DENVER – Thurs., April 21, 2016 – The Colorado Office of Film, Media and Television today announced the winners of the Colorado Revealed Video Contest. Five winners were chosen from 59 film entries that were competing for the total prize of $15,000 plus commemorative Hateful 8 filmstrips from Kodak. The contest received over 7,000 votes and had more than 55,000 views.

Winners:

1st Place Jury Selection: Colorful Colorado – Brett Schreckengost, Ophir
Video Description: If you’re lucky enough to live in Colorado, you’re lucky enough.

2nd Place Jury Selection: Rediscover the Known – Diego Estrada, Denver
Video Description: When Matthew hits a creative road block, he skates through the city streets.

1st Place Audience Award: Colorado Revealed Worlds Within – Sarah R. Lotfi, Colorado Springs
Video Description: Sometimes the world of wonder that we seek is a world much closer than imagined. Discover Colorado through the intimate journey of filmmakers.

2nd Place Audience Award: Far In The West – Maurice Cox, Denver
Video Description: This land isn’t for the faint of heart; Fortune does indeed favor the brave!

3rd Place Audience Award: A Colorado Day – Riley Donavan, Chicago, IL/Salida, CO
Video Description: My friend Garrett rallied the local crew to go sandboarding at Great Sand Dunes National Park. We got the supplies, piled in the car, got blessed at The UFO Watchtower and then had one heck of a good time.

Al videos are still available to view at: http://theaudienceawards.com/videocontests/colorado-revealed-61560.

The videos were judged by a panel of expert judges: Brit Withey, Artistic Director, Denver Film Society; Frederic Lahey, Vice President of Communications & Events, Grant Heritage Hotels/Stanley Film Center; Cathy Ritter, Director, Colorado Tourism Office; Courtney Potts, Program Manager, Colorado Office of Film, TV & Media; Taylor Tschida, Program Coordinator, Colorado Office of Film, TV & Media.

The Colorado Revealed Video Contest was hosted on The Audience Awards contest platform.

“The Colorado Film Office provided a wonderful opportunity for their local filmmakers to showcase their state doing what they love: making video stories. That’s what The Audience Awards thrives on – providing opportunity for filmmakers and putting their talent to use for great organizations like the Colorado Film Office. Now the world has a unique perspective of Colorado that they never would have before this contest, and five filmmakers have a little more money in their pocket to go make some more great movies in Colorado,” said Paige Williams, Audience Awards CEO & Founder.