Not Too Late to Enter Time Warner Cable's Short Film Contest!
by Ethan Anderton
October 12, 2010
Though this slipped through the cracks last month amidst all of our festival coverage and more, there's still plenty of time for you to take part in a short film contest from Time Warner Cable in association with IFC (Independent Film Channel). The contest started accepting submissions on September 15th but you can enter your short film in the contest until October 31st. Your only restriction is the length of the film must be 2-to-5 minutes long and uploaded to Time Warner Cable's YouTube channel which can be found at this link right here. Four Grand Prize winners will get a four-night trip to 2011's Sundance Film Festival.
If you spend as much time talking about and critiquing movies as we do here at FS, maybe this would be a good opportunity to put your money where your mouth is and showcase your filmmaking eye for the viewing public. A panel of expert judges (listed below) will choose up to 25 finalists based on creativity, quality and content. Consumers can view entries and vote for their favorite on Time Warner Cable's YouTube channel from November 9th through November 16st. The panel of judges includes indie filmmaker Joe Swanberg (Hannah Takes the Stairs), horror film director Ti West (House of the Devil), IFC and Sundance Channel President, Evan Shapiro, and IFC News host Matt Singer. A combination of the expert panel and online voting from the public will determine four Grand Prize winners, which will be announced this December.
Each of the four winners will receive a trip for two to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, including hotel, air transportation and ground transportation (we'll be there, too!). Additionally, the prize will include $500 in spending money, two tickets to a film screening at the festival, an invitation to an exclusive Sundance Channel VIP party, to be attended by select industry stars and executives, and also a one-year subscription to Time Warner Cable digital cable and Road Runner high speed internet services. Your time is running out, so get your camera and crew together, and start making some movie magic. For full rules, regulations and more information on the contest visit www.youtube.com/timewarnercable. Get a move on!