By associate editor Elliot Smith:
They’re not asking you to shoot anything new for the competition – just to submit a film that’s been graded with FilmConvert and explain how color has enhanced your story (entrants from the UK can explain how colour has enhanced the story).
The good news for non-FilmConvert users is you don’t have to buy the full version of FilmConvert to take part – films graded with the trial version are still eligible. Your colours will still shine through the watermark: just make sure to submit your work before the November 1 deadline. Entrants can submit their films to one of five categories: Wedding, Documentary, Music, Corporate and Creative/Story. There’s also a People’s Choice award, decided by a public vote. So get on social media and tell your friends you need their support!
The FilmConvert judges will pick a winner for each category and announce the top 50 entries on 4 November. The public will then be able to vote to pick one winner from the Top 50 to win the People’s Choice Award, and all winners will be announced on 17 November 2015.
Prizes on offer include products from Atomos, RØDE Microphones, Marmoset, Story & Heart, and Stillmotion; and the judges this year include Patrick Moreau from Emmy-Award Winning Stillmotion, Peabody Winning documentary filmmaker Emily Mc Million, successful Director and Colorist Noam Kroll, Co-Founder of Story&Heart and Emmy-Award Winner Justin DeMers.