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New York City, NY, United States, 2006/07/24 - StudentFilmmakers.com announces its 2nd Annual Summer Shorts 2006 contest, which is open to all film and video makers around the world. The short film and video competition welcomes all genres and multiple submissions.
The purpose of the short film contest is to provide filmmakers the opportunity to gain more visibility in the industry and gain future opportunities for career advancement, as eligible works will be showcased online, viewed by industry professionals and shown at future film screenings and tradeshows.
"The contest is free to enter. We have wonderful prizes. The winners will be featured in our magazine, which is distributed to studios, cinematographers, and professionals working in the industry," says Kim E. Welch, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of StudentFilmmakers magazine. "Directors and producers visit our website and our booth at tradeshows looking for new talent. This is an opportunity to connect with them and show your work."
The rules allow for films to be within 5 minutes and 85 megabytes in digital movie file size, and submitted via URL, FTP, CD, or miniDV tape. Additionally, only QuickTime movie file format is accepted. Summer Shorts 2006 participants must visit the contest's website for additional rules and guidelines to enter, and films must be submitted by September 30, 2006, 5:00 PM EST.
The finalist will be announced at the StudentFilmmakers.com website on October 15, 2006. The winners will be announced on November 20, 2006.
The Summer Shorts 2006 contest is organized by StudentFilmmakers.com and sponsored by Princeton Server Group, FujiFilm, The New School, Lowel, JVC, Abel Cine Tech, Sony, and Final Draft.
All eligible films will be showcased at StudentFilmmakers.com, and viewers can review and rate films online. Finalists and winners will be selected by the StudentFilmmakers committee and a panel of film industry experts. The top ten eligible films will advance to the final judging. The final winners will be determined based on entertainment value, creativity and production value.