As you may know, we partnered with Blackmagic Design on a short film contest this summer! We asked our readers to create a 3-minute or less short which tells a story through dramatic lighting techniques.

Our esteemed judging panel, which included Cirina Catania, Shaina Holmes, and Julian Terry, were asked to pick our grand prize winner.

And that winner is...

Enlightenment by okofilm

The film features directing, lighting, videography, and editing by Zosia Połecka. Its narration is by Jenn Jordan, Carol Jordan, Kathryn Bechdoldt. It stars Maria Niezgoda. The makeup and costumes are by Maria Niezgoda.

Check out okofilm on YouTube.


Don't forget to check out all the finalists here, and you can also browse the #storythroughlightingcontest hashtag on YouTube for more great content from our community.

Thank you to all who shared their creativity with us. We hope everyone was inspired to get creative with their storytelling. We can't wait to see what you do next!


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