Winners of Internet film contest named
VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Film School has announced the winners of a unique competition that symbolizes how the Internet allows filmmakers to connect directly with audiences and circumvent the often pervasive power of the major film companies in film production and distribution.
Working with YouTube, VFS marketing director Stephen Webster designed a contest called What Matters to You.
Filmmakers were invited to submit a work of less than three minutes in one of three categories: animation, a creative pitch or a short film. Entrants would aim their works at one of the school’s 13 academic programs because the top prize, worth $45,000 to $50,000, would be a full scholarship to one of them.
The winners are Christopher Harrell, 25, from Colorado; Stefan Ramirez Perez from Bavaria in Germany, and Jorge Rolando Canedo Estrada from Monterrey, Mexico. Find their winning submissions at Vfs.com.