Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch Trailer for Teen TV Drama Series in Development, ‘MysEducation’ Watch Trailer for Teen TV Drama Series in Development, ‘MysEducation’ Watch Grace Jones’ “Banned” Citroën CX TV Commercial Watch Grace Jones’ “Banned” Citroën CX TV Commercial BET Adds 2 New Original Movies + New Series, and More to Its Summer Lineup BET Adds 2 New Original Movies + New Series, and More to Its Summer Lineup Official First Look Images from Detroit-Set indie drama ‘Wolf Who Cried Boy’ Official First Look Images from Detroit-Set indie drama ‘Wolf Who Cried Boy’ Morgan Freeman's Bass Reeves Project Finally Gets a Lift, Thanks to HBO Morgan Freeman's Bass Reeves Project Finally Gets a Lift, Thanks to HBO First Look at CBS' 'Rush Hour' Series + Official Synopsis First Look at CBS' 'Rush Hour' Series + Official Synopsis What Did You Think of 'Bessie' After Last Night's Premiere? What Did You Think of 'Bessie' After Last Night's Premiere? Interview: Robert Ri'chard and Imani Hakim on Child Stardom to "Chocolate City" Interview: Robert Ri'chard and Imani Hakim on Child Stardom to "Chocolate City" Watch B.B. King Tell His Story in 1972 BBC Documentary, 'Sounding Out' Watch B.B. King Tell His Story in 1972 BBC Documentary, 'Sounding Out' Here's Another New CW Series That I Would Consider Taking a Look At... Trailer #2 Is Much Longer Here's Another New CW Series That I Would Consider Taking a Look At... Trailer #2 Is Much Longer Spike Lee Finally Breaks Silence on 'Chiraq' - "Everything I've Done Has Led Up to This Film" Spike Lee Finally Breaks Silence on 'Chiraq' - "Everything I've Done Has Led Up to This Film" New York Women in Film & Television Now Accepting Applications for Its Four 2015 Funds for Women Filmmakers New York Women in Film & Television Now Accepting Applications for Its Four 2015 Funds for Women Filmmakers So Now It's Rick Famuyiwa for Marvel’s 'Black Panther' and Ava DuVernay for 'Captain Marvel'? So Now It's Rick Famuyiwa for Marvel’s 'Black Panther' and Ava DuVernay for 'Captain Marvel'? Watch Wesley Snipes & Damon Gupton in First Trailer for NBC's 'Endgame' (Set for Thursday Nights at 10pm) Watch Wesley Snipes & Damon Gupton in First Trailer for NBC's 'Endgame' (Set for Thursday Nights at 10pm) Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

YouTube/Ridley Scott/Venice Film Fest Partner On $500,000 Global Short Film Competition

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act January 19, 2012 at 11:07AM

This morning YouTube announced a new film competition in partnership with Ridley Scott and the Venice Film Festival. 
1
YouTube

This morning YouTube announced a new film competition in partnership with Ridley Scott and the Venice Film Festival

The gist: titled Your Film Festival, starting February 2nd, filmmakers from all over the world will be able to submit 15-minute "story-driven" films to a YouTube channel specifically assigned for this competition at youtube.com/yourfilmfestival.

You have until march 31st to do so; and at that time 50 semifinalists will be selected by a team put together by Ridley Scott. And then those 10 semifinalists will be thrown to the YouTube wolves, as YouTube users will vote to choose 10 finalists.

The 10 finalists will then be screened at the Venice Film Festival in August, with a winner chosen by Ridley Scott's team.

The prize, aside from a trip to Italy, is a $500,000 grant to work with Ridley Scott's production company Scott Free.

The goal is to connect new voices with a global audience of unprecedented size,” said Nate Weinstein, YouTube’s manager of entertainment marketing.

It's worth noting that this isn't the first time Ridley Scott has partnered with YouTube on something. Remember the Life In A Day project in 2010/2011 - Itself also a global experiment?

So, get to it filmmakers! A $500,000 grant is on the line here; you'll get to work with one of the more reverred filmmakers of our time.

Given that this is a global event, and an *esteemed* judge & jury will be involved in the selection process, I expect to see some really good work here - especially when we get down to the 10 finalists.

If I had a 15-minute film done, I'd submit it.

Good luck!

This article is related to: Contest


Shadow & ActNewsletter