Audience voting period now open, Winners to be announced on Dec 9.
SINGAPORE, 24 NOVEMBER - Storyteller platform Viddsee announced 20 films shortlisted as finalists for the first Juree Asia Awards 2022, an annual short film festival to celebrate the Asian storyteller community. The inaugural Juree Asia Awards received over 480 entries from all over Asia, with a majority of the entries from Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines where Juree Awards has had presence over the last six years. Shortlisted finalists consist of independent filmmakers with short films ranging across genres including drama, comedy, documentaries and more.
"The expansion of Juree Asia Awards led to an overwhelming response from the number of submissions. Viddsee have always believed in the potential of Asian stories and we're excited to showcase the diversity and creativity that Asian storytellers acquire. For this year's edition, open category finalists will have the opportunity to participate in the Scene City Accelerator Program, to help boost the growth of Asian-IPs, and for the storytellers to create modern stories representative of the community." said Ho Jia Jian, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Viddsee.
Viddsee invites audiences to vote for favourite short films on Viddsee.com
Viddsee invites audiences to vote for their favourite film for the Audience Choice Awards, which will be selected based on the number of likes received on Viddsee.com. Voting period will be from now until November 25.
Three winners will be selected - the Grand Prize winner, the Audience Choice Winner and the Vertical Storytelling Winner. The Grand Prize winner will walk home with USD $3,000 cash grant along with the opportunity to develop their short film into long-form or series through Viddsee Labs. Other finalists will also have the opportunity to participate in the Scene City Accelerator Asia 2023 to pitch for their modern Asian stories, which furthers the growth of Asian storytelling.
For the full list of shortlisted films, please refer to Appendix A.
The results and winners for the Juree Asia Awards 2022 will be exclusively announced online, on 9 December 2022, with the awards ceremony streamed live on TikTok on Friday, 9 December 2022 at 5.00pm.
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Viddsee is a storyteller platform for short premium content, with over 2 billion views and more than 3,000 strong storytelling community. With the mission of empowering storytellers through our ecosystem, Viddsee provides high-quality content to audiences through its data-driven creative studio and multi-platform network.
Powered by AI, Viddsee connects independent storytellers with digital-native audiences, brands, and partners to produce and market films and series built upon its storyteller community. Its strong talent database and expertise in production, creative, and marketing help brands amplify content to greater value.
Passionate to support the entire storyteller journey, Viddsee launched Viddsee Labs, an IP Incubator to develop Intellectual Property (IP) rights and ownership at each stage of filmmaking. It expanded into IP development to strengthen relationships and further facilitate the growth of Asian storytelling. For more information, please visit http://www.viddsee.com
Viddsee Juree Awards (‘Juree’) is an annual film festival celebrating the best short films across Asia. Entries are reviewed by a panel of international judges to handpick winners for different categories. The festival consists of thematic film screenings and promotes out-of-competition entries to audiences. Juree is part of Viddsee’s commitment to grow its network of storytellers; by supporting the Asian storytelling communities, and inspiring a new generation of storytellers in Asia.