L.A.-based rental house, Radiant Images launched the Radiant Novo Challenge filmmaking competition at the Palm Springs International ShortFest this week. The Radiant Novo Challenge will provide select filmmakers with the opportunity to create a short film using the new Novo digital cinema camera. Filmmakers must submit a short film script to Radiant Images by Sept. 27.
“We created the Radiant Novo Challenge as a way to show our support for up-and-coming filmmakers, and help them achieve their vision, just as we already do for the many veteran filmmakers who rely on us for custom gear and expertise,” said Michael Mansouri, co-founder of Radiant Images.
Five finalists will be selected and each will be awarded a one-week Novo camera kit rental, complete with lenses and monitors. They will use only the kit to shoot a short film not to exceed five minutes. The films will be reviewed by a Radiant Images jury and the winner will receive a two-week complete Red Epic camera package, valued at more than $7,000. Radiant Images will introduce the Radiant Novo Challenge to budding filmmakers this week at the ShortFest 2013, set for June 18-24 in Palm Springs, Calif.
“We’re so excited to be a part of this incredible film festival that celebrates the art of the short film,” said Ric Halpern, a rental agent at Radiant Images, who is administering the company’s new film festival sponsorship program. “We also hope through our film competition to identify some new talented filmmakers and give their careers a boost and get them noticed. It’s going to be fun.”
In addition to unveiling its film competition, Radiant Images is providing the festival’s jury with two awards: a one-week RED Epic camera package with Zeiss super speed lenses, plus a brand-new GoPro Hero3: Black Edition camera.