Dreaming of Sundance? Join YouTube’s short film contest

7 December 2008 at 3:00 am 1 comment


ABBI CHENG, YouTube Review 

Good news for all YouTube filmmakers, this could be your chance to shine

The video sharing site has announced Project: Direct, an annual short film competition, which will give you an opportunity to attend next year’s Sundance Film Festival, the largest independent cinema festival in the US.

The contest is open to all YouTube users in the US, UK, Canada, Brazil, Spain, Italy and France, YouTube said on its official blog.

Deadline of submission of entries is on December 14. 

“If you miss the deadline, you could also miss your chance to attend the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and to meet with the festival’s Director of Programming, as well as to see your film screened at a festival event and distributed on DVD to hundreds of industry executives,” said YouTube Film’s Sara P.

”Don’t let this happen! Make a short film, no more than five minutes long, creatively incorporating three props: choose two of those props from a list of 25 made famous by films from the Sundance Film Festival, and your third prop must be a red phone,” said Sara P. 

To see the list of 25 props, visit  youtube.com/projectdirect and select “Choose Props.” 

Youtube users outside the countries mentioned are encouraged to send films to filmz@youtube.com for a chance to be featured on the site. 

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Nikhil  |  2 December 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Hey this sounds really interesting! Thanks! 🙂
    Even if I don’t get the chance to go the fest, wth, it’s still worth a shot! 🙂

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