Voting is now open for Your Film Festival, the global competition that unites the Venice Film Festival, Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions, Emirates and YouTube’s community of film fans, in a quest to discover the next great storyteller.

The Scott Free team selected 50 semi-finalists from more than 15,000 short films submitted by creators worldwide. Now, it’s up to you, the fans, to vote for your favorites, and ultimately send 10 finalists to the Venice Film Festival.

At Venice, these 10 filmmakers will have their work screened as part of the opening days of the festival and judged by a grand prize jury of industry professionals, including Ridley Scott and actor Michael Fassbender. (Not familiar with either? Watch this trailer for the summer’s blockbuster film Prometheus now). The finalists will then pitch their next film project to the Ridley Scott team, all for the chance to win a $500,000 production grant to work with Ridley Scott’s award-winning team to create a new original work for YouTube.



So what are you waiting for? Vote for your favorite films on the Your Film Festival channel, and be part of the largest online film festival ever. Voting ends July 13, so cast your votes now!

Susan Agliata, program producer, recently watched “Speed of Light / aka / The World's Tiniest Police Chase.”