Instagram announces the winner of the IGTV Film Festival

Instagram has announced the winner of the inaugural IGTV Film Festival, held in Sydney.

The announcement:

Five young film makers were selected as finalists for the first IGTV Film Festival held in Sydney last night. The inaugural theme for the films was ‘future’, exploring themes of diversity, identity, technology and environment, with finalists creating short films utilising the vertical IGTV platform.

Sara Glaoua’s, ‘The Gift’ was chosen as the winner by an industry jury including Nashen Moodly from Sydney Film Festival, Katy Roberts from VICE and Zaac d’Almeida from Instagram. ‘The Gift’ was an outstanding 3 minute film showing Matios, a young Ethiopian refugee from Tasmania with a dream of becoming a professional soccer player. The film embodied elements of passion, determination and diversity, mirroring the theme of ‘future’ perfectly.

The winner, @saraglaoua takes home $5000 in prize money, and will also receive $2500 worth of rental for camera and lenses furnished by Panavision.

Source: Instagram media release


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