Nokia Music, a free music streaming service from Nokia that offers free and unlimited access to playlists and songs on Nokia Lumia smartphones, today announced it would team up with Sundance London and Talenthouse on the launch of a worldwide competition for aspiring filmmakers and directors challenging them to investigate the music scenes in cities around the globe.
To take part, filmmakers must upload a short video trailer (15 sec – 60 sec) including a 150 word supporting written description visualizing the ‘underground music scene’ in their chosen city.
Two finalists will each receive a $5,000 production budget and two Nokia Lumia 920’s on which they must create their final short film. What’s more, both of them will receive an-all-expenses paid trip to Sundance London (2013) in April where their final films are guaranteed a special screening at the festival, along with a mentoring session with one of the ‘judges’. One lucky grand prizewinner will walk away with $5,000 and a Nokia Lumia 920. Complete details can be found here.
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Additionally Nokia Music announced the European premiere of its heralded documentary film series New American Noise at the Sundance London Film and Music Festival at The O2 on Friday, April 26, 2013. Leading independent directors, including Abteen Bagheri, Emily Kai Bock, Bob Harlow and Tyrone Lebon, created the six films that comprise New American Noise.
The series is produced by Nokia Music and SomeSuch & Co, and shines a light on the underground music scene in six American cities by detailing the incredible diversity of musical subcultures and giving an unprecedented insight into the lives and passions of today’s music and its fans. The films premiered in the United States during the week of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah, and the press hailed the series as “a must see” (USA Today) and “compelling” (SPIN).