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Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Apply to Sharp's Art of Amazing 4k Film Competition

Photo of Brandon Latham By Brandon Latham | Indiewire July 23, 2014 at 12:41PM

This year's edition features Sharp partnering with RED, Lucasfilm, THX, the California Film Institute and Adobe to bring about $65,000 of prizes and and a chance to be screened at a premiere film festival.
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In its second year, Sharp's Art of Amazing 4k filmmaking contest has grown, with prizes to match. This year's edition features Sharp partnering with RED, Lucasfilm, THX, the California Film Institute and Adobe to bring about $65,000 of prizes and a chance to be screened at a premiere film festival.

Focusing on the cinematic art of capturing detail, the Art of Amazing competition this year will include consideration of all projects for inclusion in its showcase at the Mill Valley Film Festival this October. The contest is structured for fan voting, where 15 projects will be selected to be shown online where viewers can vote for their favorite projects. Prizes include technology from the sponsors, including RED 4k. Filmmakers considering submitting work for the contest should visit http://sharpartofamazing.com/. Full list of prizes and the video promo for the contest are below:

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Multiple Opportunities for Recognition

The Grand Prize winner selected by the panel of judges will be awarded a Sharp 70” (69.5” diagonal) class THX 4K Certified* AQUOS 4K Ultra HD LED TV ($4,500 value), a 6K Scarlet-X® RED Dragon® Light weight Collection ($23,510 value) and a trip for two to CES 2015 in Las Vegas to see a screening of their winning film in the Sharp CES booth (hotel and air travel valued at approximately $10,000).

A fan favorite prize package will be awarded to the filmmaker who receives the most fan votes.  The winner will be eligible to receive a Sharp 32” 4K Ultra HD LED Professional Display ($3,595 value), a Freefly MoVi M10 ($14,995 value) and a 12 month subscription to Adobe creative cloud ($840 value).   Fans who vote for their favorite film at www.sharpusa.com/ArtofAmazing will also be eligible to win a THX 4K Certified* 70” class Sharp AQUOS 4K Ultra HD LED TV ($4,500 value).

The festival audience will also choose a favorite film.  The festival audience winner will be eligible to receive a 60” THX Certified* Sharp AQUOS 4K Ultra HD LED TV ($3,500 value).


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