Avid launches student short film competition

Brightest and best EMEA student editors could win a range of prizes including a trip to London and Avid software
Prizes include a trip to London, Avid software, and a professional mentoring experience.
Prizes include a trip to London, Avid software, and a professional mentoring experience.

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Avid has announced the launch of a student film competition within Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, in line with its ongoing commitment to media education for young film makers.

The competition, themed ‘Be Inspired,’ will be judged by some of Europe’s leading professional editors and will offer the winners a range of money-can’t-buy prizes.

Students have until October 11th, 2015 to produce a two-minute film about what inspires them. They can capture their own footage or use stock content, then edit, cut, and render their film using Avid's Media Composer.

The students can then enter the competition by uploading their rights-cleared video on YouTube or Vimeo, along with their student ID credentials and some comments about their submission.

The high-profile judging panel includes:

- Anne-Sophie Bion – French film editor whose credits include The Artist and Micmacs
- Mick Audsley – BAFTA-winning British film and television editor with more than 30 film credits including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, as well as the upcoming Everest
- Toni Froschhammer – German editor with film, commercial and music video credits including the Academy Award-nominated Pina and Das Salz Der Erde for director Wim Wenders
- Paddy Bird – editor of TV documentaries and dramas including Home for the Holidays and The Secret Millionaire, and founder of 'Inside The Edit', the world’s first creative online editing course

Three winning students will enjoy a range of prizes including a mentoring day with a well-known editor in London, a year-long subscription to Inside the Edit courses, and Media Composer and Pro Tools software.

For full details, terms and conditions, click here.

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