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27 05, 2013

2nd APA National Short Video Contest

May 27th, 2013|

Just to let you know-- This year, just like last, we're pleased to announce that ikan is a proud sponsor of the 2nd Annual American Photographic Artists Short Film Contest 2013. Whew! What a mouthful--but really, it's a great competition with many opportunities to win, based on the criteria laid out by awesome sponsors interested in rewarding participants for their quality work. This year's theme is aptly named: "Show Us Your World In Motion" and you can find more information about the contest HERE: http://tinyurl.com/apavideo ikan will be sponsoring the "Most Innovative" category and awarding the winner one of our newer [...]

16 12, 2011

Getting Creative w/ Hunter Thomas and Private i(kan)

December 16th, 2011|

This post is part of a Spotlight series covering our contest winners for ikan's "Where's the Missing Piece" short film contest for 2011. We will be covering 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the coming weeks so stay tuned and share the experience. Cool dudes Samuel Thomas and Louis Hunter of Hunter Thomas Creative, hailing from Dallas, Tx, were our first place winners this year for the “Where’s the Missing Piece” short film contest. Since they lived so close, we decided that it might be more worthwhile for them to come down for a visit and tour of the facility [...]

1 12, 2011

Interview with SFC2011 Honorable Mention: Caroline P.

December 1st, 2011|

Our short film competition really brought in some class A talent this year, so I’d like to showcase each of our winners and their place in the industry, including what they do and how they worked to win our celebrity judges over by being showered with mad rubric points. Our Honorable Mention, Caroline Pires, was a killer contender--and with good reason. Her latest work as a compositor has been on Martin Scorcese’s “Hugo” and has really been a pleasure to speak with. It’s been a while since I hosted an informal interview here on the blog; I hope, however, we [...]

9 11, 2011

“Where’s the Missing Piece?” Short Film Winners

November 9th, 2011|

  Ikan is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 ikan short film competition "Where's the Missing Piece?" The 2011 competition marks ikan’s third year of bringing up-and-coming creative groups to the public, to compete for prize packages totaling $17,000 in gear. Judged by acclaimed industry leaders, each entry was scored on its artistic & technical merits, along with the promotion of the ikan brand and adherence to this year's theme: “Where’s the Missing Piece?” ikan had 22 participants from all parts of the world enter the competition. Only three, however, walk away with the winnings. After the first [...]

25 10, 2011

The pieces are falling into place…Only ten left

October 25th, 2011|

Well we have screened the entries for the 2011 ikan short film contest and are ready to announce the ten finalist that will move on to the celebrity judging round. All entries were screened by ikan staff members and a few select hardcore ikan fans who did not have entries in this year's contest. During the screening process the entries were judged for their adherence to the guidelines for this years contest. In this process the entries were scored and the ten highest scores will be the ones to advance on to the final judging. To see all the entries [...]

18 08, 2011

Where’s your missing piece?

August 18th, 2011|

Just reminding everyone that there are just a few short weeks left to turn in your submission to the 2011 short film contest. Just like the title of this blog entry the theme is: Where is the missing piece? We even let you have a three day weekend to get it done, entries are due September  6th the day after labor day. so get to work guys For more information check out the official contest web site Create a short film that abides by the Judging Criteria stated below and you could win a prize package of more than $10,000, [...]