A few months ago Twitter launched a new iOS app called Vine that is aiming to take a piece of the video sharing pie. Similar to the company's 140 character limit, Vine is a video sharing service limited to videos that are no more than 6 seconds in length. There have been plenty of interesting applications for the service, and Tribeca is trying to take advantage of the storytelling possibilities by starting a contest that challenges you to come up with a short film in 6 seconds that has a beginning, middle, and end. Think you're up for it? Read on for more details.

As a refresher, here is an introduction to the Vine app:

Details on the contest:

Here's how it works: Vine creators will make as many Vines as they want in any of the following categories: #GENRE#AUTEUR#ANIMATE, or#SERIES (see details below), and our team of jurors will choose their favorites from a shortlist we share on the site. (More jury details to come, but we're excited to share that our jury panel already includes actor Adam "The King of Vine" Goldberg and Director Penny Marshall!)


The contest is open to anyone, but here are the steps to enter:

  1. Make a Vine.
  2. Tag the Vine with #6SECFILMS and the category you are entering.
  3. Post the Vine(s) to Twitter before April 8th, 2013.
  4. Follow @TribecaFilmFest on Twitter (for Direct Messages).
  5. Collect your $600 prize money.

It's obviously a challenge to make a movie in such a short period of time, but benefit is that it shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg to make a Vine or two, and you can make as many as you'd like for the contest. To read more, head on over to the Tribeca site.


[via TechCrunch]