Reminder: In this year’s Festival, we have added a micro-trailer category: The best trailer running 15 seconds or less will win $100—while also qualifying for the $3,000 Grand Prize. Do the math: If your 15-second trailer wins the top prize, you will earn $200/second.
Here’s an example: a 15-second book trailer created by Allen Bronstein.
We’re posting fascinating facts about trailers and moviemaking techniques at www.internationalmovietrailerfest.tumblr.com. Topics range from the first movie trailer ever to tips on memorable dialogue. We hope you’ll follow us, tell your friends, and suggest ideas for related posts.
We’re pleased to announce the results of the “Lights! Cameraphone! Action!” contest created in partnership with TiVo. All of the entries were trailers for movies still in the dream stage. The Grand Prize winner is “Outside the Gridiron,” a trailer for a sports drama. The directors are Taryn Ocko and Dan Vaughn.
The two finalists (in alphabetical order) are “Nightmare 3″ directed by Mojtaba Qanezadeh, and “Stage V” directed by Buddy Calvo. “Stage V” also was chosen as the best student entry. Read more
Our jury of industry professionals is now working to select the three finalists in the”Lights! Cameraphone! Action!” contest. We will announce these finalists on February 18. Watch this spot. Audiences will then pick the Grand Prize Winner by voting on this site and in movie theaters and film festivals.