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Huawei's Annual Mobile Film Festival is Now Accepting Submissions

Huawei Mobile Film Festival to Inspire Movies Made for a Mobile World

May 11, 2017

PLANO, Texas, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei Device USA today announced it has begun accepting submissions for its annual Mobile Film Festival, a competition that calls attention to how smartphones are empowering a new generation of creators and a new era of creativity.  

"Mobile devices have become a new literal and metaphorical lens for experiencing and producing content," said Vincent Wen, vice president, Huawei Device USA. "Devices like the Huawei Mate 9, which was co-engineered by Leica Camera AG, bring us all closer to being more self-expressive and becoming creative storytellers. Last year's Mobile Film Festival was a success and we anticipate amazing submissions this year more than ever with the long lasting battery life and fast processer of the Mate 9."  

How to Submit
Huawei is asking aspiring filmmakers to create and submit a trailer video up to 90-seconds long representing a story idea and creative approach for a video they would like to fully produce if selected to move to the second round of competition. Trailers must be submitted through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the #HuaweiMobileFilms and #contest hashtags. Submissions must be made no later than May 19, 2017 at 11:59:59 PM CDT to be considered.    

Eight finalists will be announced May 26, 2017. Finalists will then produce their films using a provided Huawei Mate 9 smartphone, which features a Leica dual camera that captures 4K video, and is powered by a 4000mAh battery.

Three winners will be chosen by a panel of judges that includes: Adrian Askarieh, CEO of Prime Universe Films; Eva Cao, writer and producer; and Pete Halvorsen, commercial and travel photographer. Winners will have the opportunity to attend a screening of their film and an awards ceremony at the iconic Beverly Hills Leica store on July 6, 2017.

Awards include:
Judges' Choice: Leica Q
Peoples' Choice: Leica D-Lux
Make It Possible Award: Leica V-Lux

For complete rules and regulations please visit Huawei Mobile Films on Facebook.

Aspiring filmmakers can be inspired by the #OneChargeChallenge films being featured on the Huawei Mobile Film Facebook page – a series of videos created in one 24 hour period using a Huawei Mate 9.

About Huawei Consumer Business Group
Huawei's products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world's population, ranking third in the world in mobile phone shipments in 2016. Sixteen R&D centers have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India and China. Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei's three business units and covers smartphones, mobile broadband devices, home devices and cloud services. Huawei's global network is built on 20 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world. For more information, please visit:

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Huawei Device USA 

Natalie Sauvé
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