buzzgoo Announces Winners of Inaugural Short Film and Photography Competitions

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buzzgoo, a global entertainment platform designed to be the place to discover and be discovered, today announced the winners of its Inaugural Short Film Competition and Photography Competition.

Varun Mehta’s (India) animated short “The Unknown World” won the buzzgoo Inaugural Short Film Competition. Branden Stanley’s (U.S.) film “The Walk” was runner-up.

Currently in the process of establishing his own animation studio called 'Wiz', Mr. Mehta has been making animated films that tackle social, economic, and cultural issues for several years. His advice to aspiring filmmakers, “Just believe in yourself, in what you do and make. You might not have the best technical skills but the idea of your storytelling can be the most eminent ever.”

In the photography competition, Sammie Saxon (U.S.) “Mine” won 1st prize and Christine Giddens (U.S.) “Blake Shelton” was runner up.

Sammie who is currently Photographer and Graphic Designer at Southern Views Magazine has been shooting for 12 years. He discovered his love for photography at age 7. “ I grew up really poor and couldn’t afford yearbooks, so I would buy disposable cameras and make my own.” It was these limitations that have driven Sammie to encourage aspiring photographers with the importance of knowing their cameras and equipment. “Being poor, starting from scratch with nothing, then building my way up was the only thing that got me this far. It forced me to learn the limitations of my camera lens.”

Winners were selected in three phases: popular vote to determine films moving to the second phase; a panel of judges reducing the field to the top 8 films; and popular vote determining the winners.

Short Film Winners:
Varun Mehta “The Unknown World” (Animation Studio)
Branden Stanley “The Walk” (Student)

Photography Competition:
Sammie Saxon “Mine” (Head Photographer and Graphic Designer – Southern Views Magazine)
Christine Giddens “Blake Shelton” (Student)

buzzgoo is an entertainment based platform created by Orbis Systems, LLC, and is solely dedicated to give grassroots artists in the fields of filmmaking, gaming, music, art, video blogging, and writing a chance to gain global exposure by connecting them with other international artists in various contests and programs. Connect with buzzgoo online at http://www.buzzgoo.com

Orbis Systems LLC of Columbus, Georgia, is a privately held, Internet-based company established in 2010, and specializes in the development of online applications. The company creates timesaving, success-driven solutions (buzzgoo and eLibertas - educational tutorial system). For more information about Orbis, visit http://www.orbissystemsllc.com.

Contact: Timothy Porter , Orbis Systems LLC, PO Box 1266 Columbus, GA 31902 PHONE: 706.326.5402 EMAIL: tporter(at)orbissystemsllc(dot)com

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