Nominations open to the public, in a JJA Jazz Awards first.
New Award Category: Jazz Shortform Online Video of the Year
The Jazz Journalists Association is calling for your submissions to the first-time category, “Jazz Shortform Online Video of the Year.” In a first for the annual JJA Jazz Awards, nominations are open to the public, who can submit nominations for videos that fit the criteria below.
Applicable for entry: Any original jazz video production, 12.5 minutes or less, posted on the web between March 15, 2010 and March 15, 2011. Video can feature anyone from anywhere, having to do with jazz of any style in any regard, including but not limited to candid street reportage, well-crafted video performance, imaginative animation/editing, valuable documentation, significant news and studio-produced interviews.Video will be judged on basis of content: The story the video tells, and how well that story is told, is most important. Awards recognize the excellence of the filmmaker rather than that of the music or musicians serving as subject.
Applicants will be screened by eyeJAZZ video training program instructors Bret Primack and Floyd Webb, who will select a field of ten to present as nominees to be voted on by the full professional members of the Jazz Journalists Association for a Jazz Award, to be presented on Saturday, June 11, at the City Winery in downtown Manhattan.
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