Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cathay Motion Picture Awards 2013

Good news!
CATHAY MOTION PICTURE AWARDS IS BACK!


After its inaugural success last year, Cathay Motion Picture Awards (CMPA) is back for its second installment in 2013!
Moving forward, it is set to stay as Cathay Organisation’s annual signature event.

CMPA is a short film competition created to fulfill Cathay Organisation’s conviction towards the development of Singapore’s film industry.
Expending its assets in cinema exhibition as the platform for aspiring filmmakers to showcase their talent,
Cathay Organisation pioneers the path as the first and only movie exhibitor in Singapore to orgnanise its own short film competition.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR CMPA 2013!!
(Click to download registration form)

This year, participants will make a 78 seconds motion picture in 78 hours with a given theme which will be revealed on the Briefing Day (18 May).
The competition will start at 12pm on 18 May and end at 6pm on 21 May.

Registration closes on 12 May 2013. For more information, log on to www.cmpa.com.sg!


Prizes
Best Motion Picture:
- $15,000 in cash (the largest cash prize for a short film competition in Singapore)
- Exclusive Cathay VIP card worth more than $4,000 for each member of the team
- Screening of motion picture in all Cathay Cineplexes for 4 weeks

1st Runner up:
- $8,000 in cash
- Exclusive Cathay VIP card worth more than $4,000 for each member of the team
- Screening of motion picture in all Cathay Cineplexes for 4 weeks

2nd Runner up:
- $5,000 in cash
- Exclusive Cathay VIP card worth more than $4,000 for each member of the team
- Screening of motion picture in all Cathay Cineplexes for 4 weeks

Viewers’ Choice:
- Exclusive Cathay VIP card worth more than $4,000 for each member of the team
- Screening of motion picture in all Cathay Cineplexes for 4 weeks

Judges
The top 15 finalists’ motion pictures will then be presented for evaluation by a panel of esteemed judges, namely –
1. Founder/CEO/Director of J Team Productions, Jack Neo
2. Film critic, Philip Cheah
3. Writer-Director, Lee Thean-jeen
4. Executive Producer for the division of ILM, Lucasfilm Singapore, Stuart McAra
5. The Straits Times Life! Media Correspondent, Boon Chan
6. Managing Director, Singapore & Malaysia, United International Pictures, Nicholas Yong

The top three winners will be determined solely by the judges on three criteria – originality, production quality and entertainment value.
There will also be a Viewer’s Choice award which is based on the motion picture with the highest number of public votes garnered via the official website between 3 and 23 June.

Awards Ceremony
The Awards Ceremony will be held on 18th July 2013 at The Cathay Cineplex.
Participants and guests will receive an exclusive invite to the event where they will view the Top 15 finalists on the big screen and winners will be announced.

Some Highlights of CMPA 2012
The Awards Ceremony


Last year's finalists!
I'll really encourage watching at least a few of them for reference if you're interested in joining this year's competition! :)


If you're interested to join, do visit the following sites for more details!
CMPA Website: http://www.cmpa.com.sg
Cathay Lifestyle on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CathayOrganisation

The prizes are really super attractive!!
So good luck to everyone who's joining!! :)

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