New Short Film Competition Aims to Help Young Filmmakers Get a Foot in the Door
Video is fast becoming a main form of communication. By 2015 it is expected to account for 50 per cent of all web traffic. This growth provides many of opportunities for young creatives to focus their career on video.
To help give these aspiring film makers a head start, content marketing agency Edge is on the hunt for talented short film makers with a new short film competition called ‘The New Wave’ (www.thenewwave.com.au).
Open from 9 September 2013 to 29 October 2013, the competition calls for budding film makers and creatives, aged between 18 and 25, to submit a short film centred on the theme of ‘Play’. First prize is a six month paid internship with Edge plus $3,000 cash.
According to Edge’s creative director Matt Sterne, Edge is keen to unearth the next generation of creative talent in Australia.
“In a marketing sense, video and film is hugely important and can make the difference between a successful campaign and a flop. A good video or film can transform your emotions in an instant.”
“We want to help grow the next wave of film creatives and give them a solid foot in the door. There’s no substitute for experience which is why we’re offering a paid internship as the first prize. Being able to learn from some of the leading minds in the content marketing space is a great opportunity for any young creative,” said Sterne.
Along with Sterne, the judges for the competition include industry personalities like Tropfest finalist and advertising creative, Kevin Lim; production and development expert who has recently developed and produced a comedy and drama for FOXTEL, Emma Moroney; as well as film reviewer and voice of the movies on Sydney radio station, FBi, Sam Clark.
“The judges will be looking for uniqueness, something that makes us lean into the computer screen and go, wow! It can be hard to put your finger on what makes a good film, but you know it when you see it. It is the combination of unique voice, the use of film craft and the artistic vision,” added Sterne.
· Open from 9 September 2013 to 29 October 2013.
· Entries must be no longer than three minutes in length and adhere to the theme ‘Play’.
· Entrants must be Australian citizens or residents aged between 18 and 25 and eligible to work in Australia.
· To enter fill out the entry form at www.thenewwave.com.au and upload your video submission to YouTube using the hashtag #thenewwave.
· First prize: A six month paid internship with Edge plus $3,000 cash
· Second prize: $2,000 cash
· Third prize: A GoPro Hero 3 camera
For more information visit www.thenewwave.com.au