SkyPixel and DJI are launching a $50k short film contest. The competition calls for 3-minute entries from gimbal users across three different categories. Entrants can use any gimbal or camera products, including DJI’s Osmo and Ronin series.
To celebrate the launch of the contest, DJI is offering discounted prices of $30 on Osmo Pocket & Expansion Kit Combo and a free extra battery with every Osmo Action purchased on DJI’s online store from 15th to 29th August 2019.
DJI & SkyPixel’s Short Film Contest: What’s the deal?
Since its inception in 2014, the SkyPixel platform has become a hub for aerial photographers and content creators from more than 140 countries. The platform’s previous contests have received over 150,000 submissions.
Much like those previous events, the Short Film Contest announced today invites users to submit their best work across three storytelling categories. For this contest, those are ‘Big Moments Start Small,’ ‘Make Your Move’ and ‘Adventure Starts With You.’
This is how DJI and SkyPixel have outlined those categories:
Big Moments Start Small: Create a video showcasing the small, lightweight design of your camera device and your best cinematic scenes. Users are recommended to include at least 10 seconds of behind-the-scenes clips of their product such as DJI Osmo Pocket or other devices.
Make Your Move: Create a video showcasing the stabilized footage from your device. Users are recommended to include at least 10 seconds of behind-the-scenes clips of their product such as DJI Osmo Series or other devices.
Adventure Starts With You: Create a short, cinematic narrative film to showcase your creative skills and visual effects. Users are recommended to include at least 10 seconds of behind-the-scenes clips of their product such as DJI Ronin Series or other devices.
There is no restriction on the type or brand of equipment participants use. And you can submit as many videos as you like.
The 2019 SkyPixel Short Film Contest will entries from August 15, 2019 to October 14, 2019.
“DJI has redefined how people capture stable video for all of life’s moments. The compact size, portability and powerful imaging system of our Osmo and Ronin series have also made it possible for anyone to take their creativity and inspirations to the next level,” said Basile David, Director of Brand and Content Partnerships at DJI.
“With this contest, we hope to encourage more people to embrace and share their own creative way of storytelling.”
What are the prizes for DJI’s Short Film Contest?
There’ll be a total of 100 winners announced on October 31. The prize pool is worth a total of $48,600/€43,700 and you can see a full breakdown of what you could win, here.
The best entries will be showcased on the SkyPixel website and across DJI’s social media platforms.
Want to give it a shot? You can submit your 3-minute clips at any time up to October 14. Winners will be announced on Halloween.