Samy’s Camera + City of Hope are proud to partner to bring you a film challenge about hopeful stories because right now, we could all use stories of hope and inspiration in our life!
THE CHALLENGE: Submit a short film, 2-5 minutes, that reflects a story of hope. We could all use a little hope in our life! In a video 2-5 minutes, submit a story that reflects hope. Topics could feature: overcoming great obstacles, the joy through the eyes of children, achieving your goals, winning, and helping others, just to name a few. This contest supports the work of City of Hope, in California; however, filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit! The films will premiere at PhotoConLA and screen all weekend long from June 8-10, 2018 at Magic Box at The Reef in Los Angeles.
Topics may include:
- Overcoming great obstacles
- The joy through the eyes of children
- Achieving a goal
- Winning an opportunity
- Helping and serving others
- Organizations in your community making a positive impact
Entries will be evaluated based on the following judging criteria:
- Creativity (45%)
- Technical Merit (30%)
- Adherence to the Assignment (25%)
This contest supports the work of City of Hope in California; however, filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit.
HOW THE WINNERS ARE DETERMINED: From the first round of accepted entries, the top 5 entries with the most votes and the top 5 preliminary jury selected entries will advance to the finals round. The Samy's camera team will select the top 10 finalists and award the winners.
All 10 finalist filmmakers receive:
- 1 All-Access pass to attend Audience Awards Film Festival the following weekend in Los Angeles, June 2018
- Year-long promotion to agents, distributors and studios as a finalist in the Samy’s Camera Stories of Hope Campaign.
- A 3-month pro membership to Audience Awards
Please note: The finalist films in this challenge may be used across additional multiple distribution channels.
ABOUT SAMY'S CAMERA: Samy Kamienowicz founded Samy's Camera in 1976 after working for his uncle's camera store for 18 years. Samy had a vision for a full-service store, carrying an extensive array of photographic equipment and supplies with an experienced and friendly staff. This vision is exemplified at our main location on Fairfax Boulevard, with four floors brimming with the latest and most exciting selection of photographic equipment available. But you don’t need to live in L.A. to access our full inventory – visit our full-service locations in Culver City, Santa Ana, Pasadena, Santa Barbara and San Francisco. And, of course, on samys.com.
ABOUT CITY OF HOPE: City of Hope is a leader in the fight to conquer cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Our mission is to quickly turn research ideas into cures that help save patients’ lives all over the world.
ABOUT THE PREMIERE EVENT: The Reef unites LA Mart, Maker City LA, and Magic Box under one roof to support all types of creators. Magic Box has been host to numerous special events for the art, film, television and advertising industries, making it one of the most exciting spaces in Los Angeles. The Reef is downtown Los Angeles' ultimate destination for creative space. PhotoConLA is an unmissable 3 day celebration of photography and video in Los Angeles. From beginners to professionals, all levels of photography enthusiasts and camera lovers will come together for a true photo and cinema extravaganza. Bringing together over 100 vendors and hundreds of creators. Your films will screen all weekend long!
ABOUT AUDIENCE AWARDS: Audience Awards provides filmmakers the opportunity get discovered, win prizes and build an audience. Films are judged by the audience as well as top-level industry professionals. We are committed to providing a stage for diverse, emerging talent and their creative work. Created by filmmakers, for filmmakers, Audience Awards offers an invaluable platform for exposure. Our filmmakers don't just gain exposure - like press and social media engagement - but also opportunities to accelerate their careers (like studio deals). Learn More:https://theaudienceawards.com/filmmakers
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