Canon UK & Ireland is partnering with CVP to highlight young creatives through its Canon Stories in Motion competition open to short film makers aged 18-25 with some excellent prizes on offer.
Apols to everyone else, but as you may have guessed from the intro this is a UK only competition; feel free to skip if you’re reading elsewhere.
So, to recap, Canon UK & Ireland is looking for award-winning creative, short films through its Stories in Motion young filmmaker competition. In partnership with CVP, Stories in Motion is open to anyone aged 18-25, offering the chance to win a series of prizes, including a Canon EOS C70 and RF 24-70 F2.8 L lens, and the experience to shadow an award-winning filmmaker.
There are three categories; Music Video, Documentary and Scripted Short. Each participant can submit a maximum of three films, one in each category.
Each entry should be a minimum of one minute and max of five minutes long, with a maximum file size of 150MB and submitted in MP4 file format. Each entry must also contain a minimum 50% of live action footage.
Each of the entries will be judged by an experienced panel including Canon Ambassador, Cinematographer and Photographer, Elisa Iannacone; Canon Ambassador, Cinematographer and Filmmaker, Tania Freimuth; CVP’s Technical Marketing Manager, Jake Ratcliffe; and Award-winning Filmmaker, Editor and Colourist, Ollie Kenchington.
Entries will be assessed on originality, creativity, cinematography and post production. Five entries will be shortlisted per category, with one winner for each category and one final overall grand prize winner. The overall grand prize winner will win a Canon EOS C70 and RF 24-70 F2.8 L lens, plus the opportunity to shadow one of the judges of their choice for a day. All shortlisted entries will win a £200 CVP voucher, and each category winner will win an additional £500 CVP voucher.
Neale Conroy, Canon UK and Ireland Marketing Director said: “We’re passionate about supporting the next generation of filmmakers, and Stories in Motion is a great platform for storytellers to showcase their work to an industry leading judging panel. With the chance to experience a day’s mentorship with one of the judges, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for those looking to make their way into the industry while also providing the chance to learn and grow. We can’t wait to see all the entries.”
The competition opens on 18th January 2023 with entries closing on 31st March 2023. The shortlist results will be announced on 6th April 2023.
For more information on the entry process and details of the technical requirements, head to https://www.canon.co.uk/get-involved/competition/stories-in-motion/