The contest will be centered on facebook where users can find rules and upload instructions for films of up to 100 seconds in length. The only additional guidelines are to be creative and unique in telling an unexpected story centered in the downtown area. The Downtown Alliance’s goal is to cultivate stories about downtown from a users perspective that may be new or untold.
“We held two previous contests, featuring the theme I am Downtown in 2012 and 2013 that showcased what downtown means to different people,” said Jason Mathis, Downtown Alliance Executive Director. “The quality of videos and unique stories compelled us to launch a third contest.” This contest aims to find out what downtown represents to individuals and show their connection with the people and physical space of downtown.
The shorter lengths of the film is designed to level the playing field between professionals and amateurs as the focus of the films must be the emotional connections to a story and the people in it, rather than elaborate special effects. Independent filmmakers, due to budget or equipment limitations, are forced to focus on a story and the people in it to move an audience.
Full details and submission guideline’s can be found at www.facebook.com/downtownslc
The two previous grand-prize winning videos can be found at
Raw video files of above videos for B-Roll purposes:
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