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VideoBlocks offers free digital content to students, faculty and staff

October 20, 2015
VideoBlocks Contest

Student filmmakers are encouraged to submit an original piece to the College Film Contest for a chance to win one of five cash prizes.

The University of Minnesota has partnered with VideoBlocks for Education to provide a full suite of audio, video and graphic content at no charge to students, faculty and staff during a two-month trial.

With more than $10 million of quality, copyright-free digital content available, the VideoBlocks library offers a wealth of options for presentations, websites and media projects. It eliminates the need to sift through thousands of web search results and ensures scalable and secure resources at the click of a button.

Undergraduate and graduate filmmakers are encouraged to engage this content in an original piece for submission into the first-ever College Film Contest by Monday, Nov. 2. A first prize of $5,000 and runner-up prizes of $1,000 will be awarded to the best submissions, as determined by decorated cinematographer and director Arthur Albert.

In addition, faculty showing a significant and original contribution in the field of digital creative media using VideoBlocks content are eligible for the Digital Media Action Grant. Applications are due by Sunday, Nov. 15, and should include a problem statement, a description of how the funding will be used and a defined plan for execution. Two grants of $10,000 will be awarded.

Visit the VideoBlocks website to begin downloading your creative content. All downloaded content will remain available after the trial period concludes on Dec. 31.

Following your download, we ask that you complete a quick survey based on your experience. The results of this survey will determine whether or not the University will continue this partnership into 2016.