Hollywood Film Awards: MatchingDonors.com Kicks Off Their Second Annual “Everybody Can Save A Life!” Contest
HollywoodNews.com: Everybody can save a life! Thanks again to another very generous donation from the Mr. Carlos De Abreu –the founder of The Hollywood Film Awards®, MatchingDonors.com is asking the public to help raise awareness about being a living organ donor on MatchingDonors.com through their second annual Everybody Can Save A Life Video Contest! Mr. Carlos De Abreu – and the Hollywood Film Awards® efforts have saved many lives of individuals needing lifesaving organ transplants.
This contest will also get the entrants videos before Hollywood’s Top decision makers, producers, and studio executives, and winners will receive cash prizes as well as the opportunity to work with these top people in Hollywood as Assistant Producers on a television show or movie, or even Assistant Produce an iPhone social game with the creator of Xbox Live. See more information and how to take part in the contest at ZOOPPA.COM
Since winning last year’s contest Rob Micai has been doing production work for many of MatchingDonors.com video judges – see list of judges below. His award winning video has also been the basis of this year’s MatchingDonors.com’s multimillion dollar advertising campaign currently being seen throughout the country on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, all A&E Networks including- Lifetime, History, Bio, H2, LMN, Crime and Investigation Network, Lifetime Real Women, Military History, and many more networks.
Thanks again to another very generous donation from the Hollywood Film Awards®, the First Place winner will also be given two tickets and be invited to attend the Hollywood Film Awards® Gala where they can socialize with Hollywood’s biggest stars. See more at www.hollywoodfilmawards.com.
Nineteen people die every day in the United States waiting for a kidney transplant. The team at “>MatchingDonors.com is working hard to make sure that doesn’t happen. MatchingDonors.com is a 501c3 non-profit and the world’s largest online living organ donor non-profit organization.
Here is the information on the contest:
About this contest
This is the second annual MatchingDonors.com competition! Last year’s contest was a tremendous success with an amazing array of videos promoting the altruistic organ donation through MatchingDonors.com. The winning Zooppa video has even been broadcast on national television and its creator, Rob Micai, has gone on to land new work because of because of his submission.
Here is your second opportunity to earn some cash, work alongside prestigious Hollywood professionals, and, most importantly, help save a life!
Everybody Can Save A Life! is a video contest to raise awareness about being a living organ donor on MatchingDonors.com. Nineteen people die every day in the United States waiting for a kidney transplant. The team at MatchingDonors.com is working hard to make sure that doesn’t happen. MatchingDonors.com is a 501c3 non-profit and the world’s largest online living organ donor non-profit organization. Learn more about MatchingDonors at www.MatchingDonors.com
Make a 30-second video that promotes, celebrates, and/or teaches about being a living organ donor on MatchingDonors.com. Your video must prominently feature both of the two following phrases in order to be considered:
“Everybody can Save a Life by being a living organ donor on MatchingDonors.com”
“Nineteen people die every day waiting for an organ transplant”
Other than that requirement, the creative approach you take on your video is up to you!
A serious approach could be to document the life of a transplant recipient and what altruistic organ donation means to them and their loved ones.
A funny approach could highlight the lighter side of living organ donation. For instance, what slapstick hijinks could happen if a well-meaning but clumsy person was in charge of delivering the organ? No matter the obstacle, could the organ still find its way to the recipient?
While the creative direction your choice, be mindful that these video will be used as Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to promote MatchingDonors.com, so they should represent the process of organ donation in a positive manner.
This is a great opportunity for video makers of all skill levels to help raise awareness about a remarkable non-profit organization and cause.
The First Place winner will not only receive a $1,000 cash award, but will also be given two tickets to and invited to attend and socialize with Hollywood’s biggest stars at the Hollywood Film Awards® Gala ceremony on Monday October 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California (airfare and lodging not included). The Hollywood Film Awards® Gala launches the awards season and recognizes excellence in the established Hollywood community by bestowing awards to both those in front of and those behind the camera. The Gala is “the first mandatory stop in the awards season,” says “The New York Times.” But that’s not all, the First Place winner will also be awarded a choice of assistant producing and/or work & credits on a television show, movie or music video with one of our judges (see the list of judges below; subject to availability).
Assistant Digital Artist work & credits on a Disney Movie, Pixar Movie, or Lollipop Shaders production with Brad Falk.
Assistant production work or internship on a 20th Century Fox or Fox television production through Tom Cavanaugh.
Assistant producing work & credits on a television show, ESPN Special, History Channel Special, or Cross Cut Production with Brad Hebert.
Assistant producing work & credits on a Bowery Boys Productions, Inc. movie with Endrick Lekay.
Assistant producing work on a “Dog the Bounty Hunter” episode, “Parking Wars” episode or another television show with Hybrid Films and Daniel Elias.
Assistant producing work & credits on a National Lampoon Movie with Alan Donnes.
Assistant producing work & credits on an iPhone social game with Damon Danieli.
The Second Place winner will receive the choice of one of the remaining of assistant producing and/or work & credits on a television show, movie or music video with one of our judges.
The Third Place winner will receive the choice of one of the remaining assistant producing and/or work & credits on a television show, movie or music video with one of our judges.
SELECTION OF WINNERS
Winners will be selected by an illustrious panel of high-profile entertainment industry judges.
See our list of illustrious judges at ZOOPPA.COM
Contest participants have the option to designate which judge they would like to personally review their submission by inserting the judge’s name in the description field of their submission during the upload process. Judges may at their discretion give special attention to videos addressed to them but will consider all submissions when recommending the top three winning videos.
To ensure that your video submission has the best chance to win, be sure to indicate which judge you would like to individually review your submission in the description field your video during upload.
DEADLINE: The Entry Period ends September 25th, 2012.
Good Luck and pass the word to anyone you think will benefit from this video contest.
About the Hollywood Film Awards(r):
The Hollywood Film Awards(r) were created to honor excellence in the art of filmmaking, both in front and behind the camera, and launch the awards season. Last year alone, our recipients received 12 nominations and 5 Oscars. In the last 9 years, a total of 85 Oscar nominations and 32 Oscars were given to films showcased and/or to our honorees. The awards/tributes are bestowed at a GALA ceremony that takes place at the prestigious Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
About the Hollywood Film Festival(r)
The festival was created to bridge the gap between established Hollywood and the global creative community. This year will be our 16th anniversary and the Hollywood Film Festival(r) will take place from Oct 18 to 22, 2012, at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood. “The ultimate networking opportunity for filmmakers looking for a break,” says Variety. Some of our film finalists have been acquired by HBO, Miramax, IFC, and Starz among other distributors, and filmmakers have secured agents, managers and jobs. One of our winners, Craig Brewer (director of “Hustle and Flow,” “Black Snake Moan” and “Footloose”), was discovered by the Hollywood Film Festival(r) with the world premiere of his first film “Poor and Hungry.”
For more information go to http://www.hollywoodfilmawards.com
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