JW Player Opens Submissions for Filmmaker Awards at JW Insights 2015

Press Release 2 min read | May 7, 2015 | newbreed


The second annual awards, sponsored by JW Player, will be announced at NYC’s premier online video technology event on May 19

NEW YORK – May 7, 2015 – JW Player, a leading online and mobile video platform and player technology company, today officially calls for young filmmakers in the greater NYC-area to submit short videos for consideration for The JW Player Filmmaker Awards. Two prizes will be awarded, one in the category of “Best Short Film”, and the other in the category of “Best Direction”. Each winner will receive $1,000 to be applied towards the cost of education or film production. Videos can be submitted here.

“We launched The JW Player Filmmaker Awards last year at our first annual JW INSIGHTS,” says Dave Otten, CEO of JW Player. “This year, we will continue to honor and support budding filmmakers by awarding them funds to further their film education or artistic endeavors. Through the JW Player video ecosystem, we make it possible for over a billion people a month to view original video content. We are committed to supporting creativity and exploration in video through this award and our other initiatives.”

Those interested in submitting a video for consideration must be under the age of 30, live in the New York area, and available to attend JW INSIGHTS 2015 on May 19, 2015 in New York City. Videos must be under two minutes in length and focus on any topic or medium of the video maker’s choosing. For a full list of submission requirements, visit the official site: http://go.jwplayer.com/JW-Insights-2015-Filmmakers-Contest.html.

JW INSIGHTS 2015 is a free educational and networking event that brings together thought leaders and influencers in online and mobile video to discuss innovation and standards in video, with a focus on the hot-button topics of monetization, data and technology. Sessions feature executives from Google, PopSugar, SpotXchange and Verizon, who will educate attendees about how digital video is impacting brands, advertisers, developers and consumers. The JW Player Film Maker Awards will help close the event. Those interested in attending JW INSIGHTS can learn more or register to attend in-person or via a live stream here.