So You Think You Can Make TV? is a new digital video contest from Vancouver-based Paperny Films which asks young Canadian filmmakers to create a lifestyle or factual series trailer.
The contest is open to Canadian filmmakers aged 19 to 30, opens on February 17 and closes on April 15. All entries must include a two minute trailer for a potential factual or lifestyle series, and they should describe a world, introduce characters and develop a concept.
The grand prize winner will receive $3,000 and will be offered a one-month unpaid internship at Paperny Films to jump start their career.
After uploading original videos to YouTube with the phrase ‘Made for Paperny Films So You Think You Can Make TV? Contest’ in the title, those applying must fill out an online submission form.
Once the contest closes, a jury of Paperny Films’ executives and special guest judges will choose five finalists, which will be posted on www.papernyfilms.com/contest on May 1, for the public to vote. The public voting period will end on May 15 and the winner will be announced.
“One of our greatest pleasures at Paperny Films is nurturing young talent. We hope this contest becomes an annual opportunity for young Canadian filmmakers to showcase their skills and creativity,” says Audrey Mehler, partner, Paperny Films, in a release.