CVP and Canon announce dates for 2024 Stories In Motion Young Filmmakers Awards

Industry leaders come together again to host prestigious competition created to celebrate young creatives

CVP, one of Europe’s leading resellers and providers of professional video and broadcast solutions, and Canon UK & Ireland are partnering again on the quest to discover the most promising new talent of young creatives and filmmakers for their 2024 Stories in Motion competition. Building on the phenomenal success of the Awards debut earlier this year, the 2024 Canon Stories in Motion Young Filmmakers Awards strive to foster creativity among individuals aged 18-25. The competition is accepting entries from December 1st, 2023, until March 31, 2024, offering hopefuls the chance to win prizes ranging from a Canon C70, high-value vouchers to spend at CVP to the extraordinary experience of shadowing a cinematographer who has earned acclaim through award-winning work.

With three categories, Music Video, Documentary and Scripted Short Film, the competition welcomes everyone who has a passion for storytelling and cinematography. Participants can submit a maximum of three films, each representing one of the three categories, and will have their entries judged by an exciting panel of well-experienced filmmakers. These include Canon Ambassador, Cinematographer and Photographer, Elisa Iannacone; Canon Ambassador, Cinematographer and Filmmaker, Tania Freimuth; Award-winning Filmmaker, Editor and Colourist, Ollie Kenchington; and CVP’s Technical Marketing Manager, Jake Ratcliffe. 

The judges will pick five entries to be shortlisted per category, with one winner for each category and one final overall grand prize winner, all based on originality, creativity, cinematography and post production. Every shortlisted entry will win a £200 voucher to spend at CVP, and all winners will win an additional £500 voucher to be spent at CVP. The overall grand prize winner will win a Canon EOS C70 and RF 24-70 F2.8 L lens, as well as the opportunity to shadow one of the judges of their choice for a day. 

Besides the fantastic prizes, all shortlisted participants will also get the opportunity to have their films showcased during a special award ceremony, held in London on the 25th of April 2024, hosted by British television presenter, Alex Zane. 

Dawn Bochenski, Marketing Director, CVP, said: “Empowering the next generation of filmmakers and providing them with the tools to create their best possible work is a passion both the Canon and the CVP team share. We have no doubts that this year’s entries will be just as impressive as last year’s.”   

Neale Conroy, Marketing Director, Canon UK and Ireland, said: “Stories in Motion is a great platform not only to celebrate young creatives, but also to give them a chance to learn from and have their work seen by talented professionals in our industry. The quality of work our judges have seen in this year’s participants exceeded all our expectations for this project, and we cannot wait to see what 2024’s entries will bring.” 

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