Last year, we asked young filmmakers from all over the country to participate in our “Contribute to Creativity” video contest, a partnership with Maker Studios YouTubers. We loved the submissions so much that we decided to launch a brand new Tumblr page to share the short films with the world!

There are a few interviews and films up on the page already. And, over the next few weeks, we will be releasing additional Q&As with more of the filmmakers along with the short films they submitted to our contest. We encouraged the filmmakers to showcase their creative talents while considering the connection between the value placed on creativity and their own creative careers.

The videos were judged by a panel of creative industry veterans and rising stars that includes: Tobin Armbrust (Begin Again, Rush, The Way Back); Alec Berg (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Silicon Valley); Marty Bowen (Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars, Maze Runner); Arturo Castro (Broad City); Wyck Godfrey (Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars, Maze Runner); Kasi Lemmons (Silence of the Lambs, Candyman, Eve’s Bayou); Franklin Leonard (The Black List); Rena Ronson (United Talent Agency); Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy, Bastard Executioner); Ryan Turek (Blumhouse Productions); and Ruth Vitale (CreativeFuture).

Check out our Tumblr page here: