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#NokiaCityTellers Shortfilm Contest

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#NokiaCityTellers Shortfilm Contest
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Contest Brief



Write the best original script and win €500 + a Nokia Lumia 1020 to shot your movie.
Best short movie selected by Nokia can win up to €5.000!

Nokia is launching the new Nokia Lumia 1020 with a 41MP camera that takes pictures and videos as never seen on a smartphone before and is looking for a set of scripts/storyboards for a short film (minimum 90 seconds, maximum 3 minutes).

Yes, you got right. This time Shicon opens its doors to WRITERS and VIDEOMAKERS, hard rock urban storytellers able to play with words and images to make us dream.
We want to challenge your creativity with words and then with videos! And not in a normal way, but using a Nokia Lumia 1020 to shoot your short!


Create a script/storyboard for a short film of up to 3 minutes.
Your goal is to tell stories through urban details: tell us how many times an unexpected beauty of urban detail has changed your day, or how important is to grasp that urban detail that no one else can see.

Please, refer to the official brand’s brief in the download kit for all the details on topic and specifics.


The TEN best scripts selected in the competition will win:

  • 1 Nokia Lumia 1020 + a budget of €500 each to shoot their short movies.

All the 10 short movies created will be then published on Nokia Social Networks and enrolled in several film festivals.
The best movie, selected by Nokia, will eventually win the the final prize of €5.000 and be awarded during a special event in Rome 6th October 2013.

Please, refer to the official brand’s brief for further details.


Write a script/storyboard to create a short film (minimum 90 seconds, maximum 3 minutes) and upload it on as it follows:

  • From 1 to 10 large images that display the contents of your script (please, specify in the headline the title of each script);
    The image must be a jpg with optimized text, must measure 650x500 pixels (width x height) and must be RGB (no CMYK). It would be better if the text is disposed horizontally.
  • Each proposal must come along with a thumbnail, that best shows your concept.It can be whatever you want: an evocative image, your logo, even a photo of you.
    The thumbnail must measure 112x157 pixels (width x height) and be in jpg (RBG, no CMYK), gif or png formats.


There is a limit to the number of proposals that I can submit?
No limits, you are free to upload all the proposals you want on The important thing is that they have to be complete and fulfill the brief.

How Brand is going to select the winner?
During the days following the end of the competition Nokia’s inner management team will make its review and decision. As soon as we will return the official verdict, we will spread the announcement on all Shicon’s and Nokia’s channels (website, newsletter, blog, Facebook page, Twitter, Flickr).
There will be 10 winners in this phase of the competition: each winner will receive a Nokia Lumia 1020 to shoot his/her short movie + a budget of 500€.
The winning scripts must then become 10 short films of up to 3 minutes that will be enrolled in several film festivals.
At the end of the competition, Nokia will select the best short movie and its author will receive a final 1st prize of €5.000.


  1. Storyboard collection: from July 29th 2013 to September 1st, 2013, 23.59 (GMT +2)
  2. Nokia short list decision : from 26th August to 31st August
  3. Short Film production: until the 29th September