Singapore, 18 December 2020 – HUAWEI today announced the second edition of its prominent film festival awards across the Asia Pacific region, titled HUAWEI Film Awards 2020 (HFA2020). Singaporean film makers are invited to submit their short films to HFA2020, an extension of Huawei’s annual image-making contest NEXT-IMAGE Awards that provides a platform for creative film makers to showcase their art to the global audience. The contest will be held from 18 December 2020 to 18 March 2021 (11:59 PM Singapore Time) and participants stand a chance to win USD 10,000 and a HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro.
HFA2020 has earned a reputation for discovering and nurturing next generation creative talent, driving creativity and inspiring emerging content creators to explore new and creative ways to engage with videography. To participate in the film festival, creators have to submit a short film that makes use of Huawei’s next generation tools and cutting-edge moving image content. Entries must not exceed ten (10) minutes in duration.
“With the emerging mobile content creators market growing exponentially, this is a great platform for APAC filmmakers to share their amazing work with the rest of the world. HFA2020 allows Huawei device content creators to express themselves, celebrate accomplishments, learn new skills whilst inspiring others, oceans apart. Join our mission to bring stories to life - and people together through the positive power of creativity,” said Huawei’s Global Chief Brand Officer of Consumer Business Andrew Garrihy.
Huawei has selected prominent industry experts from around the globe to evaluate the submissions and select the winners. They are:
· Terry Chan, an award-winning Chinese advertising director who has been recognized at the Tiger Roar Awards, China Awards and Effie Awards. His relentless passion in film work has led him to direct his own documentaries in Germany, Italy and Japan.
· Emir Shafri, a creative leader who’s driven by his love for the crazy, exciting “what if’s”, and has won prestigious awards, like Cannes Lions, an Asian agency’s first SXSW Interactive Innovation Award, New York Festivals, London International Awards, ADDYs, EFFIEs, Spikes, ADFEST and a Guinness World Record, in addition to serving as the Malaysian Kancil Awards 2019’s Jury Chairperson and coaching start-ups and social enterprises.
· Laci Kobulsky, a Slovakian extreme sports photographer who champions creative photography techniques, and has worked with world’s influential athletes like Aaron Hadlow, Alby Rondina, Paula Novotna, Youri Zoon, Gisela Pulido and others, besides producing his own full-length kiteboarding documentary titled “Aaron Hadlow TWENTY”.
For more updates on HUAWEI Film Awards 2020 (HFA2020) and how to participate, please visit HUAWEI global community at https://consumer.huawei.com/en/community/hfa/?forumId=40452.
Shoot and edit video using any HUAWEI device
Upload completed video to YouTube and ensure visibility is set to public
Login to HUAWEI Community Portal
Fill in HFA2020 entry form and insert YouTube URL link
Submit before 18 March 2021 (11:59 PM Singapore Time)
Open for entries: December 18, 2020
Deadline for entries: March 18, 2021
Competition judging period: March 19, 2021 - April 18, 2021
Contest results reveal: April 19, 2021
APAC Best Film: USD $10,000
APAC Honorable Mention: HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro