ShoutOUT! A 5-min filmmaking competition that brings your works to 638 million people across Asia, Australia and Africa

Grand Prize winner of the first edition of the 5-Min Video Challenge, Rotasi

Following the resounding success of last year’s The 5-Min Video Challenge, the Singtel Group comprising Singtel, Optus AIS, Airtel, Globe and Telkomsel, is holding a second season of the competition across its markets in Asia, Australia and Africa. The regional video competition will see the best 5-minute videos from each country vie to become the grand winner. Through Singtel's varied platforms, the best videos will have the opportunity to be seen by its 638 million customers across the region, on their mobile devices!

Aspiring filmmakers are invited to share stories that capture the theme “Connecting Lives” which resonates with how the Group is connecting and empowering customers through technology. This year, the competition will introduce online master classes conducted by experts in the film industry with the aim of assisting participants in the ideation process and the art of film-making. The entries will be judged on criteria such as storytelling, originality of content, and cinematography.

Award-winning Singaporean director Mr Eric Khoo, who is reprising his role as a judge in the competition, said,  “Five minutes is a comfortable duration for emerging filmmakers to explore and express their ideas. This makes The 5-Min Video Challenge the perfect platform for the creation of original content.”

Last season’s grand winner, Denny Pradana, from Indonesia said, “Winning The 5-min Video Challenge is one of the best things that has happened to us. It’s a great vote of confidence and has helped kickstart our career in the exciting film industry.”

Team Indonesia last year

The 5-Min Video Challenge is a two-part competition that comprises a local and regional element. Each member of the Singtel Group will hold a local competition to choose two finalists, who will go on to represent their respective countries in the Grand Final, which will be held in Singapore this November.

The grand winner and runner-up will receive cash prizes of US$30,000 and US$15,000 respectively. This year, a newly-created prize, the Social Media Star Award, has been introduced, in addition to the People’s Choice Award.

All regional finalists will have the opportunity to promote their videos on each member’s mobile and video platforms to customers in the Group’s markets, allowing them to scale and reach out to a wider audience.

To find out more about the 5-Min Video Challenge, visit www.the5minvideo.com.


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