Superb Canon equipment prizes to be won in our Amateur Filmmaker of the Year competition

Amateur filmmakers still have a whole week – until 28 February 2017 – to enter Round 3 of The Video Mode’s Amateur Filmmaker of the Year (AFOY) competition, in association with Canon, which this time challenges you to produce creative filmmaking on the theme of ‘People’.

The competition gives you the opportunity to win some fantastic Canon equipment prizes, worth more than £13,000 in total, with over £8,000 of Canon video making gear still up for grabs! Round 3’s top prize is the legendary Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR with a Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens (a prize worth £3,199). The runner-up in Round 3 will receive a prize of a Canon Directional Mic DM-E1 (worth £274.99), an essential audio tool for keen filmmakers.

Simple to enter
The competition is split into three rounds, each with its own theme: Travel (now closed), Environment (now closed) and People (open until 28 February 2017). It’s simple to enter Round 3 – to do so you must submit a video no more than five minutes in length, of HD quality. You can shoot on any camera, and the content and editing are up to you – so long as it fits the round’s theme (see below).

The overall winner, who will be crowned Amateur Filmmaker of the Year 2017, will be the filmmaker who has the most cumulative points awarded by the judges after all three rounds. That person will win the prestigious title ‘Amateur Filmmaker of the Year 2017’ and will also win the overall equipment prize of a Canon EOS C100 Mark II digital cinema camera with an EF24-105mm zoom lens (worth £4,625).

Don’t forget… even if you haven’t entered before there are still fantastic equipment prizes up for grabs! If you have entered any of the previous rounds it’s crucial you enter this round too in order to give yourself a chance of winning the overall prize.

AFOY Round 2 results coming soon…
STOP PRESS: Keep an eye out – we have now fully judged Round 2 of AFOY and will be announcing the results later this week! We will also reveal an updated AFOY 2017 leaderboard with the top 10 filmmakers who have accumulated the most points from the judges during the first two rounds of Amateur Filmmaker Of the Year 2017!

As mentioned above Round 3 (People) runs until Tuesday 28 February 2017 – and don’t forget when entering make sure that you fulfil the brief.

Round Three: People

What does the theme ‘People’ conjure up for you? It might be close family and friends or the story of people you have met when travelling. You may want to tell the story of a group of people, such as sports fans or charity workers, or simply show how people interact with each other. Try thinking creatively and plan what you think will have the most impact in a video – the choice is yours! We look forward to receiving and watching all of your entries!

To give you some inspiration just watch the video at the top of this page which showcases some of the winning entries from AFOY 2016. To enter Round 3 just click on the link below…

Click here to enter the Amateur Filmmaker of the Year Competition Round 3 – People