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6.30.2012

Announcing the Winners of IMTF’s 2012 Trailer Contest

A DEFIANT DUDE—about a defiant T-shirt artist—has won the $5,000 Grand Prize in IMTF’s 2012 trailer contest.

IMTF’s third movie trailer competition grew by 20%, attracting nearly 300 entries from 20 countries. But numbers tell only part of the story. The quality of the work was better than ever, making our jury’s work more difficult, but also enjoyable.

The winning entry, directed by James Lantz, is a hilarious documentary trailer featuring T-shirt artist Bo Muller-Moore, who found himself in a trademark conflict over the phrase “Eat More Kale.” The movie represented by the trailer is now in post production.

OTHER WINNERS
* Documentary Trailer ($250): FOOLS ON THE HILL by Jerrol LaBaron.
* Fiction Film Trailer ($250): THE GARDEN PLOT by Lowe Haak.
* Web Series Trailer ($250): SHIFTERS by Terrance M. Young.
* Book Trailer ($250): THE BUTTERFLY WARNING by Gisselle Legere.
* Student Entries (we had a tie; each student receives $250): THE BRAIN GOBBLERS FROM SATURN by Kris Theorin; BEHIND THE SCREEN by Stefan Baumgartner.
* People’s Choice Award ($1000): THREE OF ONE KIND by Richie Babitsky & Perri Pierre; Second place ($250): UNCIVIL by Thomas Gidlow

HONORABLE MENTION
BLOODLINES, CAVEMAN, HOW CAN A BOY, JAKE & JASPER, MEMORIES OF 100, MIKEL’S FAITH, PINK SKIES, US AND THE GAME INDUSTRY, WACKO JACKO, YOGAWOMEN, and YOU CAN’T KILL STEPHEN KING.

All the entries can be seen here.

Our current contest—”Lights! Cameraphone! Action!”—invites everyone with a smartphone to shoot a trailer for a movie in the dream stage. You can find the entry form, tips, examples, and a promotional trailer here.

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