Huawei is pretty proud of the cameras they’ve put on their phones and now they’re targeting budding filmmakers with a new campaign. The Huawei Mobile Film Festival is their annual contest that celebrates mobile film-making and how mobile devices are helping create a new generation of content creators. We’ve been impressed with Huawei’s smartphone cameras ourselves as they’re among some of the best on the market.
The Huawei Mobile Film Festival contest has some pretty straight forward rules: come up with an idea for a short film, and upload a short (90-second maximum) trailer to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the hashtags #HuaweiMobileFilms and #contest hashtags to qualify. There’s a whole bunch of rules to watch out for though, the biggest being this contest is for the US 50 states and D.C. only. You can read all of the rules on Huawei’s Facebook post.
THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS VALID ONLY IN THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (“D.C.”). DO NOT SUBMIT AN ENTRY IN THIS CONTEST IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AND CURRENTLY LOCATED IN THE 50 UNITED STATES/D.C AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. THIS CONTEST WILL BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO U.S. LAW.
Eight finalists will win a Mate 9 and also have the chance to create a short movie based on the trailer using the Mate 9 itself. The final films will be evaluated by judges including Adrian Askarieh, CEO of Prime Universe Films; Eva Cao, writer and producer; and Pete Halvorsen, commercial and travel photographer. Complete rules can be found at Huawei Mobile Films on Facebook.
There have been YouTube videos posted in the past where creators have used nothing but a cell phone to make a movie, so it’s most certainly possible. It should be fun to see the content that users come up with once the contest is over. Check out one of the Mate 9 videos made by a Facebook user below.