Your Film Festival – 10 Finalists Named
3 million YouTube viewers watched the 50 “Your Film Festival” semi-finalists and their votes narrowed the field down to 10 finalists. YouTube and Emirates, in partnership with the Venice Film Festival and Scott Free Productions, revealed the top 10 films out of a field of 15,000 submissions, with the filmmakers behind the top 10 movies now having the opportunity to travel to Venice where their films will be screened during the festival on September 2, 2012.
The grand prize winner will be determined by a jury that includes director Sir Ridley Scott and his Prometheus star Michael Fassbender [pictured]. The winner will earn $500,000 to use to create online content (Scott Free Productions and Fassbender will act as executive producers).
“These ten finalists have achieved something quite remarkable and are all clearly talents to watch,” said Ridley Scott. “People may be surprised to know that making a short film is very difficult, but these filmmakers have all succeeded in realizing their visions and I congratulate them on this achievement.”
Your Film Festival 10 Finalists
88:88, Joey Ciccoline & Sean Wilson (USA)
Bat Eyes, Damien Power (Australia)
Cine Rincao, Fernando Grostein Andrade & Fernanda Fernandes (Brazil)
The Drought, Kevin Slack (USA)
El General, Diego Pino Zamora (Bolivia)
The Guilt, David Victori Blaya (Spain)
North Atlantic, Bernardo Nascimento (United Kingdom)
Super.Full., Niam Itani (Lebanon)
Scruples, Adrian Powers (Australia)
This Time, Ramy EL-Gabry (Egypt)
Source: YouTube, Scott Free, Venice Film Festival, Emirates