To celebrate its status as official spirit sponsor of the 59th Sydney Film Festival, Vodka O is spreading the cinematic love by giving up-and-coming filmmakers a rare chance to be on the same bill as some of the world’s most progressive and celebrated filmmakers.
Budding filmmakers and creative types are being given the opportunity to have their short film , on Vodka O, screened at the 2012 Sydney Film Festival and a private opening night party with ten mates as part of the inaugural Vodka O SchOlarship initiative.
“As a company started out of a garage in Sydney, we know how important it is to get a leg up,” says ASM Liquor CEO Tim Szonyi.
“We had a banged up old van for distribution, determination and a passion to produce smooth, pure, great tasting spirits. So with that same intent we decided to create the Vodka O SchOlarship as part of our Sydney Film Festival sponsorship in order to give one back to all those likeminded passionate and enthusiastic filmmakers,” says Szonyi.
To enter the Vodka O SchOlarship, entrants must make a one-minute film that follows the creative brief provided by Vodka O. The winning film will be screened throughout the 12 days of the Sydney Film Festival’ films as well as on SFF TV happening at Martin Place between 6 and 17 June.
The winner’s film will get an airing on Vodka O’s website and be heavily promoted on the usual social media mediums like YouTube and on Vodka O’s Facebook page and have the opportunity to be involved in other creative projects with Vodka O.
In addition, the winner will take home $1,000 in cash to put towards developing their creative career, receive full creative credit, be able to use their flick in their folio, and be invited to rub shoulders with industry types, celebrities and other guests at the Opening Night Celebration Party. Best of all they’ll be able to show off to ten mates, who they will be able to impress with Vodka O throwing them their own private screening bash.
“The Sydney Film Festival is one of the longest running film festivals in the world and we’re extremely excited to be supporting this fantastic event. Come June we’re looking forward to celebrating a great short film with the winner of the inaugural Vodka O SchOlarship over a few Vodka Os,” says Szonyi.
To register your interest in the Vodka O SchOlarship and to receive the full creative brief, please visit the Vodka O Facebook page www.facebook.com/vodkao
All final entries to be received by May 4 2012.
Vodka O is produced by Australian liquor company, ASM Liquor, and has won many international awards including smoothest vodka in the world at the 2010 Vodka Masters in London and also won gold at the 2011 World Spirit Awards.