The Palestra, an innovative web andwireless community that creates and delivers broadcast quality sports, music, fashion and entertainment content, all from a specifically college campus point of view, announces its first 3 Minute Movie Contest. First prize is $5000!
Aspiring filmmakers, over the age of 18, and looking for ways to showcase their cinematic creativity, are invited to enter the 3 Minute Movie Contest. They simply submit a 1-3 minute video short (created using a webcam, video camera, camcorder, cellular phone, or other digital device.) Submissions must be original and created by the film makers own hand. In addition to the $5000 first prize, second prize is $1500 and third prize is $500.
Joe Weasel, Co-Founder and Managing Editor of ThePalestra.com says, "We are so thrilled to offer this contest to young filmmakers out there. There is so much creative energy among our viewers and we want to tap into that energy and find the next Tarantino or Mendes! This is a perfect way to stoke those flames. We are hoping for this to be an annual event and that it will serve to encourage new filmmakers to keep at it!"
Contest Submission Period began at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on April l, 2007 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on May 30, 2007. (Official rules also state: video short must not be submitted for any other contest; file size must be under 100 mb.) 3 Minute Movie Contest information and Official Rules can be found by visiting http://www.thepalestra.com/movie_contest.php#
Winners will be chosen by ThePalestra.com community. The voting period begins at 12:00 a.m. ET on May 31, 2007, and ends at 11:59p.m. ET on July 6, 2007. Winning videos will be featured on the official website once announced.