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What do you get when you combine the world’s greatest expedition motoryachts with video footage of remote, exotic locales and exhilarating high seas adventure? You get the most exciting film festival ever to hit the boating industry: The Nordhavn Film Festival!
At the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show last year, Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc. (PAE) announced the Nordhavn Film Festival (NFF), a unique way to challenge the scope of Nordhavn cruising video posts. In response, we received commitments from 26 budding filmmakers vying to tell their Nordhavn cruising story. With a $10,000 cash prize at stake, you can bet contestants will be cranking out painstakingly produced documentaries aimed at telling a meaningful narrative, painting a captivating picture, evoking emotion and drawing the viewer into the wonderful world of Nordhavn.
The NFF movie premiere will be a great spectacle, taking place at PAE Headquarters in Dana Point, CA, on Saturday, October 12. The premiere will showcase the films of the 10 finalists, preceded by a sit-down dinner, cocktails and entertainment. The goal of the NFF organizers is to mimic the Hollywood film festivals in terms of aesthetic and esteem. A limited number of tickets are available for Nordhavn owners to purchase at a cost of $50 per person. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in purchasing tickets.
NORDHAVN FILM FESTIVAL VIDEO SUBMISSION FORM
RULES AND REGULATIONS
LENGTH: between 5-10 min.
FORMAT: Youtube link. Videos should be uploaded to youtube.com, and the visibility set to private. Videos can be submitted by emailing the youtube URL to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE: Sept. 1, 2019
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Winners will be chosen by the “academy”, a volunteer panel made up of industry professionals, Nordhavn owners (not participating in the contest) and cruising enthusiasts. The top vote getter will win the Grand Prize, a cash award of $10,000. Runners up will also be recognized. Finalists will be notified by September 10th and the winners will be announced at the Nordhavn Film Festival premiere event October 12th in Dana Point, CA at PAE headquarters.
Event is open to anyone who can produce a quality video about adventure cruising on a Nordhavn. Videos that do not meet the length, deadline, format, and/or quality requirements will be ruled ineligible. Shortly after a video link is submitted, a notification will be sent indicating the eligibility/nomination status of the film. Contest is open to anyone who is not an employee or relative of PAE’s staff or anyone on the judging panel. All video is eligible regardless of date taken, however at least 75% of the footage cannot have been previously posted. All videos will be judged equally regardless of professional production assistance. Final videos must not be made public or shared. Once a video is submitted, PAE maintains the rights to post and use for promotional purposes.
Attendance to the Nordhavn Film Festival is reserved for anyone submitting a qualifying video plus one guest. The awards ceremony will follow a black-tie dinner and film screening. Tickets left over may be purchased. An announcement regarding available tickets will be made at a later date.
NORDHAVN FILM FESTIVAL TICKET PURCHASE FORM
$50.00 per person. Up to 10 people per boat.