Regional Leg of Singtel Group's The 5-Min Video Challenge Now On
SINGAPORE, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- What does "Connecting Lives" mean to you? That was the challenge posed to budding, passionate and experienced filmmakers by the Singtel Group and its associates across Asia, Australia and Africa.
Back for the 2nd season, The 5-Min Video Challenge is for these filmmakers to showcase their creative talent in telling stories through a short 5-minute clip.
The video competition is held at both local and regional levels. It was kicked off in July 2017 by Singtel, Optus and associates -- Airtel (India and Africa), AIS (Thailand), Globe Telecom (Philippines), Telkomsel (Indonesia) -- in their own markets. After running for about two months, a panel of judges comprising local filmmakers selected 2 best films to compete at the regional finals on 22 November 2017.
On that night, the Grand Winner and Runner-up will be crowned, selected by a panel of judges comprised of known filmmakers from each country.
There's also another prize -- People's Choice Award -- which will be decided by members of the public. Afterall, films will be nothing without the audience. The public in the participating countries -- Australia, Africa, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand -- can select 2 films that they feel deserve the cash prize of US$3,000 and US$2,000, respectively. They do this by voting for their favourite films at http://www.the5minvideo.com/finalists-2017/. Voting closes on 19 November.
The Grand Winner will receive US$30,000 in cash and a camera set sponsored by Sony worth more than US$5,000. The runner-up stands to win US$15,000 and a camera set from Sony worth more than US$4,000. Additionally, a new category called the Sony's Emerging Talent Award will see prizes worth over US$5,000 given to two films for outstanding technical skill and cinematography.