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The Downtown Management District (DMD) is looking for a few good local filmmakers. The REEL AUTHENTICO Video Contest is asking entrants to produce a video capturing the spirit of ‘Authentico’ in Downtown El Paso (DTEP) and enter the contest for a chance to be featured in an INSIDER feature article, have their video distributed on the official Downtown El Paso Youtube channel, and presented at the Plaza Classic Film Festival! If that’s not enough, first, second and third prizes will be awarded gift cards to Downtown El Paso businesses of their choice!
Contestants can highlight an area, spotlight people, a local scene, or provide any narrative that shows the authenticity of downtown, while keeping it positive!
Please keep all submitted videos under 2 minutes long (winners will be asked for an edit under 00:59 seconds for distribution on Instagram). Photos can be taken with any video camera and submitted in MP4 format – cell phones or professional cameras permitted. One video per videography team allowed for submission. No profanity. No controversial or political content. All videos will be judged for 3 elements:
– (Content) Expressing how DTEP is AUTHENTICO in a positive fashion
– Quality of execution
Entry into contest grants the DMD rights to distribute the submitted media online, expressly for the purpose of promoting downtown, El Paso during and after the contest. The filmmaker/s retain all copyrights to the media entered into the contest.
Contestants are welcome to submit bi-lingual videos, with accompanying subtitles/captions for other language. Only necessary for any video produced in any language other than English. Additional captioning in another language is optional if video is produced in English.
- Video featured on main page of downtownelpaso.com and Youtube channel
- INSIDER article featuring and spotlighting winners
- Downtown restaurant gift cards valued at $500
- $300 -1st place (Pick up to three DTEP restaurants)
- $150 – 2nd place (Pick up to two DTEP restaurants)
- $50 – 3rd place (Pick any DTEP restaurant)
Deadline for submission is July 26, 2017
To enter the Reel Authentico Video Contest: please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org a dropbox link to download your video or deliver a USB with video file directly to DMD offices at 201 E. Main, Ste. 107.
Winners will be announced on August 3, 2017