Announcing Summer Shorts 2007 Film and Video Competition

Call for entries for's Summer Shorts 2007 Competition

New York, NY, July 07, 2007 --( The Summer Shorts 2007 competition from ( began July 1. Open to all film and video makers, entries will be accepted until September 30, 2007 at 5 pm EDT. The competition is free to enter; all genres and multiple submissions are welcome. All eligible entries will be showcased online and in future screenings.

The purpose of the contest is to inspire filmmakers and provide new opportunities to filmmakers of varying experience and background, gaining them exposure and recognition. Participants will see how audiences respond to their works, and they will also have an opportunity to view and provide feedback to other contestants’ works.

“I really enjoy these contests each year. The competition acts as a platform for filmmakers, to share their ideas and films, and learn from other filmmakers. I watch all of the films online and I am continually shocked and amazed by the talent, especially from younger filmmakers,” says Kim E. Welch, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of StudentFilmmakers Magazine and Director of

All entries must be five minutes or less in length, and 85 megabytes or less in size. Films that do not meet the guidelines will not be accepted. Submission requirements, rules, and guidelines can be found at

Summer Shorts 2007 is sponsored by Sony, Fuji Film, OurStage, Avid, and Lowel. For additional sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kim Welch at (212) 255-7190, or visit

Contest winners will all receive a feature write-up in StudentFilmmakers Magazine, in addition to other prizes from Sony, Fuji Film, OurStage, Avid, and Lowel. The contest continues the online filmmaking community’s exchange of ideas related to moviemaking, storytelling, technique, technologies and learning from others’ works, as well as deriving inspiration from one another.

For more information on the competition, please visit

For additional information, contact:

Taryn Bensky
Student Filmmakers

About StudentFilmmakers Magazine and and StudentFilmmakers Magazine, the #1 Educational Resource for Film and Video Makers, is for aspiring filmmakers, and its primary goal is to encourage and support new and independent film and video makers of all ages and levels around the world. With today's technology changes coming faster and faster, we are all students. For more information, visit

About Sony
Sony Media Software manages the following media creation software titles: Sound Forge® software, Vegas® software, CD Architect™ software, DVD Architect™ software, ACID® PRO software, Sony Sound Series™ music and sound effects libraries, Sony Vision Series™ graphics, animations and stock footage libraries, Noise Reduction™ Plug-In, Vegas Movie Studio™ software, ACID Music Studio™ software and Sound Forge Audio Studio™ software.

About Fuji Film USA
Setting a new standard for motion picture film, this high-speed (E.I. 500) color negative film achieves ultra-fine grain, natural skin tones, and outstanding gray balance. Dramatically improved grain produces natural results for even the most sophisticated studio work, including digital processing and computer graphics treatments. This film's subtle expressive power and ability to capture extensive detail enable the creator to bring imagination to life.

About OurStage
OurStage is the only purely democratic online competition where the fans decide who's the best in emerging music, film and video. The OurStage mission is to help talented artists achieve critical exposure by solving the greatest challenge on the Internet today: sorting quality content from the sea of mediocrity online. OurStage provides a neutral, trusted, game-free platform, in which the true judgment of the fans drives the best content to the top. Through its wealth of partner programs, including Bonnaroo, Paste, CMJ, PLUG Awards, Slamdance, Relix, Gen Art, Noise Pop, Videomaker, IFFBoston, and many others, OurStage offers winning artists real opportunities to actually launch their careers.

About Avid
Building on a concept that originated in a garage in Massachusetts in 1987, Avid has become the world leader in digital media creation tools for film, video, audio, animation, games, and broadcast professionals – as well as for home video and home audio enthusiasts. Today, the vast majority of primetime television shows, feature films, commercials, and chart-topping pop music hits are made using one or more Avid products. The company has received many awards, including three Emmys, a Grammy, and two Oscar statuettes: the 1998 Scientific and Technical Award for the concept, design, and engineering of the Avid Film Composer system for motion picture editing, and the 2003 Scientific and Technical Award for the design, development, and implementation of the Pro Tools digital audio workstation.

About Lowel
Lowel lighting equipment is primarily used in professional digital video, and digital photography, as well as film based photographic production. While they are considered the worldwide standard for location lighting, they also have equipment designed specifically for studio production and video conferencing applications.

Welch Integrated, Inc.
Kim E. Welch