The famous global video contest organized by Mozilla opened its doors just yesterday. You are now able to submit your flicks. They also published the names of the judges who will be reviewing your videos.
You may recall my earlier article I published on the 4th of February on Writeca.com. See “The World’s Gone Mobile” to read the post. Firefox Flicks was a huge success last year, with roughly 400 videos received from all around the world by thousands of film makers. I am sure this year is going to be a great success again. 2013’s topic is “Get Mobilized”, and as they say:
As I mentioned before the competition opened yesterday, and another important update is the announcement of the judges' names. You can gather their full details on Firefox Flicks' website. Your videos will be judged by really great figures.
- Robert Harvey – “Bob” is a prominent figure in the sales and marketing industries, with a 30 year experience in the field. He is also involved in photography production, and mentor to many successful filmmakers today.
- Franklin Leonard - Deeply involved in the filming industry, Franklin is also founder of Black List, a publication of Hollywood’s unproduced screenplays.
- Edward Norton - You know Edward as being one of the greatest actors of our time. He is not only an actor but a director as well as a busy producer. Also, in case you didn’t know, Edward is a committed social and environmental activist. He also founded the famous CrowdRise web platform, which deals with online fundraising, crowdsourcing, charity, social networking and much more.
- Shauna Robertson – Shauna has been a film producer for many years, and worked in the Hollywood movies industry since she was 17. She’s now working at CrowdRise with her boyfriend, Edward Norton.
- Couper Samuelson – Couper is successfully running the famous production company called Blumhouse.
Now, the judges are supposed to be six, not five. I suppose the last name will be announced shortly. Please keep checking either Writeca.com or Firefox Flicks' website.
An article by The Hollywood Reporter indicates the sixth judge is Catherine Ogilvie (EMEA Marketing), but I cannot confirm that as I did not find this info anywhere on Firefox Flicks' site. [15/02/2013 update: by checking Mozilla's official blog, I can confirm Catherine Ogilvie to be the 6th judge].
Interviews With the 2012 Winners
On The "World’s Gone Mobile" I added a couple of videos from the ones who won in 2012. Today you can watch what some of the film makers have to say about Firefox Flicks’ competition.
This second one is an interview with Eric Parrella, winner in 2012.
And this last one is Lee Sang Woo, from South Korea, another 2012 winner.
To see the videos by Eric Parrella and Lee Sang Woo, please visit Firefox Flicks' webpage.
If you happen to be into the video making industry, you may want to consider participating. The prices are:
- $1,000 multiple prices for “early birds“. For just submitting your flick in advance you get the chance to win some money. Please be sure to check on Firefox Flicks' website right now to see when this option actually expires.
- People in Europe, Asia, North America, as well as Latina America fall under the regional prices class when submitting their videos. This will include the chance to win awards that range between $2,500 and $5,000.
- Furthermore, you automatically get into the “people's choice award“. Meaning that even though your flick will not win an official price, but will receive enough votes, you'll get a small price in addition to be able to post your video on some official channel run by Firefox. This will put your name and flick in front of millions of viewers, which, if you ask me, is much better than $$$.
If you are reading this I suppose you are interested in the competition. What do you think makes this global contest such a cool event? Are you actually going to participate?
What are your thoughts about the video challenge? Start the discussion at Writeca.com.
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