We're thrilled to announce that planet5D and stillmotion have partnered to promote stillmotion's short film contests. This is something they've been doing for a while and we're going to be working together to not only promote the contest, but planet5D will host the discussion about the videos while stillmotion will host the contest itself.
Here are the details (text from Patrick Moreau)
the new stillmotion EDU blog has been rejigged to make all of our content easier to find and easier for you to get involved. you can now find the short film rules as their own button located at the top. you can always get an update on the latest short film contest deadline, theme, and results by another dedicated button at the top.
we are excited to have kessler crane on board for our next short film contest. to celebrate their recent launch of kesslerU, their educational site, we are going with the theme of ‘discover'. kessler crane is offering a cineslider to the grand prize winner (the best overall film as chosen by SM).
you can find a full list of the rules by clicking here. to recap some of the highlights of the fine print, films are to be 30-60 seconds in length, are to somehow relate to the theme (as literal or loose as you would like), and need to use licensed music to be embedded on the blog (otherwise we will link to your film). entries are to be uploaded to vimeo and emailed (sent to firstname.lastname@example.org) with the names of your studio and crew members by 1PM on the march 7th.
we are also excited to announce that we have partnered with planet5D to get the contest even more entries and exposure. the contest and the winners will be featured on the homepage of planet5D and all critiques of the films and follow-up discussions, as well as any questions leading up to the contest will happen on a dedicated forum page on planet5D.
the theme // discover
due // march 7th, 2011
grand prize // kessler cineslider
second place, a $200 SM EDU gift certificate, will be awarded by eric kessler for the best camera movement.
the public vote, a free music license from withetiquette, will be based on best cinematography.
the SM EDU gift certificate is good towards an upcoming EVO in toronto (this march), in san francisco (this november), portfolio/clip review, or a pow-wow/branding consult that we offer at various events.
as always, we will offer our insights and critiques publicly for the best overall films. we are excited to see what you discover with your films.