Sprint 4G Short Film Competition Challenges College Students
Sprint today launched its 4G “Competitive Edge Filmmakers Challenge,” a film competition that calls on college students to shoot a short film with a Sprint smartphone illustrating how the ease and services of 4G gives them a “competitive edge.”
Of course, Sprint’s 4G phones aren’t really running at 4G speeds, even in the few predominently East Coast cities where they are currently supported. Nor are they capable of operating for long without running the battery down, but that’s kinda beside the point, right? After all, two lucky winners will receive a trip to Los Angeles to spend a day on a movie set, have lunch with Sprint executives and receive a whopping $2,500 to launch their career. Why squabble about little details like truth in branding when you can hobnob with the Hollywood set, am I right?
If you’re not picky about such matters, and you are currently enrolled in a two- or four-year college, you can visit the 4GCompetitiveEdge site for resources such as “expert” chats (like social media experts?), podcasts and how-to guides. The site also allows fanboys to check out entries and vote for their friends I mean the best short films.
Sprint has also partnered with Thurgood Marshall College Fund to kick off a Competitive Edge college tour wherein students can screen a new feature film and participate in an entertainment career symposium with industry experts (?) including special celebrity guests. A list of colleges and tour dates is available from the website.
Finalists will be chosen by a team of Hollywood professionals in mid-March of next year.