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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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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
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
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
Panasonic HPX171, FJ SuperX 400
Point that thing

Sem Kok (PRO Bmx rider from Holland) is feeling happy to ride his backyard park again after the trip around the world he did for a few months long! so we went out to his backyard skatepark and created this video. Rider: Sem Kok Film/Edit/colors: Joep van den beuken follow us to stay connected for more. https://www.instagram.com/joepbeuken/

By Joep Van den beuken
A7iii, KD 5207 Vis3
Erin + Greg // Stormy Wedding in Ault Park

Erin and Greg had such a positive attitude towards the rain on their wedding day. After packing up all of my equipment, the rain picked back up and gave me the urge to get creative. I set up a light outside (covered with a plastic bag), went back inside and told them to "trust me". A few months later when I delivered the film, Erin wrote in her review: "One of my favorite moments from the wedding was when Houston pulled us aside and told us an idea he had - to shoot us slow dancing in the rain. The end product of his idea is something we will cherish forever. Taking time to soak (literally) everything in, to slow down, and dance in the storm with my husband was truly magic and defined the evening for us."

By Houston Raef
A7iii, KD 5207 Vis3
Sarah + Keven // Cayman Island Destination Wedding

This wedding was unlike anything else I've done. This wasn't just a "show up and record" kind of day. I spent a full week in the Cayman Islands with these two and their closest family and friends, and by the end of it left feeling like more a part of the family than a "vendor". Their story is also a special one. They met as kids at Morritts resort in the Cayman Islands, and decided to have their intimate wedding back where it all began.

By Houston Raef
Panasonic GH4, KD 5207 Vis3
Free "Anthony Paul"

This music video is for Cleveland, Ohio recording artist and The Voice contestant Anthony Paul. Anthony and 3 of the member's of the video team for this video grew up in Twinsburg, Ohio. Each of them moved to Los Angeles separately but linked up after a few months to shoot this video for Anthony. The song, "Free", carries a message of freeing yourself to achieve your goals. The visuals of the video and the choreography go hand and hand starting in black and white on a background with a deep white abyss. The song slowly transitions to a colorful "freeing" mountain landscape. As a team, we looked to no software other than Film Convert to finish off this video and give it the look we imagined.

By Logan Powaski
Red Epic Dragon, KD P400 Ptra
a midwestern palette: angela venarchik

angela venarchik is a ceramic artist living on lake michigan in chicago. her work is minimal and neat, placing an emphasis on form and function rather than image or decoration. mainly inspired by the landscape of the prairie state and the great lakes, the wide-open spaces of the plains are expressed through clean and minimal design. she works in a color palette that reflects golden native grasses, stormy summer skies, snow-covered urban landscapes and the saturated blues of lake michigan. each piece carries a deep, clear sense of place. angela's work is a celebration of design, craftsmanship & midwestern life. we spent two days with angela, documenting her processes and bringing those back to the places in which the work was inspired.

By Alexander P. Donnelly
Sony FS5, FJ Velvia 100
GAF, Employees With Passion

While traveling across the country on commercial assignment to photograph the factory workers of the worlds largest shingle manufacturer, MISTR LYNCH was compelled to shoot this live action piece with one of the featured line workers. In one of the original factories from the mid 1900's, in the hot Savanah heat, this talented trumpet player capture the eyes, ears, and the hearts of the team.

By MISTER LYNCH