Competition asks for short films to raise awareness for issues people face online; Winners to be awarded with cash prizes and potential for their work to be viewed by millions
SAN FRANCISCO, April 3, 2012 – Mozilla, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Web, has announced Firefox Flicks, a campaign providing everyone an opportunity to produce short films that highlight what makes Mozilla Firefox different. Mozilla is encouraging users, fans, filmmakers and animators worldwide to submit original, high-quality videos that will help educate mainstream Internet users about the issues that affect their online lives, such as privacy and security, and how Firefox addresses these issues.
Submissions for Firefox Flicks will be accepted through May 1 on the Firefox Flicks website (www.firefoxflicks.org) and are divided into three regions: US and Canada, Latin America and Europe.
The short films can be entered into any of four categories:
- Best :30 Spot
- Best Use of New Open Technology (e.g. Popcorn.js, HTML5, etc.)
- Best Animation
- Best Public Service Announcement
Mozilla has brought together a group of judges who have each made a significant impact on the Hollywood industry and the fight for online rights. The initial judging panel for this year’s Firefox Flicks competition includes Edward Norton, Shauna Robertson, Couper Samuelson, Jeff Silver and Ben Silverman.
Winners will receive international exposure through Mozilla’s marketing channels and various prizes, including $10,000 cash or a Panavision in-kind camera rental package valued at $60,000 USD for the grand prize winner.
For more information on Firefox Flicks including submission guidelines, categories and prizes, and to register, please visit www.firefoxflicks.org. Mozilla encourages early submissions for a chance to be screened at upcoming Mozilla events featuring Firefox Flicks, such as the San Francisco International Film Festival.
Mozilla is a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better. We emphasize principle over profit, and believe that the Web is a shared public resource to be cared for, not a commodity to be sold. We work with a worldwide community to create open source products like Mozilla Firefox, and to innovate for the benefit of the individual and the betterment of the Web. The result is great products built by passionate people and better Web choices for everyone. For more information, visit mozilla.org/firefox.