Submissions are still open for Lexus Short Films Season 4
Aspiring filmmakers have until August 24 to put their entries forward
Emerging and talented filmmakers looking for a platform to reach worldwide audience and work under the guidance of industry mentors on their filmmaking project? have over than one month left to get their entries in for the Lexus Short Films series, a global initiative from Lexus and The Weinstein Company aimed at supporting and nurturing the next generation of filmmakers. The last date to submit entries for the program, now in its fourth season, is August 24, 2017.
The theme for this year’s series is TRANSFORMATION, which identifies with the transformation of the Lexus brand and gives expression to the brand’s belief that amazing things happen when you transform the ordinary into extraordinary.
For Season 4, an esteemed filmmaker selection committee which includes Oscar nominee, writer and actor Taylor Sheridan (best known for the films ‘Hell or High Water’ and ‘Sicario’, and the television series ‘Sons of Anarchy’) alongside key executives of The Weinstein Company and Lexus will be reviewing the submissions to select the four finalists who will each write and direct a short film produced by The Weinstein Company. Each film will receive the full backing of The Weinstein Company, including promotional theatrical screenings, a global film festival campaign, and promotional support for its ultimate release. Participating filmmakers can submit their films for consideration utilizing Withoutabox (www.withoutabox.com), the premier submission service for film festivals and filmmakers. Takayuki Yoshitsugu, Chief Representative, Middle East and North Africa Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation, said, “The Lexus Short Films has helped to establish the careers of up-and-coming filmmakers by providing them with the support and resources needed to take their craft to the next level. Creating experiences that amaze and inspire people remains our ultimate goal in everything we do at Lexus and, through initiatives such as the Lexus Short Films series, we aim to bring our passion for design and innovation to a broad cross-section of audiences across the globe to create a wider impact.”
“We sincerely appreciate the support from our customers which inspires us to bring to life projects that touch the senses,” Yoshitsugu added.