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Celebrating 4K: The Art of Amazing 4K Film Competition

4K — a spec, or perhaps an aesthetic? Plenty of us are shooting in older, lower-resolution cameras, but others are buying new units that offer double — or more — the resolution we shot just a few years ago. Our images are finer, more detailed… but how else are they different?

Sharp, along with RED and THX, are for the second year presenting “The Art of Amazing 4K Film Competition,” a short competition exploring the aesthetics of 4K cinematography. From the contest’s site:

We are seeking short 4K films (10 minute maximum) that capture the full potential of an amazing high resolution entertainment experience. Hidden details, vibrant colors, captivating compositions that are only unlocked by 4K. Submissions can be abstract, narrative, technical, or genre bending and should showcase beauty and emotion in unique perspectives. Films will be judged on creativity, technical quality, and the ability to capture detailed, vivid scenes showcasing all of the benefits that high resolution offers.

Submissions begin on July 18th, 2014 at Noon ET and end on September 7th, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM ET.

Up to 15 finalists will be selected on September 14 and added to the site’s gallery. Fans will vote for a favorite film that will be awarded a 4K prize package; industry judges will select finalists and a winner that will be screened at the Mill Valley Film Festival. The Mill Valley audience will also choose an audience award. Winners will receive different prize packages that include items such as Sharp 4K LED TVs, trips to CES and a Freefly MoVi M10. For more information, visit the website. And check out last year’s winner, Dr. Boom, by Rockhouse Motion.

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