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Optima wants to see your automotive film footage

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Optima Batteries is leading the charge to celebrate the most exciting and powerful performance automotive content in the world with the Optima Ultimate Film Festival. Now through October 5, 2015, automotive enthusiasts are invited to submit their own unique and compelling automotive content to the Optima Ultimate Film Fest panel of judges for the chance to be featured in an upcoming MAVTV episode.

Entries can be submitted as short-form or action films, vying for the Best in Show and Best Action Cam awards, respectively. Three areas of criteria will guide judges in selecting the best films, including compelling storytelling, authenticity, and creativity. Films should take a unique approach, be grounded in filmmaking, and share true individual experiences.

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“This initiative is about celebrating everything that makes the automotive performance industry great - emotional highs and lows, hold-on-to-your-hats performance, and never-before-seen perspectives from passionate enthusiasts,” said Cam Douglass, marketing director at Optima Batteries. “We can’t wait to see the action and creativity in the submissions.”

Finalists’ films will be announced in late October, with an exclusive screening event on November 5, 2015, at the House of Blues in Las Vegas – the same week as the SEMA show, where industry peers will vote to select the winners. Selected filmmakers will receive two general admission tickets to the event. Films shown at the event will also be included in a one-hour TV special broadcast by MAVTV in 2016.

“As popularity for our ‘Optima’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car’ series on MAVTV continues to grow, we recognized enthusiasts everywhere are craving action-packed stories from colleagues and peers,” said Douglass. “We’re thrilled to be spearheading this competitive initiative that will curate and celebrate the type of exciting, branded content making waves in the industry.”

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