Enter the Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival

Posted September 12, 2017
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The Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival is now taking submissions across many categories and could be a great way for you to get some recognition and more distribution for your work.

Festivals and Competitions can seem daunting, but they are great ways to get exposure for your work and your brand. A lot of competitions and festivals seem like they are for film school students or people making videos and films with large expensive cameras, but that is not the case anymore -- particularly with this competition. The Short Form Video Festival is geared towards the kinds of video that people watch on the Internet. They are looking for videos that are on Facebook, YouTube, and other platforms that are popular with people, not just film professors.

Here's the festival's official description:

The Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival & Conference will recognize outstanding work in this emerging space, showcasing fresh and surprising storytelling across platforms. In addition, we will present panels on the state of short form video as well as opportunities to network with creators and buyers of this format.

We define short form video as content that runs from 5 seconds to 10 minutes. Content on any platform is eligible: YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, and more.

There is a wide array of categories that you can submit to, and you can submit a single video (or series) to multiple categories. Some of the categories include: Culinary, Documentary, Comedy, Travel, News and much more. The submission deadline is October 20th so you have plenty of time to find your best work, or go out there and make something new for the competition.

The entry fee is $199 for each video and then an additional $99 if you want to submit the same video to another category. Winners will be announced in November and the festival will take place March 2018. 

Check out the official website for more information, rules and to submit!


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