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The FilmConvert Short Film Competition for 2019 is now closed! Thanks to everyone who entered. Check out the winning entries below!

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Red Gemini, KD 5207 Vis3
A Woman's Calling

Doomadgee women look beyond themselves, rekindling a sense of purpose by helping Papua New Guinean women in extreme poverty. This documentary was a journey of exploration for the heart of our story, Veronica. This story lives in two locations, Doomadgee, Australia, a remote indigenous community and Mabaduan, Papua New Guinea, an even more remote coastal community. Our team consisted of an international team (director from USA, DP & Cinematographer from Canada), while our subjects were from a remote indigenous community in the far north west Queensland, Australia and our travel took us to an incredibly remote village in Papua New Guinea. Film Convert was our primary tool for grading and added the essential emotional theme.

By Fisch
Fujifilm XT-3, KD 5213 Vis3
One.

It's not often that weddings look beyond the horizon, to something bigger, something more than even two madly in love could contain. It's rare, but not impossible.⁠ Such is a Christian wedding at its purist. In a deeply surprising and yet practical way, the Bible says that marriages points at the cosmic, capital 'M' marriage of Jesus and the believers that make up the Church.⁠ As a man of faith, a leader at my church AND a wedding cinematographer I happily celebrate weddings from faiths across the board. But every once in awhile I am refreshed by a couple of whom I share this deep conviction - that the day is about them - of course it is! - but it's about so much more. ⁠

By Toby Mak
Arri Alexa Mini, FJ 8553 ET
HAUNT YOU

A girl. A boy. A past romance. Flashing images of a surreal dreamy purgatory she is locked in. Mentally? Physically? Maybe both... Directed By Manny Liotta Shot by Jason Pundt Artist: Three Guests feat Csenge Forstner A PARTYINFILM Production

By Manny Liotta
Sony A7 III, FJ 8553 ET
Trail Running in Oman

This is a video about intersections. Simon was on his way to Nepal for a shoot and had time to spare on a layover, Milo had five days off between consecutive shoots in Europe and New York: so we decided to meet in Oman to combine our passions of trail running and filmmaking. Little spaces open up in our schedules sometimes, and this was an opportunity to cross paths with purpose. Oman’s landscape and culture was new to us, we knew nothing and we had no expectations, but that was part of the plan. There’s a tension between having a plan and trying something new, between traveling to a new place and doing something familiar.

By Janis Klinkenberg
Sony RX100VA, KD 5213 Vis3
A week in Germany

8 days in Germany weren't enough, not even close. We visited many locations across SW and Southern Germany and we only wished we had more time. Bacharach and the Rhine, Freiburg and the Black Forest, Lindau and Lake Constance, Füssen and the Neuschwanstein Castle, Eibsee and Zugspitze. These were just some of the highlights of our trip.

By Adrian Vila
Sony A7 III, FJ 8553 ET
Colombia

In the minds of many, Colombia is still regarded as a dangerous country. One which only summons up images of Pablo Escobar and the guerrilla fighters. Yet with the peace agreement in 2016, Colombia is finding peace. Filmmakers Simon Straetker and Tobias Hauser set out to discover this different side of Colombia— one that isn’t featured in the bombastic headlines. During their four-week road trip across the nation’s center and coast, they experienced the most friendly people from every stratum of Columbian society. People who welcomed them into their homes, shared their views on the world and gave them a candid glimpse into what the Colombians want their nation to be like. Their short film features those very encounters and places.

By Janis Klinkenberg
iPhone, FJ 8563 RL
Swipe Left

This film was made as part of a weekly community film 'game' I participate in. The rules for the films made that week were that it had to be shot on a phone, and could only include one cut. I came up with an idea to have what appeared to be several cuts, but weren't. We filmed one hour and a half long single take across several locations on a phone. Each performance had to be good on the first try or we'd have to start over. I then speedramped the black parts in between the scenes. It was an insane exhilarating experience trying to pull it off and it worked out.

By James Wightman
Red Scarlet Dragon, FJ Prov 100
Boy Racer

Evan Murphy sneaks into his grandfathers shed and discovers a whole world of trinkets to play with and get lost in his imagination, including his grandfathers rally car.

By Barry Fahy
Canon 5D MKIV, FJ 8543 VD
Riot Faux Pas

To celebrate the release of Petrichor's second album, Narisshu, we wanted to create a very simple looking, one-take music video that every time the camera looks away, the setup builds. The video was filmed inside what is now subSine | Academy of Electronic Music in Glasgow just before it was built into so we had a very tight window in which we could film the video. We came up with the concept, built the set, filmed and dismantled everything within a 12 hour period with a core team of 3 (and a few extra helpers during filming) and almost no budget. For a bit more info, see the Behind the Scenes film: https://vimeo.com/357071890

By Tim Edgeler