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eDward - The Young Filmmaker's Award 2009

eDward - The Young Filmmaker's Award 2009Deadline: August 28, 2009

eDward - The Young Filmmaker's Award is the international Film-Competition for young talents up to 30 and is announced by eDIT 12. Filmmaker's Festival. Prove your talent and creativity with a 30-second-film and win prizes in a total of 4.000 Euro. The Competition is open to young filmmakers up to 30. They must have been born on or after 1.1.1979. Students, agency juniors and free film-creative especially are called worldwide to take part individually or in teams.

The topic of the competition

eDward is accomplished in one category:


Dreams inspire us, dreams torture us, dreams fulfill our deepest, darkest desires. We have the wildest dreams -- both when asleep and when awake. We have the sweetest dreams - and the most terrifying nightmares. Whatever it is we dream, dreaming is as much a part of what it is to be human as the reality we experience every day. Imagine a world without dreams.

Cinema is one field of human endeavor that lives and breathes dreams -- and not only in Hollywood, the "dream factory". We are looking for films that tell stories about dreams and dreaming.

Submissions will be judged according to the following main criteria:

-- thematic relevance of content;-- visionary perspective;-- original nature of idea;-- visual language/optical representation-- execution (camera, effects, editing, sound, image processing)

The task: 30-seconds film

Participants must send in a film of up to max. 30 seconds. This common time format for commercials will prove who is able to get to the heart of their vision and translate it into images. The form of the entry (feature, animation, hybrid form etc.) is free. The choice of format is also free, but the master must be available on MiniDV or Beta SP (PAL).

The prizes

The winner is rewarded with Euros 2.500 in cash and the unique eDward-cup. The winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd) will be invited to eDIT 12. Filmmaker's Festival 04.- 06. October 2009 in Frankfurt where the award ceremony will be celebrated.

The jury

The competition entries will be judged by an international jury.

Deadline for entries

Deadline for entries is Friday, 28. August 2009.