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CreativeFuture Announces Winners of YouTube Video Contest (Video)

Coalition to fight piracy honors short videos showcasing originality

CreativeFuture announced the winners of their Contribute to Creativity VidCon Video Contest on Tuesday. The Grand Prize winner, Vincent Dhan, won $1,000 cash prize and an all-expenses paid trip to VidCon 2015.

“This is truly a blessing and milestone in my life,” Dhan said in a statement. “I want to contribute my talents as a filmmaker and artist to tell stories. My goal is to bring new perspectives and add something meaningful to humanity.”

The contest ran from June 8 to June 23. A partnership with Maker Studios, the contest invited fans to submit short videos showcasing the balance between the value placed on creativity and their own creative careers.

Dhan was selected from a list of over 200 submissions by a panel of industry veterans and CreativeFuture members.

“Vincent’s video captures his enthusiasm for creativity,” CreativeFuture CEO Ruth Vitale said. “That’s what this contest is about — giving new artists a platform to showcase their talents and encouraging them to pursue a career in a creative field.”

The First Prize winner is Joseph Krulock, whose video includes a disorienting dream sequence with creative use of distorted audio and visual elements. Krulock won a one-year subscription to Adobe Complete Creative Cloud. The Second Prize goes to Abraham Kalaoun, who won a GoPro camera and memory stick.

The judging panel included Tobin Armbrust (“Begin Again,” “Rush,” “The Way Back”), Alec Berg (“Seinfeld,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Silicon Valley”), Marty Bowen (“Twilight Saga,” “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Maze Runner”), Arturo Castro (“Broad City”), Wyck Godfrey (“Twilight Saga,” “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Maze Runner”), Kasi Lemmons (“Silence of the Lambs,” “Candyman,” “Eve’s Bayou”), Franklin Leonard (“The Blacklist”), Rena Ronson (United Talent Agency), Kurt Sutter (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Bastard Executioner”), Ryan Turek (Blumhouse Productions) and Vitale.

CreativeFuture is a coalition made up of more than 400 film, TV, music and book publishing companies and organizations that aims to promote creativity and combat piracy in the digital age.

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