This year, the finals for the Imagine Cup
brought student competitors from 180 countries all over the world to India to compete in 6 different categories. I focused my attention on the short film
competition. There were six teams: Canada
, Taiwan (China)
, USA (Lansing)
and USA (Echo).
The Short Film Invitational highlights the art and science of telling a story. Students are challenged to share a perspective on the theme of the Imagine Cup but moreover they are asked to express themselves in a unique medium that still challenges even the most veteran of filmmakers. From concept and storyboard, to footage and editing, these participants must be able to put it all together and move an audience. Unique perspectives and creativity abound in this process but the story must still come through the digital media and have a strong purpose and meaning. Only the most talented young filmmakers will even attempt such a feat.
I followed the Canadian team for 3 days while they worked, slept, ate, conquered problems and created magic. Take a look at my journey with Team Canada.
Also, the event itself garnered tons of media attention
and it promises to be even bigger next year! Register now
for next year and be a part of history.Canadian EntryTaiwan EntryTurkey's EntryPoland EntryUSA (Lansing) Entry