World Press Photo 2016 – Multimedia Shortlist announced

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The international jury of the 2016 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest has decided on the shortlist of nominees for this year’s awards. The multimedia contest has four categories: Short Form, Long Form, Immersive Storytelling and Innovative Storytelling. The contest entries were judged online for the first time this year, with the four specialist juries choosing a shortlist of three nominees per category.
The chairs of the four specialist juries will then comprise a general jury, which will meet in Amsterdam just prior to the Awards Days to select an overall winner for each category. The four overall winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony in Amsterdam on 23 April.
View nominees + gallery here

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Focal Awards 2016: Kinolibrary shortlisted

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Kinolibrary has been nominated for Best Library at the 2016 Focal Awards – along with a few other libraries! –
here’s the full list

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Getty Images partners video content marketplace Stringr

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Getty Images has partnered with Stringr a video marketplace that connects videographers with media organisations looking for real-time, curated video content. The partnership will provide Getty Images with access to high-quality video content from Stringr’s fast growing network of more than 11,000 videographers throughout the US.
The partnership includes distribution and licensing of Stringr video content from Getty Images, with a focus on high-quality editorial content sourced from Stringr’s nationwide network of videographers. The marketplace allows a customer to purchase and download content directly from the collection on Getty Images.

• Getty Images joins a number of local and national television stations and media companies distributing footage from Stringr’s network of both amateur and professional videographers. Stringr recently announced a $1.5 million round of funding from notable investors including Matter Ventures, Founder.org and Signia Ventures.

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ITN Source reps British Movietone in the US

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ITN Source has announced a new agreement to represent British Movietone in the United States. The British Movietone film library dates from 1895 to 1984 and includes the first cinema newsreel to use both sound and colour film in Britain.
The British Movietone library has been estimated at around 80 million feet of film and includes silent film from the Henderson collection (1895-1929), the famous British Movietone cinema newsreels (1929-1984) and footage from the United Press film library (1960-1963). The collection was shot in 35mm, is fully digitized and transferable into HD format.

ITN Source has long been established as the home of cinema newsreels, representing most of the major newsreels, including; Gaumont Graphic, one of the first cinema newsreels (1910 – 1932), Empire News (1926-1930), Fox Movietone (1928-1963), Gaumont British (1929-1959), Universal News (1930-1956) and British Paramount (1931-1957). Now ITN Source has added British Movietone to this eminent list.

Andy Williams, Managing Director of ITN Source said “We are delighted to add the British Movietone film library to our extensive collection of editorial archives. The collection covers an incredible range of historically important news events and all the significant figures of the last century. We think our clients will appreciate being able to access so much cinema newsreel footage under one roof.”

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Call For Entries: 2016 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest

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2016 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest
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The categories have been revised for 2016, with a new category added—Immersive Storytelling.

Short Form
A single linear narrative, produced as a video for the web, lasting no longer than 10 minutes. The production must include photography and/or film in combination with (but not limited to) animation, graphics, illustrations, sound or text.

Long Form
A single linear narrative, or series of linear narratives, on a single topic, produced as a video for the web, and lasting no longer than 30 minutes in total. The production(s) must include photography and/or film in combination with (but not limited to) animation, graphics, illustrations, sound or text.

Immersive Storytelling
An immersive story or project, produced in a form other than video for the web, which must include photography and/or film in combination with text and (but not limited to) animation, graphics, illustrations, or sound.

Innovative Storytelling
A visual story or project produced for the web, or as an app for a mobile device, which through its design creates an innovative visual experience for the user. It must include photography and/or film in combination with (but not limited to) animation, graphics, illustrations, sound or text.
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New Stock Footage Agency: B-RollStock

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Had this in from Elizabeth on the B-Roll team – the email said ‘launching 20 December’ – the PR says the ’10th’, either way looks like they are live
‘Hello Will,
I’m writing to you this time in behalf of b-rollstock.com the new, first B-roll specialized stock footage agency in the market. We will be launching our platform with over 10,000 curated B-roll packages on December 10th, so we are currently reaching out to media and journalists that might be interested in start-up companies and releases.’

From the PR: B-rollStock.com is ready to open the communication between customer and contributors to build strong bonds among professionals in the video producing, filmmaking, advertising and content generating industries. We attempt to set an scenario for professionals tu see their connections -and business- grow through our portal.
Features like “Hire me”, will allow any costumer find a contributor that specializes in the type of content they need at the location they need it and request customized ultimate B-roll footage. For now, we won’t interfiere in further negotiations that are generated from this feature but we have big expectations.
We are passionate about storytelling. We are determined to share this passion. And we will change the B-roll production game.

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The Feodor Pitcairn Collection now at NHNZ – under/topside marine footage

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NHNZ Moving Images now has as exclusive deal to represent world-renowned ocean videographer and producer Feodor Pitcairn.
The Feodor Pitcairn Collection has over 65 hours of underwater and topside marine footage. Highlights include the reefs of Raja Ampat, Indonesia; mass spawning in the Gladden Spit Marine Reserve, Belize; marine iguanas and hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos; and an unequalled offering of whale footage, with significant coverage of humpbacks, sperm whales, grey whales and orcas.

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Audio/Video microstock agency RevoStock closes – owner looks for partnership

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RevoStock, the first microstock agency to offer both video and audio has closed. Writing on on the agency’s home page founder Craig Lillard explains they were pursued by a patent troll in a case which took two years to clear leaving them short on funds to run and grow the platform. He thanks the agency’s producers and customers and is actively looking to ‘secure a partnership with one of the many other media marketplaces’.

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Harold Lloyd Collection now at Global Image Works – exclusive license agreement

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Global Image Works now represents clip licensing for all of Harold Lloyd’s surviving films, including the image and likeness of Harold on behalf of the Lloyd Estate. Each film has been remastered with new copyrights and, in some cases, new score music. Clips from every film are available to view on their site.

• This remarkable collection of feature films, shorts, and stills contains iconic imagery covering a wide range of emotions and characters; comedic romance, daredevil physical feats, the All-American go-getter with unwavering confidence, the starving vagrant or the wealthy socialite – Harold Lloyd’s characters always leave a lasting impression!

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Winner announced – 2015 BBC Grierson Trustees’ Award

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The Grierson Trust has announce the 2015 BBC Grierson Trustees’ Award will be presented to Kim Longinotto.
They say: ‘Kim has directed groundbreaking documentaries for over 35 years which which focus on and explore the lives of women across the globe. She has consistently given voice to the voiceless in some of the most repressed and difficult societies throughout her career.’

• The award will be given at the Grierson Awards on Monday, 2 November at The Mermaid, London.

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