Over on our sister site, geeksugar, the tech world is all abuzz over the new iPod developments announced today by Steve Jobs, especially the new iPhone. In the spirit of all things Apple, I invite you to consider entering the 2007 iPod Film Festival.
Hosted by The Flux, an online community for makers of indie shorts, the contest recognizes ten-minute or shorter films that can be played on an iPod. Prizes include Apple iPods for the winner of each category and an Apple Mac Mini for the grand prize. If you have a movie that fits into one of the festival categories, you might just win the contest and some recognition. For the details, read more
Here are the eligible categories, as outlined on the Flux web site:
INDIE FILM: Any film you've made on your own, or at least without a big studio's help. Of course if you did make a big studio short, you would be doing a: something unheard of, and b: probably don't need to win an iPod anyhow.
STUDENT FILM: If your film was made as part of any class and/or for credit at any high-school or college, this is the category for you.
THE KITCHEN SINK: This is the category for everything else: music videos, funny skits, etc. But please no skateboard crashes, and no mentos and Diet Coke videos.
Entries must be postmarked by March 18, and it's free to enter, so what's stopping you?