ADCAN, a new initiative which supports upcoming filmmaker talent through creative productions for charities and good causes, announces industry leading judges panel, providing aspiring filmmakers unparalleled access to talent agencies. Global video sharing platform Vimeo also signs on to drive awareness through social promotions around the awards.
In the ADCAN Awards – which are free to enter - filmmakers are challenged to create a 30-second advert for one of three exciting online briefs from ADCAN’s chosen charities & causes: Open Cinema, Engineers Without Borders UK and Learning Through Landscapes.
The entries will be judged by industry-leading production companies Rattling Stick, Partizan andNexus who will award one winner and three shortlisted films for each charity brief. Additionally there will be an overall grand prix winner from the final 12 selected films.
Winners and shortlisted filmmakers will not only be linked with good causes & charities, but they will also be put in front of an impressive array of partners and sponsors including: The Mill(post), Wave (sound), Work (editing), Arri Media (camera work) and creatives Dave Trott, Mark Denton and Ben Kay. Vimeo will be supporting the architecture of the platform through its social channels.
Developed by Brydon Gerus and Dan Heighes, ADCAN has been set up as an awards community for good connecting those who need it with aspiring, non-represented filmmaking talent. The ADCAN awards is a new approach that exists above and beyond the awards themselves; it’s not only a creative platform to help aspiring filmmakers get exposure within the industry, it’s also a means for films to be made that will do some good, connect filmmakers with causes and production companies on the look out for the next top talent.
Entries for the competition are required for submission by 14th July 2014. Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony held at a central London location in August, which will be attended by a host of leading industry figures and companies.
Brydon Gerus said: “Symbiotic relationships occur naturally in nature and to great benefit. The idea of ADCAN came when I inquired into designing a community that would work upon similar principles and as a result produce a positive difference both in our industry and the world”.
Dan Heighes added: "With award shows being such a big business and costing so much to enter, there's very little opportunity for emerging talent to get the exposure they need. ADCAN is free to enter and creates a platform that focuses talent and exposes them whilst creating a genuinely valued byproduct. It's a hugely exciting opportunity for all involved."
The ADCAN programme is a creative platform for good, leveraging individual needs for a greater cause. Everyone involved in the platform is contributing their time and expertise for free.