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ProAm USA Hosts 2014 International Student Film Competition

  • ProAm USA Hosts 2014 International Student Film Competition
    ProAm to  reward over $8,000 in cash and prizes; enter an original film between January  13th and March 16th to win cash and ProAm products for  you and your school

    ProAm USA, a manufacturer of production  equipment for film and video enthusiasts and professionals, today announced its 2014  International Student Film Competition. Designed to  encourage budding filmmakers, the competition is free to enter  and open to students currently enrolled in accredited high schools, colleges  and universities worldwide. A Hollywood jury, which includes The Walking Dead writer Curtis Gwinn, Law & Order actor Ash Christian and  Chicago International Film Festival jury organizer Bohus Blahut, will evaluate  the student films. They will be judged on film narrative, originality, and  execution of chosen genre. The entry deadline for the Student Film Competition is March 16,  2014. Finalists will be announced on March 24, 2014, and winners will be  announced on April 4, 2014.

    Enter to Win Cash and ProAm Products

    ProAm and its jury of  Hollywood players will judge student films and award prizes to the filmmaker  and his or her school. The competition will also feature a People’s Choice  voting period; the public can visit to choose their favorite student film beginning  on January 20, 2014.

    Grand Prize: Student – $1,500 and  the Orion Production Package; school – the Orion  Production Package

    First Prize: Student – $750 and the Orion Crane; school – the Orion  Crane

    Second Prize: Student – $400 and the Orion Jr. Crane; school – the Orion  Jr. Crane

    Third Prize: Student – $200 and the HD2 LCD Kit; school – the HD2 LCD  Kit

    People’s Choice: Student – $1,500 and  the Orion Production Package; school – the Orion Production Package

    ProAm 2014 International Student Film Competition Jury

    Armand  Mastroianni: Director of Tales from the  Dark Side, The Celestine Prophecy, Invasion, and Cameron’s Closet

    Ash  Christian: Writer/director of Fat  Girls and Petunia, actor in The Good Wife, Law & Order, Ugly Betty

    Bohus  Blahut: TV host of Eye Opener,  jury organizer for the Chicago International Film Festival, teacher at Columbia  College for 10 years

    Cosondra  Sjostrom: Co-creator/actress in Syndicate,  actress in Dragon Wasps, sketch  comedy writer

    Jon  Schnepp: Co-creator/co-producer/director of Metalocalypse, director of The  Venture Bros

    Curtis  Gwinn: Writer from The Walking  Dead, creator/writer/executive producer of Fat Guy Stuck In The Internet, creator of Death Valley, writer from The  Man Show and NTSFDUV

    Rules and Regulations

    *Must be 18 or over and a student currently enrolled at a high school,  college or university

    *Must create a film that is entirely original in content

    *Film must be between one and three minutes in duration, not  including credits

    *One entry per student or team


    *Explicitly offensive language or images

    *Explicitly graphic sexual content

    *All films must be submitted in spoken English or supported with  English subtitles

    *Films must be submitted in .MOV/AVI format

    For more information  and to enter the ProAm USA 2014 International Student Film Competition, please  visit

    About  ProAm USA

    Drawing from  experience in the video and film industry, ProAm USA began in 2003 and launched  its first uniquely designed camera crane in 2004. It was the first tool-less  camera crane and one of the first made specifically for consumer and prosumer  cameras. Over 10 years, ProAm has become the innovation leader in camera  mounting systems with products used worldwide by film and video professionals.  ProAm’s mission is to make it easy to shoot amazing video and create incredible  films by manufacturing well-designed, superior quality crane and jib systems  for high-end hobbyists and professional photographers and filmmakers.