Entertainment channel Syfy, owned by NBCUniversal, is giving young filmmakers in Asia the chance to explore into the far reaches of their imagination. The imagination-driven brand which brings to Asia exclusive programming in the science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and adventure genres, announced that they are organising a short film competition to look for up-and-coming talents in the region.
Dubbed as ‘Syfy Shorts’, this is the first time the entertainment channel is extending to its viewers in Asia a chance at showcasing their works on television prime time.
The competition bids interested parties to submit an original five-minute film that is of science fiction, paranormal, adventure and fantasy genres, staying true to the Syfy brand. To further the challenge, participants have to incorporate the channel’s theme of ‘Imagine Greater’, either as part the storyline or dialogue.
Renowned industry personalities will join Syfy as part of a jury to determine which entries will make the cut. The panel comprises Singaporean filmmaker and director Eric Khoo, Managing Director of award-winning visual effects and animation studio Infinite Frameworks, Mike Wiluan, Taiwanese Director Lin Yu-Hsien and Syfy’s VP of SEA Channels, David Gunson.
Syfy will be hosting the competition on-air and online (www.syfyuniversal.asia). Deadline for submission of entries is 31st December 2011 at midnight. Selected Syfy Shorts’ submissions will be aired on Syfy across Asia. Details of the competition can be found here.