We have no idea what we will find or what will come of these user-submitted videos. This is the most fun and exciting part. Downtown means different things different people. This contest aims to find out what downtown represents to individuals and show their connection with the people and physical space of downtown.
We invite professional and amateur videographers alike to compete and tell their downtown story for a cash prize offered by the SLC Downtown Alliance. The point is simple: contestants are asked to define/interpret/explain the phrase "I Am Downtown" in a short film. The only guidelines are to be creative and unique in telling an unexpected story centered in the downtown area. What's the catch? You only have up to 100 seconds.
The shorter lengths can level the playing field between professionals and amateurs as the focus of the films must be the emotional connections to a story and the people in it, rather than elaborate special effects. Independent filmmakers, due to budget or equipment limitations, are forced to focus on a story that can move an audience. We hope to see profound stories like those filmmakers capture year-round at film festivals Salt Lake City is home to.
See all the rules and submission guidelines at facebook.com/downtownslc
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