TikTok invites filmmakers to this year’s Cannes Film Festival

Can you believe it? TikTok now has its place 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 competition will allow three users to fly to the Côte d’Azur 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 April 8, film-loving TikTok users are invited to make an original creation in the hope of triumphing 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 for €10,000 for the Grand Prize, and €5,000 for the other two prizes.

To participate in this project, users must respect certain rules. The length of the video must be between 30 seconds and three minutes, for example, and the creative must be entirely original, created and owned by the filmmaker. The short must not be a music video, stand-up video, personal vlog or reality video, but a scripted story, whether it be a comedy, thriller or a drama. On the ICT Tac app, participants can consult the various rules for participation in the competition, reserved for users over 18 years of age.

Participants will have to publish their creations on the social network with the hashtag #TikTokShortFilm, written in the description of the video, for the duration of the competition. They will also need to make sure their account is public so their video can be seen by everyone.


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The prizes will be awarded 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 prize from Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of the festival. The competition is only open to users residing 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 delighted to partner with TikTok to share the magic of the Festival with a wider audience, much more global and just as cinephile as ever. For several years, the Cannes Film Festival has been connecting with the new generation of film lovers by offering them the opportunity to experience the Festival through our “3 days in Cannes” program. With this collaboration – which is part of a desire to diversify the audience – we look forward to sharing the most exciting and inspiring moments of the Festival and to see the Festival reimagined through the lens of the creators of TikTok and its community. We look forward to discovering all of this with great eagerness and curiosity,” said Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, in a press release.

“The Cannes Film Festival is an iconic moment that changed the landscape of world cinema, and we are honored to welcome them as an official partner. People turn to TikTok for entertainment, self-expression, or to discover something new, and they share a genuine and nurturing sense of community like nowhere else. We are thrilled to partner with the Cannes Film Festival to provide our community with creative ways to be inspired, moved and entertained, bonded 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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