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19 April 2013

Cathay Motion Picture Awards 2013

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CATHAY MOTION PICTURE AWARDS IS BACK!


After its inaugural success last year, Cathay Motion Picture Awards (CMPA) is back for its second installment in 2013! Moving forward, it is set to stay as Cathay Organisation’s annual signature event.

CMPA is a short film competition created to fulfill Cathay Organisation’s conviction towards the development of Singapore’s film industry. Expending its assets in cinema exhibition as the platform for aspiring filmmakers to showcase their talent, Cathay Organisation pioneers the path as the first and only movie exhibitor in Singapore to orgnanise its own short film competition.


CALLING FOR ENTRIES


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR CMPA 2013!! (Click to download registration form)

This year, participants will make a 78 seconds motion picture in 78 hours with a given theme which will be revealed on the Briefing Day (18 May). The competition will start at 12pm on 18 May and end at 6pm on 21 May.

Registration closes on 12 May. For more information, log on to www.cmpa.com.sg!

OR, if you have any enquiries about CMPA 2013, you can get in touch with Cathay Organisation Holdings Ltd by dropping them an email at contest@cathay.com.sg or call (65) 6736 7210.


THE PRIZES


Now what's a contest without prizes am I right?!

Prizes for Winners of CMPA 2013 –

Best Motion Picture:
- $15,000 in cash (the largest cash prize for a short film competition in Singapore)
- Exclusive Cathay VIP card worth more than $4,000 for each member of the team
- Screening of motion picture in all Cathay Cineplexes for 4 weeks

1st Runner up:
- $8,000 in cash
- Exclusive Cathay VIP card worth more than $4,000 for each member of the team
- Screening of motion picture in all Cathay Cineplexes for 4 weeks

2nd Runner up:
- $5,000 in cash
- Exclusive Cathay VIP card worth more than $4,000 for each member of the team
- Screening of motion picture in all Cathay Cineplexes for 4 weeks

Viewers’ Choice:
- Exclusive Cathay VIP card worth more than $4,000 for each member of the team
- Screening of motion picture in all Cathay Cineplexes for 4 weeks



THE JUDGES


The top 15 finalists’ motion pictures will then be presented for evaluation by a panel of esteemed judges, namely –
1. Founder/CEO/Director of J Team Productions, Jack Neo
2. Film critic, Philip Cheah
3. Writer-Director, Lee Thean-jeen
4. Executive Producer for the division of ILM, Lucasfilm Singapore, Stuart McAra
5. The Straits Times Life! Media Correspondent, Boon Chan
6. Managing Director, Singapore & Malaysia, United International Pictures


The top three winners will be determined solely by the judges on three criteria – originality, production quality and entertainment value. There will also be a Viewer’s Choice award which is based on the motion picture with the highest number of public votes garnered via the official website between 3 and 23 June.

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AWARDS CEREMONY


The Awards Ceremony will be held on 18th July 2013 at The Cathay Cineplex. Participants and guests will receive an exclusive invite to the event where they will view the Top 15 finalists on the big screen and winners will be announced.


The winners for CMPA 2012 are

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Winner: Poppie Pop by Walk and roll studios

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1st Runner Up: Remember by Octopus Weddings

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2nd Runner Up: Blue Sky by Kershaw Tan

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Viewers Choice - Study Break by The Big O

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Highlights of CMPA 2012


Here's the video of the CMPA ceremony last year!




Apart from that

Here are 2 of my own personal favorites out of the finalists.

Celebr-EIGHT

Love the concept of this video! Everything about "7"! HAHAHA!
I like the part where the female lead is shouting at the male lead through the phone!!!

SUPER ENTERTAINING!!!



Remember

This one made me teared when I'm watching it! Love the whole concept of it, and the Ah Ma is so cuteeee! ♥



You can check out the rest of the finalists video over here! :D

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ARE YOU EXCITED ALREADY?!!!

Interested parties you can take a look over at CMPA Website or you can visit Cathay Lifestyle on Facebook

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!!

Pick up your camcorder/camera/video recorder and start filming!!!

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