GIFs sometimes say more than a thousand words … With just a few seconds, they entertain people. They make you laugh, arouse irritation or describe exactly how you feel at that moment. Giphy, the largest search engine for GIFs thought it was time for a special film festival for the second films. Together with Squarespace they organize the Giphy Film Festival.
Giphy Film Festival
The films can last up to 18 seconds. GIFs can be submitted until 27 September. The creator of the best GIF, wins no less than 10,000 dollars. That is not wrong.
Giphy believes in it. GIFs would be just as creative and entertaining as real movies. There will be five categories: stop-motion, animation, experimental, narative and a wildcard (other) category. With or without sound, it is all allowed.
The jury includes filmmakers and comedians. They pay particular attention to entertainment, creativity, compellingness and professionalism. A finalist is chosen in each category. The best videos are shown at the festival on November 8 in New York. The videos will be available online for everyone, via a special platform.