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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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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k, KD 5213 Vis3
Riss - New Life Personal Stories | Addiction

This is a micro documentary I made for New Life Foundation in Thailand about Riss who has struggled with addiction and tells her story of recovery and healing. I shot it on a BMPCC4k in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand, for a non profit centre that supports people in recovery

By alex delfont
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
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k , KD 5213 Vis3
Melody - New Life Personal Stories | Depression

This is a micro documentary I made for New Life Foundation in Thailand about Melody who has struggled with depression and anxiety and tells her story of recovery and healing. I shot it on a BMPCC4k in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand, for a non profit centre that supports people in recovery

By alex delfont
Panasonic GH4, KD 5207 Vis3
Maeva + Yohann

Maeva and Yohann. What a passionate and beautiful couple. And their two daughters, so cute. The emotions in their eyes all throught the day are every filmmakers dream. I used FilmConvert to add a dreamy cinema look.

By Patrick M.
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
Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K, KD P400 Ptra
Creighton Prep Recruiting Video 2019-2020

Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha hired our firm to produce a promotional film for the use of their admissions department and in-school recruiters. Filming took place over a two day period, and over 6 hours of total footage was filmed. Most of the film was shot using the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6k. Aerial footage was filmed with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro by an FAA licensed remote pilot with a part 107 certification. Music was licensed via Artlist.io. This film was edited and color graded using Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 16 in combination with the FilmConvert OFX plugin.

By Jeffrey Hahn
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
Panasonic S1, IL D400
The Rest

The Rest was written and composed by Andreas Scholl's and Tamar Halperin's friend Ari Frankel. Opening wiping ceramic tiles, a 5-part song cycle for countertenor and piano, the ex-Israeli American was inspired here by his Polish-born artist parents, and by Italian chemist and writer Primo Levi. The structures of these prayer-like poems are deceptively simple: they are not easy to perform well. In The Rest, it is actually the voice carrying the piano along, with far-reaching lines.

By Andreas Scholl
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
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
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
Panasonic GH5, FJ 8563 RL
The Color Fred - Don’t Give Up On Me (Official Lyric Video)

This was an interesting one. Fred Mascherino's team approached me about doing a lyric video right around the time I was making a big transition in life moving from Seattle to Atlanta (by car). But they gave me a lot of creative freedom to try something weird so despite the stress and inconvience of trying to get this project finished while prepping to leave and then being on the road, I said yes and we came up with this stop motion final product. Shot on Panasonic GH5 and color graded using Lumetri and FilmConvert

By James Wightman
Panasonic GH5, FJ 8563 RL
11:48

I was trying to see how much I could cram into a minute long narrative. The film needed to include five shots of unaltered clocks reading 11:48 per the rules of a weekly community film challenge game I participate in.

By James Wightman
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