Two short films by students from Media Design School, part of Laureate International Universities Centers of Excellence in Art and Design, were selected to be among the top 50 semifinalists in the global YouTube Your Film Festival. The winning film is selected based on the number of votes it receives at Your Film Festival on YouTube. The two MDS student films, Dr Grordborts Presents: The Deadliest Game and Das Tub, were selected from more than 15,000 submissions from more than 160 countries. The call is out to all Laureate International Universities students to go to http://tinyurl.com/vote-drgrordbort and http://tinyurl.com/vote-dastub and vote!
Finalists will compete for a $500,000 dollar grand prize and a special screening at the prestigious Venice Film Festival - both awarded by judges Ridley Scott – legendary Academy Award winning director (Prometheus, Gladiator, Blade Runner, and Alien among others) and actor Michael Fassbender (known by films such as Prometheus, X-Men: First Class, Inglourious Basterds, and 300).
BOTH films are products of Media Design School’s cutting edge 3D Animation & VFX degree where students mix real life action with movie quality CGI. The films were created by advanced students in the final stages of their qualification with minimal funding and the support of industry contacts. Dr Grordbort Presents: The Deadliest Game (2011) is based on the sci-fi world created by Greg Broadmore, senior concept artist at Weta. The great hunter Lord Broadforce and his loyal manservant Caruthers have returned to Venus to gather more exotic wildlife specimens, much to the horror of reporter Miss Middlesworth. Das Tub (2010) is a submarine “drama” starring Craig Hall (Outrageous Fortune, 30 Days of Night and King Kong). The crew of a German U-boat find themselves on a collision course with objects stranger than they can fathom.
To see and vote for both films visit http://tinyurl.com/vote-drgrordbort and http://tinyurl.com/vote-dastub. The finalists will be announced in July.
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