SINGAPORE, 15 APRIL 2015 – Nikon Singapore today announced an exciting partnership with Viddsee.com, an online video platform for Asian short films, to recognise and reward selected filmmakers every month for the next 12 months based on the platform’s “Viddsee Shortee” films.
Every month, the top watched and shared “Viddsee Shortee” film over 30 days is selected and celebrated by the site. Since the initiative began in October 2014, top talents from Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Korea have been featured.
“At Nikon, we’re delighted to work with Viddsee to inspire the development of unique Asian content. We support creativity and recognise the growing trend towards short movies. The Nikon D7200 is Nikon’s newest DSLR and has improved video capabilities, making it more adept at capturing high quality videos,” said Jonathan Ang, Deputy General Manager, Nikon Singapore.
“We are confident that this partnership will further develop a dynamic and creative pool of talents, and we hope to encourage more individuals to embrace videography.”
As part of the partnership with Nikon, each monthly Viddsee Shortee winner will receive a Nikon D7200 kit, the latest and most advanced DSLR in Nikon’s DX range worth more than S$1700, starting May 2015 to April 2016.
“We want to support Asian content creators who create quality cinematic stories for the Internet. We hope to encourage and spur further growth with this Viddsee Shortee initiative, together with our official camera partner, Nikon,” said Ho Jia Jian, co-founder, Viddsee.
The Viddsee Shortees found on the platform are diverse in genres, treatment and storytelling – from psychological thrillers, heartwarming family dramas, a coming of age story, a zombie apocalypse, and horror and action flicks. They’re included in a special Viddsee Shortee channel (www.viddsee.com/channel/shortee).
The first Viddsee Shortee winner to receive a Nikon D7200 kit will be announced on 1 May 2015.
Viddsee encourages online submissions from filmmakers based anywhere in Asia. To find out more, visit http://www.viddsee.com/submit.
Viddsee is an online media company that curates and distributes the best short films from Asia through our global multi-platform network. Our video and editorial platform enables a global audience to easily discover, watch and share stories from Asia anywhere on their desktop and mobile devices. Visit www.viddsee.com to watch the best short films in Asia now!
Nikon. At the Heart of the Image. Nikon is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognised for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX compact digital cameras; Nikon sports optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lens system in over 50 countries.