ShoutOUT! : Creative Video Awards returns for its third year


'Playback' by last year's winner Tan SiangYu

Ths Creative Video Awards (CVA) returns for its third year this September for a new season, offering an exciting opportunity for both professionals and members of the public to fight for the ighest honour in video production.

Co-organised by Singapore Media Academy (SMA) and MediaCorp Channel 5 (Ch5), the competition has two categories – Professional, which provides a platform for creative individuals, production houses and reelancers to pit their skills against one another, and Open, for the general public with a keen interest in reating videos.

Acclaimed local film-maker, Royston Tan will lead a five-member judging panel made up of noted individuals
from different sectors in the media industry to judge the competition. All awards will be appraised by the panel,except for the Most Popular Award (Open category), which will be decided solely based on audiences’ SMS oting. SMS voting will also account for part of the total score in determining the Grand Video Award (Professional category).

Up to S$40,000 worth of cash and prizes are to be won this year. CVA promises to provide participants with unparalleled opportunities for their works to be showcased – all winning entries will be televised on Ch5 in a dedicated television showcase after the competition. Winning videos will also be automatically submitted for the 14th Very Short International Film Festival (France) for selection.

Says Tan Siang Yu, Grand Video Award winner 2010/11, “The win provided much exposure and also opened doors for me and my team. Other than the multiple screenings on Channel 5, I also competed at an international level with Very Short International Film Fest (VSIFF), where the film was screened simultaneously in over 20 countries.

Apart from the main competition, SMA will also conduct a complimentary video-making seminar, and two handson workshops to the public, as part of its fringe activities for budding talents to learn the curves in video
production at different levels.

Registration starts 26 September, and the video submission deadline is 9 December. Results will be announced at the concluding Awards Ceremony on 13 January 2012.
For more information about the competition, please log on to www.eSMA.sg/CVA.

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