Sunday, March 18, 2012

YoungCuts Introduces New 29 and Under Category!

YoungCuts Introduces New 29 and Under Category! 
Watch 100 Short Films for $9.95! 
Support the YoungCuts Film Festival!

News and Notes from the YoungCuts Film Festival.

1. YoungCuts Responds to Popular Demand with New 29 and Under Category!
New YoungCuts MasterClass Section

In the past few years, so many filmmakers asked us to introduce a category for 26 to 29 year old filmmakers that we decided to do it this year!

The 2012 YoungCuts Film Festival is now accepting submissions to the YoungCuts MasterClass category for filmmakers 26 to 29 years old. This is a great opportunity for filmmakers 26 to 29 years old to submit their best work to the Festival. Next deadline for this category is April 30.

Our goal in introducing this new section is to throw a spotlight on filmmakers 26 to 29 (previously too old for the Festival) including many YoungCuts Alumni and to fulfil our mandate to present Great Short Films by the World's Best Young Filmmakers! To submit for consideration in this section, please go HERE!


2. Watch 100 Short Films for $9.95!

Subscribers, supporters and sponsors of the YoungCuts Film Festival can now watch more than 100 short films on the YoungCuts web-site. And we will be adding another 50 short films to the site in the next 30 days.

After watching the films, viewers are invited to vote on the films as part of our "People's Choice" voting to help pick twenty of the our Top 100 films that we will present during the YoungCuts Film Festival, September 28th and 29th.

Normally subscribing to view and vote for films is $14.95 for 60 days, but subscribe before the end of March and use this coupon: YCNL3 to save $5. (The coupon will also reduce the cost of submitting a film before March 31st. Paid film submissions include access to view and vote for films until the end of September.)


To subscribe by PayPal:



3. YoungCuts Poster and Contest

I guess we should say Posters, one in English and the other bilingual.

To mark the release of our Festival Poster, we are going to have a contest. The rules are simple. All you have to do is print out one of our posters, hang it up somewhere cool where young filmmakers can see it and send us a picture of the poster. It should be obvious from the picture in what city or country the poster is being displayed.

Here are some examples from last year.

We will feature the best pictures on our web-siteblogTwitter, Facebook and Google+. The person who submits what we believe to be the best picture wins a free subscription to our web-site and we will waive the submission fee for a newly submitted film of the winner's choosing. We will announce the winner May 1st.

You can download a PDF of the English Poster from HERE or the Bilingual Poster from HERE.




4. Animation Prize Reminder

We have a great Animation Prize that includes a free spot in a one day Animation Master Class being given in Montreal on June 2nd by veteran Disney animator Andreas Deja.


5. Submit Today!

So far this year, we have received submissions in more than twelve languages, from more than twenty countries. Take advantage of our regular submission fees by submitting your short film for consideration before March 31st. We do accept films after our regular deadline, but the later your film is submitted (and the longer it is) the less chance there is of it being picked. Remember that even if your film is not completed, you can still take advantage of our lower submission fees by submitting your film and reserving your film's spot in front of our judges!

And for the next two weeks, until March 31st, take advantage of this coupon code YCNL3 for a $5 rebate on your submission fee when you submit your great short film!

Submit your short film today!

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