Mahwah, N.J. – Sharp kicked off this week its second annual Art of Amazing 4K Film Competition supporting the fall launch of its recently unveiled Aquos 4K Ultra HD UD27 TV line.
Sharp is again working with THX and professional Ultra HD camera manufacturer RED on the program.
This year Sharp is also working with the California Film Institute and their Mill Valley Film Festival (Oct. 2-12) for an expanded showcase of finalists.
The competition asks filmmakers to highlight the benefits of ultra-high-resolution entertainment through compelling, short 4K films. Winners will be eligible for more than $65,000 in prizes for filmmakers and fans.
Joining Sharp, THX and RED on the panel of judges in 2014 will be Lucasfilm, the California Film Institute and Adobe.
For the first time, all films submitted will be considered for the Art of Amazing 4K Film Showcase at the California Film Institute’s internationally renowned Mill Valley Film Festival.
Films can be submitted through Sept. 7. Filmmakers should visit SharpUSA.com/ArtofAmazing for official rules and submission details.
On Sept. 14, up to 15 finalists will be posted in the Art of Amazing Film gallery. Fans can view all finalists and then vote for their favorite film for a chance to win a 4K prize package.
Finalists selected by the panel of industry judges will have their film screened during the Mill Valley Film Festival, where five of the last six films that won the Academy Award for Best Picture were screened.
They will also receive filmmaker festival passes and a private THX tour of Skywalker Ranch.
The grand-prize winner will receive a Sharp 70-inch THX 4K-certified Aquos 4K Ultra HD LED TV ($4,500 value), a 6K Scarlet-X RED Dragon Lightweight Collection ($23,510 value), and a trip for two to the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas to see a screening of their film in the Sharp CES booth (hotel and air travel valued at approximately $10,000).
A fan favorite prize package will be awarded to the filmmaker who receives the most fan votes.
The winner will be eligible to receive a Sharp 32-inch 4K Ultra HD LED Professional Display ($3,595 value), a Freefly MoVi M10 ($14,995 value) and a 12-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud ($840 value).
Fans who vote for their favorite film at SharpUSA.com/ArtofAmazing will also be eligible to win a THX 4K Certified 70-inch class Sharp Aquos 4K Ultra HD LED TV ($4,500 value).
The festival audience will also choose a favorite film. The festival audience winner will be eligible to receive a 60-inch THX Certified Sharp Aquos 4K Ultra HD LED TV ($3,500 value).