Local filmmaker makes it to YouTube Your Film Festival semisBy Staff Writer 12 June 2012 | Categories: news
Remember the name Daniel McCauley, since in future you might hear a lot more from this local filmmaker.
The competition is presented by YouTube and Emirates, in partnership with La Biennale di Venezia (the Venice Film Festival) and the Scott Free production company.
Content creators around the world were asked to submit a 15-minute, story-driven video of any format, style and genre. Submissions came from all over the world and the semi-finalists reflect the global reach of the festival. The ten finalists will travel to Italy, where their work will be screened at the 69th Venice International Film Festival in August.
A grand-prize winner will then be named by a special jury, which includes Sir Ridley Scott and acclaimed actor, Michael Fassbender (read our Prometheus review here), and awarded a $500 000 YouTube original production grant to work with Scott Free.
Starting today, and through July 16, the entire YouTube community will be able to view and vote on the selection of films at youtube.com/yourfilmfestival.
The Your Film Festival is one of several efforts by the online video giant to push the boundaries of music, art, and film. It follows the successful partnership that YouTube experienced with Scott Free to help create the critically acclaimed documentary Life In A Day.
Other projects, such as the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, YouTube Play, and YouTube Space Lab, are examples of the convergence of online video with traditional arts. Emirates, the global airline, has also come on board as a proud sponsor of the program and the festival.
YouTube recently turned seven, with 72 hours of video footage being uploaded to the site every minute.
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