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Filmmaker of the Year 2024: It could be YOU!

Posted on Dec 28, 2023 by Samara Husbands

Filmmaker of the Year 2024: It could be YOU!

Our worldwide filmmaking contest honours the cream of current and next-generation creatives

The Pro Moviemaker magazine Filmmaker of the Year Awards are about recognising  independent filmmaking companies and individuals who continue to push the boundaries of creativity with small budgets but masses of passion.

While there are many awards for big-budget TV and film, our mission when we launched these awards las year was to highlight the heroes of the filmmaking world who create stunning work in the form of documentaries, promotional films, music videos, marketing films, event coverage, sports, weddings, social media and YouTubers.

The hard-working image-makers who go to incredible lengths to create original and innovative content.

The filmmaking world responded and we had scores of entries from a massively diverse range of individuals and companies. From young filmmakers on the first steps of the ladder to experienced creatives pushing the boundaries.

We had entrants including music videos for famous bands; commercials from luxury cars to local shops; events from Sky Arts to local charities; documentaries commissioned by national newspapers and even a full-length feature film.

Building on that success, it’s time to open the Pro Moviemaker FIlmmaker of the Year Awards 2024. And if you have the talent, it could be you!

Categories

  • Commercial & Corporate – The cornerstone of so much professional work
  • Instructional – Teaching new tricks
  • Music Videos – Bring songs to life
  • Documentary – The art of compelling stories worth telling (sponsored by Nikon)
  • Live Streamed Event – The ultimate in mediate content
  • Events – Edited highlights of live happenings
  • Action & Sports – For the fast movers
  • Weddings – The joy of one of life’s great celebrations (sponsored by MPB)
  • Aerial – The view from high
  • Lighting – Master of highlights and shade (sponsored by Godox)
  • Social Media – The art of the short form film
  • Youtuber – The influencers’ choice (sponsored by Amaran)
  • Open – A showcase for real creative thinking
  • Future Filmmaker – Identifying the superstars of tomorrow (sponsored by CVP)
  • Best Editing – For masters of the final cut
  • Visual Effects – Identifying the masters of technology
  • Sound – For simple awesome audio (sponsored by Sennheiser)
  • Cinematography – The vision to make magic happen

How to enter

We understand the lives of working filmmakers is busy and time is precious.

So, there is no huge, involved process of entering these awards or making bespoke showreels or even whole new films – unless you want to!

The work can be content you’ve created for a paid-for client, non paid-for like a charity or sports team, personal work or anything else you have worked on.

Simply email [email protected] with the subject line Filmmaker of the Year and include a link where we can watch the video online, such as on YouTube or Vimeo, plus the password if it’s protected.

Alternatively, you can send a link to a file so we can download it from a file sharing service like WeTransfer. And let us know if we have permission to link to the film online on our website or social media, and any credits needed.

In your email, please tell us the category or categories you want to enter your film to, what your role was on the film, who the client was.

Please write a paragraph or two, giving some context to the shoot, any challenges you faced and any success your film has had. This would help us understand the background surrounding your masterpiece.

Enter by 15 May 2024.

Read the full article in the January/February 2024 issue of Pro Moviemaker.

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