student filmmakers have shared with TXU
Energy and the Dallas Film Society as part of the 4th
Annual TXU Energy Light Up the Red Carpet Student Film Contest. Now it’s
up to viewers to choose the ideas that could take home top honors.
Between now and Dec. 14, online votes for the best short film concept
will determine which students will work with industry mentors to finish
creating their films and compete for the chance to walk down the red
carpet and share roughly $35,000 in prizes.
Online voters can choose the high school and college film idea they like
best via txu.com/studentfilmcontest.
Participating filmmakers have been challenged to explore energy
conservation, efficiency or management and to answer a simple question
through their films: What does energy mean to you?
The top 10 high school and college student finalists will be posted to
the contest site Dec. 17, the same day the contest opens to viewer
suggestions on film ideas. At this point, viewers can win too: The
contest will judge the viewers’ suggestions and award a $50 Visa prepaid
card to those who post the best suggestions to enhance the finalist
films via the contest website, up to three tips per finalist film. And,
by the end of the contest, selected viewers who have shared enhancement
ideas with the grand and first-prize winning filmmakers will be awarded
an additional $100 Visa prepaid card.
The 20 students who win the chance to work with mentors will compete for
the grand and first place prizes in the 2013 contest and will receive
film editing software valued at roughly $300
Article source: PRNewswire