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2nd Annual Jalopnik Film Festival Announces Panel of Short Film Judges

2nd Annual Jalopnik Film Festival Announces Panel of Short Film Judges

The Jalopnik Film Festival announced its panel of Volvo Cars Short Film judges, who will select only one lucky winner, to create their own auto-themed short film. The esteemed Volvo Cars Short Film panel will be comprised of Douglas Sonders and Nicholas Cambata of photo and video production company 8112 Studios, Mike Spinelli, founding Jalopnik editor and producer at /DRIVE, and Bodil Eriksson, Executive Vice President, Product, Brand and Communications, Volvo Cars.

One of the core brands in The Gawker Media Group, Jalopnik is one of the largest car enthusiast publications in the world with over eight million global uniques, covering everything from the latest automotive news to developments in aviation and military technology. This year's second annual film festival also rolls around at the same time as Jalopnik's tenth anniversary.

With the help of Volvo Cars, the Jalopnik Film Festival's premiere sponsor, the Jalopnik Film Festival will provide filmmakers with the resources to make their films. Volvo Cars will provide the cars and elite filmmaking crew to make a short film about car culture that focuses on a theme of "Why We Care." To enter this contest, filmmakers would need to submit their proposals by August 25 th. Full details can be found here. The winner will be notified by September 5 th, with project development beginning swiftly thereafter on September 9 th, leading up to final delivery of the project on October 27 th.

"Volvo Cars of North America are excited to be part of the Jalopnik Film Festival and support creative talent in this field, " said Eriksson. "The 'why we care' theme resonates strongly with the Volvo brand and we look forward to seeing the creative output."


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