Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Java Monster launches SXSW contest for filmmakers

The advent of the documentary film has gone from being a rare art form, reserved for a small fervor of enthusiasts, to now being a global phenomenon changing the perception of this journalistic medium. Java Monster® and SXSW (one of the most important film, music and media festivals in the world held in Austin, TX - March 9-18, 2012) are offering a rare opportunity for aspiring and seasoned filmmakers to become a part of the SXSW lore. Java Monster® is promoting an online competition to "Submit Your Video for a Chance to Create a SXSW Documentary" NOW through December 31, 2011 where entrants can upload their "pitch video" (not to exceed 60 seconds) discussing the concept for their full-length SXSW documentary to

All videos will be judged based on originality, creativity and story line in determining the Grand Prize winner. The Entrant must appear in the video and discuss who they are, their concept for a SXSW 2012 documentary (including what aspects of SXSW 2012 they would cover) and why they should win. Contest video submissions will be judged on the following "Criteria": (1) inventive storyline (25%); (2) capturing the essence of the Java Monster® brand (25%); (3) visual and audio quality and clarity (25%); and (4) relevance to the Contest theme (25%), which is the Java Monster® experience at SXSW.

The Grand Prize includes: The opportunity to create a documentary about SXSW and a trip for two (2) persons to attend SXSW 2012. The Grand Prize trip package includes two (2) platinum access passes to SXSW 2012, roundtrip airfare from closest major gateway to/from Austin, TX, four (4) nights hotel accommodations (double occupancy) and $750.00 in spending money.

For those who are more "fan" than "filmmaker", there is also a Sweepstakes portion to the contest where fans can enter to win one (1) of five (5) trips for 2 to SXSW 2012 which also includes Platinum Access passes, roundtrip airfare from the closest major gateway to Austin, TX, 4 nights hotel accommodations (double occupancy) and $750 in spending money. 100 "Second Prizes" will also be awarded which includes one (1) Monster Sweatshirt with ear buds.
For all rules, regulations, qualifications and specifications log on to:
or the micro-site

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