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CVP and Canon announce dates for 2024 Stories in Motion Young Filmmakers Awards

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CVP and Canon are coming together again to host a prestigious competition created to celebrate young creatives in the UK.

CVP and Canon UK & Ireland are partnering once more on the quest to discover the most promising new talent of young creatives and filmmakers for their 2024 Stories in Motion competition. Building on the success of the Awards debut earlier this year, the 2024 Canon Stories in Motion Young Filmmakers Awards aim to foster creativity among individuals aged 18-25. 

The competition is accepting entries from December 1st, 2023, until March 31, 2024, offering hopefuls the chance to win prizes ranging from a Canon C70, high-value vouchers to spend at CVP to the extraordinary experience of shadowing a cinematographer who has earned acclaim through award-winning work.

There are three categories: Music Video, Documentary, and Scripted Short Film. Participants can submit a maximum of three films, each representing one of the three categories, and will have their entries judged by a panel of experienced filmmakers. These include Canon Ambassador, Cinematographer and Photographer, Elisa Iannacone; Canon Ambassador, Cinematographer and Filmmaker, Tania Freimuth; Award-winning Filmmaker, Editor and Colourist, Ollie Kenchington; and CVP’s Technical Marketing Manager, Jake Ratcliffe.

The judges will pick five entries to be shortlisted per category, with one winner for each category and one final overall grand prize winner, all based on originality, creativity, cinematography, and post-production. Every shortlisted entry will win a £200 voucher to spend at CVP, and all winners will win an additional £500 voucher to be spent at CVP. The overall grand prize winner will win a Canon EOS C70 and RF 24-70 F2.8 L lens, as well as the opportunity to shadow one of the judges of their choice for a day.

Besides the prizes, all shortlisted participants will also get the opportunity to have their films showcased during a special award ceremony held in London on the 25th of April 2024, hosted by British television presenter Alex Zane.

For more information on rules and technical requirements, please visit: https://www.canon.co.uk/get-involved/competition/stories-in-motion/

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