Thursday, 8 May 2008

Intel Virtual Film Festival

As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations Intel is looking to uncover the secret Coppola of the 21st century, the hidden Hitchcock of the noughties.

Since Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce founded Intel back in 1968, technology, and in particular processors, have become integral to everyday life.

Intel® Centrino® processor technology based notebook PCs incorporate the leading-edge technology to help you create, edit and publish advanced multimedia content on-the-go. Intel can help democratise filmmaking by giving aspiring and recreational filmmakers the power to create a virtual set, work in “the cutting room” and create professional-looking films.

The Intel Virtual Film Festival looks to offer entrants a chance to unleash their creativity and to give Hollywood a run for its money!

The competition:
Entrants need to create an artful parody of their favourite film or shoot their own movie in less than three minutes. Entries should be either in English or – if in another language - include English subtitles.

To participate all entrants need to do is upload their film on to the Intel Virtual Film Festival channel on YouTube. Only eligible* entries will be posted on the site.

Judging and Prizes
Entrants will be competing with their peers across Europe, Middle East and Africa to win high performance Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology-based laptops loaded with Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 Production Premium*.

Sixteen winners will be selected by a handpicked judging panel, which will be looking for creative flair and technical competency.

The winner of the European Grand Prize – a 3 night trip for two to Venice during the Film Festival - will be chosen by the general public: the most views on YouTube will make you a winner!

The competition opens on April 28th. All entries must be received by 17:00 CET June 17th 2008. Winners will be announced by the end of June.

For further information contact: or view the official YouTube channel, from April 28th 2008.

Entries open exclusively to the following countries: Czech, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK and United Arab Emirates. For Terms and Conditions please refer to the competition site.

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