A celebration of adventure and technology with BANFF

Date:5 June 2019 Author: Sam Spiller Tags:, , , , , , ,

Cape Union Mart is calling on all South African’s with a passion for film, adventure, and the outdoors. Entries to the Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge are now open.

Our planet, in all it’s raw and rugged beauty, lends itself perfectly to those daring enough to take on an adventure. Some have taken the challenge further by throwing cameras into the mix. The BANFF film festival, an annual competition and presentation of short films, celebrates some of the best sports, outdoor, and environmental filmmakers. This year, the event is providing aspiring South African creatives with the chance to have their work showcased.

Those with a passion for capturing the essence of the outdoors are encouraged to enter. Cape Union Mart, outdoor retail specialists and event sponsors, are excited to see what adventure enthusiasts can bring to the table. There are two categories in which you can enter: Aspiring and Professional. The challenge is on with up to R10 000 in cash and R5 000 worth of K-Way gear up for grabs. On top of it all, the winner, thanks to Ster Kinekor, will have their masterpiece aired on big screens at local movie theatres.

With such extreme prizes in the mix, it’s clear that this competition holds no place for an average home video. Organizers are looking for the best of the best – a symbiosis of raw talent and exceptional quality. The submission criteria calls for professionalism and those serious about the win should take the grueling submission criteria under serious consideration.

Entry films should be no longer than 300 seconds (five minutes) long and must be accessible via a YouTube link. Importantly, the films resolution should be appropriate for cinema viewing (HD 1920x1080p and at either 25 or 50 frames per second). Judges will be keeping their eyes peeled for the best storyline, creativity, cinematography, and video and sound editing. If you need an inspirational nudge, last year’s winner, “Always Dream”, blew audiences away. Shot in Winterton in Kwa-Zulu Natal, the short film strikes a perfect balance between quality, adventure and local flair.

This is an exceptional opportunity for those who have a passion for film and the outdoors. With a celebration of technology and adventure at it’s core. We are excited to see what South African filmmakers are capable of. Entries should be submitted no later than June 30th.

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