Project Imaginat10n

Hey film geeks and inspiring film makers check out this news.

The first photography-inspired film festival in history, aligning with five influential celebrities from five diverse disciplines who will direct short films under the tutelage of two-time Academy Award winner Ron Howard.  Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Biz Stone, Georgina Chapman and James Murphy have signed on for year two of Canon’s “Long Live Imagination” campaign and the next endeavor, “Project Imaginat10n,” where consumer photographs will inspire Hollywood films.  

A new exploration of the creative exercise, “Project Imaginat10n,” kicks off today at , where consumers will have the chance to submit photos to be narrowed down by Canon, Ron Howard and community voting.  The “10” in “Imaginat10n,” represents ten storytelling elements and ten films that will ultimately be produced, five of which will be directed by our creative icons to be showcased at a special Canon “Project Imaginat10n” Film Festival in 2013.   The other five film directors will be announced at a later date.  

 “Project Imaginat10n” Rules

The contest entry period runs from Tuesday, August 14 – Monday, September 24, 2012.  To enter, visit  and follow the on-screen entry instructions.  The “Project Imaginat10n” contest will feature ten storytelling themes in which consumers can submit their photos:  Setting, Time, Character, Mood, Backstory, Relationship, Goal, Obstacle, The Unknown, and a surprise 10th theme, which will be revealed at a later date. There will be a public vote on the finalists from Tuesday, September 4 – Monday, October 1.  With input from the online community, Canon and Ron Howard, the entries will be narrowed down to 91 winners and the five celebrity directors will select ten photos, one per theme, to inspire their films.    The films will then be showcased at a special Canon “Project Imaginat10n” Film Festival in 2013.