Your-film-festival-youtubeYouTube's crowdsourced, Ridley Scott-produced, Kevin Macdonald-directed Life in a Day was an excellent, globe-spanning, and touching film (watch it free in its entirety here). YouTube and Scott are not done, however: they've just announced a new contest calling for story-driven shorts, and the winner gets a $500k grant to make new work.

15 minutes to tell a story. Millions of people to watch it. $500,000 to make a new one for the world to see. This is Your Film Festival. You have until March 31st to submit a short, story-driven video. There's no entry fee. It can be any format - short film, web-series episode, TV pilot - and any genre. In June, audiences around the world will vote, sending 10 deserving storytellers to open the 2012 Venice Film Festival where a Grand Prize Winner will be be rewarded with a $500,000 grant to create a new work, produced by Ridley Scott and his world class team.

Submissions open February 2nd and close March 31st; there are no entry fees.

Link: Your Film Festival

[via Tubefilter]