IMAX announced The IMAX Award, which recognizes up-and-coming filmmakers whose entries best capture the theme of exploration. The contest will commemorate the publication of Newsweek’s “Explorer Issue,” and celebrate IMAX’s 40-year legacy of creating inspiring documentary films that explore the wonders of the universe.
The winning filmmaker will receive a prize valued at $25,000, to be awarded in the form of a scholarship or cash for film-production related expenses. In addition to the grand prize valued at $25,000, The IMAX Award winner will also have his or her video entry premiered at an Explorer event that will take place in January.
Participants may visit http://vimeo.com/groups/imaxaward to complete an online registration form. Entrants should upload a one to two-minute video entry to the award site by 11:59 p.m. EST Nov. 30. Video entries should be shot in a documentary style and focused on the theme of exploration with the goal of transporting audiences to a place to which they had previously only dreamed of going. Submissions will be judged on how closely they align with the theme of exploration as well as film technique, originality and social resonance, which will be determined by receiving the largest number of votes and positive comments on the award site.
The top 10 finalists will be selected by a panel of judges. Each finalist’s video entry will be posted on the award site from Dec. 10-21 and will be subject to voting by site visitors, who will assist the judges in selecting the grand prize winner.
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