Tall Shorts Film Festival (NZ)

The Festival’s call for entries asks that submissions be no longer than two minutes, that they are shot in portrait format and that they incorporate the theme of light.

Award-winning director Taika Waititi will judge entries, with the entire showing and judging conducted through the Facebook Live platform. Waititi will be looking for films that embrace the format for storytelling and composition.

Not only will the winner have their work seen by the film icon and promoted by Spark, they will also take home a prize of $10,000.

Says Andy Blood, creative strategist at Facebook: “Orson Wells said something like, ‘The enemy of art is the absence of limitation’, so it’s nice to see a film festival with a new limitation: that entries must be shot in portrait format (9:16).

Entries are open from April 1 to May 13. To enter, contestants must post their films to the Festival’s Facebook page Facebook.com/SparkTallShorts, where it will be checked against the competition rules before appearing on the wall. Live judging will take place on the evening of May 20.

So I went to the Fb page, looked at the Visitor Posts submissions (so few), and found that this person was the competition:

This is such a cool initiative, but why the heck is there no/so little marketing for this? Like, zero! I found it by accident for goodness sake scrolling Reddit.

~ by Fionnlagh on May 8, 2018.

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