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NOV 11 - NOV 24

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The FilmConvert Short Film Competition for 2019 is on now! Vote for your favorite film to win the People's Choice Award and the grand prize ifckage!

  • 7 JUDGES
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  • 6 CATEGORIES
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  • 7 WINNERS

VOTE NOW FOR YOUR FAVORITE FILMS!

The FilmConvert Short Film Competition runs this fall, and we want to see the best that you’ve got!

Enter a short film graded with FilmConvert and get your film seen by thousands of filmmakers around the world. Then get your friends and supporters to vote for your film in the People's Choice Award, to win our ultimate Grand Prize!




VIEW THE FILMS LEADING THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

Vote now for your favorite!

Creative (fiction stories) Documentary (non-fiction stories) Music Video Wedding Commercial / Corporate Travel

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Judging category: Creative - Fiction Stories RYAN CONNOLLY

Ryan Connolly is a filmmaker, Internet personality, and presenter best known for his web series Film Riot, which has gained over 1.5 million subscribers. He has also written and directed 15 short films, including PROXiMITY, UFOh Yeah, Ghost House, SENTiNEL, and his most recent and largest production BALLiSTIC. All together, Ryan's short films have amassed almost 10 million views.

https://www.ryanconnollyfilm.com/

Judging category: Documentary - Non-Fiction Stories PHILIP BLOOM

Philip Bloom is a world-renowned filmmaker who, for the past 10 years of his 27-year career has specialized in creating incredible cinematic images no matter what the camera. Some of his most iconic work was created with Canon DSLRs. As one of the biggest evangelists for their use in productions his website became the place to go to for budding filmmakers as well as experienced ones keen to embrace the new technology. His site now regularly has over 1,000,000 visitors a month.He has become very well known for his in-depth video reviews of various cameras, which have helped many people in the huge decision of buying a camera. His reputation with using small drones like the DJI Phantom and Inspire 1 was cemented when he won Best Travel Film at the 2015 New York City Drone Film Festival for his short filmed in Thailand "Koh Yao Noi". He has since used drones in a number of projects including CNN's "The Wonder List"

http://philipbloom.net/

Judging category: Wedding RICCARDO FASOLI

Riccardo is a passionate videographer. In addition to unique videos for companies, he also films and cuts passionate wedding films. For him, movies / videos have to get under one’s skin. His wedding videos give the guests goose bumps and make the couple cry. As an Italian from Lake Garda his favorite food is obviously pizza, pasta, risotto. He also loves many other countries in Europe, but also Vietnam. In the off-season, Anne & Riccardo like to travel with a backpack through Asia and are always happy to discover new areas.

https://www.kreativ-wedding.de/

Judging category: Commercial / Corporate KELSEY BRANNAN

Kelsey is the Host and Creator of Premiere Gal, a filmmaking channel focused on practical video editing and production tips with over 160k subs and 8+ million views. She authored several courses on video editing and had designed motion graphic templates for clients, including Adobe. She is passionate about teaching and sharing new tools to help people harness their creativity and turn it into success.

In addition to running her own video marketing business, Gal Media LLC, Kelsey runs the Wipster Ambassadors Program where she works with other creators and YouTubers to promote the video review and collaboration tool

https://www.premieregal.com/

Judging category: Music Video TED SIM

Ted Sim is the Host and Executive Producer of Indy Mogul, the webby-award winning filmmaking channel with 1 million+ subscribers. As both a creator and entrepreneur, he is passionate about not only education, but also helping other creatives succeed. His company Aputure is the fastest growing cinema lighting company and gives indie filmmakers worldwide the chance to compete regardless of their budget.

Judging category: Travel MATTEO BERTOLI

Matteo Bertoli was born in Brescia, Italy on July 12th, 1988. In 2011 Matteo received a degree from the University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Brescia) in "Sciences and Technologies of Arts and Entertainment". In January 2012, Matteo began his full time career as a freelance director and cinematographer in Italy. After a short period of time in his home country, he decided to move Dublin, Ireland, where he directed and shot his first short film "Brenda". In January 2016 Matteo moved to California and, after obtaining an O1 visa, started shooting commercials, brand videos and short documentaries. He worked and collaborated with a large variety of brands including Apple, Nike, Adidas, Verizon and many more. In November 2018 Matteo shot his first feature film as director of photography.

http://www.matteobertoli.me/

PRIZES FOR EACH CATEGORY

Keep an eye out for more prizes and sponsors to be announced soon!

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD PUBLIC VOTE US$1,000 cash
Canon EOS R + 24-105mm lens kit
RØDE VideoMic Pro+ Kit
RØDE Wireless GO Kit
Small HD Focus OLED
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio License
MZed Pro Membership
X-Rite Color Checker Passport
Wipster 250GB Team 1-year subscription
CREATIVE - FICTION STORIES RYAN CONNOLLY ZCam E2 Professional 4K Cinema Camera
US$500 cash
RØDE VideoMic Pro+ Kit
RØDE Wireless GO Kit
MZed Pro Membership
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio License
Small HD Focus OLED
X-Rite Color Checker Passport
Wipster 250GB Team 1-year subscription
DOCUMENTARY - NON-FICTION STORIES PHILIP BLOOM US$500 cash
RØDE VideoMic Pro+ Kit
RØDE Wireless GO Kit
MZed Pro Membership
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio License
Small HD Focus OLED
X-Rite Color Checker Passport
Wipster 250GB Team 1-year subscription
WEDDING RICCARDO FASOLI US$500 cash
RØDE VideoMic Pro+ Kit
RØDE Wireless GO Kit
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio License
MZed Pro Membership
X-Rite Color Checker Passport
Wipster 250GB Team 1-year subscription
COMMERCIAL / CORPORATE KELSEY BRANNAN US$500 cash
RØDE VideoMic Pro+ Kit
RØDE Wireless GO Kit
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio License
MZed Pro Membership
X-Rite Color Checker Passport
Wipster 250GB Team 1-year subscription
MUSIC VIDEO TED SIM US$500 cash
RØDE VideoMic Pro+ Kit
RØDE Wireless GO Kit
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio License
MZed Pro Membership
X-Rite Color Checker Passport
Wipster 250GB Team 1-year subscription
TRAVEL MATTEO BERTOLI Syrp Genie Mini II Pan + Tilt
US$500 cash
RØDE VideoMic Pro+ Kit
RØDE Wireless GO Kit
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio License
MZed Pro Membership
X-Rite Color Checker Passport
Wipster 250GB Team 1-year subscription

The FOCUS OLED is a very sharp, wide color gamut, touchscreen monitor that’s easy attach to a camera or rig, with the included SmallHD Tilt Arm

Using the monitor’s 7.2 volt power output and camera specific adapter cables, operators can use one battery to power their camera and monitor for several hours.

Beyond the impressive hardware features of the FOCUS, is SmallHD OS3: a professional software toolset with an easy to manage, touchscreen interface. High resolution Scopes, Waveform, False Color, Focus Peaking, and real-time 3D LUTs are just some of the tools you can easily customize and access quickly.

The RØDE VideoMic Pro+ is the market leader true shotgun microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders as a source of primary and reference audio.

Wireless GO - The Wireless GO is the world’s smallest, most versatile wireless microphone system. With the Wireless GO, content creators can worry less about complicated technical set-up and concentrate on what they care about – filming great content. Power it up, pair it, clip it onto your shirt, blouse, tie or jacket and GO.

The EOS R Series resets the standards for speed, detail and intuitive design. Unsurpassed image quality comes to life through the fastest and sharpest lenses. Even in low light, images take on a new dimension with the world’s fastest autofocus for a full-frame camera. A suite of features including 4K video, lens control ring and viewfinder sit at your fingertips, with a revolutionized body delivering intuitive functionality and operation.

Record dynamic multi-axis pan and tilt camera moves for both video and time-lapse with a mirrorless or DSLR camera.

Connect to the Genie Mini II Pan & Tilt Kit wirelessly with the Syrp Genie 2 App, a beautifully simple iOS and Android App that accommodates both beginners through to experienced filmmakers equally.

The ZCam E2 is a professional micro 4/3rds digital cinema camera, capable of recording ProRes 4:2:2 at 4K resolution

Filmstro is the world's first customisable music library. Adapt your music using the momentum, depth and power sliders to get composer-like control over your soundtracks. Filmstro is also available as a plugin to use directly inside Adobe Premiere Pro 2017.

Take control of your soundtrack. Create unique and moving soundtracks for your films and videos. Three sliders, infinite possibilities. No musical experience necessary.

Wipster is the industry leading video feedback and collaboration Platform. The Wipster 250GB Team plan prize includes 5 seats, Unlimited reviewers, Dashboard, Workflow Stages, Review and Approval Tools, and a Media Library.

Your Entry

  • The FilmConvert Short Film Competition 2019 is free to enter
  • You may enter as many films as you like
  • Films must not have been entered to a previous FilmConvert competition
  • You must own the copyright to all footage and music in your film, or have written permission to use it
  • Films must be graded using the paid version of FilmConvert (e.g. non-watermarked)
  • Films must be between 30 seconds and 5 minutes in length
  • Films longer than 5 minutes will not be penalized, but only the first 5 minutes will be judged for the purposes of the competition
  • Entries must include the word ‘FilmConvert’ in either the video title or description
  • Films do not need to have been made during the competition timeframe
  • Films must be publicly available to watch on Youtube or Vimeo from the time of submission
  • Film must be entered for 1 category only
  • You grant FilmConvert the right to use the footage for marketing purposes - e.g. we will embed the competition winners on our website, use still frames as examples, shared to our community across social media, newsletters etc., or as background images on our website
  • Submitted material must not contain obscene, unlawful or objectionable material
  • All finalists must provide a downloadable version of their film to FilmConvert before voting opens
  • Entries from FilmConvert staff, family or associates will not be accepted
  • Any entry in breach of the rules may be excluded from the competition

Shortlist and Judging

  • FilmConvert staff will filter out entries containing offensive, obscene or unlawful content at our discretion
  • There will be one winner per category (Creative, Documentary, Music Video, Wedding, Corporate and Travel) and one People’s Choice Award
  • The People’s Choice Award will be given to the entry that receives the most validated votes at the end of the voting period
  • You may vote for as many films as you like, but only one vote per entry per person
  • FilmConvert will monitor public voting and discard any votes we believe to have been submitted fraudulently
  • The winner for the adjudicated categories will be chosen from the shortlist by our judges