Finding opportunities to sharpen your skills and create new projects is getting a lot easier these days. There are so many outlets of communication in our world, including building your own personal website, YouTube, Vimeo, Social Media, etc. Making great work can still be a challenge. It depends on what you might have available to you as far as gear, your crew, and talent. There’s a lot that goes into great work.
Filmsupply and Musicbed have launched a new challenge for creatives and filmmakers: use their content to make a 60 second film – without the need to shoot a second of footage – for the chance to win up to $100,000 in cash, prizes and incredible experiences.
With The Filmsupply Challenge, entrants must submit a film that falls into one of three categories: Ad Spec, Film Trailer or Title Sequence. All Challenge competitors get free access to the Musicbed and Filmsupply catalogs and must use at least five Filmsupply clips and two Musicbed tracks. Films can be no more than 60 seconds.
The competition will award seven different winners, including a “best of” for each of the three categories and four technical quality awards.
Category Awards: Best Ad Spec, Best Trailer and Best Title Sequence
Technical Awards: Best Sound Design Overall, Best VFX Overall, Best Color Overall and Best Edit Overall
Filmmakers may download the Filmsupply Challenge Starter Kit today and begin making submissions on June 13th, with a deadline for entry of June 28th. Entrants will not need to license clips or songs used in their films as long as they are only used on the competition site.
Winners will be selected by a celebrated panel of judges from the film and advertising communities:
Adam Epstein, editor for the NBC’s SNL Film Unit; Emmy-nominated filmmaker and writer
Philip Bloom, DP, director and filmmaker
Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C., world-renowned cinematographer behind 18 feature films
Kate Erbland, film editor at Indiewire
Reinaldo Green, filmmaker
Jordan McGarry, head of curation at Vimeo
Ryan Connolly, writer and director; creator of Film Riot and Film State
Kenny Kim, associate creative director at Brownstein
Prizes for The Filmsupply Challenge range from gear to software to experiences that cannot be found anywhere else. This includes a chance to go to the Tribeca Film Festival, win new gear from RØDE, Kessler, DeFacto Sound, LensProToGo and more. Our favorite prize is the chance we are offering to attend Shane’s upcoming Workshop this fall in Los Angeles. This workshop will give you the On Set experience that Shane delivers inside “Shane’s Inner Circle” very much like this:
Learn more about the prizes and rules, or just get started at www.filmsupplychallenge.com (NOTE: Some placeholders on this site until Wednesday).
About Musicbed & Filmsupply
Musicbed and Filmsupply exist to deliver relevant music and gorgeous film footage to top filmmakers, brands and agencies around the world. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, the sites have served more than 170,000 customers, including entertainment powerhouses like Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, Netflix, MTV, CBS, FOX, and ESPN, as well as the world’s top brands like Nike, Samsung, Google, Nikon, Xbox, Lexus, Lamborghini, Verizon and The Home Depot.