Monday, March 28, 2011

Nokia Shorts 2011

Nokia Shorts 2011 is a collaboration between Nokia and Vimeo, that my agency (Carat) has helped to set up.

To emphasise the quality of the video you can shoot with a Nokia N8, Nokia are giving film makers the chance to win a budget of $5,000 and two N8s to shoot on.

Nokia Shorts 2011 Trailer from Nokia HD on Vimeo.

There are 3 stages:

1. Pitch
Pitch us a great concept. Put up an innovative idea, a unique approach, or unusual angle: in short, something new. The jury waits to be wowed.
2. Shoot
If your pitch gets picked, we’ll help get your movie made. Eight filmmakers will shoot their short with a $5,000 production budget and 2 Nokia N8s.
3. Win
All films will premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival with the Nokia Shorts 2011 Jury Prize & $10,000 cash going to the best mobile motion picture.

Judges include the Scandinavian film director Jalmari Halander.

I think that this is a great initiative - Vimeo is well known for hosting some really high quality films, and it's a good twist to ask people to pitch ideas for funding, rather than do their own thing with their own money.

Let's hope we get to see some really good entries!

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