StudentFilmmakers.com has announced on their website the top 3 winners of the Summer Shorts 2005 short film contest. StudentFilmmakers.com opened the competition to all student and independent filmmakers internationally from May 15 to September 15, 2005. All films submitted have been reviewed by a panel of judges from the film industry.
The purpose of the contest is to encourage the creativity of student and aspiring video and filmmakers and to provide up and coming film talent industry exposure.
"What awesome entries we have this year," says StudentFilmmakers.com founder, Kim Welch. "If you have not taken a look at some of these, you are truly missing out on some of the worlds top up and coming filmmakers. We have enjoyed watching each and every one."
38 short film entries, including the 10 finalists, are currently being broadcasted on StudentFilmmakers.com.
First Place Winner is "CU," written and directed by Adam Patch and starring Devin Whetstone and Maggie Chamberlin. CU takes a close up look at one man's life and his unusual passion for photography.
Second Place Winner is "Number 6" by Norm Li, directed by Freddy Chavez and Ryan Patterson, and starring Tyler Hooff and Erynn Desiree. An innocent girl wakes up in a plastic bag not knowing why.
Third Place Winner is "Obstacle," directed by Roman Wyden and starring Amber Lopez. A young woman faces her fearful internal dialogue on the day of her wedding. Being held hostage by her own mind, her thoughts are represented visually.
Winners will receive the following awards and prizes.
First place winner receives a 1st Place Summer Shorts 2005 Trophy, $500 in cash, $250 StudentFilmmakers.com bookstore gift card, 1 copy of Final Draft 7, 1 copy of Syd Field's Screenwriting Workshop, and A CHIMERA 8005 Lighting Kit (Retail Value $695) that includes: 24" x 32" Video Pro Plus Lightbank, 40 Degree Soft Fabric Crate Grid, Mogul Socket Speed Ring with a 1000 Mogul watt bulb, Manfrotto Lightstand, and 44" x 9" x 9" Panel Duffle
The Kinoflex Camera Package retails for $599.00. It includes the camera, two close-up attachments, Y-2 filter, ND-4 filter, 46mm sunshade, remote cable release, wrist strap, leather carrying case. In addition, the recipient will receive 4 rolls of Pro8mm color negative super 8 film, award winning processing, prep and clean, and digital mastering of the footage to mini-dv.
Second place winner receives a 2nd Place Summer Shorts 2005 Trophy, $200 in cash, $150 StudentFilmmakers.com bookstore gift card, 1 copy of Final Draft 7, and 1 copy of Syd Field's Screenwriting Workshop.
Third place winner receives a 3rd Place Summer Shorts 2005 Trophy, $100 in cash, $50 StudentFilmmakers.com bookstore gift card, 1 copy of Final Draft 7, and 1 copy of Syd Field's Screenwriting Workshop.
The Summer Shorts 2005 short film contest is made possible by the support of CHIMERA, Pro8mm, Final Draft, Inc., and Adobe Systems Incorporated.
The contest is organized by StudentFilmmakers.com located in 42 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10010.
About Summer Shorts 2005 Sponsors:
Chimera Perfect Lighting
1812 Valtec Lane - Boulder CO 80301
P: 303-444-8000 x117 / F: 303-444-8303
CHIMERA is located just east of the Rocky Mountains in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. Incorporated in 1980, CHIMERA is the brainchild of a location photographer and a mountaineer. Together these two men developed a quality lighting product (THE LIGHTBANK) to supply photographers with studio quality lighting on location. The company's first product was portable, durable, and revolutionary! Following the company's initial success, more products evolved and enabled CHIMERA to expand into the film and video world.
2805 West Magnolia Blvd.,
Burbank, CA 91505.
P: 818-848-5522 - E: sales[.]pro8mm.com.
Pro8mm specializes in hybrid small format film products and services. Specialities include classic cameras, custom loads of negative film, award winning processing, broadcast quality digital mastering and archival transfers for super 8, regular 8, 16mm and super 16mm. Serving students and the entertainment industry for over 30 years, the company has worked on thousands of professional and independent projects. Pro8mm's complete turn-key facility does all work in house and on-site in order to optimize quality control for the company's clients.
Final Draft, Inc.
26707 W. Agoura Rd. Suite 205
Calabasas, CA 91302
P: 800-231-4055 x134 / F: 818-995-4422
The Screenwriters' Choice (TM)
Founded in 1991, Final Draft, Inc. develops and publishes the entertainment industry's top-selling scriptwriting software. A pioneer and innovator in the scriptwriting software market, the company's products allow writers to concentrate on the creative process instead of the formatting process.
Adobe Systems Incorporated
345 Park Ave - San Jose, CA 95110-2704
Bring your cinematic vision to life with the Adobe family of video production tools. Professionals can take advantage of industry-leading products for nonlinear video editing, visual effects creation, advanced audio editing, and DVD authoring. And home users can enjoy a simple but powerful editing tool for making home videos.
Built and launched by Welch Integrated, Inc., StudentFilmmakers.com is a website dedicated to providing information and exposure for aspiring student filmmakers. The online resource features moderated forums, industry news, contests, and information about new software and new hardware for the next generation filmmaker. StudentFilmmakers.com is a place for students to exhibit their work, get questions answered and participate in the creative community.