CALLING ALL MIAMI FILMMAKERS

May 15, 2015

Media Contacts: GMCVB Media Relations at 305/539-3084 or Paulina Naranjo/Tymeco Pyles at 305/731-2012.

MIAMI, FL. (May 15, 2015) - The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, in partnership with CineVisun and Black Film and Media Group (BFMG), announces the launch of the "Show the World Miami" video contest, encouraging area residents to showcase what they love most about Miami via a two-minute video for a chance to win a $3,000 grand prize. This not-to-be-missed video contest is part of the bureau’s Miami Temptation’s fifth annual Miami Film Month program, which offers June moviegoers significant discounts with ticket prices as low as $8 at participating venues. 

“We want everyone to know what makes our destination shine as a film backdrop,” says GMCVB Chairman and ACT Productions, Inc. President & CEO, Bruce Orosz. “Our goal with the Show the World Miami contest is to provide local filmmakers with a platform to showcase Miami through the artistry of the film lens.  Whether it’s our beaches, our heritage neighborhoods, our creative neighborhoods or our expanding downtown skyline, Miami offers filmmakers a variety of scenic shots where the magic of films can be made.”

Enter to Win
To enter the contest, make sure that your video is between one to two minutes in length and showcases your favorite hotspots, landmarks, city highlights throughout Miami and the Beaches. 

To submit your video, visit Facebook.com/VisitMiami and click on the #MiamiFilm Video Contest tab and upload your video. Once you’ve completed your contact information, you are all set. The submission and/or entry period will be from May 18, 2015 through June 7, 2015. 

Video Requirements
To qualify, the video must be optimal quality and be created using a mobile phone, DSLR, Go Pro, RED, animation, and even film. Individuals, if any, appearing in your video must have provided you with written consent. Most importantly, the video is your original creation, newly created for this contest and not previously produced or submitted elsewhere. For more details, please see Official Rules.

Spread the word
Last but not least – once your video is submitted, be sure to spread the word, and encourage your friends, family and “framily” to vote for your video. They can vote for your video by simply visiting Facebook.com/VisitMiami, clicking on the #MiamiFilm Video Contest tab and selecting the “View Entries” page. 

All eligible entries received will be judged by a panel of qualified judges based on the following criteria: adherence to contest theme (25%), creativity/originality of entry (25%), video quality (25%), and public vote (25%). Three (3) potential winners will be selected following the end of the applicable entry period from among all eligible entries received. The voting period will take place between June 8, 2015 to June 19, 2015.

And the Oscar goes to...
A total of three winning videos will be selected. The grand prizewinner will receive a $3,000 prize, while the second winner will receive $1,500 and the third winner $500. The winning videos will also be featured at the Miami Film Month closing event, where all winners will also be presented with their prizes and the winning videos will be screened. Information about the Miami Film Month closing event will be distributed in the following weeks. 

Miami Temptations 
Miami Film Month is part of the GMCVB’s increasingly popular Miami Temptations program, which takes a thematic focus on the best that Miami has to offer throughout the year at attractive prices. For more information regarding Miami Film Month festivities and participants, please visit its dedicated website at www.MiamiFilmMonth.com

Other programs include Miami Sports Month, Shop Miami Month, Miami Museum Month, Miami Spa Month, Miami Spice Restaurant Month, Miami Attractions Month, Miami Live Month, Miami Heritage Month, Miami Cruise Month and Miami Romance Month.  For more information on the GMCVB’s Temptations programs please visit www.MiamiTemptations.com

Editor’s Note: Interviews with executives are available upon request.

About The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an accredited not-for-profit destination sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. For a vacation guide visit our website at www.MiamiAndBeaches.com or call 1-888-76-Miami (US/Canada only) or 305-447-7777. To reach the GMCVB offices dial 305-539-3000. Meeting planners may call 1-800-933-8448 (US/Canada only) or 305-539-3071 or visit www.MiamiMeetings.com.

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