Want to tell the world your story, who you really are? There is contest for it. Organized by Yahoo, this made-for-web Yahoo Fast Flicks contest has a YOLO (Answer in Press Release) theme and if you can make it to the top 30, the world will know you by then. You have to act fast because the contest ends 28th October 2015.
Yahoo Fast Flicks – Your 2 minutes to fame
Yahoo Singapore launches made-for-web video competition
Singapore, October 24, 2014 – Can you shoot a two-minute, original video that shouts “you”? That’s the ask from participants in Yahoo Singapore’s inaugural, made-for-web video competition, Yahoo Fast Flicks.
The theme of the competition is fittingly YOLO (You Only Live Once, in millennial speak). Participants have until October 28 to submit a high-definition, two-minute original video in a genre of their choice ‒ opening up the competition to anyone with an idea and imagination.
“At Yahoo, we are delivering great content to our users in creative ways, whether through our video or mobile offerings. Likewise, Yahoo Fast Flicks celebrates creativity. It’s an opportunity for our users to express themselves and showcase their creative story-telling talent with the rest of Singapore and the world. I’m looking forward to seeing how participants use this canvas to create short films that wow viewers,” said Alan Soon, Managing Editor of Yahoo South East Asia.
Mr Alan Lim, Area Vice President of Singapore Airlines said: “We are happy to partner with Yahoo on Yahoo Fast Flicks. The competition celebrates the fun of creating. It’s a showcase for young talent, giving filmmakers a platform to bring their ideas to life. As importantly, with the theme YOLO, this competition strikes an immediate chord with an audience that enjoys life and lives in the here and now.”
Yahoo Fast Flicks follows the success of the Cili Padi awards organized by Yahoo Malaysia in 2013. Given the popularity of short videos, the competition is an opportunity for amateur filmmakers, film school students and professionals alike to gain wide exposure.
To start with, their work will be judged by a prestigious panel comprising cultural medallion recipient and award-winning filmmaker and chief executive officer of Zhao Wei Films / Gorylah Pictures Eric Khoo, Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) director Zhang Wenjie, and CEO of Infinite Studios and SGIFF Chairman Mike Wiluan.
The 30 best entries will be handpicked and showcased across the Yahoo Singapore network and social media, with the top 10 entries invited to the grand finale on November 14. Finalists will get the opportunity to pitch their films to the judges for a chance to win the top prize of S$15,000 in cash, a Nikon DSLR D810 camera and a AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G lens worth over S$5,000 from Nikon.
Yahoo Fast Flicks is open to all Singaporeans (including Singaporeans living overseas), permanent residents, and foreigners working or studying in Singapore. While there is no age limit for this contest, individuals below 18 years of age will need written consent from their parent or legal guardian.
Filmmakers can submit their entries here: http://fastflicks.yahoo.com/submit-now
Click here for more information about Yahoo Fast Flicks, including the list of technical requirements. Hurry, and submit your entries before October 28th.
Official Sponsors for this exciting short film contest include Subway and Equipment Sponsor Nikon.
The program is also supported by: Viddsee, The Substation, Moving Images, Garrett Popcorn Shops® along with F&B partner Preparazzi, Venue partner Golden Village and Wine partner The Singapore Straits Wine Company.
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