Monday, 8 November 2010

The world’s largest short film festival is now calling for entries

The YouTube community has produced some of the most creative and celebrated works on the internet. From capturing a single snapshot of Life in a Day, to celebrating a Biennale of Creative Video, YouTube has redefined media culture by changing the way the world creates, distributes and watches video.

Today we’re proud to announce a partnership with Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival. Whether you’re a beginner, studying filmmaking or already have a few films under your belt, Tropfest is open to anyone eager to tell a story through film.

Filmmakers from around the world are encouraged to enter Movie Extra Tropfest 2011, and this year we’re making it even easier for you to participate: All films can be uploaded to, and any filmmaker whose submission is chosen as a finalist will be flown to Australia for the screening of the event. Previous judges have included Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Toni Collette, Rose Byrne, Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neill, Russell Crowe and George Miller.

There are a few things you’ll need to know for this year’s competition. Hear from last year’s winner, Abe Forsythe:

So grab a camera, a few mates, and start shooting your film. Entries close on Thursday 6 January 2011.

Ernesto Soriano
YouTube team, recently watched My Neighborhood has been Overrun by Baboons


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