The Guardian’s ‘Very Short Film Competition’ saw StreamUK’s first multi-platform integration in 2013, giving young filmmakers the opportunity to inspire Guardian Online readers.
Students were free to enter the competition and submit a film based on any subject they were passionate about, with just one rule: films could be no longer than 60 seconds in length. Members of the public were able to submit video content from mobile devices and desktops via StreamUK’s MediaHub platform, from which the publisher could then moderate and publish the best assets.
‘The Very Short Film’ Competition’ received a real range of films from a variety of ages, characters and subjects – everything from scuba diving to the economic state of the housing market, the submissions showed a great mixture of academic subjects and topics of personal interest.
The Guardian also used StreamUK’s award-winning media platform StreamMP to host the published entries online. The platform enabled the competition videos to be compatible with multiple mobile devices and enabled multi-bitrate streaming to provide the best user experience.
Currently in its shortlisting stage, the campaign proved to be a season-length event which eventually created a series of interesting and thought-provoking video assets.
View the longlist here.