Aspiring Filmmakers: Enter Vans’ #LivingOfftheWall $50k Short-Film Documentary Competition

Aspiring Filmmakers: Enter Vans’ #LivingOfftheWall $50k Short-Film Documentary Competition

Aspiring Filmmakers: Enter Vans’ #LivingOfftheWall $50k Short-Film Documentary Competition

Vans invites aspiring filmmakers across the country to share stories of #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL through a short-film documentary competition – Be A Documentarian. Inspired by the fans and wave of creativity that came with the launch of #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL, Vans is now opening the concept to all aspiring filmmakers for the chance to win a $50,000 donation toward completing a personal film project.

“We are so inspired by what the documentarians and our fans have been doing with #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL that we had to make the next level happen to say thank you,” said Doug Palladini, vice president and general manager of the Americas at Vans. “We just launched this ongoing effort and hundreds of thousands globally are already jumping in to be a part of our family.”

Be A Documentarian is an extension of Vans’ #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL Documentary Series which debuted on Vans.com in February. The competition seeks to inspire and support aspiring filmmakers while unveiling a vast exploration of living “Off the Wall.” The filmmakers will be provided a creative brief and tasked with creating a 3-6 minute short-film documentary that shares their interpretation of living “Off the Wall.” A panel of judges will review eligible videos and determine a winner based on creativity, originality, appeal and technical quality. The prevailing documentary will be featured in Vans’ #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL Documentary Series and the filmmaker will receive a $50,000 donation toward completing a personal film project currently in development phase.

Filmmakers can enter their documentary on the Vans #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL website until May 26, 2014. The competition is open to US residents only. Additional information, rules and guidelines can be found on the Be A Documentarian tab on the website.

 

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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