Focus Forward: Short Films, Big Ideas.. and Big Prize!

 

Focus Forward films highlight exceptional people and world-changing ideas that are impacting the course of human development, changing our lives for the better. The unprecedented partnership between CINELAN and GE is now adding another attribute to its list of focusses : Largest cash award ever given to a short documentary.

Focus Forward has announced that they will be holding a contest where they will award a total of $200,000 to the top five entries of their Focus Forward Filmmaker Challenge, with $100,000 given to the winning submission. The documentaries can only be a total of three minutes in length, and are to highlight exceptional people and world-changing ideas that are impacting the course of human development, changing our lives for the better.

“We are looking for professional quality 3-minute stories about visionaries and thinkers and in some cases everyday folks who have brought a quantum leap to human progress by their efforts and inventions. Your film may encompass anything from jaw-dropping medical advancements to renewable energy breakthroughs; open-source architecture to the development of wireless technologies in Third World countries; computer programming wizardry to sci-fi-worthy robotics; or any other sphere of art and knowledge that inspires you. We’re especially interested in the accomplishments of inventors, engineers, educators, surgeons, scientists, techies, artists, programmers, backyard tinkerers – i.e. anyone making a difference, utilizing their skills and vision to innovate, share their work, and help sow the seeds of a brighter future. ”

This is an incredible opportunity for any filmmaker to highlight a person, organization, or idea that they feel has changed humanity for the better.

PRIZING

1st Place (the Grand Prize): $100,000

2nd Place: $50,000

3rd Place: $30,000

4th Place: $10,000

5th Place: $10,000

In addition to the cash prizes the Top 100 Focus Forward Filmmaker Challenge Films will be presented for audience viewing and voting here and www.focusforwardfilms.com in Fall 2012.

The Top 10 films according to the number of audience votes will be recognized on the websites as audience choice films.

For more information visit: http://focusforwardfilms.com/#discover or watch: Focus Forward

 

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