TikTok invites filmmakers to this year’s Cannes Film Festival

Can you believe it? TikTok now has a spot at the Cannes Film Festival.

TikTok is rolling out the red carpet for budding filmmakers. Two months before the next edition of the Cannes Film Festival, the social network is launching its own film competition. Called #TikTokShortFilm, the international contest will allow three users to fly to the French Riviera to receive their prize and pocket up to €10,000.

What we know about the TikTok competition at the Cannes Film Festival

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the contest is open

Until 8 April tik tok Users with a passion for film are invited to make an original creation in hopes of succeeding in one of the three categories of the TikTok Short Film competition: Grand Prize, Best Screenplay, and Best Editing. In addition to these prizes, the three winners will receive a check worth €10,000 for the Grand Prize, and €5,000 for the other two prizes.

To participate in this project, users must follow certain rules. The length of the video must be between 30 seconds and three minutes, for example, and the creation must be completely original, created and owned by the filmmaker. The short film should not be a music video, stand-up video, personal vlog, or reality video, but rather a scripted story, whether it be a comedy, thriller, or drama. About him tik tok app, participants can consult the different rules and regulations for participation in the contest, reserved for users over 18 years of age.

Participants must publish their creations on the social network with the hashtag #TikTokShortFilm, written in the description of the video, during the competition period. They will also need to make sure they have their account set to public so everyone can see your video.


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The awards will be presented on May 20 in Cannes.

The lucky winners will be announced on April 29, 2022, before being invited to the Cannes Film Festival to receive their award from Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of the festival. The contest is only open to users living in France, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Israel, Romania, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria , Netherlands, Turkey, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Australia and New Zealand.

“We are thrilled to partner with TikTok to share the magic of the Festival with a larger, more global and more cinephile audience than ever before. For several years now, the Cannes Film Festival has been connecting with the next generation of film enthusiasts by offering them the opportunity to experience the Festival through our ‘3 Days in Cannes’ programme. With this collaboration, which is part of a desire to diversify the audience, we look forward to sharing the most exciting and inspiring moments from the Festival and seeing the Festival reimagined through the lens of TikTok creators and their community. We look forward to discovering all of this with great enthusiasm and curiosity,” Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, said in a statement.

“The Cannes Film Festival is an iconic moment that has changed the landscape of world cinema and we are honored to welcome it as an official partner. People turn to TikTok to be entertained, express themselves, or discover something new, sharing an authentic and rewarding sense of community like nowhere else. We are excited to partner with the Cannes Film Festival to offer creative ways for our community to feel inspired, moved and entertained, united by a shared love of video and film,” adds Rich Waterworth, EU General Manager, TikTok.

This article is published via AFP Relaxnews.

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