NBC is Now Looking for Aspiring Filmmakers

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NBCUniversal is looking for YOU!

NBCUniversal Short Film Festival is back and one of the biggest companies in the TV and film industry are looking for the next breakout filmmaker. NBCUniversal is looking for up and coming directors, writers, and actors, introducing them to top industry leaders while awarding prizes ranging from camera packages, monetary grants to development meetins and talent deals.

Submissions open on March 1st. For more details: www.nbcushortsfest.com

About NBCUniversal Short Film Festival:

The annual NBCUniversal SHORT FILM FESTIVAL is the industry’s premiere diversity short film festival; a nationwide search for talent both in front of & behind the camera, focused on discovering the next generation of storytellers. This bicoastal festival hosts a series of events, including acclaimed filmmaker workshops, semi-finalist screenings in NYC and a red carpet awards finale at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles.  For over a decade, we have celebrated up & coming directors, writers, producers and actors, introducing them to top industry tastemakers while awarding prizes ranging from camera packages and monetary grants to development meetings and holding deals. #StorytellersWanted

Here’s what NBCUniversal Short Film Festival winners won in 2016:

BEST ACTOR –
1. Announced with Headshot in The Hollywood Reporter
2. Universal Premiere Tickets
3. Annual Subscription to TheHollywoodReporter.com
4. NBC Talent Holding Deal

NBCU Open Possibilities SOCIAL IMPACT Award
1. $5k Cash Grant

BEST WRITER –
1. Two tix to The WGA Awards (East Coast) / WGAW Written by Me mag subscription
2. Final Round Placement into NBCU Writers on the Verge Program + Development Meeting with Universal Pictures
3. Writing Software Suite
4. $5k Cash Grant

BEST DIRECTOR –
1. Development Meeting with Universal Pictures
2. Final Round Placement into NBCU Emerging Director Program
3. Post Prod Services Package from NBCU Studio Operations including lighting, grip, sound mixing, costumes and backlot access
4. $60k Camera Rental Package donation from the Panavision New Filmmaker Program to be used toward next project

#NBCUshortsFEST AUDIENCE AWARD –
1. 8TB GRAID Hard Drive with Thunderbolt and removable drives
2. Plantronics wireless, sweat-proof headphones with portable charging case
3. $1k Amazon Gift Card

Seeso BEST COMEDY –
1. Development meeting with Seeso
2. $10k Cash Grant from Seeso and NBCU Talent Infusion Programs

Xfinity BEST DRAMA –
1. $10k Cash Grant (provided by XFINITY from Comcast)

All 2016 Semi-Finalists received:
1. NYC Airfare + Hotel accommodations
2. Invitation to Introductory Luncheon, hosted by NBCUniversal
3. Invitation to SAG-Aftra Champagne Kickoff Reception
4. Invitation to WGAE roundtable with Academy Award Nominee, Writer/Director Shari Springer Berman + Cocktail Reception
5. Filmmaker Kits from GoPro & Lume Cube

All 2016 Finalists:
1. Los Angeles Airfare+ Hotel accommodations
2. Invitation to WGAW Breakfast + Library Tour
3. Invitation to Panavision Equipment Tour + Lunch
4. Complimentary Workshops, including KELDOF branding seminar & pitch workshop with NBC’s Karen Horne
5. NBCUniversal VIP Backlot Tour
6. Annual Subscription to TheHollywoodReporter.com
7. Premiere Software Editions of both Movie Magic Budgeting & Scheduling
8. 1TB Gtech Hard-Drives
9. Miroir HD Projectors
10. Opportunity to air films on festival HULU channel