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Big Bands Announce Video Contests

Author: News
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead have launched separate video contests for avid filmmakers across the globe.

Hot off the heels of their major online releases, Ghosts I-V and In Rainbows respectively, the groups are on the hunt for some of the best talent from the filmmaking world.

Fans of Radiohead have the chance to submit a story or video clip to leading animaton website, Aniboom, with 10 semi-finalists each receiving $1,000 to produce a one-minute clip, with the eventual winner awarded $10,000 to produce a full-length clip for the award-winning album, released late last year as a DRM-free download for listeners.

Nine Inch Nails devotees also have the chance to have their creative licence displayed to thousands, thanks to a YouTube partnership that will see the eventual finalists screened at an online film festival. The NIN website expresses that the festival is not a contest, but rather "an experiment in collaboration and a chance for us to interact beyond the typical one-way artist-to-fan relationship".

Submissions to both close mid-April.