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Regional Leg of Singtel Group's The 5-Min Video Challenge Now On
[November 13, 2017]

Regional Leg of Singtel Group's The 5-Min Video Challenge Now On

SINGAPORE, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- What does "Connecting Lives" mean to you? That was the challenge posed to budding, passionate and experienced filmmakers by the Singtel Group and its associates across Asia, Australia and Africa.

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ack for a 2nd season, The 5-Min Video Challenge is for these filmmakers to showcase their creative talent in telling stories through a short 5-minute clip.

The video competition is held at both local and regional levels. It was kicked off in July 2017 by Singtel, Optus and associates -- Airtel (India and Africa), AIS (Thailand), Globe Telecom (Philippines), Telkomsel (Indonesia-- in their own markets. After running for about two months, a panel of judges comprising local filmmakers selected 2 best films to compete at the regional finals on 22 November 2017.

On that night, the Grand Winner and Runner-up will be crowned, selected by a panel of judges comprised of known filmmakers from each country.

There's also another prize -- People's Choice Award -- which will be decided by members of the public. Afterall, films will be nothing without the audience. The public in the participating countries -- Australia, Africa, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand -- can select 2 films that they feel deserve the cash prize of US$3,000 and US$2,000, respectively. They do this by voting for their favourite films at Voting closes on 19 November.

The Grand Winner will receive US$30,000 in cash and a camera set sponsored by Sony worth more than US$5,000. The runner-up stands to win US$15,000 and a camera set from Sony worth more than US$4,000. Additionally, a new category called the Sony's Emerging Talent Award will see prizes worth over US$5,000 given to two films for outstanding technical skill and cinematography.

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The 5-Min Video Challenge: Connecting Lives is a regional video contest held in Singtel Group's markets across Asia, Africa and Australia. From industry veterans to budding film-makers to just anyone who owns a recording device, the challenge creates a platform for everyone who believes great content has the power to unite people across different continents.

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