If you needed any more proof that Snapchat is having a great year look no further. The Tribeca Film Festival has announced that it is going to screen short films made for Snapchat at this years festival, now the second year that they will be doing so.
What was an experiment at this past festival is now going to be an official festival category. Snapchat is changing the way we look at content and is proving to be more of a media company than a social network as was reported last week by Ad Week.
The mobile video culture is one that began as a low form of culture, but is quickly becoming more respected as mobile cameras, techniques and gear improve. So get your phone out and start snapping, it could land you in one of the elite film festivals in the world.
From the Tribeca Film Festival:
The Tribeca Film Festival and Snap Inc. are excited to bring back Tribeca Snapchat Shorts, now an official Festival category, created in an effort to discover visionary artists in the mobile space. This new category provides the perfect opportunity for people who are passionate about Snapchat and narrative storytelling to present their mastery of the smallest screen. The Festival and Snap Inc. are excited to support the next generation of storytellers and promote creativity on Snapchat.
Shoot your masterpiece on Snapchat or Snap Inc’s Spectacles and be sure to save your Snaps as you go. All video entries must be shot vertically. You can create your Story in many ways, but for best results make use of the Story creation tools in Snapchat Memories. Memories, which can be accessed by swiping up from the Camera page, will allow you to view and edit the Snaps you’ve saved, and even change things like stickers, doodles, or Geofilters, after they’ve been saved. Once you’ve made your very best Snaps, tap the Check button in the top right to select the snaps you want, and the Circle + button at the bottom center to turn them into a new Story. When making your Story with Memories, remember Snaps you’ve taken will automatically appear in the order they were shot! To export a Story from Memories for submission, press and hold on the Story, then select Export Story, Save Video to download the finished product as an MP4 file (which saves to the camera roll). If you’ve posted your submission to your public Story, you can save it by pressing the Save Story button next to it, but remember to Save before it disappears! You will then go here to upload and submit your Story to be considered. It’s okay for your Story to be live on Snapchat for 24 hours after it’s creation, but we discourage folks from uploading their Stories elsewhere online.
Get more information from The Tribeca Film Festival.