The Bogen Imaging Film and Video Shorts 2006 Contest Begins January 1

December 22, 2005   Entertainment News
(PRLEAP.COM) StudentFilmmakers.com begins the new year with The Bogen Imaging Film and Video Shorts 2006 Contest. The contest officially opens on January 1, 2006. Only 12 days remain until the start of the contest, which is open to all student and independent filmmakers internationally, no entry fee required.

All accepted entries for The Bogen Imaging Film and Video Shorts 2006 Contest will be screened online at StudentFilmmakers.com. The final deadline for submissions is February 28, 2006, at 5:00 pm Eastern Time. Contest winners will be announced on April 15.

Entrants may now visit the newly launched Bogen Imaging Film and Video Shorts 2006 microsite: http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/bogenimaging/. The site includes submission information, rules and guidelines, award information and contact forms.

The submission section includes important information on how to apply for entry into the contest, in addition to updated information about submission formats. Only Quick Time movie files of no more than 85 MB in size will be accepted. Further rules are stipulated in the Rules and Guides section, which states that all film genres will be accepted. However, shorts must not exceed 5 minutes in length. This section also includes Terms of Agreement for entry into the competition.

The Awards section contains descriptions of the contest prize packages, which were first announced at the GV Expo and DV Expo West trade shows, where StudentFilmmakers.com exhibited as a media sponsor. The Bogen Imaging Film and Video Shorts 2006 Contest Prizes will include the following for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners:

First Prize is the Video Package, which includes the Manfrotto 519,351MVCFK (includes 519 Head, 351MVCFK Carbon Fiber Tripod, 350SPRB Spreader, 265 Feet, MBAG 120P); 523PRO - LANC Remote; 557B - Pro Monopod; and RM 2121SG - Reflecmedia Chromaflex System (adapter ring of choice). In addition, first prize winner will receive the Formatt HD Filter Kit, which includes BF FM-500MATT (adapter ring of choice); BF 4-1-CLSEF, BF 4-2-CLSEF, BF 4-3-CLSEF - HD Clear Soft Effects Filter Set; BF 4-SEND.3GHD, 4-SEND.6GHD, 4-SEND.9GHD - HD ND Graduated Filter Set; BF 4-ND.3HD, 4-ND.6HD, 4-ND.9HD - HD ND Filter Set; BF 4-CP2000RH - Circular Polarizer; KT BP-502 - KATA Pro Back Pack; KT VA-002-10 - KATA Case; and KT VA-801-10 - Rain Cover.

Second Prize is the Manfrotto 519,525PKIT (includes 519 Head, 525MVB Tripod, Floor Spreader, MBAG 100P) and 521PRO - LANC Remote. In addition, second prize winner will receive the Formatt HD Filter Kit, which includes BF FM-500MATT (adapter ring of choice); BF 4-1-CLSEF, BF 4-2-CLSEF, BF 4-3-CLSEF - HD Clear Soft Effects Filter Set; BF 4-SEND.3GHD, 4-SEND.6GHD, 4-SEND.9GHD - HD ND Graduated Filter Set; BF 4-ND.3HD, 4-ND.6HD, 4-ND.9HD - HD ND Filter Set; BF 4-CP2000RH - Circular Polarizer; KT HB-207 - KATA Hiker Back Pack; KT VA-002-10 - KATA Case; and KT VA-801-10 - Rain Cover.

Third Prize is the Manfrotto 503,351MVB2K and 521 - LANC Remote. In addition, third prize winner will receive the Formatt HD Filter Kit, which includes BF FM-500MATT (adapter ring of choice); BF 4-SEND.3GHD, 4-SEND.6GHD, 4-SEND.9GHD - HD ND Graduated Filter Set; BF 4-ND.3HD, 4-ND.6HD, 4-ND.9HD - HD ND Filter Set; KT R-103 - KATA Rucksack; KT VA-002-10 - KATA Case; and KT VA-801-10 - Rain Cover.

All shorts will be reviewed by a panel of judges from StudentFilmmakers.com and the film industry including respected cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs, ASC, who has compiled more than 60 narrative films credits, including Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The King of Marvin Gardens, Paper Moon, Shampoo, Whatís Up Doc?, The Last Waltz, Ghostbusters, Mask, Little Nikita, Say Anything, My Best Friendís Wedding, Miss Congeniality and Two Weeks Notice.

The Bogen Imaging Film and Video Shorts 2006 Contest begins on January 1, 2006.

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About Bogen Imaging, Inc.
Manufacturers of precision products for the photographic, video, Cine and lighting markets under the Bogen logo include Manfrotto and Gitzo tripods, heads and accessories; Avenger grip; Metz electronic flash systems; Elinchrom studio lighting systems; Lastolite lighting control and backgrounds; IFF top suspension system; Gossen light meters; RotaTrim cutters and many additional product lines.

Bogen sells to retailers in the photography and video markets in addition to rental houses in the film and broadcast industry with a national network of over 2000 dealers.

Bogen Imaging, Inc.
565 East Crescent Avenue, P.O. Box 506
Ramsey, N.J. 07446-0506
201-818-9500 / 212-695-8166
http://www.bogenimaging.us

About StudentFilmmakers.com
StudentFilmmakers.com's primary goal is to encourage and support independent and student film and video makers.

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