Trace Urban filmmaking competition: application process, requirements, prize

Trace Urban filmmaking competition: application process, requirements, prize

Looking for funding for a movie that you wish to produce is, in most cases, harder than creating the actual movie. The element of getting your producer, agent, and the rest of the crew onboard can make you feel demoralised. If you have been caught up in this dilemma, you need to put your worries to rest because the Trace Urban filmmaking competition might be the door to you achieving your dream.

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If you are a filmmaker who is situated in Gauteng, the Trace Urban filmmaking competition is coming to your region, and you stand a chance to be the lucky winner. The prize of the competition is so lucrative that you might not want to think twice about taking part in the challenge. Therefore, reading on might go a long way in equipping you with the details on how to take part in the competition.

Trace Urban filmmaking competition

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Trace TV has partnered with the Gauteng Film Commission to come up with a competition whose focus is establishing the talent in the industry. The prize that has been tagged to the challenge aims at encouraging more people to participate. It will also help the winner in boosting their craft financially.

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Trace Urban filmmaking competition requirements

For you to qualify to take part in the challenge, you ought to meet the following requirements:

  • You should be a Gauteng-based filmmaker.
  • You must be a documented South African citizen.
  • You are required to submit your video within the stipulated promotion period.
  • You must be 18 years or older. Any entrant who will be lucky enough to win the prize without meeting this requirement will be forced to forfeit the prize. The winner will be required to provide an identification document before the prize is presented to them.
  • If you are an employee or close family member of the promoters of the competition or any business associates of Trace TV, you are not legible to participate.
  • The prices cannot be transferred or exchanged for money or any other prizes.

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Trace Urban filmmaking competition application process

Trace Urban filmmaking competition application process
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If you are a resident of Gauteng and would like to participate in the challenge, you ought to record a 30-minute video explaining why you love Gauteng. The content of the video is not limited to any scope. You can include the most insignificant details, like the smallest town to the biggest cities like Johannesburg.

Upon recording your video, you will be required to upload it on The deadline for submitting the video is on 23rd August 2020 at 11.59.59 pm. After the deadline, the organisers of the competition will go through the videos and select the best five. The best five filmmakers will be contacted and given a stipend worth R5,000, which they will be required to invest in creating a 90-second video. The theme of the 90-second video will be about the breath-taking Gauteng music and lifestyle locations.

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The approval of the five 90-second videos will be done between August and September. The videos will then be aired on Trace TV channels to create awareness on the status of the entertainment industry in Gauteng. After that, the public will be asked to vote for their best videos out of the five. The final winner of the competition will be notified via email or telephone within 48 hours after the draw. If the winner is not reachable through email or telephone within 24 hours, the second-best contestant will be declared the winner.

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Trace Urban filmmaking competition prize

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The lucky winner of the competition will walk away with a whopping R50,000 grand prize that will be invested in creating a documentary. The beauty of it is that the documentary will be aired on Trace TV and the channel's digital platforms. How cool is this?

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If you have been looking forward to growing a career in filmmaking, the Trace Urban filmmaking competition is more than a good deal to try out. Not only will the challenge help you win a prize, but it will also provide a platform for marketing yourself. You do not want this trace urban competition to pass by.


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