LG Electronics have announced their inaugural LG Life’s Good FilmFest , an HD short film festival, enlisting the support of Oscar-winning actor Jamie "Ray" Foxx at a launch event August 11 @ Toronto's Manulife Centre, Panorama Room.
Foxx discussed his own experiences breaking into show business and helped to preview the festival for prospective filmmakers/news media.
“There really is no other film festival like the LG Life’s Good FilmFest,” said Tim Barnes, marketing director, LG Electronics Canada.
“The concept is simple: an engaging HD short film festival with no entry fee and the chance to win incredible cash prizes. We’re absolutely thrilled that Jamie could join us to help launch the festival, as his amazing work in film, comedy and music really exemplifies the spirit and talent the FilmFest will no doubt attract.”
Aspiring film makers from around the world can submit their LG Life’s Good FilmFest HD films into one of four categories: Animation, Fashion & Music, Sports and Narrative.
Each HD entry must be no longer than five minutes in length and express a positive, uplifting message that conveys the notion that “Life’s Good.”
There will be four prizes awarded. Three of the four category winners will receive $10,000 Canadian in prize money. The fourth category winner, who is chosen as the overall winner, will receive the grand prize of $100,000 Canadian in prize money.
The entry deadline is 5 pm Eastern Standard Time, Oct. 16, 2009. Each submission will be judged and winners announced January 2010.
The LG Life’s Good FilmFest was inspired, in part, by LG’s new series of HDTVs...