GLOBAL – People have been creating some amazing short films using the Nokia N8. Adam highlighted the winning entries in the Nokia Producers competition just a couple of weeks ago. We like them and we want to see more. So it’s great news that there’s a new, even more ambitious competition just launched in association between Nokia and Vimeo. Read on for the details.
This new competition – Nokia Shorts – starts with a pitch. Come up with an amazing idea for a short film, something that hasn’t been done before. Your pitch should take the form of a less-than-two-minute film clip and up to 100 words of text for further explanation. You can upload both through the Nokia Vimeo channel.
If the judges like your idea, then you can be one of eight film-makers to get a $5000 production budget and two Nokia N8s to get your film made. The judges are professional film makers like Jalmari Helander, Director of Rare Exports, and Bob Greenberg who’s CEO of R/GA and an Oscar winner.
If your finished film wins, then it’s a $10,000 cash prize and a premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival along with the other seven finalists.
The video explains pretty much everything you need to know and shows off an amazing camera rig for the Nokia N8:
Nokia Shorts 2011 Trailer from Nokia HD on Vimeo.
We’re looking forward to another set of stunning videos on the back of this. How are your own film-making efforts shaping up?