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YouTube Announces Your Film Festival

By Michelle Kung
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In a latest bid to combine a worlds of online video and a arts, YouTube pronounced on Thursday it was rising an online film festival in and with a Venice Film Festival and Scott Free, a prolongation association of filmmakers Ridley and Tony Scott. Emirates, a Dubai-based airline, has sealed on as a event’s sponsor.

The competition, dubbed Your Film Festival, is an enlargement on a Scott Free-produced documentary “Life in a Day,” that debuted during a Sundance Film Festival final year and featured a pastiche of video clips woven into a underline film by executive Kevin Macdonald.

The new competition invites calm creators to contention 15-minute videos in any format, character and genre to YouTube between a dates of Feb 2 and Mar 31. Scott Free will afterwards make down a submissions to 50 semifinalists. YouTube users will opinion to establish 10 finalists, whose work will be featured during a 69th Annual Venice International Film Festival in August. A jury-determined grand esteem leader will travel off with $500,000 prolongation grant, as good as a growth understanding with Scott Free.

Mr. Scott, whose subsequent filmPrometheus” opens in June, pronounced in a matter that he was a believer of a online film festival since he too began his career in brief film-making and was fervent to assistance new directors find an entrance indicate into a industry.


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