Wednesday, March 6th 2019
The SVA Theatre, NYC

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The Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival & Conference is gearing up. 

Finalists to be announced in December, so stay tuned! Winners will be announced live on-stage at the 2nd Annual Short Form Video Festival, taking place this March in NYC. At the festival, we’ll also offer panels on the state of short form video as well as opportunities to network with creators and buyers. View winning videos from last year’s event.  

Introducing the Second Annual Short From Video Festival

Speakers

  • Joe Assad

    Co-Founder and CEO
  • Brad Haugen

    President
  • Stef Schwartz

    EVP, Viacom Media Digital Partnerships & Viacom Digital Studios
  • Adam Winer

    SVP, Video Data, Programming and Business Strategy

Categories

  • Animals/Pets

      Animals/Pets

      Honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a video focused on animals and/or pets.

  • Animation

      Series

      Honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in an animated short video series.

      Single Entry

      Honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in an animated short video series.

  • Branded Content/Content Marketing

      Series

      Honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a short video shown in advance of a TV show.

      Single Entry

      Honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a brand–sponsored single short–form video that does not explicitly promote a brand but stimulates interest in a brand’s product or service.

  • Comedy

      Comedy

      Honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a comedy video.

  • Culinary

      Series

      Honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a short video series focused on food and/or beverage.

  • Documentary

      Series

      Honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a documentary short video series.

      Single

      Honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a stand–alone documentary short video.

  • Drama

      Drama

      Honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a dramatic video.

  • Esports

      Esports

      Honoring outstanding creativity or engagement in an esports video.

  • Game/Competition/Quiz

      Single

      Honoring outstanding creativity or engagement in a stand–alone short game, competition or quiz–based video.

  • Instructional

      Instructional

      Honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a how–to video.

  • Live Event

      Series

      Honoring outstanding creativity or engagement in a short video series focused on a live event.

      Single

      Honoring outstanding creativity or engagement in a stand–alone short video focused on a live event.

  • Marketing Campaign

      Marketing Campaign

      Honoring an outstanding short video series of videos used in marketing a product or service.

  • Music

      Music

      Honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a video focused on music and/or musicians.

  • PR Campaign

      PR Campaign

      Honoring an outstanding short video or series of videos used in publicizing a product or service.

  • People

      Best Influencer

      Honoring a single or series of outstanding appearances by an influencer or host in a short video produced for a client.

  • Preview/Sneak Peak

      Preview/Sneak Peak

      Honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a short video shown in advance of a TV show.

      Spin-off/Complementary

      Honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a short video connected with a TV show.

  • Prosocial

      Pro-Social

      Honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a video with a prosocial message.

  • Social Media

      Best Short Form Content for Facebook

      Honoring outstanding short programming created explicitly for Facebook.

      Best Short Form Content for Instagram

      Honoring outstanding short programming created explicitly for Instagram.

      Best Short Form Content for Snapchat

      Honoring outstanding short programming created explicitly for Snapchat.

      Best Short Form Content for YouTube

      Honoring outstanding short programming created explicitly for YouTube.

  • Sports & Recreation

      Series

      Honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a short video series focused on sports and/or recreation.

      Single

      Honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a stand–alone short video focused on sports and/or recreation.

  • Stand–Alone Short from a TV Network or Digital Publisher

      Series

      Honoring a short–form series produced by a TV network or digital publisher that’s not connected to an existing series.

      Single

      Honoring a single short–form video produced by a TV network or digital publisher that’s not connected to an existing series.

  • Travel

      Single

      Honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a video focused on travel.

  • Viral Video from a Brand

      Series

      Honoring a video that spread rapidly through online sharing.

  • Virtual Reality

      Virtual Reality

      Honoring outstanding creativity and engagement in a  VR video. 

  • Check Out Our Panels!

    Not only will the winning videos will be screened at this one-of-a-kind festival, but we will also present thought-provoking and idea-rich panel discussions with producers, directors, marketers, and more. Topics will include:

    Venue

    The SVA Theatre

    333 W 23rd St
    New York, NY 10011
    (212) 592-2980

    Register

    2019 Jurors

    Paula Kaplan

    EVP, Talent & Development

    Adam Westcott

    Partner

    Randy Abramson

    Head of YouTube MCN

    Tom Caraccioli

    VP, Communications

    Lisa Filipelli

    Partner

    Jeff Grossman

    Senior Vice President of Digital Content

    Bruce Gersh

    Head of Four m Studios and EVP & President of People, Entertainment Weekly + People en Espanol

    Vikki Neil

    GM

    Ajay Kishore

    Founder & CEO

    Zach Schwitzky

    CEO and Co-Founder

    Andrew Snyder

    Head of Meredith Video

    Evan Shapiro

    Owner, producer

    Chris Vivion

    Executive Producer

    Howie Kleinberg

    COO

    Polly Conway

    Senior TV Editor

    Pricing

    Entry Fee

    $695/ PERSON

    Entry Fee

    $645/ GROUP RATE

    *If you register after 2/27, a $100 late fee will be applied.

    Register

    Juror Insights

    “Why is short-form content so hot now?”

    Contact

    Questions

    For questions related to award entries or event tickets:

    Cathy Pearson, Marketing Coordinator

    Cathy Pearson
    Marketing Coordinator
    Cynopsis
    cathyp@cynopsis.com
    203.899.8470

    Sponsorship

    If you would like to purchase a sponsorship:

    Mike Farina
    VP, Sales & Marketing
    Cynopsis Media
    mike@cynopsis.com
    203.218.6480

    Program

    For information on programming and speakers:

    Cathy Applefeld Olson
    Awards Producer
    Cynopsis
    cathy@cynopsis.com