Michael Fassbender Wants Your Vote

Michael Fassbender talks about why now is a very exciting time for would-be filmmakers in this video for the Your Film Festival on YouTube. Ridley Scott (Fassbender’s Prometheus director) and YouTube teamed up to give up-and-coming filmmakers a chance to compete for a $500,000 grand prize production deal with Scott Free Productions. The top 50 semi-finalists have been selected by Scott Free Productions and voting is now open to the public at youtube.com/yourfilmfestival to see who makes the top 10. Voting closes July 13th so hurry and cast your vote.

More than 15,000 submissions were received representing 160 countries. 10 of the lucky finalists will attend the Venice Film Festival where their short film will screen in August.

Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott - Photo by Scott Council for Getty Images

The 50 Semi-Finalists:

United States Semi-finalists:
Film, Filmmaker
88:88, Joey Ciccoline
Bench Seat, Anna Mastro
The Debt Collector, Alan David Morgan
The Drought, Kevin Slack
Fish, Shaun Escayg
Learning Spanish the Hard Way, Eric Stolze
The Return Address, Abi Varghese
Secular Quater #3, David Gidali
Sold, John Irwin
Stop. Watch. Love, Brad Herbert

International Semi-finalists:
Film, Filmmaker (Country of Residence)
Aisha’s Song, Orlando von Einsiedel (United Kingdom)
An Exclusive, Krzysztof Szot (Poland)
Bat Eyes, Damien Power (Australia)
Biondina, Laura Bispuri (Italy)
Boot, Damien Power (Australia)
Camino Al Cementerio, Mijael Milies and Carla Pastén (Chile)
The Child, Sebastian Mantilla (Spain)
Cine Rincao, Fernando Grostein Andrade & Fernanda Fernandes (Brazil)
Cortometraje Teta y Sopa, Alberto Gómez (Spain)
Das Tub, James Cunningham (New Zealand)
Doorhandle Thoughts, Carlos Crespo Arnold (Spain)
Dr Grordbort presents: the Deadliest Game, James Cunningham (New Zealand)
Ebony Society, Tammy Davis (New Zealand)
El General, Diego Pino Zamora (Bolivia)
El Porvenir- Episodio 1 Hermanos, Manuel Alejandro Anell (Mexico)
Good Pretender, Maziar Lahooti (Australia)
The Guilt, David Victori Blaya (Spain)
I’ll Keep an Eye on You, Torben Bech (Denmark)
Kiss, Alex Murawski
La Carta, Angel Manuel Soto Vazquez (Puerto Rico)
Letting Go, Daniel McCauley (South Africa)
No Exit, Jesper Isaksen (Denmark)
North Atlantic, Bernardo Nascimento (United Kingdom)
The Obstacle, Maxim Neafit Bujnicki (Ukraine)
On My Doorstep, Anat Costi (Israel)
Our Mission: Pascal, Johanna Pyykkö (Sweden)
Photo For Baba, Harel Yana & Moti Malka (Israel)
Picnic, Gerardo Herrero (Spain)
Scruples, Adrian Powers (Australia)
Skatesistan: To live and skate in Kabul, Orlando von Einsiedel (United Kingdom)
Skin of Glass, Lukas Dhont (Belgium)
Start the Engine and reverse, Andrey Zagidullin (Russia)
Storm, Cesar Cabral (Brazil)
Super.full., Niam Itani (Lebanon)
The Telegram Man, James Francis Khehtie (Australia)
Ter Ter, David Lucchini & Fabien Carrabin (France)
Then and Now, Paul Johannessen (Japan)
This Time, Ramy EL-Gabry (Egypt)
Turkish Coffee, Thiago Luciano (Brazil)
Wickate, Niralji Ravishanker (Malaysia)

Source: Your Film Festival/YouTube