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Jul 1, 2011

High school students challenged to make 3-5 minute movie

javier Molina

Not only are there summer camps, but there are summer competitions for youths. The Belize Audio Video Industry Association (BAVIA) in partnership with the Belize International Film Festival and SMART have joined forces and designed a video competition for high school students. This morning participants in the SHOW ME video program began the first day of a two week competition in which contestants can win a thousand dollars. News Five spoke to BAVIA representatives and the youths about the videos they will create by mid July.

Javier Molina, President, BAVIA

“We’re having a high school video competition and it is launched today. The competition has just started and the participants which are twelve different teams are a part of the competition. They have two weeks to produce a video—three to five minutes long—that they have chosen. The three categories were music video, a short film or documentary and a smart ad.”

Jose Sanchez

“Now those categories, music videos—are you talking international or are you sticking to local topics?”

Javier Molina

“We’re sticking to local artists. If they want to chose a music from a local artist or if you want to produce your own—your own music and lyrics, we’re open to that as well.”

Victor Noble

Victor Noble, Participant, Show Me Video Competition

“I’m involved a lot with the camera and videoing so I think it’s a really good competition. There are three different categories and they made us pick one. I got the three to five minutes short video.”

Jose Sanchez

“I know you have some experience with the camera, but how does it feel now to enter the other creative side which is like coming up with the story?”

Victor Noble

“I’m not going to say it’s unfair for the other teams, but I think they’ll put up their best and make a good video.”

Bastien Cantareul

Bastien Cantareul, Participant, Show Me Video Competition

“We’re in the music video category and well I noh really know why cause it was randomly chosen.”

Rainar Cruz, Participant, Show Me Video Competition

“We are glad that we got that category because we have a band and we have been working on some original pieces so we see it as a chance to get our music out there.


Marco Vasquez

Marco Vasquez, Participant, Show Me Video Competition

“Like recently we’ve been working on an album and we have been going through recordings and mixing. So this is like the perfect opportunity for us to take out our music into the world.”

Jose Sanchez

“I know you have some very dark poetry so would we see some dark interesting videos at the end of this competition?”

Bastien Cantareul

“Most likely. The song might be one of my poems turn song or one of my original song. Maybe.”

Rainar Cruz

Marco Vasquez

“For the band, normally he writes the lyrics and it is between me and Rainar that comes up with the music for all the instruments.”

Javier Molina

“The reason we’re doing this is to give the young people who are interested in this sector a chance to show us what they have which is why the competition is called ‘Show Me.’ Because we realize that there is talent out there; there are a lot of people who are interested in this sector. So we want to tap into that. We want to show them that there is an institution, an association that is here for that particular industry. So we wanted to see what they have, what they are capable of and a showcase for them to put out what they can do.”

Jose Sanchez

“Will they be using professional equipment or will they be using their handy camera?”

Javier Molina

“It’s open actually. We are leaving it up to them—up to what’s available to them. They’re gonna have to provide all the equipment and everything on their own. So they could chose to shoot on a cell phone, they could chose to shoot on a still camera that does video. They can chose to access a semiprofessional camera—it’s all up to them.”

Jose Sanchez

“And when it comes to editing? What do you actually assist with?”

Javier Molina

“The association is not gonna be assisting technically with anything besides information—like if they need help on figuring how to do something.”

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